re: The Pantheon

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Charles, all of these heroes stand on the shoulders of Democratic Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham of Dayton, Ohio, who was deported by the Lincoln administration in 1863.  He was treated in this way for saying such things as how any British sovereign over the past 300 years would have lost his head for doing things Lincoln was doing (illegal suspension of Habeas Corpus, mass imprisonment of tens of thousands of political dissenters, shutting down more than 300 opposition newspapers, committing treason by “levying war upon the [Southern] states, the exact definition of treason under Article 3, Section 3 of the Constitution, confiscating firearms, intimidating federal judges, rigging Northern elections, waging war without congressional approval, and worse).  He also condemned the Lincoln administration on the floor of Congress for waging total war on his own country for the purpose of institutionalizing corporate welfare, protectionist tariffs, and nationalized banks and currency to pay for it all.

8:14 pm on June 9, 2013