The Great Abraham Lincoln
Maj. Gen Patrick R. Cleburne, of the Confederates States of America said in January 1864, "Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the War; will be impressed by all the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision."
That statement was a prophecy on what's been happening to our youth since the surrender of the Confederacy in 1865. I was taught lies about Lincoln when I was in public schools in the 1950s and I'm sure it's worse now than then. Because of all the lies I've been taught about "Honest Abe", I decided to put this on my website to get the truth out about about this so called "Great President".
As Gen. Robert E. Lee said: "Every one should do all in his power to collect and disseminate the truth, in the hope it may find a place in history and descend to posterity. History is not the relation of campaigns, and battles, and generals or other individuals, but that which shows the principles for which the South contended and which justified her struggle for those principles." The following is a collection of quotes from the mouth of "THE GREAT ABRAHAM LINCOLN". These quotes will never be in any text books of the "Federal School System" of the "United States" because they are not interested in the truth. My comments will be in (parenthesis) and I'll highlight the important parts of his quotes. Some of the things he says is right but what I'm going to show you is his hypocrisy!
What the Great Abraham Lincoln, "SAID" about "Secession" and what he "DID" about it!
Here is what he "SAID" about secession in 1847 on the floor of Congress: "Any people, anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right, a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world."
Now this is what "old lying Lincoln" "DID"
Lincoln's secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles wrote: "It is very important that the Rebels strike the first blow in the conflict." So Lincoln assembled a squadron of warships and tugs and placed Capt. G.V. Fox in command. Before they could get to the fort, the Southerners found out about it and bombarded and captured the fort. Lincoln wrote Fox about the failure to get to S.C. before they captured the fort:
"I sincerely regret that the failure of the attempt to provision Fort Sumter should be of annoyance to you ... You and I both anticipated that the cause of the country would be advanced by making the attempt to provision Fort Sumter, even if it should fail; and it is no small consolation now to feel that our anticipation is justified by the result." From "Facts Historians Leave Out" by John S. Tilley
As you can tell by what he wrote, he knew what would happen and it would look like the South fired the first shot and started the war.
The Confederate government asked three times for a compensated emancipation as a peaceful means to end slavery. Lincoln denied the offer and 620,000 military deaths and thousands of civilian deaths, both North and South was the result of his fanactical determination to subjugate the South. The blood of all those people are on his head.
What "The Great Emancipater" Thought of the Negro!
1. As cited in "The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln," Roy Basler, ed. 1953 New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press Abraham Lincoln said: "I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races -- that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races from living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race."
2. An address by Abraham Lincoln at Springfield, Illinois, on June 26, 1857 [Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol II, pp 408-9, Basler, ed.]: "A separation of the races is the only perfect preventive of amalgamation, but as immediate separation is impossible the next best thing is to keep them apart where they are not already together. Such separation, if ever affected at all, must be effected by colonization The enterprise is a difficult one, but 'where there is a will there is a way:' and what colonization needs now is a hearty will. Will springs from the two elements of moral and self-interest. Let us be brought to believe it is morally right, and at the same time, favorable to, or at least not against our interest, to transfer the African to his native clime, and we shall find a way to do it, however great the task may be."
3. [Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol III, pp 399, Basler, ed.] Abraham Lincoln in 1859 said: "Negro equality, Fudge!! How long in the Government of a God great enough to make and maintain this Universe, shall there continue to be knaves to vend and fools to gulp, so low a piece of demagoguism as this?" --
4. Abraham Lincoln, as cited in "The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln," Roy Basler, ed. 1953 New Brunswick, N.J.,: Rutgers University Press: "Send them to Liberia, to their own native land. But free them and make them politically and socially our equals? My own feelings will not admit this."
5. Abraham Lincoln, as cited in "Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings," Roy Basler, ed. 1946, New York: Da Capo:"Some ten years later, in his December 1, 1862, message to Congress, Lincoln reiterated that "I cannot make it better known than it already is, that I strongly favor colonization."
6. "A Constitutional View of the Late War between the States," Alexander Stephens , 1870, Philadelphia: National Publishing Co.: "When asked by Confederate Vice President Alexander Stepehens at the 1865 Hampton Roads 'peace' conference what would become of the freedmen without property or education, Lincoln sarcastically recited the words to a popular minstrel song,'root, hog or die.'"
