"As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of the opportunity provided to serve self-interest when Al Gore created the internet; and we should also thank Mark Zuckerburg and Jack Dorsey for creating Facebook and Twitter out of the kindness of their big hearts and not the thinness of their small wallets."
-Ben Franklin, Autobiography (1742)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Point Counterpoint: Sam 'Ladykiller' Adams vs. Babe-raham Lincoln

Following our last post about the truth of Sam Adams and the motivations behind his brewing we have been flooded with comments. The main concern behind all the comments has been whether or not it is appropriate of us to uncover the truth of their intentions and behaviors. If we haven't made it fully clear, we at Lost and Founders are here for historical accuracy, we are here to set the record straight and make sure that people know the full story of our Founding Fathers and Mothers. As a follow up to our last post we did some further research on another great American President, Abraham Lincoln, and found some surprising information when it comes to his thoughts about being a 'Ladykiller'

"Any man anywhere, being inclined and having manly urges, has the right to 'rise up', and shake off the existing undistinguished lady, and find a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world"
-Abraham Lincoln in a letter to Frederick Douglass, August of 1863

Strangely it is this quote that served as the inspiration for the first line in Jay-Z's song Big Pimpin

You know I thug 'em, fuck 'em, love 'em, leave 'em Cause I don't fuckin' need 'em' 

He is clearly singing about that 'most sacred right' the right to shake off undistinguished ladies. We're not trying to be judge and jury on the character of historical figures, we are simply trying to lay out the facts. The historical truth.  In our search to clarify the Lincoln quote we also found the following portrait done the fateful day that Lincoln went to Ford's Theater. 

This brings us to the Point Counterpoint of this article. Who is the bigger pimp? Babe-raham Lincoln. Samuel 'LadyKiller' Adams, the obvious John Han'donhis'cock, or someone else. Please vote in our poll and comment on who you think it is.

As always...Liberty.

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