No way. And no mistress would be needed to set him up to prove it. All the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world would need is Abe’s own public pronouncements about what he thought of black people. Like these, for example: “Free them [black slaves] and make them politically and socially our equals? My own feelings will not admit of this . . . . We can not then make them equals.” (Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln , Vol. II, p. 256).
“There is a natural disgust in the minds of nearly all white people, to the idea of an indiscriminate amalgamation of the white and black races.” (Collected Works, Vol. II, p. 405).
“What I would most desire would be the separation of the white and black races.” (Collected Works, Vol. II, p. 521).
“I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races . . . . I . . . am in favor of the race to which I belong, having the superior position. I have never said anything to the contrary.” (Collected Works Vol. III, p. 16).
“I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races . . . . I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.” (Collected Works, Vol. III, pp. 145-146).
“I will to the very last stand by the law of this state [Illinois], which forbids the marrying of white people with negroes.” (Collected Works, Vol. III, p. 146).
“Senator Douglas remarked . . . that . . . this government was made for the white people and not for negroes. Why, in point of mere fact, I think so too.” (Collected Works, Vol. II p. 281).
“Let us be brought to believe it is morally right . . . to transfer the African to his native clime.” (Collected Works, Vol. II, p. 409).
“The place I am thinking about having for a colony [for the deportation of all black people] is in Central America. It is nearer to us than Liberia.” (Collected Works, Vol. V, pp. 373-374).
“I think no wise man has perceived, how it [slavery] could be at once eradicated, without producing a greater evil, even to the cause of human liberty itself.” (Collected Works, Vol. II, p. 130).
“I say that we must not interfere with the institution of slavery . . . because the constitution forbids it, and the general welfare does not require us to do so.” (Collected Works, Vol. III, p. 460).
Would TMZ report on any of this? Not likely. Lincoln was an economic statist and a warmongering imperialist. Today he would be called a “neoconservative.” That’s why neocon propaganda mills like Hillsdale College erect statues of him for purposes of idol worshipping.
8:28 am on May 3, 2014