by Robert Ingraham & Michael Steger
May 12, 2021—#1: Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln
In this first podcast, we introduce Abraham Lincoln, and discuss why Lincoln and the principles he dedicated his life to are central to the fight we are waging today. We begin with Lincoln’s childhood in Kentucky and Indiana, as well as his early experiences in New Salem, Illinois.
May 20, 2021—#2: Free Labor and the “Right to Rise”
Lincoln insisted that the intention of the Declaration of Independence is only realized by a commitment to human advancement. As an example of this we will look at Lincoln’s career in the Illinois State Legislature, where he led the fight for the “Illinois System.”
May 26, 2021—#3: Education and Self-Improvement
For Lincoln, no subject was more important than education. The uplifting of the minds and creative potentials of the citizenry was the goal, and all his economic policy initiatives were designed to achieve that goal. We examine Lincoln’s own development, the role of the Lyceum movement and Lincoln’s actions as President.
June 4, 2021—#4: Free Speech, Free Soil, Free Men—How Abraham Lincoln Created the Republican Party
This week we look at how Lincoln organized the movement which saved our Republic. Lincoln insisted that only be returning to the principles which created the nation in 1776 could the crisis of the 1850s be overcome. In this story there lies a lesson for what we must do today, one which every American patriot should study.
June 10, 2021—#5: Greenbacks and National Banking
Restoring national sovereignty over economic and financial policy. Freeing America from the domination of the British financial empire. Returning the United States to the physical-economic principles of Alexander Hamilton, and more.