Comment: _lincoln_? But surely you jest.

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_lincoln_? But surely you jest.

-Instituted the draft.

-Suspended Habeas Corpus.

-Started the Income tax.

-The only world leader to wage civil war against his people to end slavery costing 600,000 US lives, crippling the U.S. for 50 years.

-He didn't even spend the Senate appropriation money to start sending negroes back to Central America, the Caribbean and coastal Africa.

-It would have taken 1000 ships two years to do it.
He could have started incrementally and economically by purchasing slaves at the auctions for the least amount of money.

-He invented the pork barrel project by stuffing taxpayer money into the Illinois canals at the same time the railroads were coming through.

I've got Lincoln in the bottom 10 worst Presidents.

Ron Paul has strong thoughts about him and the Civil War.
http://www.nationalmemo.com/strange-true-ron-paul-thinks-ame...

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