November 14, 2005

So...did Abe Lincoln just have huge balls or what?

In 1848, representing Illinois in the House of Representatives, Abraham Lincoln, a Whig at the time, stated:

If to say "the war was unnecessarily and unconstitutionally commenced by the President," be opposing the war, then the Whigs have very generally opposed it.

I mean, he was nearly calling the President a terrorist, though the modern day usage of that word did not come about until 1947. And I'm not talking about the POST-modern usage which defines terrorist as this: anyone who is not "with" George Bush.

Incidentally, the word terrorism comes from the French. Funny? I think so.

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