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"You Know Best, Captain" Talk by Dave Taylor
07-28-2017, 03:42 AM
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RE: "You Know Best, Captain" Talk by Dave Taylor
(07-27-2017 08:21 PM)L Verge Wrote:  
(07-27-2017 06:58 PM)L Verge Wrote:  
(07-27-2017 05:00 PM)John Fazio Wrote:  
(07-21-2017 08:29 PM)L Verge Wrote:  
(07-21-2017 05:08 PM)wpbinzel Wrote:  If you have not signed up for Boothie Barn, you are missing the link to an excellent presentation given last month at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL, by Dave Taylor entitled "'You Know Best, Captain' The Executed Conspirators in Lincoln's Assassination." The link may be found at:

Well done, Dave!!!

Excellent job, Dave. I just want to know if ALPLM really did ship you the discarded Booth figure? If so, did it arrive with a broken leg? That time, I couldn't figure out if you were joking or telling the truth!


Please see my debate challenge to Dave at his BoothieBarn entry concerning his recent speech and radio interview re the assassination. Then let me know what you think about providing a forum for the same.

Thank you.


I don't see your challenge posted yet. It appears that Dave is spending the day posting replies to comments made during the past month while he and Kate were on their Great Boothie Road Trip of 2017.

I'll respond when I see your challenge, but please don't get me in the middle of anything!

I just read your challenge to Dave to debate you regarding the role of the Confederate government in Booth's plans - and Dave's negative reply to your challenge. I think that is a wise decision. And, in any event, your proposal to stage such a debate at the Surratt conference would have to wait until 2019, because our 2018 program has been set for several months.

Note: The 2018 conference will be the weekend of April 6-8 folks - our 19th one. (And the scoffers of 1999 said we couldn't pull off a conference...)


I have no intention of putting you in the middle of anything. As it turns out, there isn't anything to get in the middle of. I'm not sure why you feel Dave's decision is a wise one; debate is a time-honored way of dissecting issues for the purpose of uncovering truth. As you know, almost all colleges and universities have debate teams for this purpose. It is a concrete affirmation and expression of the First Amendment. It is also very stimulating. And, most importantly, it demonstrates a willingness to defend one's convictions publicly. Unfortunately, this one will remain one of the might-have-beens.

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