Today is his birthday. His 200th birthday. I do not want to let the hours pass without paying honor to our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, considered by many the greatest United States president of all time.
AP) — The first of four new pennies chronicling Abraham Lincoln’s rise from a small Kentucky cabin will be put into circulation Thursday to honor the 16th president’s 200th birthday.
The coin’s front, or obverse, is unchanged, with a likeness of the President.
But the reverse of the coin released Thursday depicts a log cabin, representing the one-room house where Lincoln was born near Hodgenville, Ky.
What would Abraham Lincoln do if he were president today? How would he act? What would be the appearance of the stimulus package? Would there be a stimulus package? Would it include provisions for a special field mouse? How about golf carts for some lucky people? Would President Lincoln move toward smaller government or an expanded one?
We’ll never know, of course, but it’s fun to speculate. Anyway, I honor him today, the 16th president of our beautiful land.