This little Rick AH thinks I should repeat the history of the Civil War and Lincoln's deliberate intention of expanding the role of federal government in our lives a thousand fold. Do your own research and reading, Twinky. I know my American history better than 99.9% of Americans, especially the Civil War era. Lincoln and the north started that war, and it was over states rights, not slavery. Lincoln also had his generals deliberately torch and burn entire states, killing innocent men women and children. Georgia especially was singled out for special attention by General Sherman with untold thousands of civilians killed or left entirely homeless and without food. They burned every farm in sight.