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Why Obama Will Never Be Lincoln or King

annfan_777 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 8:24 AM
Lincoln was unquestionably the greatest president of all time. He kept the Union from dissolving, which was critical. The Founders formed the "United" States of America, and he stayed true to their vision. Someone had to finally stand up and confront the evil in our midst, which was slavery. Thank God it was a man of such enormous dignity, class and character. He was killed for being such a man. Southern Democrats had threatened to secede if Lincoln was even elected, and that's what they tried to do. All because they would not give up their obsession with owning other people and making money off their labors. Slavery was incompatible with our Founding documents - it's a thing of the past in America, thanks to Abe's courage.
Walter1776 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 9:03 AM
The greatest president? For mass murder? For tossing out the Constitution? What happened to newspapers that wrote editorials critical of his policies? They were ordered to stop. Those who continued had their presses destroyed by troops. What happened to citizens who spoke out against his policies? They were arrested and held without being charged or tried for YEARS. He even exiled a congressman who was critical.

"He kept the Union from dissolving, which was critical." Where does the Constitution grant that power to the federal government? Did you know some states specifically stated in their documents of ratification of the Constitution that they retained the right to leave the union?
TabSpangler Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 10:32 AM
And all the uninformed just squawk that Lincoln freed the slaves and create a deity out of a politician.

Watching the movie Lincoln, I thought there were some similarities between President Abraham Lincoln and President Barack Obama. Both men were popular during their times. During the film, Mary Todd Lincoln pleads with her husband not to squander his popularity with the American people by forcing Congress to pass the 13th amendment ending slavery as the Civil War was already coming to an end.

“No one’s ever been loved so much by the people. Don’t waste that power,” Mary Todd played exceptionally by Sally Fields tells her husband. But Lincoln, portrayed forcefully by Daniel Day Lewis, looked at...