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I see a difference between

between Presidents 16 and 44 (and believe those 99.9% are correct):

the former exercised political responsibility by denying Southern states their prerogative to secede based on a morally unjust cause--the perpetuity of legal slavery

Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union
"..and all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of the United States, whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery. He is to be entrusted with the administration of the common Government, because he has declared that that "Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free," and that the public mind must rest in the belief that slavery is in the course of ultimate extinction"



the latter infringes upon the innocent and encourages their enslavement by advocating the removal of their right to bear arms