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skinner June 30th, 2013 10:12pm

During the Civil War Lincoln declared Martial Law in the border states and suspended Habeas Corpus; declaring that it was necessary in order to keep those state's from seceding, opinions?

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
06/30/13 4:59 pm

I haven't sufficiently studied this, but sense is Constitutional Rights should be protected if remotely possible. Only in most desperate circumstance, for briefest of time, should such desperate measures be considered/employed. Core answer, no.

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
06/30/13 4:55 pm

Yes, I support autocracy in times of desperate need (civil war, Great Depression, WWII, Great Recession). He was trying everything to keep everything as it was.

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YouWantMeToPay ... for THIS
06/30/13 4:29 pm

Isn't it currently suspended through the NDAA?

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skinner Wisconsin
07/01/13 6:17 am

I guess so, huh, I never thought of it like that.

skinner Wisconsin
06/30/13 3:40 pm

Since none of you who voted good are commenting I currently believe this is your opinion:
If Lincoln did it, it must be right!! ❤❤❤

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thatguy81 here
06/30/13 3:34 pm

Lincoln is the worst president in American history. He is singlehandedly to blame for the imperial presidency and he happily shredded the constitution.
"If I could save this nation without freeing a single negro, I would"

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skinner Wisconsin
06/30/13 3:37 pm

People do worship him too much.

thatguy81 here
06/30/13 3:45 pm

Yes. Yes they doz

Anarchy101 NAP
06/30/13 4:52 pm

This is the first time we agree.

thatguy81 here
06/30/13 6:01 pm

No it's not. You just like to think so.

thatguy81 here
06/30/13 6:01 pm

According to SoH we agree about 62% of the time which is fairly high for SoH...

commonsense Read another book
06/30/13 3:24 pm

Not sure. The actions were taken during states seceding. He was intent on not letting that happen. He did some crazy stuff back then. Even though he personally didn't care about freeing slaves, He did so because he thought it would help win the war.

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skinner Wisconsin
06/30/13 3:26 pm

His original plan was actually to send the slaves to Latin America

skinner Wisconsin
06/30/13 3:17 pm

Bad decision there is never a legitimate reason to eliminate the rights of the people

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
06/30/13 3:15 pm

My opinion is that it was a long time ago and we will never truly understand everything that was happening then so it is really impossible to say

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