“I do not seek applause, nor to amuse the people, I want to convince them.” —Abraham Lincoln
2017 David Hirsch and Dan Van Haften AUTHOR'S VOICE® The Ultimate Guide to the Gettysburg Address
2016 Dan Van Haften seven minute interview on Public Radio.
2011 David Hirsch Speech at National Archives II (video).
2010 Virtual Book Signing™ at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop (video).
Photograph by Rod Mackler
The grave of Mackler's first cousin (eight times removed) Mary Ball Washington, is across the street from the plaque.
The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, a core American document, is a state statute drafted in the form of a six element proposition. As a result, the statute itself is the best argument for its enactment. The demarcation appears for the first time in Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason. An astounding example of Thomas Jefferson's persuasive logic.