Originally Posted by DementedLogic
Yeah, but Liberals don't care about that. They believe that FDR saved us from the Depression, when in reality he turned the Depression into the Great Depression, and ushered in the welfare state that is destroying our country today.
Most people would agree that many of the dictator-ish moves that Lincoln made, would not qualify him as a top president. Yet their revisionist version of history allows them to believe that he was some great historical figure that saved the union and ended slavery for moral reasons.
Who are you referring to by "most people"? Almost every historian with deep background of Lincoln has him in their top 3 or top. There is no President in history who had as much positive impact on the US as we know it today as Lincoln, even if the means to get there aren't as sunshiney as we portray it.