Confederate History and Heritage Month: The rantings of a tyrannical madman...
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Our Confederate Heritage friends will love this. These are clearly the rantings of a homicidal maniac.
"Notwithstanding the troubles across the river, (the speaker pointing southwardly, and smiling) there is really no crisis, springing from anything in the government itself. In plain words, there is really no crisis except an artificial one! What is there now to warrant the condition of affairs presented by our friends "over the river?" Take even their own view of the questions involved, and there is nothing to justify the course which they are pursuing. I repeat it, then---there is no crisis, excepting such a one as may be gotten up at any time by designing politicians. My advice, then, under such circumstances, is to keep cool. If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end, and the question which now distracts the country will be settled just as surely as all other difficulties of like character which have originated in this government have been adjusted. Let the people on both sides keep their self-possession, and just as other clouds have cleared away in due time, so will this, and this great nation shall continue to prosper as heretofore."
Abraham Lincoln, February 15, 1861, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
This definitely sounds like a man hellbent on war! I mean, come on. Calls to "keep cool"? To "keep their temper"? This is code people. Think about it. This was all part of his genius plan to trick the dumb hicks in the South into starting the war.
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Restoring the honor!