3 thoughts on “Abraham Lincoln, President

  1. Francis Gallo October 4, 2012 / 6:39 pm

    Rebels attacked at Bull Run? And I always thought it was a Union offensive! Aw shucks.

  2. Caldwell October 5, 2012 / 1:54 pm

    Okay, I know it is a cartoon, but I am a little disappointed nevertheless, Briefly:

    1. At 2:25, Abe announces he will not allow slavery to move West (as if he had any such power). I was hoping Abe would explain why he opposes slavery in the West:

    “..The whole nation is interested that the best use shall be made of these territories. We want them for the homes of free white people…”

    2. At 3:34, the usual nonsense about saving ‘government by the people”. If this were truly an issue,
    it could have been saved by the U.S.A. The C.S.A. had nothing to do with it.

    3. At 4:35,The Rebels have fired on Ft. Sumter. But no mention of the fact that Ft. Sumter was in a foreign country and that the USA was illegally occupying the Ft.

    4. At 5:52, The Rebels attacked at Bull Run?! (already mentioned)

    5. At 14:04, some sort of escaped slave refugeee camp. Mary gets all weepy, but no mention of her history as a slaveowner. Abe gets all weepy too, but no mention of his position on the fugitive slave laws:

    “…We profess to have no taste for running and catching ni**ers, at least I profess no taste for that job at all. Why then do I yield support to a fugitive slave law? Because I do not understand that the Constitution, which guarantees that right, can be supported without it…”

    6. At 15:40, a couple of minutes useless emancipation proclamation propaganda. But no mention of the fact that it did not apply to the slaves in Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, Delaware and Western Virginia.

    7. At 17:25, what’s the deal with counting every single casualty as a battle death?

    8. At 20:00, Gettysburg a\Address;

    a. The new nation was a nation of slaveowners and slave-traders, and as such, the nation could not possibly have been conceived in liberty and dedicated to equality.

    b. There was no civil war. The CSA was fighting for independence, not control of the USA.

    c. “A new birth of freedom” ?! How? By forcing citizens to live under a government from which they withdrew their consent? That’s freedom, Soviet Union style, I suppose.

    d. There was no reason that “Government by the people” would have perished. it easily could have continued in the USA.

    9. At 23:47, Lincoln greets Douglas at the White House. But no mention of Lincoln’s efforts to colonize African-Americans.

  3. GuyK October 6, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    The CSA would not have allowed the USA to exist. Once the Fugitive Slave Law would have been voided because the USA would have no obligation to enforce the law of a foreign country the only alternative would be for the CSA to go to war with the USA. This was a battle for a government by the people and for freedom and liberty.

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