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Why was the United States the only country in THE WORLD TO FIGHT A WAR TO END SLAVERYBECAUSE world to fight a war to end slaveryBecause war wasn t about slavery Like all other wars it was fought over money and powerLincoln the American Hitler was the man who single handedly shredded the Constitution and fathered Big GovernmentThe Church of Lincoln has distorted facts and history to paint a picture of Lincoln in total contradiction of his real self and motivesFortunately this author demolishes these falsehoods with simple logic contextual arguments with respect to the Constitution racism and politics of Eleven chapters of how shall I put this mildly bovine wasteThis book was urged upon my by one who found it compelling Finally after a century and a half of myth based pseudo history propping up the image of King Lincoln he told me comes Thomas J DiLorenzo an economist with a book exposing the truth about not so honest AbeI ll admit to skepticism And I ll even admit that I had no real desire to read The Real Lincoln Whenever I m faced with a conflict between mainstream and fringe the burden of proof is on fringe to convince me that the mainstream is incorrect It can be done But when common sense and logic side with the mainstream it is difficult as I think that it should be to convince me that the mainstream is wrong I felt it was highly unlikely that DiLorenzo could shift my viewpointTime passed but the comments ept coming You might be surprised how often our sixteenth president can make it into everyday conversation The comments traced the roots of America s generally bad state of nearly everything to Abraham Lincoln And the source backing the comments was Thomas DiLorenzoThen fate intervened I saw an advertisement alongside an article that I was reading on a news site I don t recall ever having paid attention to one before The advertisement was for a book by Dennis W Brandt called Shattering the Truth The Slandering of Abraham Lincoln I went to and pulled up a copy of Brandt s book and previewed the Preface Lo and behold Brandt was talking about DiLorenzo And his book was a direct reply to DiLorenzo s works including The Real Lincoln and seemed to be a document based irrefutable refutation Brandt I suspected had taken the time to do the work necessary to prove the truth of the mainstream in opposition to the fringe I ordered it immediatelyI Des Souris et des hommes eBook: John Steinbeck, Maurice-Edgar Coindreau: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. knew that I would read The Real Lincoln and Shattering the Truth together but hoping toeep as open a mind as possible under the circumstances I decided to read DiLorenzo first and Brandt second instead of reading them side by side Even without Brandt s help I found DiLorenzo unconvincing Throughout The Real Lincoln DiLorenzo discounts any historian who disagrees with him and lauds those who agree He takes some bits and pieces from original sources and cuts and pastes them out of context He alternately holds Lincoln to modern racial sensibilities and downplays the evils of slavery as irrelevant to the cause or even a cause of the Civil War And most glaringly he writes from an absolutist standpoint There is no room for nuance and no shades of gray And there is certainly no room for historical contextDiLorenzo s logic is often faulty but at times his points sound convincing Many such points however rely on assumptions without footnotes or any other proof But as Brandt points out even if the assumptions were footnoted DiLorenzo s use of sources isn t always or even often reliableDiLorenzo uses The Real Lincoln as part of his broader effort to trash the image of Lincoln for refusing to allow the Confederacy to secede for doing so not to save the Union but to consolidate absolute power and riches in the hands of a few and oppress the God given liberties of all Americans absolute power and riches in the hands of a few and oppress the God given liberties of all Americans a vacuum and unchecked I fear DiLorenzo s efforts could succeed Thankfully we don t live in a vacuum Check DiLorenzo s sources and check his sources sources Or if you don t have time as I didn t feel free to consult Shattering the Truth Dennis Brandt has done yeoman s work for us allIf you re interested in a different opinion on Abraham Lincoln The Real Lincoln is right for you But if you want that different view to be honest accurate or based in reality as I think something with the word real in its title should be look elsewhere almost anywhere elsewhere would be better. Erted the Constitution trampled states' rights and launched a devastating Civil War whose wounds haunt us still According to this provacative book 600000 American soldiers did not die for the honorable cause of ending slavery but for the dubious agenda of sacrificing the independence of the states to the supremacy of the federal government which has been tightening its vise grip on our republic to this very dayYou will discover a side of Lincoln that you were probably never taught in school a side that calls into uestion the very myths that surround