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Thursday, August 30, 2012
THE WAR WAS FOUGHT WHY?
August 30 1861 General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state.
His order is then rescinded by the Great Emancipator himself and he eventually relieves Fremont of command...
The president then went on to tell Mrs. Fremont, “the General should never have dragged the Negro into the War. It is a war for a great national object and the Negro has nothing to do with it”
Explaining to Senator Browning of Ill. he says..."If the General needs them (slaves) he can seize them, and use them; but when the need is past, it is not for him to fix their permanent future condition."
What? the Great Emancipator allows his general to seize and use slaves at will until he's done with them and then return them to their owners???
Continuing..."Can it be pretended that it is any longer the government of the U. S. — any government of constitution and laws, — wherein a General, or a President, may make permanent rules of property by proclamation?" Isn't this exactly what he did a year and a half later with his own Emancipation Proclamation?
Senator Sumner of Mass. on the issue said, 'We cannot conquer the rebels as the war is now conducted.' Lincoln had seized dictatorial powers,'but how vain to have the power of a god and not to use it godlike!'
Of course all revisionists out there know better than the man who actually orchestrated the war and continue to insist that the war was fought only for Emancipation.
In case you wish to read more on the subject...Caution, not a Southern friendly site...http://www.mrlincolnandfreedom.org/inside.asp?ID=31&subjectID=3