Thursday, December 27, 2007

Ron Paul and the Cult of Lincoln

A lot has been made on the talk shows about how Ron Paul said that the Civil War was not necessary to free the slaves, and that Lincoln went to war for other reasons. Of course, this has been vilified because "Honest" Abe cannot be questioned. Well, more and more people are finding out the truth behind Lincoln and his war, and much of the credit can be given to Thomas DiLorenzo, who wrote this blog entry concerning the media attacks:

Joe Scarborough's stand-in on the "Morning Joe" television program, David Shuster, once again has tried to smear Ron Paul, and once again reveals his ignorance in doing so. This morning Ron called in to correct the lies that various neocons like Shuster have been spreading about what he said to Tim Russert about Lincoln and his war. Shuster adamantly claimed that Ron had "embarrassed himself" by claiming that Lincoln did not invade his own country to free the slaves. But it is Shuster who is embarrassingly ignorant of his own history. In fact, it would be hard to find a single American historian with any credibility who would argue that in 1861 an invasion of the Southern states was launched to free the slaves. Shuster is not only unaware of what is written in my book, The Real Lincoln, but also of what is in almost all other books on the war.

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