him and helps explain the true origins of a bloody and perhaps unnecessary The central argument of the text is that Lincoln was acting unconstitutionally in waging war with the South ie that States Had The Right To had the right to For instance in regards to the Emancipation Proclamation DiLornenzo states it was a war measure which in reality the president had no power to dictate such a thing to a state government p37 If the southern states seceded which all in the North and South admitted that they had as evidenced by the reuirement that they accept amendments 13 15 then we can no longer discuss Abraham Lincoln s relationship with Southerners as a President to citizens It becomes a matter of a Presidents relationship with enemy combatants in a foreign country As far as Habeas Corpus Article 1 of the Constitutions states that it may be suspended in times of war What is unclear and what the Supreme Court has not ruled on is who is responsible for this suspension More to the point Lincoln s initial suspension was in suppression of a rebellion in Maryland that was hindering the war effort Upon hearing of other Generals carte blanche interpretation of his suspension Lincoln orders them to stop using it as such Context helpsI ll never argue in favor of a war World War 2 in particular raises big uestions about Just War ideology But in a study of the blame for the Civil War we must look at Fort Sumter and ask would American s have approved or approve now of Lincoln admitting defeat and removing troops DiLorenzo s argument is just that In the face of a rebelling state Lincoln should have done nothing So i ll ask should we analyze the constitutionality of the Civil War by looking at the Southern States as a foreign power or as states within the US that were attempting to nullify the Federal law and thus the Supremacy Clause Either way the author s constitutionality argument makes no sense The clearer violation of the Constitution would be to wish it away both the duties and benefits of such an agreement like the Southern states were attempting I was really starting to buy the author s alternative to war untilP277 If this had happened state imposed voluntary abolition race relations in the South would not have been so irreparably poisoned as they were during Reconstruction If the Republican Party had not used the ex slaves as political pawns in the South and turned them against the whites acts of violence against the ex slaves and the institution of Jim Crow laws might never have happened This is not just a bending of Reconstruction history but proof that the author has no understanding of the period Before during and after the Civil War Southern whites were fearful of black freedom and sought ways to use the power of their state governments to stop it from coming to pass There isn t a single shred of evidence to suggest that there was a Southern non racist during the Civil War who BECOMES AN ADVOCATE OF JIM CROW an advocate of Jim Crow due to the activities of the Freedman s Bureau or those of the Republican party 200 years of institutional chattel slavery did damage to race relations than 10 years of Reconstruction Disturbing book The states had a right to secede from the union This was accepted at the time Constitutional amendments were proposed to prevent the right of secession The right of secession is in fact a Black Women in White America A Documentary History key to controlling the powers of a central governmentLincoln entered the war without congressional approval calling it a rebellion He blockaded the south something that could only be done against a country with which we were at war He suspended the writ of Habeas Corpus without approval from Congress The Supreme Court said that this was not constitutional but Lincoln ignored it Lincoln then took control of the newspapers imprisoning without trial on the order of 13000 people People who voiced opposition to himThe emancipation proclamation was not declared until 1863 when the war was not going well for the Union The slaves were only freed in states not then occupied by the unionThe Northern armies as is well documented plundered the southern countryside destroying homesilling innocent women and children Leggiamo l'ora. Gioco e imparo. Ediz. a colori killing livestock and burning crops All this to save the Union All this against his own people Lincoln was The Great Centralizer With him began the American Empire This was continued after the Civil War with Manifest Destiny and the de. A New Look at Abraham Lincoln His Agenda and an Unnecessary WarMost Americans consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest president in history His legend as the Great Emancipator has grown to mythic proportions as hundreds of books a national holiday and a monument in Washington DC extol his heroism and martyrdom But what if most everything younew about Lincoln were false What if instead of an American hero who sought to free the slaves Lincoln were in fact a calculating politician who waged the bloodiest war in american history in order to build an empire that rivaled Great Britain's In The Real Lincoln author Thomas J Di. ,

