Lincoln Quote

Some say Lincoln started the United States down the road to tyranny during the civil war by minimizing the founders’ constitutional intent regarding the rights of the individual states, this quote suggests he quickly realized the door he had opened, the precedent he had set…

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war.” –
Abraham Lincoln – In a letter written to William Elkin

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