With each passing day it seems that Ron Paul moves further away from reality. Yesterday on Meet the Press he bashed Abe Lincoln for the Civil war.
Paul repeated his claim that Abraham Lincoln should not have started the Civil War to get rid of slavery. “Six-hundred-thousand Americans died in the senseless Civil War,” he said. “No, he should not have gone to war. He did this just to enhance and get rid of the original tenet of the Republic,” he told NBC’s Tim Russert.
“Slavery was phased out in every other country in the world,” Paul continued, responding to the question if America would still have slavery had there not been the Civil War. “The way I’m proposing that it should have been done is do it like the British Empire did — you buy the slaves and release them. How much would that cost compared to killing 600,000 Americans?… I mean, that doesn’t sound too radical to me. That sounds like a pretty reasonable approach.” Source MSNBC
Mr Paul is not a great student of history. Much of the political discourse in the first six decades of the nineteenth century was about compromise and trying to find a political solution to the issue of slavery. In NO OTHER COUNTRY was slavery ingrained into the economy as it was in the south. That is why they fought so hard to keep on to slavery. That is eight grade social study…but then again, Ron Paul is has a PHD in NUTS.