7. "Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation," Ira Berlin, 1987, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press:"In an April 16, 1863, letter to the War Department regarding the fate of ex-slaves should emancipation become a reality, Lincoln wrote, ''They had better be set to digging their sustinence out of the ground." (He really didn't care anything about the Negroes)
8. Overland Monthly and Out West magazine/Volume 9, Issue 52, San Francisco, 1887, pp. 540, 541 - "An Episode of the Civil War,": "At another time, Mr. Lincoln publicly recommended Central America to a delegation of blacks who waited on him, as suited by climate and so forth to colonization by their people.In the fall of 1862 there appeared in New York a certain Mr. Koch, with a queer story and a queer project...he had conceived the project of taking to Santo Domingo a colony of blacks from the United States, procuring a grant of land, and settling them on it, to raise cotton.Mr. Lincoln was entirely captivated by it; ...The President made a contract with him (Koch) for the transportation of the first colony of blacks, four hundred in number, to his (Koch's) island of La Veche, at the price, I think, of $100 per head; to be paid, one half when the colonists had embarked, and the other half when they were safely landed on the island.Before many months were over, the President was constrained as a matter of mere humanity to send a vessel of war after the poor fellows, and the remainder of them was brought back and landed in Boston.The last thing I heard of them was a public meeting under violent anti-slavery auspices to denounce the brutal and inhuman conduct of President Lincoln, in sending these poor men into exile; and one or two of the negroes themselves appeared at the meeting in support of the resolutions! John T. Doyle"
9. This is from "Facts Historians Leave Out"
by John S. Tilley, On August 14, 1862 by invitation
of Mr. Lincoln, A group of free Negroes was there to hear his words of
wisdom. Among other matters he discussed his purpose to colonize "people
of African descent." The following was what they heard:
"Why should people of your race be colonized, and where? This is, perhaps, the first question for proper consideration. You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong, I need not discuss; but this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both, as I think. Your race suffers very greatly, many of them, by living among us, while ours suffer from your presence. In a word, we suffer on each side. If this is admitted, it afords a reason, at least, why we should be seperated. You here are freemen, I suppose. Perhaps you have been long free, or all your lives. Your race is suffering, in my judgment, the greatest wrong inflected on any people. But, even when you cease to be slaves, you are yet far removed from being placed on an equality with the white race. The aspiration of men is to enjoy equality with the best when free, but on this broard continent not a single man of your race is made the equal of ours."
THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
1. Here is some more quotes from "Facts Historians
Leave Out" by John S. Tilley. I'm going to
show you how hypocritical Lincoln was. This first quote was on December
22, 1860, two days after South Carolina left the Union. He wrote Alexander
H. Stephens of Georgia whom he served with in Congress. Lincoln said in
"Do the people of the South really entertain fears that a Republican adminstration would, directly or indirectly, interfere with their slaves, or with them about their slaves? If they do, I wish to assure you, as once a frienf, and I hope not an enemy, that there is no cause for such fears."
On the next March, he became president and in his inaugural address, he said:
"I declare that I have no intention, directly or indirectly, to interfere with slavery in the states where it exists."
Also in 1862 after the war had been going on more than a year, some Republican Senators urged him to free the slaves, to whom he said:
Gentlemen I can't do it ... But I'll tell you what I can do; I can resign in favor of Mr. Hamlin. Perhaps Mr. Hamlin can do it."
As you will see from the next section, number 2, he lied.
2. "The Great Proclamation" (1960), Commager, Henry Steele; "Mr. Lincoln's Proclamation" (1964), Donovan, Frank; "The Emancipation Proclamation" (1964), Franklin, John Hope, ed.THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION: Whereas on the 22nd day of September, A.D. 1862, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:"That on the 1st day of January, A.D. 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free...Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana (except the parishes of St. Bernard, Palquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terrebone, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the city of New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkeley, Accomac, Northhampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Anne, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth), and which excepted parts are for the present left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued. (So the old hypocrite only freed the slaves in the states he had no control over and protected slavery where he could have destroyed it.) Let me give you a bit of background about slavery right here. First of all the US flag flew over all of the states at the beginning of this country and there were slaves in the North and the South. The North and the South adopted the Constitution knowing slavery was a protected institution. The North started getting rid of their slaves later because there wasn't much of a need for them by selling them to the South. By the way, the North was the ones going to Africa and buying a slave for a few gallons of Rum and selling them to the South at a great profit. This is from "Facts Historians Leave Out" by John S. Tilley, "Had the Proclamation abolished slavery altogether, Lincoln's own family might have been affected. For his father-in-law slave holder and Mrs. Lincoln's share of her father's estate was partly derived from the proceeds of the sale of slaves."So now you know why "Lincoln the hypocrite" only freed the slaves that he had NO control over.
