Vital Signs

Lincoln and the Death of the Old Republic

Official history venerates Abraham Lincoln as an apostle of American democracy who waged war on the South to preserve the Union and free the slaves.  Official history is a lie.

Lincoln was a dictator who destroyed the Old Republic and replaced the federal principles of 1789 with the ideological foundations of today’s welfare/warfare state.  His administration was characterized by paranoia, a lust for power, and rampant corruption.  The magnitude of that paranoia was evidenced by Lincoln’s secretary of war, Edwin M. Stanton, who declared that “Every department of the Government was paralyzed by treason.”  “Traitors” were to be found

in the Senate, in the House of Representatives, in the Cabinet, in the Federal Courts . . . Treason was flagrant in the revenue and in the post-office service, as well as in the Territorial governments and in the judicial reserves.

In his bid for absolute power, Lincoln used “treason” as a pretext to unleash war and shred the Constitution.  Freedom of the press was curtailed.  The Chicago Times was one of over 300 Northern newspapers suppressed for expressing “incorrect” views.  As late as May 18, 1864, Lincoln ordered his military to “arrest and imprison . . . the editors, proprietors and publishers of the New York World and the New York Journal...

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