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David RichBy David Rich
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David RichBy David Rich
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About

Introducing Lincoln & Grant

There’s a dangerous movement at work in America today. The Left is demonizing men and diminishing the vital roles they play in families and communities. From a New York Times headline claiming men are becoming obsolete, to Hillary Clinton proclaiming that the future is female, the Progressive Left has declared a War on Men and Masculinity.

However, they cannot hide from the facts. 63% of youth suicides, 71% of all high school dropouts, and 85% of youths in prisons grew up in homes without a father. The idea that our families, communities, and country would be better off when men are marginalized and pushed to the side, just doesn’t make sense.

That’s why we’re launching a new media company called Lincoln & Grant. Our mission is to inspire men to pursue excellence and fight back against the war on masculinity. It’s time to bring hard-working, successful men back to our families and communities.

But we can’t take on this challenge without your help. This grassroots approach is essential to protecting our objectives from the opinions of investors with ulterior motives. To get things started, we need to raise $225,000 by July 4th to grow our team of partners, editors, and contributors.

Your support can be as simple as your name listed in our first issue, an advance subscription to our magazine, or one of our more robust rewards packages. Check out all the options and find the one that works for you. No matter your level of support, please consider participating if you want masculinity and conservative ideals to make a comeback. At Lincoln and Grant, we promise to lead that charge.

 Growing up, my grandfather was the picture of the American man. He came from nothing and created a life and a family that would honor his legacy for generations. Milton Rich was a Marine who served his country fighting in the South Pacific before returning home to Colorado where he built a life and a business that would allow his children and grandchildren to live a better life than he could have ever imagined for himself. Nothing was more important to him.

 Looking back at pictures of my grandfather, I wonder what he would think about the country he fought for and the challenges facing those he left behind. I also wonder what advice he’d give me to ensure that the future generations of our family enjoy the opportunities he gave to us. My answer is Lincoln & Grant.

As a branded content and digital media expert who most recently served as the Director of Strategic Development and Digital Innovation for Bonnier Corporation – a worldwide leader in enthusiast media with brands such as Popular Science, Field & Stream, Parenting, and Ski Magazine – I’m building Lincoln & Grant to remind our nation and the world that hardworking, successful, patriotic men are an essential part of America. While the Progressive left has decided that men are toxic, we know that men will forever play a vital role in our families, our communities, and our nation.

My grandfather grew up in the United Kingdom at a time when the famiy you were born into, or even the sound of your voice, dictated your dreams and station in life. Undeterred and fiercely ambitious, by the age of 13, he was winning enough money playing chess in bars to pay for elocution lessons, travel the world, and dream of ways to ensure a better life for himself and his future family.

After serving honorably in Africa during World War II, he built a long and successful career with the East India Trading Company, exploring and thriving in the British colonies across greater Asia and Africa, before settling in the United States in the 1970s. His life represents an inflection point in my family’s history, and has created so many of the privileges and opportunities I have enjoyed in my life.

I’ve had a successful career in investment banking, started a social media sensation in @GSElevator, wrote a NYT bestselling book about deviance and corruption on Wall Street that is currently in development as a movie, and started a very successful fashion line.

Sometimes arrogant, entitled, and occasionally with manicured hands, I haven’t always lived my life in a way that my grandfather would approve of. But in Lincoln & Grant, I see something that he’d be proud of. We’re promoting traditional western values: honor, integrity, and the value of hard work. And we’re standing up, both as a media platform and also as a technology company, against political correctness and the war on free speech, masculinity, and traditional conservatism.

I don’t think my grandfather would’ve understood @GSElevator, but certainly I think he would have liked one of my more popular tweets: When can we stop calling them “hipsters” and go back to calling them “pussies.” 

There’s a war on masculinity in America today. The radical Left says traditional manhood is poisonous. Everywhere you look Conservative Men are being silenced on social media, belittled and mocked on television, banned on campus, and literally attacked in the streets. Even Lifestyle outlets like GQ and Esquire, that used to serve as resources to help men achieve their personal best, now reek of leftist bias. Their goal? To diminish the achievements of men as fathers, husbands, leaders, inventors, statesmen, thinkers, and theorists in a unilateral and partisan grab for power.

At Lincoln and Grant, we believe it’s good for everyone when men are engaged and encouraged, not denigrated. As a bold, fresh alternative to biased media outlets like GQ and Esquire, we celebrate masculinity, because we know that chivalrous, hard-working, successful men are the heart of strong families, strong communities, and a strong nation. Our team will create original content, promote our content partners, and curate the best of the rest to inspire our readers to embody the American Spirit and pursue the American Dream. Lincoln and Grant will enlighten and entertain you on the topics men care about: business and investing, sex and relationships, fitness and style, life skills, and the rewards of the good life.

But this endeavor isn’t just about our voice. Through our unique, proprietary technology, Lincoln and Grant will support, share, and elevate the voices of all our conservative allies in this fight, who are being silenced, suppressed, blocked, and banned by the liberal elites in Silicon Valley and the Mainstream Media. This technology is already up and running, and you’ll see it soon on sites like the Daily Caller, Daily Wire, and the Washington Times.

Through three methods of engagement, we will bring the most provocative minds and personalities of conservativism together with a new technology that maximizes their reach and impact.

  • First, Lincoln & Grant’s web-based media and coffee table-quality print magazine will provide men with all the tools they need to achieve their personal best, always served with a dash of humor and class – but without the Progressive bias. Our content focus will hit on 6 key topic areas beginning with a focus on Politics in 2018.  As the brand grows, we will expand into Business and Investing, Style, Sex & Relationships, Life Skills, and Rewards of the Good Life. 
  • Next, through our unique, proprietary technology, our team will promote the voices of our partners, whom the mainstream media and Silicon Valley elites are trying to silence. This technology allows us to aggregate, curate, and distribute the content from our growing coalition made up of those being bullied by the supposed political correctness of the Progressive Left. We begin by working with our advocacy coalition to curate the best content on the web that you should be seeing in each of our topic categories. That way you know that anything you see that’s accompanied by our logo has been vetted by our content team or our partners. Our existing partnerships with websites like the Daily Caller, Daily Wire, and Washington Times will allow our content to immediately reach more than 20 million Americans on day one. 
  • And third, our live events will bring you the boldest and brightest advocates of conservativism and positive masculinity. These events, also streamed online, will include established figures as well as rising stars to promote and explore every aspect of our values. We’re already in the planning stages of our first event for September of this year.

Risks and challenges

To make this movement a reality, we need your help. We need to raise this money to grow our team of partners, editors, and contributors.

Your support can be as simple as an advance subscription to our magazine, or one of our more robust rewards packages. Check out all the options and find the one that makes the most sense for you.

No matter your level of support, please consider participating if you want masculinity and conservative ideals to make a comeback. At Lincoln and Grant, we promise to lead that charge.

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    Content Club - Join our editorial team for live chats where you’ll be able to go in depth about past and future content in the magazine and on Lincolnandgrant.com.

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    This is your opportunity to canonize your legacy or that of a man from your life that future generations should learn from.  Choose this option and our editorial team will co-author an article about that man for our annual special Legacy edition so that future generations can learn from him.  This annual special edition will feature 50-100 fathers, grandfathers, brothers, sons, uncles, mentors, and heroes that have lessons and stories to inspire our audience.

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