I invite all who follow and love to read Prof. Williams to read a book he penned the forward to. The book is " The Real Lincoln" by Thomas J. DiLorenzo published 2002 Forum publishing. Think of the date when you read it and then think not of Republicans or Democrats but of people who are Constitution minded and those as Prof. Williams so aptly puts it a living Constitution. The comparison of the two Senators from Illinois is remarkable and their actions are following along side each other. The book describes what Lincoln did and it was not about freeing the slaves( he was not interested in that) but about a centralized government with complete control over press, religion, arms,sates rights, individual liberties. Read it!