Joyanna Adams

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Nobody Remembers the Power Grabs of Abraham Lincoln

Nobody Remembers

Abraham Lincoln….THE President almost every school kid in America was told, freed the slaves. But..was there an easier way to do it? Did we HAVE to have that horrible Civil War? Lincoln one

According to Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Abe was no saint. He had this to say in his book The Constitution in Exile

“The bloodiest war in American history could have been avoided. But, with very little regard for honesty, Lincoln increased federal power and assaulted the Constitution.  His actions were unconstitutional and he knew it. By barring the Southern states the right to secede Lincoln preserved the geographical Union but tore apart the Constitution. “

Yes, states have a RIGHT by our constitution to secede, but Abe refused to let them, and it wasn’t about slavery at all…it was about expanding federal power over the states, and building an empire.

Judge Napolitano…points out that history has gotten Abe all wrong. He mentioned Lincoln’s Confiscation Acts which Lincoln used to free the slaves.

The act provided that slaves would be transported to countries in the tropics. The freed slaves were not to be housed in the North. and if the Slave owner said he would be loyal to the UNION, he could keep his slave.

The truth is, Lincoln was supporting the political philosophy of Henry Clay, who was the leader of the Whigs.Constitution

“For forty years, Clay supported the creation of an American empire through measures such as corporate welfare (which political liked to call ‘internal improvements.” today we call them corporate tax breaks, protectionist tariffs, and a nationwide central bank. All of the things that Clay favored in essence provided for a highly centralized government. And Lincoln supported them all. “

When Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, most Northerners were surprised because the government had never previously said that the reason for the war was to liberate black slaves in the South.

And according to the Judge, Lincoln could have saved over 650,000 lives if he would have let the South leave the union. The Judge thinks, slavery would have died..like it did in England. England had freed its slave without violent conflict about twenty years earlier. Other countries too did it peacefully: Dutch (1863,) Puerto Rico (1873,) Brazil (1871-88,) and Cuba (1886) So WHY was our Civil war so bloody?

Lincoln was more concerned about the failure of states to collect tariffs than he was about slavery. Lincoln murdered civilians, declared martial law, suspended Habeas Corpus, seized vast amounts of private property without compensation (including railroads and telegraphs, and conducted a war without the consent of Congress,

“imprisoning nearly thirty thousand Northern citizens without trial shutting down several newspapers, and even deporting a congressman because he objected to the imposition of an income tax.”

In Maryland alone, Lincolns’ troops arrested and imprisoned without trail a mayor, a congressman, and thirty one state legislators.Lincoln two

He expanded the army and navy and used federal money to purchase arms and ammunition. without the consent of Congress. Only Congress can declare war, Lincoln said he was “suppressing a rebellion.”

According to the Judge, Lincoln behaved like a tyrant. And his general Sherman did too.

Sherman burned an entire town in Tennessee. Observers noted that “small Union units under his command expelled families from river towns and killed others who refused to be evacuated. Sherman’s march to the sea was nothing but a murderous rampage.

And we have Lincoln to thank for the income tax. He also increased taxes on just about everything. He established National Banks across the nation.

“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it. and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it: And if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.”

The Judge puts a new light on Spielberg’s excellent movie called Lincoln, which made Lincoln out to be a saint…which goes to show you, it’s all how you look at it.

I’m not sure what to think about the Judge’s harsh opinion about Abraham Lincoln, but there is one thing that he is absolutely right on: Lincoln became a dictator.Lincoln three

War…seems to bring that out in all leaders.

God only knows what Obama will do to Americans should we be attacked.

Something tells me he will make Lincoln look like a saint….that history has always reported he was.

July 24, 2015 - Posted by | American History, Uncategorized | ,

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