It looks like the Natural Rights crowd has organized a series of Lincoln websites to apply shock treatment to moderns who imagine they love Lincoln. People like former NY governor Mario Cuomo.
Lincoln did not simply say "Let us revere the Declaration of Independence." He took it farther than modern political discourse allows: "I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence."
Never? Isn't the Constitution supposed to be the touchstone of every political thought in America? Lincoln, Jaffa says, saw the Declaration as "a rational, nonarbitrary moral and political standard" - which, of course, the Constitution is not. Can we imagine Cuomo ever saying "I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence"?
The sites are maintained by the Lincoln Institute, headed by Mario Cuomo's one-time opponent for governor, Lew Lehrman. It gives the Lincoln Prize every year.
I would certainly prefer a conversation about Lincoln with Lehrman and company rather than with Cuomo, Holzer and other philosophically impoverished New Dealers. In the article linked here, they simply use Lincoln as a stage prop around which they can strike what they believe to be sophisticated and attractive political poses.
Sample the sites for yourself, here, here, here, and, with special pertinence to Lehrman and Cuomo, here. And get your Natural Law game together before you go.
[P.S. At least one of these sites is one I've seen before, so they may not all be new. Tip of the hat to Abraham Lincoln Online.]