University of Wisconsin: Abraham Lincoln was a “White Supremacist”

A degree from the University of Wisconsin is as valuable as a degree you get for $50 on the Internet.  These folks are so mis-educated, they claim that Lincoln hated black people.  No kidding.

“We previously discussed the effort at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to have the famous statue of Abraham Lincoln removed as racist.  The student government has now voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that calls for the removal of the Abraham Lincoln statue on campus. The students declared that the president who signed the Emancipation Proclamation, advocated for the 13th Amendment, and led the war against the South and slavery was “not pro-Black” and a “remnant of White Supremacy.”  That would likely have come as something of a surprise to John Wilkes Booth.

The Left wants to defund the police.  We need to start a movement ot defund colleges and universities.  Obviously those in charge are on drugs or just hate the trth.  In this case the student government, arguably the best and brightest, unanimously believe Lincoln was a racist.  Would you give a job, other than filling taco shells to people so mentally off?

“Not Pro-Black”: Wisconsin Students Unanimously Vote To Remove Lincoln Statue As Racistcrazy.  They run indoctrination centers

Jonathan Turley, 10/30/20 

We previously discussed the effort at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to have the famous statue of Abraham Lincoln removed as racist.  The student government has now voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that calls for the removal of the Abraham Lincoln statue on campus. The students declared that the president who signed the Emancipation Proclamation, advocated for the 13th Amendment, and led the war against the South and slavery was “not pro-Black” and a “remnant of White Supremacy.”  That would likely have come as something of a surprise to John Wilkes Booth.

One issue that was raised by student is that Lincoln ordered the execution of 38 Dakota men and signed the Homestead Act, which gave settlers land forcibly taken from Native Americans.

As I previously discussed, Lincoln’s role in the Dakota executions is legitimately controversial but has been presented without some countervailing facts.  The Sioux or Dakota uprising occurred not long after Minnesota became a state and involved the death of hundreds of settlers.  The Army crushed the Sioux and captured hundreds.  A military tribunal sentenced 303 to death for alleged crimes against civilians and other crimes.  The trial itself was a farce with no real representation or reliable evidence.  Lincoln reviewed the transcripts of the 303 and told the Senate:

“Anxious to not act with so much clemency as to encourage another outbreak on one hand, nor with so much severity as to be real cruelty on the other, I ordered a careful examination of the records of the trials to be made, in view of first ordering the execution of such as had been proved guilty of violating females.”

However, only two men were found guilty of rape and Lincoln later expanded the criteria to include those who participated in “massacres” of civilians as opposed to battles with the Army.

Lincoln however commuted the sentence of 264 of the 303 convicted.

This is not the first time Lincoln has faced the ire of some in Wisconsin. When Lincoln called the nation to war against the South, many in Wisconsin did not support the cause and rioted against Lincoln.  Ultimately, however, Wisconsin sent multiple regiments who fought valiantly in the War and sacrificed much to defeat both the South and slavery.

Having a statue to a leader like Lincoln is not an endorsement of his entire legacy. I have heavily criticized Lincoln for the unconstitutional suspension of habeas corpus and the loss of free speech rights as well as other decisions.  We learn from such public memorials, which can be augmented with a more full historical context and criticism.  However, to say that Lincoln is a symbol of white supremacy ignores his pivotal role in fighting slavery, a cause for which he would ultimately give his own life.

Here is the  petition in support of keeping the statue where it is if you want to support Old Abe.

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Comments

  1. these people are so brainwashed by the lunatics on the left and the lying democRATS… it is unreal the garbage they are teaching these people and our kids… … They are teaching kids to hate their country and teaching them lies about the country .. They don’t teach about the history of the country and how far we have come as a country and people… GOD HELP OUR COUNTRY …The left are shoving our country deeper and deeper into the depths of hell… Wake up people…. before the lunatics on the left turn us into a socialist country and our freedoms are stolen from us…..

  2. HerbSpencer says

    Those of us who went to college in the 60s well remember what a hotbed of “student activism” Wisconsin was back then. This is the natural product of what happens when all those alumni send their kids to their alma mater. Shame, Wisconsin was once one of the better schools in the Big Ten.

  3. The majority that become involved with student government are those wanting a cv that will boost their job enhancement after graduation. Where are the Socialists and Communists? Teaching, Government jobs, and social welfare. All of these jobs depend on tax supported salaries.

    Take a look at the Medal of Honor Recipients from WWII on. Not many Democrats or Marxist there.

    These are glory hunger kids, who think they can make a name without putting it all on the line.

    The question becomes one, What the hockey sticks is wrong with their parents? Are they so blind they are willing to support traitors?

  4. The really scary thing is these idiots can vote. They are not mature enough to tie their shoes or carry on an intelligent conversation but they are allowed to vote. We need to put the voting age back to 21.

  5. Stupid kids pursuing useless “degrees”, accruing tons of debt with no hope of paying it off and locking themselves in a dead end life. Perfect.

  6. “The students declared that the president who signed the Emancipation Proclamation, advocated for the 13th Amendment, and led the war against the South and slavery was “not pro-Black” and a “remnant of White Supremacy.”

    “Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said. ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’

    ‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.’ “

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