Front: February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865, IN HIS OWN WORDS “Any people anywhere have a right to abolish the existing government and form a new on that suits them better.”- 1847 “I am not now, nor ever have been in the favor of bringing about in any way the social or political equality of the white and black races.” – 1858 ” I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.” – 1861 “Let the South go! Let the South go! My God man, where will we get our revenues?” – 1861 ” No punishment in my opinion is too great for the man who can build his greatness upon his country’s ruin.” – George Washington
Back: Presidential Firsts: First to be elected whose name did not appear on the ballots of almost half of the States, First to enter Washington City secretly under the cover of darkness, First to order the invasion of Sovereign American States, First to order the arrest of a supreme Court Justice, First to violate the US Constitution with impunity, First to approve murder, rape, pillage and total destruction as legitimate means of warfare, First to elevate demagoguery into National acceptance, first with doubtful birth records, first to achieve born again salvation after death.