Lincoln was President during a turbulent time and he was on the cusp of a new era of thinking. To me many knew that slavery was wrong and that blacks were just as human as whites, however societal norms are hard to rebuke. When we look at the Bible, we find the truth the inner need for justice we feel is given to us by God. We find that even when society has turned its back on a particular group, that the heart of many will hurt for the oppressed. This isn't an evolutionary survival tool, but something built into us by God. Lincoln and many others were conflicted, while they had been raised and told one thing, something inside them told them another. Judging them by today's standards leaves much room for error.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our 16th president. I haven't seen the movie; therefore, this column is not about the movie but about a man deified by many. My colleague Thomas DiLorenzo, economics professor at Loyola University Maryland, exposed some of the Lincoln myth in his 2006 book, "Lincoln Unmasked." Now comes Joseph Fallon, cultural intelligence analyst and former U.S. Army Intelligence Center instructor, with his new e-book, "Lincoln Uncensored." Fallon's book examines 10 volumes of collected writings and...
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