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Learning from Lincoln: Both Onscreen and Off

Libertarians VS Cons&Libs Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 9:36 AM
What is your all's sick obsession w/a tyrant who killed upwards of 800,000 Americans?
tibby2 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 9:43 AM
More soldiers died of illness in the camps than were killed in battle.

Union: Battle 110,000 Disease 250,000
Confederate: Battle 94,000 Disease 164,000
nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 10:06 AM
And that makes it OK, don't ya know?
Carl469 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 12:08 PM
It means, for one thing, that conditions at the Confederate POW camp in Andersonville, Ga. would be considered a crime against humanity. Which they were.

What is it about Abraham Lincoln that has captured the hearts and minds of the American public since his assassination nearly 150 years ago? After all, one could argue -- rather persuasively -- that our 16th president was the least qualified candidate ever elected to high national office; in fact, his public service record included just four terms in the Illinois state legislative, one unremarkable term in the House of Representatives, and two unsuccessful bids for the US Senate. In addition, he had virtually no executive experience and, as his contemporaries invariably pointed out, Lincoln seemed wholly unfit to lead the...