Here’s a history lesson you won’t find in any schoolbook. Ultimately, Abraham Lincoln did free the slaves, but for what purpose? What was he really thinking, or what pressure was put on him to ultimately do the right thing? Did he suddenly find Jesus when he unconditionally freed the slaves, or did he have some other possibly sinister motive for such a sudden reversal, perhaps just out of spite, trying to hit the south where he knew it would hurt rather than actually doing what was right because it was right? There’s no doubt in my mind that God did use him to fulfill His will, but I remain skeptical of the idea that Lincoln actually did the right thing because he knew it was right, especially when reading this quote.
“You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss, but this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both, as I think your race suffer very greatly, many of them by living among us, while ours suffer from your presence. In a word we suffer on each side. If this is admitted, it affords a reason at least why we should be separated.”