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Emancipation: January 1, 1863

Al3404 Al Barrs Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 8:20 AM
It is difficult to believe yet another liberal progressive is spewing the revised propaganda about Abraham Lincoln that the progressive revisionists have been writing in America's school textbooks and American history books sine 1865. I urge readers to stop believing what they read and verify the facts and truth of American history using period documents which tell a markedly different story about Lincoln and America's history... BEWARE WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING!!!

Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison.

President Abraham Lincoln had been warned by Gen. George B. McClellan not to interfere with the institution of slavery. McClellan was a “War Democrat,” willing to fight to preserve the Union, but unwilling to do anything about the root cause of the rebellion that threatened the life of the nation.

Ironically, it was McClellan’s victory at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, that had given Lincoln the opportunity he needed to issue his Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. In that document, the President warned rebellious states in the South that they would...