During November a new Hollywood movie will be released furthering the myth of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. From theaters to classrooms Lincoln will be heralded as the practically deified savior of the Union and emancipator of the slaves.
Those who believe such nonsense have most likely never read the full transcript of the Emancipation Proclamation nor Lincoln’s first inaugural address but buy into decades of historical revision proclaiming him as the greatest president of all time.
The reality is this president waged an unconstitutional war that cost the lives of almost 750,000 military personnel, North and South, as well as the lives of approximately 50,000 defenseless Southern civilians via his brutal Union military. Few know of his correspondence with Karl Marx, father of communism, nor that many leaders in his cabinet and military were avowed Marxists.
It is time the truth about Lincoln was told. Why? We can trace the big government monstrosity we live under today directly to the Lincoln administration and its policies. In order to create a true republic we must understand how we arrived where we are.
Hopefully the day will come when Lincoln will assume his rightful place. Not as a figure worthy of praise but alongside the likes of Hitler, Stalin and Osama Bin Laden.
The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.