Quote: Abraham Lincoln

“I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men’s rights.”

– Abraham Lincoln, instituter of the first income tax (The Revenue Act of 1861), a National Bank (The National Banking Act), a military draft for the Civil War/War Between the States/War of Northern Aggression/War of the Rebellion/War for Southern Independence/War of Secession (choose your flavor), and who suspended the writ of habeas corpus during his term as President.

 

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Lincoln Again…

On 24 September 1862 Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus. That’s an ancient writ that harkens back to Magna Carta and requires the government either to charge you or turn you loose. It means they can’t imprison you indefinitely just because you are their political critic. Therefore Abraham Lincoln had to suspend the writ, and by the war’s end had imprisoned more than 50,000 Northerners. Whoops! That story doesn’t get into the history books too often, now does it?

Franklin Sanders, The Moneychanger

Quote: Abraham Lincoln

“I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men’s rights.”

– Abraham Lincoln, instituter of the first income tax (The Revenue Act of 1861), a National Bank (The National Banking Act), a military draft for the Civil War/War Between the States/War of Northern Aggression/War of the Rebellion/War for Southern Independence/War of Secession (choose your flavor), and who suspended the writ of habeas corpus during his term as President.