Let's stand with pride for a number of our presidents who have held this great nation together in very troubled times.
Abraham Lincoln has to be one of those. He ultimately coupled together the many divergent groups of a divided nation to stand with the truth -- "one nation under God."
A recent letter writer ("Lincoln's war legacy not worth celebrating") fails to ask the question: What if Lincoln had done nothing to save the Union? Think about it. When would the predominance of slavery in the South have ended?
Stop the idiocy. Lincoln was the commander in chief of our armies and not a draftee per se. Militarily, commanders receive orders reflecting the policy of their commander in chief and take necessary battle actions to defeat the enemy. I have heard the cries of battle firsthand and seen the deadly results of combat actions. Combat veterans do not hold their commander in chief responsible for battlefield losses.
The letter writer needs to get off the critical lines of Thomas J. DiLorenzo ("The Real Lincoln," among others), and again ask the question: What if Lincoln had done nothing?
Al J. Doublet