Friday, August 12, 2022

Democrats Danced When Lincoln Was Shot

Witnessing an event that has never happened before in our entire history is extremely rare. Most of what happens has happened before to some degree. To be a witness to an important event that has absolutely no precedent, an actual true first in American history, does not happen very often.

This week, an American first has been witnessed by all who keep up with the news. Sadly, this event demonstrates what sort of tyranny occurs when the politically powerful, those in control of the federal government, decide to use government agencies against private citizens. In this case, it is about using the weaponized power of the FBI and DOJ to raid a former president's private residence. And to no one's real surprise these days, it's an American first that has some filled with glee.

On Tuesday, August 9th, 2022, dozens of heavily armed FBI agents and DOJ personnel, along with someone described as a "safe cracker," raided the home of a former president with the pretense of recovering documents from that former president. The documents were supposedly being recovered so that they can be stored in the National Archive. 

Please understand that we are not talking about raiding a home suspected of being a Meth Lab or conducting a Child Sex Trafficking operation. We are not talking about former First Lady Hillary Clinton, who deleted over 30,000 classified emails and used a bleaching program and hammer to ensure her records were destroyed. We also not talking about President Obama, who still has not turned over his classified documents as the law requires. And he left office in 2017.  

We are, in fact, talking about classified and presidential papers relating to the Presidency of Donald Trump while he was in office. We're talking about some of the papers that should end up in his Presidential Library one day. 

So what was so important about those papers? What made the National Archives ask the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct an unannounced raid on a former president's private residence? Why did the agents go through his private safe, search through the former First Lady's closets and clothing, confiscate Trump's private tax papers, and confiscate other personal items that have nothing to do with what is supposed to go into the National Archives? 

Most believe it was a "hunting expedition" of government agents looking to confiscate anything that can be considered incriminating evidence -- all to stop former President Trump from running again for the presidency in 2024. 

That's huge! That is a gigantic first in our nation's history because it has to do with the federal government using its law enforcement muscle as a political weapon against the political opponents of those in control of the White House and Congress. That's the sort of use of political power that should frighten Americans. 

This event is something that should make every American, no matter what their political leanings, question how such a heinous act could take place here. This event is something that every American should understand is a real threat to our Republic simply because it shows that our government has no restraints and is completely out of control. This act points to the reason why many in America today fear our government and believe its power needs to be reined in. 

Please understand that the actions of armed men and women storming a home of a former president over papers that will one day end up either in Trump's presidential library or the National Archives show that the government can use any excuse to raid and illegally search someone's home. This event demonstrates that no one is safe when the government consciously violates its oath to abide by the Constitution. 

My friends, dictatorships are known to use the power of their government's police to attack and intimidate their political rivals. In some cases, in Third World countries, those in power have even gone so far as to use their police to assassinate their political rivals. In dictatorships, acts such as what was done to former President Trump are commonplace. It happens when those in power fear that a political opponent is a threat to their power and position. 

Because others, including former President Obama, have not had their homes searched in the dark of the night under the threat of armed agents for their not turning over documents to the Nation Archives, this first in American History is a step that no one ever expected the Biden White House and the Democrat-controlled Congress to take in their efforts to stop former President Trump from running again for office.

HEADLINE: FBI raid on former president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence is the First in Presidential History.

The FBI execution of a sealed search warrant at Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago home in Florida. The raid on Trump's home is unprecedented. The dozens of armed federal agents who carried out the raid, in fact unannounced, used a sealed search warrant on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence. The agents did not give anyone at the residence any information as to what they were looking for. The agents told the folks there to turn off the security cameras, which they refused to do -- and most believe this was an effort by officials in the Biden Administration to find criminal evidence to use against the former president. The former president has faced a number of direct or indirect probes since leaving office, including the House January 6 Committee, which is still attempting to connect the former president with January 6, 2022, protesters who breached Capitol security that day.

According to reports, as for his presidential paper is concerned, Trump's lawyers notified the National Archives and Records Administration in February of 2022 that there were 15 boxes of documents stored at the former president's Florida residence. Trump's lawyers were instructed by the National Archives and Records Administration to ensure they were secure out of concern that some classified materials were "possibly" included with that material. According to some news outlets, the DOJ and FBI were instructed to use the "possibility" that more classified materials remained at the location as an excuse for the raid and storming of former president Trump's home.

