Friday, February 13, 2015

Nuts Celebrating the Assassination of Lincoln...

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League of the South President Michael Hill had the following to say about John Wiles Booth's assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

The League of the South looks to the present and future. However, from time to time we do look back at our past.

This 14th of April will mark the 150th anniversary of John Wilkes Booth’s execution of the tyrant Abraham Lincoln. The League will, in some form or fashion, celebrate this event. We remember Booth’s diary entry: “Our country owed all her troubles to him, and God simply made me the instrument of his punishment.” A century and a half after the fact, The League of the South thanks Mr. Booth for his service to the South and to humanity.

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Michael Hill

Many of us believe Lincoln overstepped his constitutional authority and that the argument for southern state succession, based on the rationale of the Declaration of Independence carried validity. Countering this argument is the position taken by many that the issue of human bondage (slavery) justified the action(s) of President Lincoln that lead to the War Between the States. It is likely the question as to whether Lincoln's action to preserve the union was philosophically, ethically, and morally justified will continue to be debated by folks of different views well into the future.

Having said the above; nutters like Mr. Hill who find it appropriate to celebrate an act of assassination of a duly elected President, presumably based on feelings similar to Booth's, is incredulous.

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3 comments:

  1. What's next? Happy "Ronald Reagan Had Alzheimer's Disease" Day? Jeebus!

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  2. It's kind of interesting how libertarians find themselves allied with the 'Southern Cause', yet eschew
    slavery, caught in the dilemma of individual freedom (to hold slaves?..to free slaves?). As for the
    constitution- as ever, quoted, dissected, analyzed and molded to specific POVs:
    "During the Antebellum years the US constitution was used to provide justification for both the abolition and expansion of slavery. The South found justification and a means of preservation for their long established "peculiar institution" by interpreting the constitution in favor of slavery. Radical abolitionists made several of their own constitutional interpretations that not only supported but also provided a means for abolition. This powerful document was not just subjected to various interpretations but also was used as a proverbial club for both Northern and Southern politicians to beat each other with." The Lincolnesque stance began even prior to the American Revolution:
    ""The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians and New Englanders are no more. I am not a Virginian, but an American." Patrick Henry 1774. Through the years, SCOTUS has interpreted the
    docmument variously (supposedly correctly) as has the rest of the citizenry. In my NRA-happy state
    they are passing a (constitutional) law that anyone may carry a concealed weapon anywhere, for
    any purpose without a permit, but voters must have approved identification* and teachers must be
    fingerprinted. Where this range of constitutional interpretation fails, IMO is in the area of individual
    rights: mine supersede yours and of course vice versa. I am pondering the relation between the
    "right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed" (considering the causative phrase " A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State" has been rendered null and meaningless by Scalia et. al.) and the right of the majority of the citizenry to live their everyday
    lives in something other than a peacetime free fire zone.
    -as for Mr. Booth, put him in the Benedict Arnold section.
    *Idaho drivers licenses, mandatory for voting, fail to meet the security requirements so that they are
    invalid for entry into any Federal facility. Such is our legislature, we refuse to take advice from the
    Federal government...and indeed are putting in considerable effort to take over the Bureau of Lands
    and the National Forest properties. Sorry for the rant: it is crap like that that makes me read the
    constitution, and danged if I can interpret it.

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