Actually, Lincoln was a radical racist who became pro-civil rights in order to divide the country and destroy the south. The war was begun over states'rights and Lincoln's imperial desire to make himself the supreme law of the land. He hated blacks, wanting to send them back to Africa or Haiti, calling Mexicans, mongrels, and American Indians, savages. Karl Marx was one of the first to congratulate Lincoln for his victory over the South. Lincoln is referenced as the prototype for communist takeover and is Obama's favorite president, followed by Reagan, whom he would like to depose as the most admired in Obama's narcissistic desire for self-emulation. My middle name is Lincoln.