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HERE’s WHY LINCOLN is NOT MY HERO: PROFESSOR THOMAS DiLORENZO

This is from the Lew Rockwell blog authored by Thomas DiLorenzo:

Sorry guys, but this “debate” [on whether US Citizens can be targeted by their own government] was ended more than 140 years ago when the U.S. government established the precedent of murdering hundreds of thousands of American citizens and imprisoning thousands of Northern-state political dissenters without any due process.  In fact, neocons like Frum, McCain and Graham often celebrate this fact.  I refer, of course, to the mass murder of between 350,000 and  450,000 citizens (according to new research) of the Southern states by the Lincoln regime.  Lincoln never conceded that secession was legal; therefore, he considered all Southerners as U.S. citizens and orchestrated the waging of total war on them for four years.  He was famous for his devilish experimenting with bigger and better weapons of mass destruction –the “drones” of his day– to be used on his own fellow citizens.  He rewarded generals like Sherman and Sheridan for supervising the pillaging, plundering, murdering, and raping of Southern civilians during the “March to the Sea” and the burning down of the entire Shenandoah Valley after the Confederate Army had vacated it.  For this the cowardly and barbaric Sheridan has been portrayed as a “great war hero.”  And of course for doing this generations of state propagandists have deified Lincoln, memorialized him with monuments, museums, and Mount Rushmore, and perpetually urge every national politician (and all of the school children) to be more like him.

If I ran the education system of this nation, I would require every child in public schools to learn this truth.  Thank the Lord that at this time, this nation could raise up a heroic historian like Prof. DiLorenzo.


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written seven scholarly legal articles and was an adjunct at T. C. Williams School of Law. (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

3 Responses to “HERE’s WHY LINCOLN is NOT MY HERO: PROFESSOR THOMAS DiLORENZO”

  1. Anonymous says:

    But who cares? America is a far superior nation for Lincoln having done it. It’s like FDR imprisoning Japanese Americans. We know it was morally wrong and even perhaps evil and that Lincoln, like FDR, was an extremely ethically flawed man – but if we had to decide whether or not to do it again or whether it was necessary, the answer would be an unequivocal “Yes” in a heartbeat.

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