But, you see such thinking is quickly dismissed as being "Southern", because Lincoln was such a "Great President", because he freed the slaves, that we are just bigoted and biased. When the truth is that he was one of the most destructive Presidents, because he establish that Centralize Bureaucratic Federal Government, we have ever elected until the recent string of bad Presidents of the last 40 years. And it is a toss-up of which of those centralist Presidents is the worst since Lincoln.
Lincoln in fact has destroyed the United States, because a Bureaucratic Government will eventually expand to the point that the people can not sustain its tax burden. It will collapse. And then what? We can not reverse it. It is only a matter of time.