President Abraham Lincoln: An American Tyrant

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An American Tyrant, Dictator, and Abuse of Power

Abraham Lincoln: An American Tyrant

 

By Dave Gibson (12/29/05) americandaily.com

                  

President Lincoln, who is considered by most historians (or at least the politically correct ones) to be 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 of the United States altogether. In doing so, Lincoln denied the rights of 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, closed-down newspapers whose writers displayed any dissent to U.S. policy.

 

Lincoln's troops razed the South and doomed to poverty--generations of Southerners for many years to come. General Sherman's "March to the Sea" was nothing more than a marauding rampage filled with robbery, rape, and murder. These men were lesser than soldiers on a military mission and more common thugs on a crime spree. 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 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 placed under federal control and a military police force was formed.

 

Both the continents of Europe and South America ended the practice of slavery and, unlike the United States government, they did so without murdering 700,000* of their own citizens. The abhorrent 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 numerous 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 truly displays that for the Confederacy, the war was only about states' rights and a just rebellion against tyranny--not about slavery!

 

Lincoln's War (otherwise known as the Civil 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. Lincoln cared very little for the rule of law, as evidenced by his numerous suspensions of U.S. Constitutional rights.

 

I believe that 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. See also: What was the Main Cause of the Civil War? A Study of Slavery, States' Rights, Secession, State and Federal Governments, Constitution, Supreme Court, and President Abraham Lincoln and President Abraham Lincoln and War Powers.

*Editor's Note: 700,000 fatalities is considered the highest estimate, while general consensus is 620,000.

Recommended Reading: The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War. Description: It hardly seems possible that there is more to say about someone who has been subjected to such minute scrutiny in thousands of books and articles. Yet, Thomas J. DiLorenzo’s The Real Lincoln manages to raise fresh and morally probing questions, challenging the image of the martyred 16th president that has been fashioned carefully in marble and bronze, sentimentalism and myth. In doing so, DiLorenzo does not follow the lead of M. E. Bradford or other Southern agrarians. He writes primarily not as a defender of the Old South and its institutions, culture, and traditions, but as a libertarian enemy of the Leviathan state. Continued below...

DiLorenzo holds Lincoln and his war responsible for the triumph of "big government" and the birth of the ubiquitous, suffocating modern U.S. state. He seeks to replace the nation’s memory of Lincoln as the “Great Emancipator” with the record of Lincoln as the “Great Centralizer.”

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Recommended Reading: Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe. Description: While many view our 16th president as the nation’s greatest president and hero, Tom Dilorenzo, through his scholarly research, exposes the many unconstitutional decisions of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln Unmasked, a best-seller, reveals that ‘other side’ – the inglorious character – of the nation’s greatest tyrant and totalitarian. Continued below...

A book that is hailed by many and harshly criticized by others, Lincoln Unmasked, nevertheless, is a thought-provoking study and view of Lincoln that was not taught in our public school system. (Also available in hardcover: Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe.)

Try the Search Engine for Related Studies: President Abraham Lincoln History: Facts about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War: South and Southern Secession Crisis: President Lincoln and Abuse of Power and US Constitution: Supreme Court Chief Justice Case Ruling Decision Details. What was the final Ruling? Secession Rulings? Case Decisions? Was Abraham Lincoln really a Tyrant? Was Lincoln a Dictator?

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