If Lincoln had been more honest.

Gary North  hits the “nail on the head” with this one.  But I doubt “The Real Lincoln” will be seen in the new movie being made about him.  North rewrites the Gettysburg address so that readers can understand what Lincoln REALLY meant. From http://www.lewrockwell.com/north/north914.html:

At the ceremony honoring half of the fallen dead at Gettysburg, Lincoln delivered a speech justifying the slaughter. It became the most memorable speech in American history — surely the most famous Presidential speech. I had to memorize it in the fifth grade in 1952, in the town of Marietta, Ohio.

We need to remember it for what it really was: a political speech. Political speeches are not noted for their full disclosure. So, I have re-written it. Here is the Gettysburg Address, decoded in terms of Republican Party politics in the fall of 1863.”

 

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