Out With The Old and In With The NewSubmitted by Charles Wilson on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 18:33
Out With The Old and In With The New
Abolitionist Movement II
The beatification of racist tyrants by good, honest, intelligent people boggles the mind. Most GOP supporters have no idea that the Republican Party was built on lies and deceit by war profiteering opportunists seeking power and fortune – much like the Military Industrial Complex today. The tyrants took full advantage of the radical movements of the day including the Anti-slavery advocates and Abolitionist Movement to achieve their power and wealth. Abraham Lincoln was the god father of the GOP whereas he became the first elected Republican President. According to most of the Lincoln letters, he was anti-slavery, however, he was a racist in every sense of the word. During the Lincoln – Douglas debates in 1858 he made his racist views very clear. (Quote) Fourth Debate: Charleston, Illinois
September 18, 1858
Mr. Lincoln's Speech
Mr. Lincoln took the stand at a quarter before three, and was greeted with vociferous and protracted applause; after which, he said:
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: It will be very difficult for an audience so large as this to hear distinctly what a speaker says, and consequently it is important that as profound silence be preserved as possible.
While I was at the hotel to-day, an elderly gentleman called upon me to know whether I was really in favor of producing a perfect equality between the negroes and white people. [Great Laughter.] While I had not proposed to myself on this occasion to say much on that subject, yet as the question was asked me I thought I would occupy perhaps five minutes in saying something in regard to it. I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, [applause]-that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied every thing. I do not understand that because I do not want a negro woman for a slave I must necessarily want her for a wife. [Cheers and laughter.] My understanding is that I can just let her alone. I am now in my fiftieth year, and I certainly never have had a black woman for either a slave or a wife. So it seems to me quite possible for us to get along without making either slaves or wives of negroes.
Source: Neely, Mark E. Jr. 1982. The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia. New York: Da Capo Press, Inc.
Lincoln made a similar speech at Quincy, Adams County, October 13, 1858. Although Lincoln was anti-slavery, slavery was not the reason for a Civil War where he was responsible for the deaths of over 600,000 American troops and untold destruction of the South and its people. He wrote the following letter: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause." The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume V, "Letter to Horace Greeley" (August 22, 1862), p. 388.
By initiating the Civil War, Lincoln overthrew the US Constitution and changed the power arrangement between the central government and the States forever. That begs the question, is the Constitution still the law of the land or is it just a useless god damned piece of paper – per GW Bush? When we speak of the Constitution, which Constitution are we referring to? Pre-Civil War, or post -Civil War? Most folks today do not know there is a difference between the two .
I support the itemized, limited, Constitution that was written by our founding fathers and not the current organic Constitution we have today that can be changed at the whim of self-serving politicians. The GOP of old is fading into history and should be replaced by a new GOP based on truth and honesty. The Tenth Amendment should be restored whereas the people will have guaranteed rights that cannot be usurped by self-serving politicians. It is time for a new Abolitionist Movement II that will return the American people to our honorable roots. Out with the old and in with the new.