[OT] Are we a democracy or a republic?

Stephen B. Saunders stephen.saunders at denomin.com
Sat Sep 3 16:57:08 MDT 2005


Quoting Andy Bradford <amb-plug at bradfords.org>:

> I also read  that Lincoln was a racist, which  seems plausible given the
> time. The first paragraph of the following debate was most enlightening:
>
> http://www.nps.gov/liho/debate4.htm
>
> Or maybe I'm misinterpreting... As one who is familiar with the debates,
> care to expound?

I think it hardly fair to judge a just man that lived 140 years ago according to
todays "politically correct" standards.  Let's not forget that Lincoln was very
much a part of abolishing slavery in the US.




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