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 Posted: Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 02:20 pm
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Lincoln made a career of accomplishing the improbable, stroking his agitators and soothing the anxious...
That he did, but he still took his time in acting against the Constitutional protection of the institution (doing it only under his war powers) and against the will of the voters. And he did remarkable work in bringing the constituency up to acceptance, but he was ever conscious of what he could get away with at the polls. Full equality was one of those things I don't believe he could have achieved (even if he wanted to).

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