"Slavery was ending anyway????" Seriously? If I were a slave, it couldn't end any too soon. Should have ended even sooner....no, shouldn't have started in the first place. (And yes, I know that Africans sold them, and this does not excuse people who trafficked in slavery.)
Have any of you throwing stones at Lincoln thought seriously of the horrors associated with slavery? Having a child sold to another owner, never to be seen again?
I'm sorry, but whatever abuses Lincoln committed, they pale in comparison with the wretched state of affairs when human beings are owned.