The State of Ilinois and the City of Chicago are planning to remove at least five historic statues of Abraham Lincoln - often considered one of America's greatest presidents. One of the statues Chicago wants to remove is the statue of President Lincoln - in LINCOLN PARK. This statue is considered one of the great masterpieces of public art of the 19th century.
Why does Illinois want to remove statues of Lincoln? Because of political correctness. Because they want to erase President Lincoln's accomplishments and American history.
This is the great history that some political leaders want to erase: Lincoln was born into poverty in a log cabin and was raised on the frontier primarily in Indiana. He was self-educated and became a lawyer, Whig Party leader, Illinois state legislator, and U.S. Congressman from Illinois. Lincoln ran for President in 1860, sweeping the North in victory. His Gettysburg Address became a historic clarion call for nationalism, republicanism, equal rights, liberty, and democracy.
He engineered the end to slavery with his Emancipation Proclamation and his order that the Army protect and recruit former slaves. He promoted the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery across the country. Lincoln sought to heal the war-torn nation and paid for it with his very life!!
The State of Illinois is the Land of Lincoln and Abe Lincoln is one of the state's most revered native sons.
We must stop these misguided political leaders from removing these statutes. We must save the statues of President Lincoln in the Land of Lincoln now. Please join us by signing the change.org petition here and sharing it with your friends and family. https://www.change.org/p/governor-j-b-pritzker-save-the-president-lincoln-statue-in-illinois
And please make a donation of any amount to Remember America to help fight to save our historic monuments to Abraham Lincoln and America's history.
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