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Struction of the Indian Nations Everything you now about Lincoln is wrong trust me This is another one of those books is wrong trust me This is another one of those books takes a look at one of America s heroes tears off the mask of patriotic romanticism revealing a scoundrel beneathLincoln was likely the worst President in United States history sound insane Read the book you ll be left with zero complaintsThe Civil War initially had NOTHING to do with slavery which would have been the only justifiable reason to wage it it began and was waged until Gettysburg on Lincoln s agenda to centralize federal power thus rewriting the Constituti Abraham Lincoln is considered to be the most revered president in American history by historians but why DiLorenzo asks this same uestion and presents us with a different portrait of Lincoln In his political life Lincoln jailed journalists and went after the press deported a former Congressman who criticized him tried to pass legislation to bar free blacks from entering his state harshly criticized abolitionists waged war on civilians in the South suspended habeas corpus and advocated barring blacks from obtaining citizenship All of DiLorenzo s citations are scholarly and well nown among historians I ve been critical of Lincoln for years but this book shows with meticulous research from the 18th and 19th centuries just how much this man is to be condemned for his lies his powermongering and his tyranny Historians have been stopping their ears to the truth for the past 150 years and and it s time to uit It s time to remember our history to now our Constitution and to uit worshipping this beast of big government Not so much a history or biography as an apologetic for the mythos of the Lost Cause of the Confederacy DiLorenzo is correct in arguing that Lincoln and the North In General Were Not Virtuous general were not virtuous sinless moral crusaders That cartoon history is the stuff of pop culture and gra History as ignorant rant DiLorenzo portrays Lincoln as the peer of Hitler and Stalin gleefully distorting history whether through misuotation misrepresentation or outright lying He claims for instance the Emancipation Proclamation did not free a single slave he ignores that the Union controlled large swaths of the Confederacy by the time it was issued The 13th Amendment where slavery was permanently ended through legal constitutional methods Not mentioned once He pretends the war isn t about slavery by ignoring the Ordinances of Secession that explicitly identify slavery as the cause He claims Lincoln ignored chances for peaceful abolition without specifying how this was possible Surely not through Confederate peace offers predicated on preserving slavery in the South forever Instead he dredges up an 1861 tariff that even if universally loathed by the South didn t become law until AFTER Ft Sumter and affected foreign rather than domestic trade He claims universal loathing of the Emancipation Proclamation by citing editorials from Democratic newspapers He claims tariffs unconstitutional because they re not specifically cited in the Constitution yet he claims secession as a Constitutional right because it isn t specifically cited in the Constitution He rants about Reconstruction which even if his depiction were accurate happened AFTER Lincoln s deathEnough Does Mr DiLorenzo think we re all fools If so is it because he s looking for company Some weeks back I was in an online discussion about good Lincoln biographies The book that received the most mentions was The Real Lincoln A New Look at Abraham Lincoln His Agenda and an Unnecessary War by Thomas DiLorenzo Some brief internet searching revealed that the book is uite controversial and has been charged with gross searching revealed that the book is uite controversial and has been charged with gross of history Nevertheless I was morbidly curious enough to read it myselfDiLorenzo s stated goal is to get past the myths of Lincoln that he believes is all too common and reveal the truth about the man p 1 2 Yet despite his claims DiLorenzo actually fails to uncover anything particularly novel about our sixteenth president Instead he does the opposite and in so doing becomes the very type of historian he decries He presents an abridged history selectively using events uotes and supporting scholars to further his thesis driven work In fact DiLorenzo identifies nothing about Lincoln s views of race sout. Lorenzo uncovers a side of Lincoln not told in many history books and overshadowed by the immense Lincoln legend Through extensive research and meticulous documentation DiLorenzo portrays the sixteenth president as a man who devoted his political career to revolutionizing the American form of government from one that was very limited in scope and highly decentralized as the Founding Fathers intended to a highly centralized activist state Standing in his way however was the South with its independent states its resistance to the national government and its reliance on unfettered free trade To accomplish his goals Lincoln subv. .

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