Donald Trump has embraced the cause of African Americans, he is now a fervent supporter of Hispanics, and urges all to return to the ideals and values of Lincoln Republicans. Yes, Donald has embraced Abraham Lincoln. Of course, it is doubtful if Trump has the faintest idea who or what Lincoln was or what were his values and goals. So, Donald, here is a primer on Abraham Lincoln.
1. Lincoln pushed through the Homestead Act which gave away 160 acres of free land to any American who wanted to homestead. In other words, Lincoln gave handouts to deadbeats.
2. The Lincoln government financed construction of the Intercontinental railroad. In other words, the GOVERNMENT built things and helped create jobs, NOT private enterprise.
3. Lincoln pushed through the first income tax. Years later, Republican President Theodore Roosevelt pushed for the Constitutional amendment to create the current income tax.
4. President Lincoln used power of the armed forces to crush white people who wanted to keep blacks in slavery.
5. Abraham Lincoln vigorously opposed the “Know Nothing Party” which wanted laws banning entry of Catholics, and restricting the rights of Catholics. Sort of like Donald’s ban on Muslims?
6.Obviously Lincoln believed in a strong FEDERAL government, and wanted restrictions on State governments.
In other words, Donald, your beliefs are the exact opposite of those of Abraham Lincoln.