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Abraham Lincoln

Don664 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:27 AM
So what? What he finally did was justified. Had he not fired back (Fort Sumter was fired on first), it would have contributed to the balkanization of the North American Continent. There probably would have been 3 or 4 countries instead of one. States rights are still there, the states just haven't demanded it. And slavery did die. However it was accomplished.
Ms Kelly Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 10:34 AM
Many states are starting to demand their rights.

It remains to be seen what will happen in this country when Presidents current and future wake up to the realization that states today will not roll over for the federal government. Another war, maybe?
Kevin 354 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:45 AM
The binding of individuals to slavery, but to pay in service for the debts established not by that individual or his association, however by agrement and order of associations seperate from them, still exists on a grand scale.
Bob319 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:43 AM
Please remember that the Fort Sumter was fired on first because the North send down additional troops with the orders to start a war. Lincoln knew the need to have the south fire the first shot and he worked a way to make it happen. If the ended of slavery was such a desired event in the 1860s then how can you explain reconstruction and the 'love' the north showed the ex slaves. The uncivil war is very interesting but much is lost when only viewed through a 21 century lens.
Robert2086 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:18 AM
Lincoln had no way to supply the forts in the South, and everyone knew it. They would have had to be abandoned if the South had not been so anxious for war.
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...