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02/12/18 MICHAEL'S RANT: It's time to be honest about Abe

Michael Serio Mar 07, 2018 22:46:05 michaels rant Dougherty Report Michael Serio Abraham Lincoln

Historians who rate Lincoln as one of the top presidents are ignoring several key FACTS from his one term in office. Take a few minutes to read about: (1) The federal seizure of two newspapers (New York World and New York Journal of Commerce) and the prison terms served by the editors for publishing "Fake News." (2) Clement Vallandigham, an anti-war Ohio Democrat who was tried and exiled to the south for simply speaking his mind against the war. (3) Two months after his inauguration, Lincoln bypassed congress and suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus, one of the fundamentals of American law! What started out as a way to roundup and punish draft-dodgers, became the way war protesters could be jailed without evidence. (4) When the war began, the most talented members of the United States military decided to stand by their home state (think Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson) leaving Lincoln with not much to fight with. Lincoln made matters worse by promoting the worst of the worst (Hooker & Burnside) to lead his armies, ultimately leading the deaths of 620,000 men. (By comparison the US lost 644,000 fighters in ALL other US wars COMBINED!) (5) In 1862, a Union General named David Hunter had taken control of parts of three southern states and declared that all slaves should be freed. Lincoln didn't like that and reversed those orders so that HE would go down in history as the Great Emancipator. By the way, Lincoln did so ONLY after it was clear the Union would eventually win the war. (6) Lincoln openly supported the Fugitive Slave Act (it was part of his campaign platform) that required citizens to return runaway slaves back to their owners in the south. (7) Lincoln created Camp Douglas, a horrific POW camp located in what is now the south side of Chicago where thousands of soldiers were abused and died. (8) The Revenue Act of 1861. Abe wasn't after pennies, he needed greenbacks, and a lot of them so he pushed congress to pass the first tax on incomes in American history. It wasn't enough, so in 1862 he went back to congress and asked for MORE! They ultimately created the IRS in 1862 and that beast lives on to this very day! Michael's contention is that Lincoln should NOT be revered by conservatives and that Abe was little more than America's first "RINO" POTUS. The bullets of an assassin took Lincoln's life but also America's biggest LIE!

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