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Spielberg’s Lincoln is a Grand Tribute to a Masterful Leader

Miss Mellie Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:33 AM
How did the nation 'BENEFIT' from abolishing of slavery. At least blacks worked under slavery. Now they get paid not to work; get govt. housing; free health care, obama phones, ect.
jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:16 AM
It's really individual perspection. I think abolishing slavery was a good thing. I don't believe one man should own another. I disagree with the method of abolishing it. Lincoln's way forever damaged our government and constitution. Lincoln ignored our constitution and the government renigned on agreements made with states to get them to join the union, just as they did with native Americans.

The current condition of blacks is not a result of the Civil War. For decades after the war they were hard working with strong families. Only after the late 50's and early 60's did this change. Democrats captured Martin Luther Kings crusade and distorted it to promote the disfigured black community we have today.

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is a different film than one would expect from the brilliant filmmaker responsible for unforgettable films like “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan.” Unlike those two features, “Lincoln” takes place on a much smaller scale.

When its trailer arrived in theaters several months ago, many viewers undoubtedly believed that the film would attempt to tell Abraham Lincoln’s complete story, focusing on a young Illinois lawyer who became president and saved the Union from self-destruction. But this movie isn’t about that, nor is it simply a noble and simplistic tribute to the 16th President. The film is, instead,...