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Patriotic historian and West Point graduate Ben Martin continues our series on Lincoln’s Life and Sword. Martin discusses Mr. Lincoln-Law, Congress, and Mind. Throughout his life, Lincoln’s sense of humor and public speaking skills balanced out his awkward personality and presence. However, his mockery of religion (which he likely derived from his resentment for his father) did him no favors. John Todd Stewart introduced Lincoln to his cousin Mary Todd, who were initially complete opposites. In spite of this, they eventually married in 1842. Lincoln’s marriage to Mary Todd helped open doors for his political career. Lincoln’s strong belief in truth and honesty could be said to be his substitute for organized religion. Listen to the full conversation in the first hour.