Habeas Corpus, States Rights, Lincoln and Obama

The Civil War wasn’t about slavery, it was about state’s rights.

Abraham Lincoln was a hated president, especially before and during the Civil War.
One thing he did was to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. The Writ of H.C.: demands that a prisoner be taken before the court, and that the custodian present proof of authority, allowing the court to determine whether the custodian has lawful authority to detain the prisoner. If the custodian is acting beyond his or her authority, then the prisoner must be released.
In other words, you can’t just burst into a private home and arrest whomever you please, without legal justification. Like the Nazis used to arrest anyone they perceived as a threat.
A writ is: a written command in the name of a court or other legal authority to act, or abstain from acting, in some way.


Saying Lincoln was a great president is like saying Ike Turner was a great husband. Many contend that Lincoln did what was necessary to save the marriage between North and South, and if he had to resort to immoral, illegal, and gruesome tactics, the ends justified the means. Like Ike to Tina, Lincoln beat a nation into submission.

Forget the unconstitutionality of his suspension of habeas corpus or censorship of the northern press — consider the inhumanity of Lincoln’s war strategy as explained by his favorite general, William Tecumseh Sherman: “There is a class of people (in the South) — men, women, and children, who must be killed or banished before you can hope for peace and order.”

Today, we call this genocide. In his day, Lincoln called it “saving the union,” a voluntary union he ultimately destroyed to make way for the centralized system we have today, in which big government colludes with big capital to maximize profits by minimizing liberty.

In American political discourse, states’ rights refers to political powers reserved for the U.S. state governments rather than the federal government according to the United States Constitution, reflecting especially the enumerated powers of Congress and the Tenth Amendment.

The Tenth Amendment (Amendment X) to the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, was ratified on December 15, 1791.[1] It expresses the principle of federalism, which strictly supports the entire plan of the original Constitution for the United States of America, by stating that the federal government possesses only those powers delegated to it by the United States Constitution. All remaining powers are reserved for the states or the people.

The amendment was proposed by Congress in 1789 during its first term following the Constitutional Convention and ratification of the Constitution. It was considered by many members as a prerequisite of such ratification[2] particularly to satisfy demands by the Anti-Federalism movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government.

Lincoln was against state’s rights. Is there any other president who is ignoring the majority, and forcing new laws upon America?


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