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Re: Abraham Lincoln
« on: August 17, 2022, 05:06:57 pm »
For the record, Lincoln opposed Manifest Destiny:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny

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Historians have emphasized that "manifest destiny" was always contested —Democrats endorsed the idea but the large majority of Whigs and many prominent Americans (such as Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant) rejected the concept.[7][8][9]
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Lincoln opposed anti-immigrant nativism, and the imperialism of manifest destiny as both unjust and unreasonable.[45] He objected to the Mexican war and believed each of these disordered forms of patriotism threatened the inseparable moral and fraternal bonds of liberty and union that he sought to perpetuate through a patriotic love of country guided by wisdom and critical self-awareness.

This critical self-awareness is what rightists disparage as "CRT"!