Obama to be sworn in on 'Lincoln Bible'It's quite fitting that Obama so admires President Lincoln. The only American Dictator. As H.L. Mencken said of the Gettysburg Address, in which Lincoln absurdly claimed that Northern soldiers were fighting for the cause of self determination ("that government of the people . . . should not perish . . .": "It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue.By Matt Kelley, USA TODAYWASHINGTON — The Bible Barack Obama will use at Tuesday's swearing-in ceremony carries great historic and social significance. It was used by Abraham Lincoln at his first inauguration in 1861.
Lincoln was "Pro-Slavery" until it suited him to change it. Lincoln saw the England was inclined to intercede on the Southern cause and use their Naval power to stop the Northern blockade. So Lincoln, in a stroke of political (not humanitarian) genius, issued the "Emancipation Proclamation" which then later on, ended slavery (after the war of Northern Aggression had concluded and the occupation of a independent nation began for the next 10 years). Another Lincoln myth was that he "saved the Constitution." But this claim is an outrage considering that Lincoln acted like a dictator for the duration of his administration and showed nothing but bitter contempt for the Constitution. He suspended the "Writ of Habis Corpus", He jailed Newspaper reporters who wrote negative articles about him, he threatened to jail the Chief Justice when he was going to rule in Southern favor (that Succession was actually legal), and he invaded the South without consent of Congress to declare war. Yes, Lincoln= Obama? I couldn't agree more.
As Obama is sworn in today, ask yourself this over the next four years, "Am I more or less free?" This wonderful video below speaks eloquently about the "dual sovereignty" and the almost forgotten doctrine of "States Rights." The Federal Government expanded greatly under the Bush administration (via the so-called "Patriot Act"). Will Obama advocate MORE freedom for the "Common man?" Or will he advocate further expansion of an oppressive over-lord, central planning Federal Government? He has shown NO indication that he will ADD to our freedom. On the contrary, he plans the biggest erosion of your rights since Lincoln. This is why we all must realize that IDEAS matter, not Parties, not individuals. Freedom, liberty, and individual as well as States Rights, truly do matter.