I got into a discussion a couple weeks back with my children concerning presidents and who we thought was the best and worst. When my youngest son asked me who I thought the worst president in history was my oldest responded with a laugh, "It has to be Obama, Dad thinks he's a putz!" (Ah from the mouths of babes.) But alas, I had to dash his absolute faith in his opinion of my political standing. Then I sent their eyebrows into their hair line with my answer...
And now I'm going to do the same here. You see, if I have to pick the absolutely WORST president in history, I have to give that dubious honor to Abraham Lincoln. Yeah, you read that right, "Honest Abe" is the worst person that has ever inhabited the Oval Office. Now, before my friends start trying to tar and feather me, let's look at the reasons that he is so adored.
First, he's given sole credit for ending slavery. Second, he's credited for saving the union. To both of these I have to point out that this is the largest steaming load of bovine scatology that the liberal education system has ever pulled down on our collective heads. And no one has the fruit of the looms to point out the truth: Abraham Lincoln was the epitome of all the things that our Founders left.
So let's take a look at what people would see if they looked past what the liberals in the government run schools pour into our heads when we don't have the brains to look deeper. I'll assault the second horse turd, first. He was a nationalist in that he believed that the federal government's authority took precedence over the states' rights. Second, he destroyed state sovereignty and opened the door for the abuses that the states are now being subjected to by waging an illegal and unconstitutional war against the southern states and completely suppressing and oppressing them into accepting rule by the north. Many of those states had seceded before he came to office. James Buchanan didn't agree that the states had the right to secede but he did rightly believe that the federal government did not have the authority to do anything about it. Lincoln believed that the ends (saving the union) justified the means (illegal war) regardless of the cost.
Next, he's credited for ending slavery. Bull. The fact of the matter is, if he had just let the south go, in roughly the same time frame slavery would have died on it's own by natural forces. Abolitionist groups and sentiments were going through the roof prior to the illegitimately named "civil war". Take the infamous Dred Scott decision. The southern courts had freed him and the northern courts had him put back in chains.
If you take these things into your head and really look at him through this prism, you begin to see Lincoln for what he was, a nationalist despot. And the Congress of the time was run by the Republican version of what we now have in the Dems. Out of control power mad men, hell bent on pushing through their agenda regardless of the cost to the states. Then look at the most famous of his speeches, The Gettysburg Address, the last lines of it were the most hypocritical lines ever written in light of the illegal war and suppression of freedom that he was engaged.
We've had terrible presidents since his death, no doubt about it. But none of them would have been possible were it not for his destruction of state sovereignty, in the first place. He is credited for saving the union but in doing so, he destroyed the freedom that he touted so much in the above mentioned address. And really, which is more precious, our country? Or the freedoms that our country is supposed to protect and nurture?
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