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I would be quite alarmed at the prospect of electing another Abraham Lincoln, whose Presidency was not at all like how he is portrayed in what children are taught in schools. He suspended the right of habeus corpus. He conscripted the railroads and censored the telegraph lines. He imprisoned without trial some 30,000 Northern citizens who dared to voice their opposition to the ware. He shut down hundreds of Northern newspapers that printed editorials critical of his war policies, jailing the editors. He deported Congressman Clement Vallandigham of Ohio for opposing Lincoln's income-tax proposal at a Democratic Party political rally. He used federal troops to intimidate civilians. And his 'crowning achievement' was actually a worthless screed that did nothing. Far from 'freeing the slaves', the Emancipation Proclamation specifically exempted those areas of the Confederacy that were under control of the Union armies, while allowing slavery to continue in the Northern states of Maryland, Kentucky, and in the District of Columbia itself -- it 'freed' slaves only in the parts of the Confederacy that Lincoln had no control over, making it a pointless declaration, issued as a propaganda ploy to deter England from supporting the Confederacy. And while the Northerners were willing to fight and die by the tens of thousands to preserve the Union, they were unwilling to fight to eliminate slavery; there were draft riots in New York City, and a crisis of desertion in the Union Army with some 200,000 soldiers deserting, professing to feel betrayed.Discuss.