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Abraham Lincoln

far2right Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 7:42 AM
The 13th Amendment did not empower the General Government to declare or prosecute a war against other sovereign states. It also did not make secession illegal. If Lincoln was not such a great violator of the Constitution, he would have happily accepted the secession of the Southern States. Slavery would not be permitted in the remaining States of the United States of America. As you missed his final salient point, Dr. Williams said to follow the money. Slavery was a wedge issue for Lincoln. He used it in the same way 0bama is using children to usurp the natural right to keep and bear arms.
scott s. Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 2:36 PM
You don't understand why the idea of "union" was seen so vital in the north. Clue: it had nothing to do with tariffs.
The Texas Eagle Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 11:34 AM
The destruction of "States' Rights" began with Andrew Jackson, a Democrat.
deestafford Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:42 AM
When people say, "Lincoln saved the Union!" and I think, "Saved it from what? Doing what the framers of the Constitution believed each state had the right to do when they signed the Constitution?" Lincoln was the first in a list of presidents who destroyed States Rights (And I don't mean States Rights as code for segregation as the liberals would lead one to believe.) He was followed by the Roosevelts, Hoover, FDR, Truman, LBJ, Nixon, Clinton, and Obama. as well as Earl Warren. Even if the the north and the South had split, they would have come back together around 1900 or so.
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...