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.
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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