It was seven score and ten years ago today that President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in the Ford's Theatre.
In a time that our country doesn't know its history like it should, I am amazed how a 19th century political figure still resonates in the early part of the 21st century.
To put in perspective, President Kennedy was cut down nearly a century after Lincoln. Although there are still many around who remember where they were when JFK was shot in Dallas, I think Kennedy's resonance has diminshed over the past 25 years or so. Some of this is no doubt due to the revelations of his personal behavior and, to some degree, the personal behavior of various members of the Kennedy clan.