FK – Lincoln at best was a politician like any other, saying whatever would get it votes.
A ‘civil war’ is a fight over a single govt. The Confederacy, like the Founding Fathers, many of whom owned slaves, was seeking its independence, not to take over the northern states or rule(tax) them.
The result of the bad guys winning in 1865 was that the black slaves were elevated into another form of slavery and the rest of us were lowered into that same slavery. Then the Buffalo Soldiers went out west and helped rest ‘native’ land from its long inhabitants.
That is war, or empire. Our republic really only lasted about 80 years.
The Powers who want to always be feel a need to keep lying about our history in order to maintain their place, as rulers, that they used the necessary force to gain and maintain.
So of course our military officers have to accede to this lie and others like it, as in the ‘National Guard’ is the militia while it could never be since its weapons are kept locked in government vaults not hanging on the walls or in the hands of American men.
Lincoln had no problem taking immigrants off the boats and forcing service via a draft in order to maintain his power to tax. He simply had more men and more bullets and better food and thus more bodies to sew on southern battlefields during his invasion.
So in reality we learn that ‘might makes right’ and ‘the victors write the history books.’
Would the Marxists, veterans of the failed socialist revolution in Europe of 1848, in Lincoln’s army want to do what must be done today and face down and destroy the cancer that yet plagues us?
Would the average service member understand if they were brought home and told “Our greatest enemies are here?”
How many officers would obey Trump if he did what must be done and brought the troops home and activated the real militias to do what will be required and remove the scourge of communist globalism from our nation once and for all, starting with the Marxist front groups, globalist NGOs and even fake ‘conservative’ organizations, et al?
How many troops understand that if they’re ever ordered to participate in what happened in New Orleans after Katrina their first responsibility is to the Bill of Rights so their first action must be to arrest or kill the officers who issued those orders?
Lincoln’s part in ‘ending slavery’ was political as well. His proclamation only affected slaves in southern controlled territory, and many Union officers almost mutinied because they claimed they were fighting to ‘preserve the Union,’ whatever that really meant to them.
So his effort to ‘free the slaves’ was at best propaganda, designed to keep the Europeans out of the war, and to encourage southern slaves to leave their plantations and seek the Union lines.
Why do you keep lying about this Prager U.? Do we already know the answer?