Why do they do this?
The Right Wing Blogger Name Scott at Powerline Blog is trying to claim Abraham Lincoln as a Teabagger AGAIN:
Abraham Lincoln's argument with Stephen Douglas also came down to a disagreement over the Declaration of Independence.
articulated this disagreement with special gusto in his Abraham Lincoln's critique of Stephen Douglas on July 10, 1858. Lincoln
Douglas, the teaching of the Declaration had no general applicability beyond the immediate situation that confronted the Founding Fathers. Restating Douglas's argument, Lincoln asked "in all soberness, if all these things, if indulged in, if ratified, if confirmed and endorsed, if taught to our children, and repeated to them, do not tend to rub out the sentiment of liberty in the country, and to transform this Government into a government of some other form." This is certainly one of the question that is raised in acute form by the doctrine of welfare state liberalism in general and by Obamacare as a case in point.
No, Right Wing Blogger Named Scott at Powerline Blog.
Douglas has to avoid discussion of the declaration of independence because he is a Democrat and
The argument for the welfare state belongs in the same family as "the arguments that kings have made for enslaving the people in all ages of the world. You will find that all the arguments in favor of king-craft were of this class; they always bestrode the necks of the people, not that they wanted to do it, but because the people were better off for being ridden." That's
again. Lincoln memorably derided the underlying principle as "the same old serpent that says you work and I eat, you toil and I will enjoy the fruits of it." Lincoln
If you want a patron saint of Teabaggers you can have Reagan or Harding or
These guys just never stop. I am filing this one under "Confederate History Month" and "Unrepentant Wingnuts". He is a Wingnut who is unrepentant and who palls around with other Wingnuts who are also unrepentant about being wingnuts - thus Unrepentant Wingnuts.