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  •  yes, he was a dictator! (10+ / 0-)

    but it wasn't big government!

    [SFX:  Brains splattering on ceiling]

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 01:47:20 PM PDT

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    •  Big government? (0+ / 0-)

      The emancipation proclamation was only part of the freeing of the slaves.  The 13th amendment (government using its authority to do the right thing for hundreds of thousands of Americans---"big" government, if you will) codified the U.S. finally leaving slavery behind.  So yes, ridding America of slavery was due to----drum roll---the federal government taking action that affected the whole country.  Big government.

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