Didn’t Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation free your ancestors?

The hypocrisy of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation came in for heavy criticism. His Secretary of State William Seward said, “We show our sympathy with slavery by emancipating slaves where we cannot reach them and holding them in bondage where we can set them free.” … President Obama can be forgiven for celebrating the hypocrisy of Abraham Lincoln because the victors of wars write their history and glorify the winners. The recognition that slavery is a despicable institution does not require hero worship of a president who made the largest contribution to the unraveling of our Constitution.

Walter E. Williams‘ column President Obama’s Inauguration holds some interesting observations of Abraham Lincoln and his legacy. It’s not what is taught in most school textbooks.

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