Now for the rest of the story ...

A couple of days later, I was contacted by a reporter asking if this has ever happened before. She said that she worked for a newspaper and wanted to fact-check the story that this sort of event has never ever occurred before in American History. As we spoke, I told her that such a thing has never taken place in the United States. But, I did mention how the gleeful reactions from Democrats and other Trump haters witnessing the raid are very comparable to the reaction that Democrats had when they learned that President Abraham Lincoln had been assassinated. Most back in 1865 were euphoric by the news.
We then talked about one staunch supporter of the Democratic Party who has a late-night television show. That show is "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." We talked about how the ecstatic host of that show expressed what has been described as "unbridled glee" over the news that former President Donald Trump's Florida home, Mar-a-Lago, was raided by the FBI.

During his show, Colbert giggled excitedly about the raid on former President Trump's home and then went on to say that the headline "FBI Agents raided…Mar-a-Lago" is the "most beautiful sentence America has ever produced." Believe it or not, the hate-filled host compared the raid on Trump's home to feeling like "It's Christmas."

The extremely animated Colbert, who is usually as dry as toast, was one of the most visible Democrats who were outright gleeful over the raid on the former president's home. Colbert, in fact, said on television that Trump had so many crimes to answer for. Yes, as stupid as it sounds, Colbert said, "I wonder which of his crimes they're investigating? Cause he's done so many." While Colbert used his television show to attack the former president, other Trump haters took to social media and other outlets to share their glee.

The reporter called and then asked me how Colbert and the reaction of Democrats, those who are extremely violent Trump haters, compared to President Lincoln being assassinated. I explained to her that the myth that "everyone in our nation was in mourning" after President Lincoln was murdered -- is just a myth. 

Let's remember, in 1854, Americans witnessed a historical first when they saw the creation of the anti-slavery Republican Party. What made the Republican Party different from other anti-slavery political organizations which were around for many years is that no one could have imagined that a president could have been elected on an ant-slavery platform. That was huge at the time. 

Democrats in the South broke away from the Union after Lincoln was elected. Those in the North, especially the Copperhead Democrats who ran many of the Northern newspapers, wanted to keep African slavery intact. They even fought to split the nation in two and allow slavery to remain in the South. During the Civil War, the Northern newspapers ran by Copperhead Democrats of the time were really no different than what CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and other Democrat-controlled media disseminate what they call the truth today. They hated Lincoln back in the day in the very same way that Democrats hate Trump today. And yes, they ruthlessly attacked and vilified Lincoln at every opportunity. 

That is not a myth, nor is it an exaggeration. Copperhead Democrat editors conducted smear campaigns against Lincoln, spread horrible rumors and straight-out lies about the president, incited violence against Lincoln's policies, called for Lincoln's impeachment, and even called for Lincoln's assassination. Yes, it wasn't really much different than what took place while President Donald Trump was in office.

President Abraham Lincoln was the first president to ever run and hold that office as a member of the Republican Party. He was also the first president to be assassinated. His killer was a Southern Democrat, an actor, a man who is said to have been influenced to carry out his deadly plot to kill the president by Copperhead Democrats who ran many of the Northern newspapers during the Civil War. 

While I've talked about firsts in American history and how Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865, was a first in American history, another first in our history has to do with the vile reaction of Democrats after President Lincoln's assassination. The fact is that Democrats actually praised John Wilkes Booth for shooting President Lincoln. So yes, while some did mourn after the assassination of the president -- others who hated Lincoln actually lauded his assassin. 

In fact, it was reported at the time that some supporters of John Wilkes Booth "publicly danced in the streets and rejoiced at the assassination of President Lincoln."

Political hatred is nothing new in American History. There have always been haters. And yes, my friends, on April 15th, 1865, a lot of them were Democrats who danced when they found out President Lincoln was shot to death. 

While most in the North conveyed what can only be considered "profound grief" at the news that Lincoln was killed by an assassin, it might be a surprise to many that President Abraham Lincoln was considered a "tyrant." One newspaper wrote at the time that he was "a tyrant who needed to be killed."

