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The problem with quotes on the Internet

Don't believe everything you read on the Internet

The above was brought to you by Abraham Lincoln,
America’s first “selfie” President!

Lincoln Selfie

All joking aside, if you want to read what Lincoln really said and wrote visit the website of The Abraham Lincoln Association which offers The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln as a free, online searchable database.

Also, why Lincoln? Why has he become such a popular figure in the Internet age? He’s become associated with everything from vampire stories to legos to medical bandages. Yes, bandages! And why have no other US Presidents been given the same treatment or garnered a similar widespread appeal? I believe it’s because his family lineage has died out. He has no family members left to protest these uses.

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