The Birthday of a Great President

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.

7 thoughts on “The Birthday of a Great President

  1. Sister Buxton:
    What is Santa Maria going to do about those mice, are they going to move them to another place so the construction workers can go ahead and work?
    Brother Webb

    Are you kidding? You can’t touch those little critters. We gave up on that piece of property.


  2. dean

    I had a very interesting conversation with a diehard PETA (People for the ethical treatment of animals) Community activist type, not long ago. At the conclusion of the diatribe I endured I said….”I also am a member of peta….People eating Tasty animals!! Boy was she mad. God gave them to us to treat humanly, and dispatch rapidly. Grilled very rare with just a little hint of garlic…..yum.

    Mice, too?


  3. Can you imagine how shocked Abraham Lincoln would be if he were able to rise from the dead for one day and come back to the United States? Just think of all the changes that have taken place since his day. It would make for an interesting book, don’t you think?

    You’re right; a great book could be written on this subject. Would he again enter politics? Probably. Would he be a Democrat or a Republican…or neither? An independent, a Libertarian?


  4. Sister Buxton:
    Speaking of field mice, when I was in Lake Elsinore a construction crew was working with their land moving equipment. They saw those field micem they called them “kangeroo mice,” and they had to quit working until the city could make provisions for them.
    Brother Webb

    We (Western District UPC) had considered buying a piece of property in Santa Maria for a campground; some sort of little critter made it impossible. I love animals and I believe we should treat them appropriately, but I don’t believe their welfare should come before that of human beings.


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