3. The Glittering Illusion: English Sympathy for the Southern Confederacy, Sheldon Vanauken, 1989, Washington, DC: Regnery/Gateway. "...So Englishmen saw it. Lincoln's insincerity was regarded as proven by two things: his earlier denial of any lawful right or wish to free the slaves; and, especially, his not freeing the slaves in 'loyal' Kentucky and other United States areas or even in Confederate areas occupied by United States troops, such as New Orleans."
4. The Confederate War, Gary Gallagher, 1998, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press: "The Emancipation Proclamation caused a desertion crisis in the United States Army. At least 200,000 Northern soldiers deserted; another 120,000 evaded conscription; and another 90,000 Northern men fled to Canada to evade the draft, while thousands more hid in the mountains of central Pennsylvania 'where they lay beyond the easy reach of enrolling officers.'"
While pretending to have great compassion on the Negro, Lincoln continually through his administration ignored the Constitution and percecuted anyone that was against him without a "Patriot Act". For example:
1. "Constitutional Problems under Lincoln," James G. Randall, 1951, Urbana: University of Illinois Press: "Among the unconstitutional and dictatorial acts performed by Lincoln were initiating and conducting a war by decree for months without the consent or advice of Congress; declaring martial law; confiscating private property; suspending habeas corpus; conscripting the railroads and censoring telegraph lines; imprisoning as many as 30,000 Northern citizens without trial; deporting a member of Congress, Clement L. Vallandigham of Ohio, after Vallandigham - a fierce opponent of the Morrill tariff -- protested imposition of an income tax at a Democratic Party meeting in Ohio; and shutting down hundreds of Northern newspapers."
2. "Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men," Jeffrey Rogers Hummel; Laissez Faire Books: "The Lincoln Administration imprisoned at least 14,000 (Northern) civilians throughout the course of the war. ... The federal government simultaneously monitored and censored both the mails and telegraphs. ... It also suppressed newspapers. Over three hundred, including the Chicago Times, the New York World, and the Philadelphia Evening Journal, had to cease publication for varying periods."
3. "Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men," Jeffrey Rogers Hummel; Laissez Faire Books: Former Democratic Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham of Ohio, running for governor, "delivered a speech in May 1863 that accused the President of unnecessarily prolonging the conflict. The Union commander in Ohio" -- never a war zone -- "rousted Vallandigham from his home at night and jailed him. A military court handed down a sentence of confinement for the war's duration, but public indignation forced Lincoln to commute the sentence to exile behind Confederate lines."
More Quotes about Lincoln's Government Abuses
***“The suspension of the habeas corpus was for the purpose that men may be arrested and held in prison who cannot be proved guilty of any defined crime.”
President Lincoln wrote to the Albany committee
“Arrests are not made so much for what has been done as for what might be done. The man who stands by and says nothing when the peril of his Government is discussed cannot be misunderstood. If not hindered (by arrest, imprisonment, or death) he is sure to help the enemy.”
Under Lincoln’s definition silence became an act
“Much more, if a man talks ambiguously, talks with ’buts’ and ‘ifs’ and ‘ands’ he cannot be misunderstood. If not hindered (by imprisonment or death) this man will actively commit treason. Arbitrary arrests are not made for the treason defined in the Constitution, but to prevent treason.”
“Civil courts are organized for trials on charges of crime well defined by law. A jury of the civil courts too frequently has at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang a traitor.” (The above quotes are from the Albany correspondence. Lincoln had asked them to come to Washington to talk. They said 'no thanks.')
Daniel Webster objected to military courts because, as he said, “military courts are organized to convict.”
Thomas Jefferson said, “Those to whom power is delegated should be held to a strict accountability to their constitutional oath of office. The plea of necessity is no excuse for a violation of such oath.”
The Character of Lincoln's friends
Lincoln's Secretary Seward to Lord Lyons:
“My Lord, I can touch a bell at my right and order the arrest of a man in Ohio; I can again touch the bell and order the arrest of a man in New York, and no power on earth save that of the President can release them. Can the Queen of England do as much?
“No,” replied the astonished Englishman. “Were she to attempt such an act her head would roll from her shoulders.”
Lincoln's Politics and Character:
When in despair of losing the election with McClellan, Lincoln sent a secret offer to him via his trusted Mr. Blair, proposing to offer McClellan, if he would withdraw from the field, the immediate appointment of General of the Army, and the appointment of his father-in-law, Mr. Marcy, Major General, and the substantial recognititon of the Democratic Party. McClellan refused the bribe.
