In libertarian circles, Abraham Lincoln isn’t a president that gets a whole lot of respect. There are a few reasons for this, including:
1. Lincoln illegally suspended habeas corpus, barricaded cities and stretched the limits of executive power well-beyond any measure, even with generous interpretation, that could be granted by the Constitution
2. The Union that emerged from the Civil War was one of much more centralized power and, in many respects, anathema to the vision of the Founders
3. . . .
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