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To: Clemenza
"I'm surprised the Neoconfederates haven't come on this site yet to accuse Lincoln of genocide."
Well Linclon didn't exactly like Indians, he wanted to send the blacks back to Africa and he let Sherman kill a bunch of teenage kids as a "Christmas present" to him. Not everyone thinks the guy was a good President.
16 posted on 09/15/2003 7:58:18 AM PDT by afz400
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To: afz400
"Well Linclon didn't exactly like Indians"

Lincoln repeatedly noted to the Know-Nothings that the only native Americans were the American Indians. Basic knowledge of his life should tell you this.

"he wanted to send the blacks back to Africa"

Better to send them back to Africa than to enslave them, no?

"Sherman kill a bunch of teenage kids as a "Christmas present" to him."

A pathetic allegation. As irrational and stupid as the "Picayune Butler" charge.

19 posted on 09/15/2003 8:01:44 AM PDT by republicanwizard
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To: afz400
Well Lincoln didn't exactly like Indians

He did spare the life of an Indian Chief in the Black Hawk war, despite the fact that his cohorts in the Indiana Militia wanted him executed immediately.

He wanted blacks sent back to Africa

Him and about 80% of all white people at the time. Nevertheless, he was the first President to use the ending of slavery as an issue (albeit only in states "under rebellion"). For his time, he was a "moderate" on racial issues (Thaddeaus Stevens and the great William Seward were much more progressive on this point than Abe).

32 posted on 09/15/2003 8:11:33 AM PDT by Clemenza (East side, West side, all around the town. Tripping the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York)
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To: afz400
he let Sherman kill a bunch of teenage kids as a "Christmas present" to him.

The only "Christmas present" I'm aware of that Sherman gave Lincoln was the city of Savannah, which surrendered. What teenage kids are you talking about.

50 posted on 09/15/2003 8:24:14 AM PDT by Restorer (Never let schooling interfere with your education.)
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