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Like all other people

Lincoln was a bit righteous, and a bit of a tyrant both. In my opinion he began as a righteous crusader, and ended up being a tyrant in the end in order to pursue his agenda. Was lincoln truely anti-slave...Yes, I believe so? Being an abolitionist, did Lincoln still believe the African American race to be inferior in a way that would classify him with the most virulaent skinhead type racists today...Yes. Did Lincoln crave power....I believe he absolutely did, as do generally all men who seek the presidency in a serious manner? Did Lincoln re-interpret the constitution on the fly, and stomp on civil rights in order to prosecute a war which he justified by saying that said war would "save" the union...Yes. Did he, in his zeal for union, destroy the very union he sought to protect and defend and thereby destroy the American experiment....yes. In short no one is all good or all bad, but we must all be very careful that our actions are corect lest we unwittingly destroy what we seek to protect by becomong ourselves the very things we seek to defend against.

Josh Brueggen
Jack of all Trades
Precinct Commiteeman Precinct 5 Rock Island Co Illinois