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Abraham Lincoln

Max53 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:18 PM
Lincoln abhorred slavery, declaring that “there can be no moral right in connection with one man’s making a slave of another.” He believed that blacks were entitled to the natural rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” as enumerated in the Declaration of Independence and to the fruits of their own labor. Lincoln, however, was no abolitionist demanding an immediate end to slavery
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:21 PM
Max53... Your final sentence is the one that is most correct. Lincoln had grave doubts as to the suitability of blacks to be free, become citizens and also allowed the vote.

Turns out that in most cases... Mr. Lincoln was right.
rmccarthy Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 1:16 AM
The abused, uneducated blacks of his time would seem to be inferior and much of the same circumstances might apply to today. However, given fair treatment they have proved their potential - just are still hindered from reaching it more completely.
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