James L.Cotton, Jr., Author and Jurist, Urges President Obama to Reconsider Skipping Gettysburg Event, Urges Linkage to History; History Publishing Company to Publish Book

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James Cotton Jr. a jurist and Lincoln expert, thinks President Obama’s failure to plan to attend the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address may be an unintended slight to the hymn of American democracy; he urges the President to reconsider and create a link with history.

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Perhaps unknowingly, the President has slighted the celebration of the hymn of American democracy. I do hope that he reconsiders and becomes an important link in this important part of American History.

A jurist and Lincoln expert thinks President Obama’s failure to plan to attend the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is a slight to the hymn of American democracy.

“It was one of the great moments in American history and one of the great oratorical moments in world history,” says author and jurist James L. Cotton from his office in Oneida, Tennessee, referring to the Gettysburg Address soon to be celebrated for its 150th anniversary. “The President of the United States should find time to attend the event commemorating the speech that changed the American interpretation of the meaning of freedom. I urge the President to reconsider his decision.”

"The moral force of Lincoln's speech at Gettysburg brought human equality for all people into the working definition of American liberty, as had never been done before In those words, are contained the meaning of America,” Cotton said, pausing, then added, “Perhaps unknowingly, the President has slighted the celebration of the hymn of American democracy. I do hope that he reconsiders and becomes a link in this important part of American History.”

James Cotton, an expert on the life of Lincoln, is also the author of the forthcoming book, "The Greatest speech, Ever: The Remarkable Story of Abraham Lincoln and His Gettysburg Address." In his book, the author brings an analysis to Lincoln’s life and locates the DNA that brought life to what is often considered,the greatest speech in American history. The Foreword is by former Senator Howard Baker Jr.

Cotton, an attorney of thirty three years, is also a judge having sat on the bench for the last twenty three years. His book will be published by the History Publishing Company on November 19th.

Review copies are available to accredited members of the media.

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