“Abraham Lincoln was the gold standard of leadership for this country. His personal sacrifice dealing with the worst crisis America has ever faced is what we need today: politicians not looking out for themselves, not wedded to an ideology, but willing to do difficult things for the good of all Americans.”-Bill O’Reilly
Bill O’Reilly didn’t stop there, he actually said that we need another Lincoln “right now” and that Lincoln was America’s greatest president.
Apparently George Washington didn’t “Factor” into Bill O’Reilly’s assessment of just who America’s greatest president was.
- Lincoln did “unify” the nation…at the cost of our freedom which was protected by the rights of our states prior to the Civil War
- Yes the country was divided but “Honest Abe” brought it together by sacrificing over 620,000 American lives.
Yes I guess Lincoln was very much a “uniter”, much in the same sense that Pol Pot and Mao Tse Tung were “uniters” of their country.