July 04, 2012

July 4th Ridiculous Hyperbole of the Day

The Philly Inquirer compares Boss Obama's fight for ObamaCare to ... what Lincoln faced prior to the Civil War. I kid you not.

UPDATE: The Inquirer ends its op-ed thusly:

Lincoln acknowledged the Constitution gives the states certain rights, but they aren't sovereign. He said the states' only legal status resides in the Union because the Union created them. Union isn't used anymore to refer our nation. But with as much division as there is now, union must be our goal.

Of course, at the time, that was highly debatable. Speaking of debates, the issue of Lincoln and secession was hotly discussed at Colossus over six years ago here, and again about a year later.

Posted by Hube at July 4, 2012 11:45 AM | TrackBack

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I just finished reading "The Real Lincoln" this morning.

It kind of has me passing on the whole July 4th thing today.

Posted by: John Galt at July 4, 2012 02:06 PM

Jesus H. Christ! Thank you for posting that, but I am so hopping f***ing mad right now after reading it.

The "Union" created the states? What are they smoking?

The States existed before there was any Union. The States created the Constitution, which created the federal government, which was tasked with carrying out a few select responsibilities on behalf of the states.

Someone needs to send these clowns a copy of Jefferson's Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798.

Seriously, I am beginning to wonder how long it will be until we see a second Civil War start in this country?

Our house divided against itself cannot forever remain half statist and half free.

Posted by: W.R. Chandler at July 6, 2012 06:05 PM

Oh, and the Constitution "gives" the states certain rights???

The Constitution was created by the states; how could the creation "give" the creator anything?

I hope they meant to say the Constitution gives the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT certain delegated powers.

Thanks Hube - I haven't gotten this worked up over something in quite some time. ;)

Posted by: W.R. Chandler at July 6, 2012 06:09 PM

Indeed, I also read "The Real Lincoln" and it changed my views of him. Today's progressives would have a field day if Bush had done the things Lincoln had done, namely suspending habeaus corpus.

Posted by: Carl at July 7, 2012 02:30 AM