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Old 01-21-2013, 04:00 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by DementedLogic View Post
I don't understand the love affair with Lincoln. He completely ignored the constitution. The man treated the executive branch as a dictatorship. He pushed the country into a civil war. He completely disregarded civil liberties. Lincoln's presidency was the closest this country has ever been to tyranny. Had he not been assassinated, we probably wouldn't be a free country today.
Exactly.

Some of those things were awful and great at the same time. Certainly a key figure in the shaping of our country.
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