towermonkey wrote: You are incorrect and obviously not a student of the times. Lincoln himself vowed to leave slavery alone as he claimed he did not have constitutional authority to change it. He also vowed to invade any state that failed to collect the imposed tariffs in the same speech.
Blazer Bob wrote: When liars figure, figures lie. I did a quick look because MacArthur and it gives me a chance to say Lincoln was a Republican and Democrats were the party of racism and till are. (See Virginia).
Blazer Bob wrote: I did find this: "The 1860 Republican National Convention nominated Lincoln, a moderate former Congressman from Illinois, as its standard-bearer. The Republican Party platform promised not to interfere with slavery in the states, but opposed the further extension of slavery into the territories."