Monday, February 16, 2009

The truth about Abraham Lincoln

Keith Lehman and Mark Alexander at the Lighthouse Patriot Journal give a chapter-and-verse exposé of Abraham Lincoln. I could not have said it better myself. Lincoln's "preservation of the Union" was accomplished by ignoring the Constitution (to put it charitably). The War between the States was unnecessary (Britain and France freed their slaves in 1848 and 1852, respectively, without bloodshed; as did Brazil in 1889); and the war as conducted, was unnecessarily brutal. "Jim Crow" was as much as anything a reaction to Northern brutality and the imposition of racial integration by force.

In any event, the War between the States was not about slavery -- it was about New York bankers wresting control of the American economy by imposing tariffs that crippled Southern exporters. Those bankers are still in control -- and look where it's getting us.

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