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Saturday, April 23, 2011

More on the Lincoln Myth

Great article on Lincoln and the War to Prevent Southern Secession, aka the War of Northern Aggression, aka the "Civil" War.

In the schools I attended in the Northeast, the "Civil War" was taught as having been waged to free the slaves. Lincoln was held up as one of our greatest presidents. The truth about the man and the war is quite different. Lincoln's own speeches and writings prove the man was a white supremacist, in favor of slavery, wanted the blacks to be shipped to the newly formed country of Liberia in Africa, and wanted to prevent the South from seceding over their unwillingness to pay the tariffs that were doubled when he came into office.

This author, Thomas J. Di Lorenzo, provides evidence for these assertions in his various articles. This current article, http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo206.html
speaks to the reasons Lincoln waged war upon the South. More on the Lincoln myth can be read at:
Di Lorenzo also has archives here: http://mises.org/daily/973

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