Sorry to hear that our friend John Lofton has passed away, Laurence. Like other “recovering Republicans,” John became a card-carrying Lincoln hater after he learned how rotten to the core the “Party of Lincoln” was. In recent years I heard from him often with news of the latest absurdities about Lincoln, the “Civil War,” secession, etc., from various establishment mouthpieces, especially the neocons. The last time I saw him was when I gave a talk to Mike Peroutka’s Institute on the Constitution in Maryland. John arranged for the Institute to purchase several dozen copies of The Real Lincoln. And like all good recovering Republicans, he was also a Hamilton hater.
The Soviet Poverty Law Center probably smeared him as part of a “hate group,” which of course is a badge of honor to any freedom-loving American. Nothing wrong with the emotion of hate as long as it is directed at the right people.1:39 pm on September 22, 2014 Email Thomas DiLorenzo