Daniel30 Wrote:
Nov 29, 2012 7:51 AM
You are correct. Lincoln recognized that his dream of maintaining the union could only be achieved by ignoring the Constitution, making a war on free speech, doing away with writs of habeaus corpus, closing down newspapers that supported the south's right to secede, enslaving young men via the draft and making it clear that no one would ever be allowed the freedom to leave the all sovereign union. In other words freedom was dismissed and a sovereign federal government with the power to eliminate constitutional guarantees at the whim of a president was instituted. No need to secede from such a benevolent dictatorship now is there?