Amac Magazine, April 2021 Edition
Dear Amac Magazine, 4/27/21
In your April 2021 edition there is an article entitled "Morality and Leadership" which praises Abraham Lincoln for "keeping the country intact" and that he did "remove the scourge of slavery from America forever". By his efforts to "keep the country intact", he violated the Constitution and illegally invaded the legally seceded Southern states. It is well documented how his armies burned, murdered, looted, and raped their way across the South, leaving behind starving and totally destitute old men, women, and children (those who were "fortunate" enough to survive). Their atrocities were not only directed at the whites, but the blacks as well.
As for "removing the scourge of slavery forever", it is obvious that you are not aware that his Emancipation Proclamation freed not one solitary soul. The only proof needed to substantiate this claim is to simply read the Proclamation. It was the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery eight months after the war, not Lincoln. The war was going badly for the North which is why Lincoln came up with his Proclamation to give the appearance of a "moral campaign". As he stated, it was a war measure. It was intended to cause a slave insurrection, which did not happen, and to keep Europe from coming to the aid of the Confederacy.
The false narrative so common and accepted is that the war was about "freeing the slaves" and "saving the Union". If the war was about ending slavery, then there are at least two questions needing an answer. 1) Why did the North not first free the more than 429,000 slaves held in the Union AFTER the South seceded? 2) Why did Lincoln support the Corwin Amendment which would have forever made it illegal to abolish slavery if the seceded states would just return to the Union and ratify it? They refused. Why would they do that if they wanted to "protect slavery? (It was already protect in the Constitution. They had only to stay in the Union to "protect" it).
No, Lincoln's War of Northern Aggression was not about slavery, but about forcing the legally seceded states back into the Union for the continued collection of excessive and unconstitutional tariffs. The South was paying 85% of the federal revenues, and only had 1/3 of the population. Northern railroads, industry, and banking reaped the benefits of this, with the South getting next to nothing in return. This was a clear case of wealth redistribution, with the South getting fleeced. The "Lincoln Myth" has been taught for generations in our schools and universities. Very little truth is taught about this person who openly mocked preachers and denied the Deity of Christ. His closest friends, Herndon and Lamon, stated that they considered him an infidel and that he never changed his beliefs, right up to his death.
It is not my intention to chastise you for this article, but to set the record straight. Most of America has no clue about the truth of our history, since it has been rewritten long ago. They just accept what they are told in school, on PBS, the History Channel, from Hollywood, and from the extremely biased media. The common and accepted narrative is as phony as a three dollar bill. The facts do not support what we have been taught. It is up to each of us to pursue the truth on our own. Here is a short list of good books that teach the truth about Lincoln and our history:
“The Real Lincoln”, by Charles L.C. Minor, “The South Was Right”, by James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy, “Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists” by Walter D. Kennedy and Al Benson, Jr., ”The Un-Civil War” by Leonard M. Scruggs, “Truths of History”, by Mildred Lewis Rutherford (1920), “Complicity” by Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank, “Facts and Falsehoods Concerning the War on the South 1861-1865”, by George Edmunds, and “The South Under Siege 1830 – 2000”, by Frank Conner.