Wednesday, December 26, 2007

For those who fought with the war cry "Freedom" President Lincoln was not one.

I am sure everyone has heard it by now since the outcry of
most Americans was an uproar at a statement by Ron Paul on President Lincoln.
Last year, the GMU Economics Society was fortunate to have a lecturer, Thomas DiLorenzo on this issue. Unfortunately we do not have any audio or video of the lecture, but I will link to support the argument as best as I can. I wish only to place some evidence to those looking to comprehend Ron Paul's statement. Not endorsing any politicians as the Econ Society, although the members may have full support for whomever they wish, but do wish to clarify a statement in which many Americans seem to be growing upset towards.

What is taught to children?
I leave it to you to decide if Lincoln was as good as we were taught he was, or if he is just another politician that lies, cheats, and steals.
I end with a link to a blog by Mister Snitch! Who does a great job of linking to valid sources to go with his argument on the bad press for Lincoln.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lincoln is not who the general public believes him to be. He was not a liberator of the slaves nor was he a just fair man. To gain British recognition (British aid) he "abolished" slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation in the South because Great Britain did not support slavery. However, Lincoln was president of the Union, and Jefferson Davis was president of the Confederate states, therefore he had no authority to stop slavery in the South. Lincoln did not abolish slavery in the Union (where slavery was scarce) or the Border States (such as West Virginia) because they would join the South... So essentially, Lincoln did not free the slaves. The Civil War was never a war about the abolition of slavery it was a war based on economics.

Furthermore, during the Civil War Lincoln suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus - what a wonderful liberator.