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George Washington vs. Abraham Lincoln

Old 01-11-14, 06:54 PM
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George Washington vs. Abraham Lincoln

Who do you think is the greater one?
One was great as General of the armies, the other as president.
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I think the proper comparison is the importance of each one in history of the country.

I think Washington is the most important. One could argue that the country wouldn't not have existed without the influence of George Washington.
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George Washington in a fair fight. Abraham Lincoln if it's prison rules.
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George kicked Abe's ass

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Washington was the better general(). And the better president.
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To even the odds: washington being with the masons was not cool.
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Abraham Lincoln likely never wins a Presidential election these days. He would be less than telegenic on televison.
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I voted for Lincoln because Daniel Day-Lewis is awesome.

Also, the poll question ("Whom is greater.") contains two errors.
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Which of the two would win in a pie eating contest? Before you answer, keep in mind that it is blueberry pie.
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Which of the two would win in a pie eating contest? Before you answer, keep in mind that it is blueberry pie.
Grover Cleveland.

(Thanks for the hint.)
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One was a terrorist and the other freed black people.
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Which one was that?
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One was a terrorist and the other freed black people.


"Washington was a military general, not a terrorist."
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Lincoln. Washington was as vampire and Abe staked his ass.
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Whom is greater?!
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Both were terrible, terrible presidents. Just like all presidents.
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I agree they are hyped up a bit because usa only really has these two compared to two thousand years of european superstars, they pretty much have to stroke them up beyond reason.
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Let's see.

The Father of Our Nation and Greatest Person of All Time vs. The Terrorist War Criminal Lincoln.

Clearly Our President Washington wins.
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Lincoln freed the slaves in the South. He didn't free the slaves in the north. They existed long after the Emancipation Proclamation.
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Originally Posted by classicman2 View Post
Lincoln freed the slaves in the South. He didn't free the slaves in the north. They existed long after the Emancipation Proclamation.
I assume you are aware of the Thirteenth Amendment and Lincoln's role in its passage (which was not, by just about any reasonable definition, "long after the Emancipation Proclamation").

I also assume you are aware of the fact that the Emancipation Proclamation was issued pursuant to Lincoln's powers as Commander in Chief, and as such he didn't have power to unilaterally free the slaves in Union territory.

I also invite everyone to peruse this summary of the 1860 census results, which breaks down slave population by state. While the number of slaves in the north was certainly not zero, it was orders of magnitude less than the number in the south:

http://www.civil-war.net/pages/1860_census.html
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Question: Did the Emancipation Proclamation free the slaves in the north - Mass. for example?

No - is the answer.

btw: He didn't have the authority to free the slaves in the south.

Had Lincoln not been assassinated, I think he would have been viewed a hell of a lot different than he is today.

A couple (if not more) of the leading radical Republicans in the north owned house slaves. What hypocrites!

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