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 Posted: Wed Nov 14th, 2007 02:48 pm
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Bama46 wrote: In fact, it can be argued that if you love the monstrosity the federal governemt has become, you probably idolize Lincoln...if you do not, you probably (ahem) do not!

You cannot be serious.  The huge federal bureaucracy was created by Franklin Roosevelt.

As for Lincoln locking up the Maryland legislators, that was a necessity.  In fact, I think the Civil War would have been much less traumatic had he done the same to Virginia legislators.

The more I read about Lincoln, the more I think he should have been canonized a saint.  You don't have to rely on historians' word.  You can instead rely on first hand accounts.  Americans of the civil war era were prodigious letter writers and diarists.

Cheers,

Jae

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