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The Lincoln Movie: A Libertarian Review

"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."

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The portrayal of Lincoln as anything other than the ....

statist that he was could be predicted, after all, much of Hollywood is a product of the public schools. Granted, it is left statism that many support there, but it is statism nonetheless,in spite of their inability to recognize it.

But that man should play the tyrant over God, and find Him a better man than himself, is astonishing drama indeed!~~D. Sayers
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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Well that sucks

I was hoping they would do this movie right, did they happen to even mention the greenbacks? or was it one just big load of poop?

I don't participate in Hollywood worship

BUT, Daniel Day Lewis is a BRILLIANT actor. It's a shame he took part in a movie based on misinformation, he turns down probably 90% of movie parts that are offered to him on a silver platter. I am compelled to see to see it simply because he stars in it If i can stomach the false-history.

I recommend the movie "There Will Be Blood" to everybody.

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-Ernest

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