Skip to comments.Obama garbles U.S. history in human trafficking speech
Posted on 09/25/2012 4:47:32 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
NEW YORK President Obama called on nations Tuesday to end the modern slavery of human trafficking and, in the process, got his U.S. Civil War history a bit garbled.
In making an impassioned plea for the international community to crack down on trafficking, Mr. Obama pointed out that his speech at the Clinton Global Initiative was taking place a few days after the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862.
With the advance of Union forces, it brought a new day that all persons held as slaves would thenceforth be forever free, Mr. Obama said.
Actually, the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in 10 Southern states who were, at the time, mostly beyond the control of the federal government. And the document didnt free an estimated 500,000 slaves in four slave-holding border states Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware that were loyal to the Union. Slavery was ended in those states by various state and federal actions later on.
But Lincolns goal was indeed to end slavery, and Mr. Obama said ending human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time.
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If Lincoln’s goal were to end slavery he would have done it in his own land first.
It was the goal of the Abolitionists.
Obama’s goal is to get re elected. Everything he does or says is directed toward that end. Once he gets re elected this great country will be toast!
“War never solves anything.” [/stupid Liberal-speak]
“Emancipation Proclamation in 1862.”
The man is not from here.
Lincoln was the head of a Party founded on the goal of ending slavery. He didn’t believe the President had Constitutional authority to do that. He correctly understood it would take a Constitutional Amendment to achieve it, which is why the Emancipation Proclamation did not cover States still part of the United States of America.
Well, let's just say it was a corollary goal.
"I would save the Union...."
That’s some mighty fine spin. But it doesn’t pass the sniff test.
And yet, Obama's efforts to prevent effective policing of US borders directly encourage and enable human trafficking.
Obama has completely failed in his Constitutional duty to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed"- in fact, he has done exactly the opposite, by intentionally directing that the laws be ignored.
So, once again Obama spouts obvious lies that somehow the 'journalists' all seem to miss, and instead the 'journos' divert the conversation to the details of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Surprised he did not call the Civil War a “bump in the road” on the way to freeing the slaves.
I don’t expect it to pass the sniff test with the “lost causers.”
Political considerations are overplayed by the lost causers because it's convenient to a laughably anti-historical argument that slavery was not the cause of the Civil War. When the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, the Border States saw the writing on the wall; anyone who thinks otherwise is grasping at historical straws.
Wonder if Obama ever read these quotes from his hero, Lincoln?
‘I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races; 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.
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. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.’
If Lincoln did not consider the CSA a separate country, he would lack the same “Constitutional Authority” he lacked in the North to free slaves. If he did consider the CSA a separate country, he had a Constitutional obligation to request permission from Congress to wage war.
The fact is Lincoln wasn’t interested in freeing slaves, he was interested in holding the Union together at any cost.
Sure he wasn’t. Keep dreaming.