Monday, June 05, 2006

The Real Lincoln II

In his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln stated:

“I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawfulright to do so, and I have no inclination to do so” (Basler 1946, 580).

I guess he changed his opinion...or maybe since Lincoln's plan for black people was to deport them to Liberia or Haiti or Central America, and his belief that Blacks would never be equal to whites and were in fact "inferior" to whites, the War Between the States was not really about slavery after all.

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