Question by Matt M: Why does Obama praise Abraham Lincoln as his role model?
It is clear that Obama considers Lincoln to be a role model of equality and clearly he intends to center a part of his presidency Lincoln’s policy of equality. Obama has proved this by making many statements claiming Lincoln as his role model and using Lincoln’s Bible to be sworn into office.
In my opinion, all of this talk of “modeling himself after Lincoln” is completely ignorant, and simply is making himself look stupid. Lincoln was one of the biggest racists in the history of the United States and in no way stood for equality among races.
Quote from Lincoln-Douglas debate:
” I will say here while I am upon this subject, I have no disposition to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races. There is a physical difference between the two, which in my judgment will probably forever forbid their living together on terms of respect, social and political equality, and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there should be a superiority somewhere, I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position…”- Abraham Lincoln
“I will say then, that I am not nor have ever been in favor of bringing about in any way, the social and political equality of the white and black races, that I am not, nor have I ever been in favor of making voters of the negroes, or jurors, or qualifying them to hold office, or having them to marry with white people…there must be the position of superior and inferior, that I as much as any other man am in favor of the superior position being assigned to the white man.”
I will now reiterate a particular part of the last quote ” I am not, nor have I ever been in favor of making voters of the negroes, or jurors, or qualifying them to hold office”
Ohh the sweet irony! Looks like old Lincoln would be rolling over in his grave right about now if he was still alive.
Clearly, our 44th President needs to study up on his history before he goes around saying ignorant statements and modeling himself after, perhaps, the singly most racist president in the history of the United States.
Just another quote from our dear former president Abraham Lincoln
As to the policy I “seem to be pursuing” as you say, I have not meant to leave any one in doubt.
I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be “the Union as it was.” If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it”
Answer by John C
Because Lincoln expanded the federal government. Obama is also a big government guy.
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