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Today's History Lesson: Lincoln's Disagreement with Obamaism

Barack Obama’s new way socialism is really just as no way as it’s always been. But, regardless of the central American spirit that Obamaism attempts to defeat, it is proclaimed that he is only interested in fixing America. So, because he is only here to help, Obama is deemed a savior by his acolytes.

Another of Obama’s false fronts is his claim to be “just like” Abraham Lincoln, a facade he wears with relish. The claim is, after all, a perfect cover for his essentially anti-American agenda. What could be more American than the fulfillment of Lincoln’s efforts to free the slaves but a black man being elected to the presidency? The mere fact of his election seems to affirm the better angels of our nature.

But, here I’d like to report a quote that tends to show that Lincoln would not have approved of a president Barack Obama. Not because Obama is a black man, but because he is a socialist.

In his last address to the crowds of Alton, Illinois during his famous Lincoln/Douglas debates of 1858 Lincoln uttered a few lines that would tend to argue against Obama’s socialist policies. Lincoln chose the subject of the eternal war between right and wrong as the platform for his attack on the very principle of socialism.

The one is the common right of humanity, and the other the divine right of kings. It is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the same spirit that says, “You work and toil and earn bread, and I’ll eat it.” No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle.

Lincoln was, of course, arguing against slavery in those debates. Arguably he won that debate and were it not for the rampant Democrat vote fraud then holding sway in the Illinois of 1858 (how things have stayed the same) he would have entered the Senate instead of becoming president two years on.

But, regardless that he was arguing the case against slavery, the nugget of truth in his words can properly be applied to Obama’s socialist agenda. Obama essentially wants to enslave the segment of America that works hard for its bread and wants to take that bread away and give that it to those of his supporters that would rather not work so hard — or, those that would like to use that stolen money to find their own left-wing political agendas.

Barack Obama is not the sort of president that Lincoln worked to promote. Obama’s “tyrannical principle” is anathema to the very legacy of the man Obama pretends at admiring.