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Barack Obama is no Abraham Lincoln

lovethesouth Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:19 PM
Mr. Barber, you are misguided in your interpretation of Lincoln. As a conservative, un-reconstructed Southern American, I happen to think Obama is very much like Lincoln. They are both imperialistic tyrants. Obama seeks power and conquest just like Lincoln and he doesn't concern himself with the Constitution...also, just like Lincoln. A genuine student of history realizes this. Too many Americans have bought into the lie about Lincoln and how "he freed the slaves". I would encourage anyone who believes this to look beyond the superficial and learn about Lincoln and the man he really was. You will be shocked and then angry that these fabrications, and many others, were taught to you in government school.
RockinRickOwen Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 4:47 PM
Firstly, you're confusing a desire to conquer with a desire to keep the union together, at all costs-including the use of force against fellow Americans. The divisive issue was slavery, which the whole shebang succeeded in outlawing.
Secondly, you describe yourself as "un-reconstructed." Can we take it then that you believe that black people are subhuman, or are "natural slaves?" Because the racist system of slavery as practiced, in general, in the South, was evil, as is the bigotry I have just described.
lovethesouth Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 7:45 PM
First, sir, allow me to inform you that only 1-2% of the southern population even owned slaves.
Second, unreconstructed means that I believe in Liberty and God-given rights. They are granted to us by God and they cannot be taken from you. The only way you lose them is if you give them away. I am not politically-correct, nor as you suggest, racist. I simply believe in a return to constitutional principles of state sovereignty and states' rights. Third, the divisive issues were POWER and MONEY, not slavery!
Gary 919 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 10:19 PM
The whole thing about slavery is that it was unconstitutional. There would have never been the need for any Emancipation Proclaimation if the Constitution had been followed to begin with. The only form of servitude allowed for in the Constitution was endentured servitude, which required a contractual agreement between both parties. African slaves did not sign any agreements with their slave owners saying if you will pay my passage to America I will work for you for free for the rest of my life.
DCM in FL Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:52 PM
Well, Obama's certainly not like what people think Lincoln is, at least.

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people. (Proverbs 14:34)

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