Master Hollywood director
Stephen Spielberg has another hit movie." Lincoln." A faux
history based on the book by plagiarist Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Spielberg is justifiably acclaimed for directing entertaining
movies. He is also good at propaganda movies. But that's about
all you ever see or read these days when Lincoln is the subject.
Not so when you go back to when he actually lived. He was widely
disliked both north and south. Read what contemporary newspapers
wrote about him. Read the biography of Lincoln as discerned by
the poet Edgar Lee Masters of Spoon River anthology fame.
Masters was known as a
copperhead. (A northerner on the side of the south), After his
election newspapers dared not criticize Lincoln. He closed them
down and jailed their publishers. Why don't you read about that
in today's media? Or about him arresting and imprisoning the
entire Maryland legislature because he feared they would vote
for secession. The legislators included the grandson of Francis
Scott Key who wrote our national anthem.
When Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court Roger Taney sent Lincoln a writ of habeas corpus,
"Honest" Abe threw it away and issued a warrant for Taney's
arrest. This icon of both conservatives and liberals caused the
death of more Americans in his unconstitutional war than any
other president in our history. The south had every right to
secede. The states were led to believe they were forming a
voluntary government and could leave if circumstances changed,
The constitution does not mention secession. Therefore it is
covered by the tenth amendment. That which is not in the
constitution nor prohibited by it, is left to the states and the
citizens. Couldn't be more clear. The only thing the Civil War
accomplished was destruction of states rights and creation of a
centralized government which morphed into an empire and is in