Saturday, December 31, 2011

Could Abraham Lincoln Run and Win in 2012? | Godfather Politics

If Lincoln ran for president today would he win? Not if his views were scrutinized like other presidential candidates, unless of course, he was running as a Democrat.
People would be shocked to learn what Lincoln’s views were on “Negroes” and slavery. Consider this from the Fourth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois, September 18, 1858[1]

 “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races — that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.”

“The point of this story is that the government – and especially our presidents – continually seek to control the news, lie to us in order to reach their objectives, and smother or even prevent dissent. During the Civil War, Lincoln shut down thousands of newspapers and charged thousands of editors and writers with treason. Many of Lincoln’s critics were executed, and many more were jailed, because of their exercise of free speech. Our leaders do not employ such drastic measures today, but they lie and instill fear in us to argue for the necessity of war. Unfortunately, we do not discover their true motives until it’s too late.
“Lincoln’s war killed over 650,000 Americans, more than have been killed in all wars in American history combined. He arrested newspaper editors, state legislators, and even a Republican congressman who merely spoke out against him. He suspended the writ of habeas corpus. His soldiers robbed American banks, burned American courthouses, raped American women, and killed American civilians – all with legal impunity.”

Could Abraham Lincoln Run and Win in 2012? | Godfather Politics

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