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Abraham Lincoln

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:05 AM
Right. 11 states seceded from the United States so they could make more money -- by enslaving half their citizens so that they wouldn't have to pay them an actual wage for their labor. It's so much more noble when you put it that way!
BSsifter Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 12:34 PM
This is the second time you have referred to the slaves as citizens. Legally, they were not, whether you like that or not, that was the way it was then. Climb off your high horse and make some sense of the times.
renny4 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:26 AM
The war had several sources: trade conflicts, sectional (East v West v South) disputes, and slavery. Due to the left's hysteria about race and class, we just hear of slavery as the only issue now.
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...