Lincoln then sent Thurlow Weed to Albany to make
Democratic Governor Seymour the following proposal:
“If Governor Seymour will withdraw his opposition to the draft, and use his authority and influence as Governor in putting down the riots in New York, and will co-operate in all reasonable ways with the administration in the suppression of the Southern rebellion, President Lincoln, on his part, will agree fully and honestly to renounce all claims to the Presidency for the second term, and will decline under any circumstances to be a candidate for re-election, and will further agree to throw his entire influence, in so far as he can control it, in behalf of Horatio Seymour for the President of the United States.” …Lamon’s Recollections of Lincoln…p 213. Seymour passed on the bait.
Lamon again on page 344:
“Lincoln’s compassion could be stirred deeply by an object present, but never by an object absent or unseen. Mr. Lincoln was not an ardent sympathizer with suffering of any sort which he did not witness with the eye of the flesh.”
And Lincoln’s good friend General Piatt…what did
he have to say about his friend?
“A battle to Lincoln meant the killing and wounding of a certain number of men, the consequences to be counted like a sum of arithmetic. Lincoln faced and lived through the awful responsibility of the war with the courage that came from indifference.”
Secretary of War Stanton, when at death’s door,
said to General Piatt:
“When Lincoln visited the camps fears were felt at headquarters that the soldiers would insult him, and orders were issued to cheer the President when he appeared…..all the time our huge army lay coiled about Washington, a distrust of the Lincoln Government was insidiously cultivated among the men.”
General Piat said of Lincoln:
“I saw a man of coarse, rough fibre, without culture. His views on human nature were low, but good natured. This low estimate of humanity blinded him to the South. He could not believe that men would fight for an idea. Lincoln considered the Southern movement a game of political bluff. “The men of the South, he said, won’t give up offices. Were it believed that vacant places could be had at the North Pole, the road there would be lined with dead Virginians.”
“I found that Mr. Lincoln could no more feel sympathy for that wretched race than he could for the horse he worked or the hog he killed. Descended from the poor whites of the South, he inherited the contempt, if not the hatred, held by that class for the Negro.” ....Piatt
“Lincoln well knew that the North was not fighting to free the slaves, nor the South fighting to preserve slavery. In that awful conflict slavery went to pieces.”….Piatt
Lamon’s Recollections of Lincoln…p 334 Ibid:
….He [Lincoln] claimed that those Negroes set free by the army were poor spirited, lazy and slothful; that they could only be made soldiers by force, and would not be ever willingly laborers at all; that they seemed to have no interest in the cause of their own race, but were as docile in the service of the rebellion as the mule that ploughed the fields or drew the baggage trains….Lincoln always contended that the cheapest way of getting rid of the negro was for the Nation to buy the slaves and send them out of the country.”
“Mr. Lincoln was never agitated by any passion more intense than his
wonderful thirst for distinction; distinction governed all his conduct
up to the day the assassin ended his life. Mr. Lincoln struggled incessantly
Lincoln told General Schenck that the sufferings
he witnessed never interfered with his comfort:
“I eat my three rations a day and sleep the sleep on the innocent.”
Simon Cameron, Lincoln’s first Secretary of War,
wrote General Butler in New Orleans:
“President Lincoln desires the right to hold slaves to be fully recognized. The war is prosecuted for the Union, hence no question concerning slavery will arise.”
“If ever,” said Lincoln. “the American society of the United States are demoralized and overthrown, it will come from the voracious desire for office, the wriggle to live without work, toil, or labor, from which I am not free myself.”
“Lincoln had no gratitude. He forgot the devotion of his warmest friends and partisans as soon as the occasion of their service had passed.” ....Herndon
“Lincoln was a deep-grounded infidel. He disliked and despised churches. He never entered a church except to scoff and ridicule. Before running for and office he wrote a book against Christianity and the Bible. His friend Hill burned the book ....Herndon
[All unsited material is from George Edmund’s Facts and Falsehoods.
Both Herndon and Lamon were life long friends of Lincoln going all the
way back to his pre political years. Herndon’s initial ‘Life of Lincoln’
volumes were secretly removed from the pubic circulation by the Republican
book police and a ‘revised edition’ was later printed which omitted the
unfavorable material mentioned in the first, which is quoted above. Many
historians have based their Lincoln work on the second, sanitized editon….JD]
It will be crystal clear as to why that none of the above is ever taught in the public schools, if you'll read again the quote at the beginning of this little file by Maj. Gen Patrick R. Cleburne.