A Few Things You Didn't Already Know About Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

The assassination of former President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, was one of the most notorious events in American history. Lincoln was attending Laura Keene’s acclaimed performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. when he was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War.

It was later uncovered that the famous actor was a Confederate sympathizer and was trying to save the South. As the war entered its final stages, Booth and six fellow conspirators hatched a plot to kidnap the president and take him to Richmond, VA, the confederate capital. The plan fell through when Lincoln failed to appear at the spot of the scheduled kidnapping in March. The next month, Booth came up with a desperate plan to assassinate the president, Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward in hopes to throw the U.S. government into disarray.

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The search for Booth was one of the largest manhunts in history, with 10,000 federal troops, detectives and police tracking down the assassin. On April 26, Union troops set fire to the Virginia farmhouse where Booth and co-conspirator David Herold were hiding in an effort to clear the fugitives out. As Booth raised his gun to shoot the troops, a Union sergeant shot him dead. Herold surrendered and was convicted for his part of the assassination and executed with three other co-conspirators.

Such heinous acts have proven time after time how anger can motivate acts of violence. It is a great blessing to be patient with all different beliefs and we should all be willing to learn another’s point of view.

This is a piece of the bed sheet from the Mercury One historical collection that Lincoln was laying on the night he was killed. Photo courtesy of Mercury One.

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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