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?
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.
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.
I never support autocracy.
Isn't it currently suspended through the NDAA?
I guess so, huh, I never thought of it like that.
Since none of you who voted good are commenting I currently believe this is your opinion:
If Lincoln did it, it must be right!! ❤❤❤
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"
People do worship him too much.
Yes. Yes they doz
This is the first time we agree.
No it's not. You just like to think so.
According to SoH we agree about 62% of the time which is fairly high for SoH...
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.
His original plan was actually to send the slaves to Latin America
Bad decision there is never a legitimate reason to eliminate the rights of the people
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