October XXVth, MMXIV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow Byelection Candidate As Unelected
Unlike the current occupant of The White House from Illinois, you could respect President Abraham Lincoln. Running a nation in the midst of a bitter IV (4) year Civil War (although how any war that killed 800,000+ people & counting can be deemed "civil" is beyond me) couldn't have been easy. A self-taught lawyer who had very little education when growing up, President Lincoln knew that there was no time to piss around over getting rid of slavery & trying to stop as many young people from dying as possible & he had to fight his War Cabinet hard when they were arguing about how to deal with those slave loving bastards in the Confederacy. Many whose sons & daughters were dying just like Union citizens were of both war &/or disease. Just like Prime Minister Steve Harper, PC, MP, Conservative, Calgary-Southwest showed great leadership in the crisis of the II soldiers deaths this past week, the President showed great leadership & put his foot down to stop any more screwing around because so many folks were being sent to the slaughter on both sides, including underage child soldiers who would never get a chance to get an education! The III (3) words he used to do it were rather wise!
"NOW, NOW, NOW!"
March IVth, MDCCCLXI (1861)-April XVth, MDCCCLXV (1865),
Source: XVIth President Of The United States Of America Abraham Lincoln, Republican & National Union-Illinois.
Editor's Note: On his IInd run IV President in MDCCCLXIV (1864), President Lincoln ran under the National Union banner with his choice for Vice-President, Senator Andrew Johnson, Democratic-Tennessee as a coalition party of Republicans & Democrats who favoured ramping up the war & destroying slavery at all costs! Senator Johnson was the only Southern Senator to have stayed loyal to the Union & not quit the American government. Thus he brought in Southern votes for a Lincoln-Johnson Presidential Ticket from states that had slavery leanings but had not seceded from the Union.