Monday, June 27, 2005

Betsy's Page: Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

I guess Barack Obama complained that the Emancipation Proclamation was "more a military document than a clarion call for justice." To which history and civics teacher Betsy Newmark says, "Well, d'uh."

Being a history teacher, she goes on to explain why Lincoln used his authority as Commander in Chief for that situation.

She recommends the book Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation by Allen Guelzo.

1 comment:

Bookworm said...

I sometimes wonder, in light of Durbin's idiotic comments, and now Obama's rather silly one, whether we can make a history test a prerequisite for holding public office in this country!