Four Lincoln Quotes Progressives Always Get Wrong

1. Education is "the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in."To the People of Sangamo County: Political Announcement. March 9, 1832. Our first offender is former Democratic New York governor Mario M. Cuomo, who asserted in Why Lincoln Matters: Today More Than Ever that if Lincoln were president today, he would say that Americans require from their federal government, "Enhancement of education (the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in), job training, and health care, to provide workers with the skills needed to compete in an increasingly competitive world economy, and to protect those who have not been able to procure health insurance." Cuomo very clearly violates the meaning of Lincoln's words, as the surrounding context demonstrates: "Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in. That every...(Read Full Article)

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