"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery,
I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."
Abraham Lincoln
(1809-1865) 16th US President
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My sentiments exactly. I would love to see all the patrons, and otherwise supporters of the statist theocracy (collectivists, fascists, traitor Obamunists, etc.) all put into a box and made to live the results of their enslaving tyranny and despotism (leaving all others to enjoy freedom and liberty).
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    For sure Mike, wouldn't it be nice if the politicians who have turned America into one big plantation someday had to work the fields themselves?
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Interesting quote from a man who only freed some, not all of the slaves.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    Hypocrisy from a career politician who wanted to propose a 13th Amendment that continued slavery in those states that it already existed. The opposition to slavery was for new states as it affected the apportionment of representatives. Lincoln was a Hamiltonian who believed in a strong cental government, internal improvements(corporate hand outs) and high taxes. Be careful what you wish for.
     -- Jerry, Tulsa     
    With his unconstitutional and God forbidden legal tender acts, the "great emancipator" made slaves of us all and made communism possible. Horace Greeley was "honest" Abe's contemporary and of Lincoln;s money system he said it was "n less cruel than the old system of chatel slavery." The trickery and treachery used to gain acceptance of his legal tender "greenbacks" is documennted in: Treatise on Monetary Reform, one of Merrill Jenkins free books found here: www.morpix.biz/x15 and Rushdoonys "God, The Devil and Legal Tender" is here: www.morpix.biz/god
     -- Dave Wilber, Saint Louis     
    Jerry. I'm much impressed with your observation that Lincoln was a "Hamiltonian". Very few people even understand what that is, let alone that Lincoln (the great hero) was in fact a follower of imperialistic government. IMO Hamilton should have been shot as a traitor.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Excellent point -- even if Lincoln didn't really support ending slavery until it helped to weaken the Southern states trying to assert their sovereignty. Notice politicians are always coming up with new regulations and taxes for others -- even the health care bill being pushed through Congress will not apply to Congressmen. Ever wonder why?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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