“So no liberal is going to win a debate that big government freed the slaves.”
Forget Lincoln. And, about one hundred years. The Constitution freed the slaves. Perhaps, a bit late, but nevertheless. So says Jim DeMint, current president of the Heritage Foundation, and historian.
“Well the reason that the slaves were eventually freed was the Constitution, it was like the conscience of the American people,”
Not a very deep well of souls. Jefferson had to have known what a hypocrite he was when he wrote some of the most stirring words in the history of democracy, even while his man-servant waited on him.
“Unfortunately there were some court decisions like Dred Scott and others that defined some people as property, but the Constitution kept calling us back to ‘all men are created equal and we have inalienable rights’ in the minds of God.”
Well, not quite, but those words were in the Declaration of Independence. Let’s not quibble. One stirring proclamation is just as good as another, when the cotton is in the fields.
“So no liberal is going to win a debate that big government freed the slaves. In fact, it was Abraham Lincoln, the very first Republican, who took this on as a cause and a lot of it was based on a love in his heart that comes from God,”
So, it was God that freed the slaves? Anything to avoid the awful truth. Lincoln strengthened the federal government, and freed the slaves. He also embarked on public works programs during the war. He built a railroad. One that united us.