President Abraham Lincoln, who is often referred to by politically correct historians as the best and certainly the most important U.S. President, wielded power in a fashion never seen before, nor since. The fact that he died as a martyr is why history has viewed him in such a kind, albeit sanitized light.
During the Civil War, Lincoln continuously circumvented the law and in many cases suspended the Constitution altogether. In doing so, Lincoln denied the rights of the citizens he was sworn to protect. He suspended the writ of Habeas Corpus, closed courts by force, and arrested citizens and elected officials without cause.
Lincoln also raised troops without the consent of Congress, and closed-down newspapers whose writers voiced and disagreement with his policies.
Lincoln's troops razed the South and doomed to poverty, generations of Southerners for many years to come. General Tecumseh Sherman's "March to the Sea" was little more than a marauding rampage filled with robbery, rape and murder. These men were less soldiers on a military mission and more common thugs on a crime spree.
With Lincoln's approval, Northern armies brought war to women, children, and privately held property as a matter of official policy, rather than as so-called "collateral damage."
Lincoln ordered the arrest of Baltimore police chief George P. Kane, police commissioner Charles Howard, as well as fellow commissioners: William H. Gatchell, John W. Davis, and Charles D. Hinks.
Baltimore Mayor George W. Brown was also arrested and sent to Fort McHenry.
The men were incarcerated because they dared to publicly disagree with Lincoln and refused to carry-out the President's tyrannical orders.
Baltimore was then placed under federal control and a military police force was formed to enforce martial law.
Both the continents of Europe and South America ended the practice of slavery, and unlike the United States government, they did so without killing 600,000 of their own citizens. The shameful practice of slavery could have and would have been ended in this country, without ever firing a shot.
Contrary to popular belief (as perpetuated by government schools), slavery was a national institution, it was not unique to the South.
Upon his inauguration, Lincoln could have freed the slaves in the Northern states which would have put severe diplomatic pressure on the South. However, Lincoln, besides being a tyrant was also an incredible hypocrite.
Lincoln's multitude of personal letters show his outright disgust for the black man and his truly racist views.
Consider a few rarely spoken facts:
-Northern General U.S. Grant continued to hold a slave for nearly a year after the war. In fact, it took an act of Congress to finally free the man from Grant's possession.
-Northern General Tecumseh Sherman was arrested many times for brutally abusing several of his slaves.
Conversely, Confederate General Robert E. Lee freed all of his slaves prior to the start of the war. That act by the military leader of the South speaks to the fact, that at least for the Confederacy, the war was truly about states' rights and a rebellion against tyranny, not a defense of slavery.
-In an 1858 speech in Charleston, IL, Lincoln said: "I am not now, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social or political equality of the white and black races. I am not now nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor of intermarriages with white people. There is a physical difference between the white and the black races which will forever forbid the two races living together on social or political equality. There must be a position of superior and inferior, and I am in favor of assigning the superior position to the white man."
-In a letter to New York Tribune editor, Horace Greeley, Lincoln wrote: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it."
For President Lincoln, the war was much less about freeing oppressed blacks and much more about the federal government exerting complete control over all citizens. Lincoln's actions were a direct assault upon the wishes of our founding fathers.
Had Lincoln survived his second term, his place in this nation's history would be seen in a much different light. Furthermore, had the Civil War ended with a different outcome, Lincoln and many of his generals would have been deservedly tried as war criminals.
Of course, the victors write the history books, even when they tell lies.
However, while we must rely solely upon history books to discern the unconstitutional acts perpetrated by President Lincoln, we now have a front row seat to those being committed by President Obama on an almost weekly basis...
-Most recently, the White House has claimed that President Obama has the legal authority to kill U.S. citizens in drone strikes.
That is, without arrest or trial, doing so unilaterally with Obama as the final arbitor.
Anthony Martin, writing for Examiner.com reported:
"At issue is a statement released by the Justice Department Monday stating that it has received 'secret legal opinions' that justify its belief that the government can kill citizens with drones in the ongoing war on terror. The statement was released in the context of the fight against al Qaeda and Americans who may side with terrorists."
So, who among us may be considered to be a terrorist?
In April 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a report entitled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment."
The report claimed that "rightwing extremism" is not limited to religious and racial hate groups but extends to "those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely."
"It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration," said the report.
That's right...according to the Obama administration anyone who believes that babies should be protected are just as dangerous as al Queda.
-On the same day of Obama's second inauguration, renowned author and humanitarian Dr. Jim Garrow made a shocking claim about what we can expect to see in Obama's second term.
Garrow made the following Facebook post:
I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not.” Those who will not are being removed.
So, who is the source?
Garrow replied: "The man who told me this is one of America’s foremost military heroes."
It should be noted that since 2010, Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal (USA), Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gen. David Petraeus (USA), Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James Cartwright (USMC) and the head of Central Command, Gen. James Mattis (USMC) have all been forced into retirement.
-Since April 2012, U.S. troops and equipment have been seen operating in several cities, often without any prior warning. Residents awake in terror to the sight of Black Hawk helicopters buzzing over their neighborhoods and even to the sounds of gunfire.
Last week, troops suddenly took over an abandoned high school, in what was described as a "multi-agency training drill," frightening the life out of many Houston residents.
In fact, the U.S. military has conducted these urban exercises in St. Louis, MO; Minneapolis, MN; Portsmouth, OH; Miami, FL; Long Branch, Los Angeles, CA; NJ; Laredo, TX; Boston, MA; Galveston, TX and Chicago, IL, as well.
-On Dec. 31, 2011, while on vacation in Hawaii, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law which in addition to allocating $662 billion to the Pentagon also contains a measure which allows U.S. citizens to be taken into custody and held indefinitely without ever being charged with a crime.
Not only can any citizen deemed a threat to "national security interests of the United States," be held forever without receiving a trial, but the military will be the ones arresting those citizens.
This law basically repeals Habeas Corpus, by not requiring the government to give cause or evidence as to why the person is being detained; the 6th Amendment which ensures U.S. citizens the right to counsel as well as the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 which prevents federal military forces from being deployed and used against U.S. citizens.
Is history about to repeat itself?
Read more about the loss of our civil liberties:
Senate bill will give feds unlimited access to our emails
ACLU condemns Obama over indefinite detention policy
McCain bill allows citizens to be held without trial
Is martial law imminent?
Feds identify 2nd Amendment activists as terrorists in Ohio drill
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