Saturday, July 5, 2008

Racist Comments Not Tolerated In This Blog

I want to let my readers know that I just deleted some vile comments posted by a racist to my blog. If any of you read this comment and were offended, I extend my deep apologies.

This narrow-minded bigot posted some remarks disparaging Barack Obama both about his race and intelligence. To the idiot who posted these remarks, Senator Obama has more class, dignity, and intelligence than you can ever hope to have now or in the future. No doubt this "person" (and I use the term loosely) belongs to some neo-Confederate group and can't get over the fact that the Civil War was lost 150 years ago.

I welcome comments from my readers, even comments which disagree with my opinion, and especially those which point out my mistakes. But I and this blog will NEVER tolerate racist and hateful remarks about any person, living or dead. Such comments are cowardly and will immediately be deleted upon their discovery.

For the vast majority of my readership, I offer my gratitude for your positive comments and compliments about this blog. And please note that I will continue sharing news, facts, stories, and opinion concerning Abraham Lincoln. Thank you!

13 comments:

John Ruberry said...

I used to have to delete some comments about Obama and his alleged religious beliefs on Marathon Pundit. The problem fixed itself, after the Rev. Wright/Pfleger dust-ups.

Lucky for you, it didn't happen when you were on vacation. You may want to consider shutting off comments when your away.

David Miller said...

This is the first time I have found this blog, but I felt I had to echo your sentiments. There is some unfortunate racial unrest still going on, and perhaps is especially heightened by the election. It is un-American and over time, I pray, people will end their bigotry and judge individuals by their actions and character, not race.

Jim said...

Thanks for cleaning it up. A few bad apples won't spoil this bunch, or this blog!

Keep up the good work. I love all of the Lincoln info!!

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Rory said...

Food for thought from Barry Gewen on the difficult issue of Lincoln's view of race:

More problematic were Lincoln’s views on race. He held opinions not very different from those of the majority of his racist countrymen. Even if slavery was wrong, “there is a physical difference between the white and black races that will for ever forbid the two races from living together on terms of social and political equality.” His solution was a form of ethnic cleansing: shipping blacks off to Liberia, or Haiti, or Central America — anywhere as long as it wasn’t the United States.

Lincoln’s views may have started to change once he saw how bravely black troops fought for the Union cause, but even at the time of his death, he was willing to leave the fate of emancipated slaves in the hands of bigoted state legislators. “Whether Lincoln ever went beyond being an anti-slavery white supremacist,” Fredrickson writes, “is a question that is difficult to resolve.”
Excerpt from: http://papercuts.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/10/abraham-lincoln-racist/

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