Abe Lincoln at his desk engraved by John Sartain from a photograph by Ferdinand Thomas Lee Boyle.
Without explanation or commentary. The Old Man commits poetry.
Headline: Trump’s ‘LIBERATE MICHIGAN!’ Tweets Incite Insurrection
April 17, 2020
Ah yes, they remember it well—
That time ol’ Abe sitting idly in the White House,
his feet up on the desk petting a cat
as Willy and Tad cavorted on the carpet
with their goat
scrawled a message and handed it
to young John Hay
to hustle over to the telegraph office
at the War Department.
Charleston, South Carolina
April 11, 1861
I share your outrage that the tyrannical Federal Government
appears determined to squash your liberties stop
Arms and reinforcements from New York for Ft. Sumter
aboard the Star of the West were a knife
at your noble throats stop
Eighty-five jack booted thugs
refuse to hand over the fortress stop
LIBERATE SOUTH CAROLINA!
Defend your Second Amendment Rights!
Death to the Tyrants!
To Arms! To Arms! stop
A. A. Lincoln
The President’s House
District of Columbia
Yep, that’s just what happened.
Ask any patriot.