This video from the USA says about itself:
Was the Civil War About Slavery?
10 August 2015
What caused the Civil War? Did the North care about abolishing slavery? Did the South secede because of slavery? Or was it about something else entirely…perhaps states’ rights? Colonel Ty Seidule, Professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point, settles the debate.
Without Abrabam Lincoln‘s and his supporters’ opposition to the slaveowners of American southern states like North Carolina in the 1850s and 1860s, there would not be the Republican party in the USA today.
And without the 1960s ‘southern strategy’ of Republican presidential candidates Goldwater and Nixon, the present day apologists of these slaveowners would not be Republican politicians in states like North Carolina now.
By Ed Mazza in the USA:
04/12/2017 11:55 pm ET
GOP Lawmaker Compares ‘Tyrant’ Abraham Lincoln To Adolf Hitler
The North Carolina state representative also called the Civil War “unnecessary and unconstitutional.”
A Republican member of North Carolina’s House of Representatives on Wednesday compared President Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler and called the 16th president of the U.S. a “tyrant.”
Larry Pittman also blamed Lincoln for the U.S. Civil War, which he called “unnecessary and unconstitutional.”
The remarks appeared in the comments section of a Facebook post Pittman wrote last month. Pittman began arguing with commenters on a number of issues, including his support for a law to make the Supreme Court ruling that legalized marriage equality “null and void” in North Carolina. …
The comments drew swift rebuke, first within Pittman’s Facebook page and then well beyond.
“When American ultra-conservatives have come to believe beloved Abraham Lincoln is equivalent to Hitler, their politics have jumped the shark and gone from eye-rolling to dangerous for our democratic republic,” North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin wrote on his on Facebook page.
Pittman has made national news before, for cracking birther jokes about President Barack Obama and calling Planned Parenthood “murder for hire.”
His Lincoln comments came just one day after White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed Hitler never used chemical weapons, a comment he later apologized for making.
Pittman has not yet addressed his own Hitler comments.
Republican NC state legislator: Abraham Lincoln was a ‘tyrant’ like Hitler for ending slavery: here.
PROTESTERS HANG EFFIGY OF KENTUCKY GOVERNOR A group of protesters gathered for a “Patriot Day 2nd Amendment Rally” near the Kentucky State Capitol concluded the event by hanging an effigy of Gov. Andy Beshear in a tree outside the governor’s mansion. Video and photos show two men hoisting the effigy with a sign reading “Sic Semper Tyrannis,” which loosely translates from Latin to “thus always to tyrants.” John Wilkes Booth is said to have shouted the phrase after assassinating President Abraham Lincoln. [HuffPost]
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