Indigo Insights

Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Marc Morano,
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003

WASHINGTON – A video presented at the Lincoln Memorial appears to suggest that former President Abraham Lincoln would have supported modern-day, left-of-center political causes such as homosexual rights, abortion and the modern feminist agenda.

Too 'Controversial' to Discuss
A National Park Service spokesman told he was "reluctant" to comment on the Lincoln video because the whole issue had the "potential to be quite controversial."

'Beyond Words' asked several of the tourists visiting the memorial what they thought of the video and whether they believed it implied Lincoln would support modern-day causes such as homosexual rights and abortion.

"I liked it ... I think [Lincoln] would have [supported homosexual and abortion rights] because that's how Lincoln was; he was very supportive of the people. He didn't care who you are and what you are, he loved everybody," said Elizabeth Baksi, a high school student from Houma, La., after viewing the video. [AND SHE KNOWS THIS HOW?]

But Paul Meisius of Sheboygan, Wis., rejected the video's message as he interpreted it, and he chastised the National Park Service for showcasing it. "That's awful," Meisius said as he finished watching the video. "The political correctness of it is beyond words. I don't think that's proper. They are giving themselves credit to be able to say whatever they want about Lincoln's political views." [AT LEAST HE DOESN'T SPEAK FOR LINCOLN!]

Pick up a handful of expletives from Gut Rumbles and go see the rest of the piece here.