The Lincoln Movie: A Libertarian ReviewSubmitted by Calgary4Paul on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 19:14
"The Lincoln movie was everything I expected it to be and more. Lousy historical scholarship, a sense of positive bubbling emotion for one of our country’s worst presidents, and a praiseworthy cast. Tommy Lee Jones was outstanding as a supporting actor and, in my opinion, stole the show. Sally Fields too did well in portraying the wife of President Lincoln, a role that demanded her to be a frustrated and constantly ill woman, full of contradicting and bi polar emotions. Of course Daniel Day-Lewis was a spectacular choice for the seemingly depressed, yet always thoughtful President who faced a unique crisis in American history. One might have been left, at the end of the two and a half hour movie, feeling rather frustrated with the South and their ever-so-racist ways. But glad with all the hard work that Lincoln did in his second term on behalf of the slavery issue."
"Unfortunately however, history tells a different tale about the Lincoln we have learned to cherish in our propaganda ridden secular schools. Lincoln, according to Thomas Dilorenzo, was a master politician. Murray Rothbard described a politician as a liar, conniver, and manipulator."