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Abraham Lincoln, a Democrat?

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lincolnplaqueA public university in Illinois bears a plaque stating that Abraham Lincoln was a Democrat.

According to TheCollegeFix.com, the plaque, which was installed on a historic building  on Northeastern Illinois University’s Chicago campus in 1905, reads: “This building is dedicated to the public service honoring the memory of Abraham Lincoln  Democrat.”

From TheCollegeFix.com:

“According to building archives, the word democrat was used because Lincoln was an advocate for democracy—the political or social equality of all people,” campus officials stated in a press release. “The word was not chosen to reflect a political affiliation. … Northeastern Illinois University recognizes the context that this plaque was created and intends to uphold its integrity.”

One nonprofit advocacy group vows to fight to reword the plaque. Charlie Kirk, founder and executive director of the Illinois-based Turning Point USA, a nationwide young conservatives student movement, said Monday in an interview with The College Fix that “now is the time for removal and replacement.”

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Steve Robinson was the editor of The Maine Wire from 2013 through 2014. A native of Dexter, Maine, Robinson is a graduate of Bowdoin College, and is currently a Producer for The Howie Carr Show in Boston.

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