Skip to comments.Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today
Posted on 09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT by republicanwizard
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I presume you think the Israelis should not shoot back if the Palestinians shooting at them happen to be teenagers? What would you do if a 16-year old shot at you? Ignore him?
In addition Sherman got General Grant to expel all Jews from his army. And Lincoln praised him.
I have never read that Grant's poorly worded order regarding Jewish merchants (not all Jews, since he had Jews who were soldiers) was at Sherman's instigation. Do you have proof of this? You also imply that Lincoln praised Grant (or possibly Sherman, your wording is a little vague) for issuing this order. In actual fact, Lincoln ordered Grant to reverse the order and publicly reproved him. He praised both generals because they won battles, not for any other reason.
He also was involved in the slaughter of Indians.
Amazing. When did participation in an Indian war become something to be tossed about by conservatives as iniquitous?
If so, you're going to have to denounce George Washington, Jeff Davis, Robert E. Lee and every other American soldier before the 20th century. Do you really want to do that?
Sherman was a railroad investor and he lobbied his brother, Senator John Sherman, to allocate federal funds for the transcontinental railroad.
Without such funds, the railroad would not have been built for several more decades. Was its construction a bad thing? Most of the funding was in the form of public lands which weren't worth much of anything until after the railroad was built.
Democrats then were far less socialistic than Republicans are now.
BTW, was lincoln, Thomas Lincoln's son? I know abe was Nancy Hanks' son.
Which, of course, was the entire issue. At least 2 out of 3 American voters in 1861 did not believe it was possible for a state to legally secede. It is, of course, interesting that there was no attempt made to address the issue via legal terms by the secessionists.
Normally I wouldn't care about the tyranny of the Davis regime, but you and your reb buddies constantly harp on the actions of President Lincoln (in 'my' country) while ignoring the illegal actions of the Davis regime (in 'your' country). Why does that concern you?
Wrong. There's nothing more socialistic than slavery in a socialistic system. The USA had slavery within a capitalistic system. Slavery in the north and the South would have disappeared, like it did in all other slave countries of the era, because of the Industrial Revolution and new farm equipment. Slavery was no longer economical.
Today the USA has slavery because of socialism. And we are hopelessly locked into it. We are slaves to the IRS, Social Security, Federal regulations on business and commerce, slaves to the Federal courts, etc.
The slavery we live under now will become as bad or probably worse than any slavery in the USA of 150 years ago.
BTW, if lincoln had been allowed to package his methods of ending slavery, into a global vision, the death toll would have been staggering.
As it turned out, all other slave countries in the world, ended slavery at a conference table without firing one shot.
My home is Georgia, and I share those sentiments. Kudos to you sir.
You need to have a talk with your good buddy, nolu-chan. He/she is a big follower of all those Lincoln assaination conspiracy theorists.
I remember Lincoln as a traitor to the republican virtue of sovereignty originating with the people and their inalienable right to reclaim that.
He should be remembered as a man who was no different then King George in his arrogant presumption that he had the right to rule a people against their will. The blood of 630+ thousand people is on that tyrants hands. As is the destruction of our once Free and Voluntary Federal Constitutional republic.
“”If my state voted legally to leave the union, and declared it’s independence, AND the federal government tried to coerce it back thru force, AND if my state called upon me to defend it’s rights.....YES, I would fight. Like Robert E. Lee, my highest duty is to my home FIRST. And my home is TEXAS. Now....would I agonize over such a decision. YES.....I love my country. But I love my home more.”
My home is Georgia, and I share those sentiments. Kudos to you sir.”
My home State is also Texas and I also share that sentiment and resolution.