So it came to no surprise to have found Rich Lowry to have written this;
In the prelude to and during the Civil War — the 150th anniversary of which we mark this year — Lincoln clung to the Declaration as the fundamental statement of the nation’s purpose. The Declaration, according to Lincoln, easily could have enunciated the practical reasons for our split from Britain, and left it at that. No ringing philosophical statements, no invocation of “unalienable rights.”What a load of hog wash!If their are 2 individuals who are diametrically opposed to one another in American history,it is Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.Their is no greater champion of states rights and the rights of man than Thomas Jefferson,and Rich Lowry,Abraham Lincoln is no Thomas Jefferson.
But Thomas Jefferson’s handiwork was meant for the ages. Lincoln praised him for possessing the foresight “to introduce into a merely revolutionary document, an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times, and so to embalm it there, that to-day, and in all coming days, it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers of re-appearing tyranny and oppression.”
Lincoln did get this right though,that the Declaration of Independence rebukes and is "a stumbling-block to the very harbingers of reappearing tyranny and oppression",and Mr. Lincoln it rebukes you most of all.
A lot of people like to perpetuate the myth that Lincoln believed in equality under the law,when nothing could be further from the truth;
I am not now, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social or political equality of the white and black races. I am not now nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor of intermarriages with white people. There is a physical difference between the white and the black races which will forever forbid the two races living together on social or political equality. There must be a position of superior and inferior, and I am in favor of assigning the superior position to the white man.It is evident that,Lincoln,did not believe all men were "created equal",as is spoken in the Declaration.
Lincoln in his speech to Charleston, Illinois, 1858
Furthermore,what right did the Declaration of Independence give,Lincoln,that by the use of military force he could hold,free and soveriegn states in the Union against their will,after they had democraticly chosen "to alter or abolish it."
Lincoln is just as guilty as,King George III,in his many offences to the the colonies.He sent large armies in among the southern people without their consent.He blockaded southern ports.He refused to "Assent to Laws",by ignoreing and subverting the Constitution.As King George's armies "plundered our seas,ravaged our coasts,burnt our towns,and destroyed the lives of our people",so did Lincoln armies do the same to the South and more so.
What does the Declaration of Independence say about such men;
A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.If their ever was "a Tyrant unfit to be a ruler of free people",it was Abraham Lincoln.
Thomas Connolly refers to,Robert E. Lee,as the "marble man",because after the war the people of the south diefied him,dehumanizing him,removing all fault and error from him.The people of the North did something simmilar to Lincoln,he has been bronzed over.He has been made and fashioned as they wanted him to be,hiding who he really is,thus making a tyrant a false god of liberty.