Lincoln's Indiana boyhood gets new sc...

Lincoln's Indiana boyhood gets new script

There are 25 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Feb 11, 2008, titled Lincoln's Indiana boyhood gets new script. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

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The Weatherman

Crown Point, IN

#24 Feb 11, 2008
bruce wrote:
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I don't discount values and influences. But don't invent them either. I don't think the Lincoln living in the Indiana woods has as much value as you and others would like to put upon it. You want to brag about something that isn't there. Every state has great people, and serial killers, but they don't get exploited...oh wait, yes they do, like the proud Dillinger connection. But in general, every dot on earth has good and bad schools, good and bad neighbors and influences, and good and bad parents. Sorry, but Indiana has no special values that make it a garden of opportunity, success or greatness, and no less for that matter. Your "pride" in this case is certainly exaggerated, and in fact, a far reaching stretch into Lincoln's greatness, and that reach is an embarrassing attempt to generate tourists to visit an area of Indiana desparate to find something to grab at for money. Indiana was a sparsly populated wilderness in Abe's time, and no doubt he had some good influences. It has nothing to with Indiana except that's where life put them, and he very well could have had a cabin next to an evil son of a bitch that taught him wrong, those are the chances, EVERYWHERE!
So we should just get rid of the term "native son" and all states should just stop claiming credit for anybody growing up there?
bruce

United States

#25 Feb 11, 2008
his story wrote:
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Bruce, you obviously were never touched by the greatness of history that weaves through Indiana. It wasn't here when Abe was growing up a Hoosier, it is here because of him....
puh-leeze.
quentin

Martin, KY

#26 Feb 12, 2008
hi boyz
bruce

United States

#27 Feb 12, 2008
The Weatherman wrote:
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So we should just get rid of the term "native son" and all states should just stop claiming credit for anybody growing up there?
I've made my point very clear, and if you have a counter arguement, state it. If you are trying to make a point with that question, I don't get it. Make your point.
Stupid Scott

Chicago, IL

#28 Feb 12, 2008
bruce wrote:
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I've made my point very clear, and if you have a counter arguement, state it. If you are trying to make a point with that question, I don't get it. Make your point.
He was simply stating that your argument can be used to discredit the entire concept of the "native son". It appears as though he was wondering if that was your intention.

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