Instead of being seen as he would later as "the great emancipator" and the man who worked tirelessly to preserve the Union, Copperhead Democrats in the North echoed the sentiment of their brothers in the South, who wrote about how Lincoln "deserved a tyrant's death." In Texas, The Galveston News printed, "In the plentitude of his power and arrogance he was struck down, and is so ushered into eternity, with innumerable crimes and sins to answer for."

While it's understandable to expect such things coming out of Southern Democrats, one Copperhead Democrat in Massachusetts was reportedly so gleeful to hear of Lincoln being murdered that he horrified his neighbors by shouting, "They've shot Abe Lincoln! He's dead, and I'm glad he's dead." 

If you think it was only Democrats who universally enjoyed the news of Lincoln's assassination, George W. Julian, who was a Republican congressman from Indiana at the time, what we today would call a RINO, a "Republican In Name Only," is known to have said, "Lincoln's death is a God-send."
And yes, if you're wondering, there were even those in the Union Army who celebrated that Lincoln was shot. Probably one of the most noteworthy was a soldier by the name of James Walker, who was a member of the 8th California Infantry. The 8th Regiment California Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the Civil War. It was a unit that was raised late in the war, actually in the last year of the war. The 8th Regiment California Volunteer Infantry had its headquarters located initially at Alcatraz Island and spent almost all of its existence serving in posts around San Francisco Bay, the California Gold Country, and later in Washington Territory and Oregon. 

Upon hearing the news, James Walker allowed his hidden sentiments to rise to the occasion. In front of his Union Army comrades, he declared that Lincoln was a "Yankee son of a bitch who ought to have been killed long ago." Believe it or not, Walked was arrested, given an immediate court-martial, and sentenced to death by firing squad. He was very fortunate that an appeals court later commuted his sentence. 

Of course, he wasn't the only person in the Union Army to voice his glee that his Commander-In-Cheif was shot. Believe it or not, it's recorded that military officials dishonorably discharged dozens of enlisted men right after Lincoln's assassination for voicing their joy at hearing the sad news. One was a Michigan soldier stationed in Lincoln’s hometown. He was heard shouting, "The man who killed Lincoln did a good thing."

But really, let's be frank here, it shouldn't be surprising that some people celebrated Lincoln's death just as they celebrate that Trump's home was raided. President Lincoln became a martyr to freedom and nationalism alike. Yes, like Trump, Lincoln was a champion of nationalism. He held the nation together through the worst years that our nation has ever faced. While many issues caused the Civil War, and it was not just the issue of slavery, President Lincoln's opponents were Democrats who would have rather the United States dissolve itself than lose their precious Antebellum life.

As Democrats praise the attack on former President Trump's private residence, believe it or not, there are partisan politicians like the former head of the CIA who actually suggested that Trump should be executed if the FBI finds enough evidence to do so.

To such vile individuals, President Trump is a tyrant and an enemy. But really, what did President Trump do to deserve such hatred? Trump understands that Americans believe that we should address our problems and care about America first before we cater to the needs of other nations. He started a movement to refrigerate the American spirit, rebuild our nation's economic strength, and reestablish our manufacturing base. He sought to invigorate the belief that our founding principles are still valid and that our Capitalist system, a system that the rest of the world is embracing, is worth fighting for right here at home. To the Left, Trump and his supporters merely think that way is criminal.

President Trump's opponents are Democrats and other Leftist Anarchists who are against Americans looking after the needs and cares of America first before we worry about others. They are against American nationalism and those of us who identify and support our interests. Trump believes that our young people should be taught to love our country, honor our National Anthem, recite the Pledge of Allegiance, learn our Constitution, understand the Bill of Rights, and always remember that the government works for us -- and not the other way around. Democrats are against these things.

As in Lincoln's day, Trump's enemies are America's enemies from within. Today, their goal is to see the destruction of the United States while creating a Socialist America. As with those who would have been okay with destroying the United States under Lincoln, there are those today who would destroy America rather than lose their political power and see their dreams of a Socialist America end. 

I find it ironic that Democrats, and those Republicans In Name Only, fear former President Trump and the Republican Party today. Trump and the Republican Party are what are stopping the Democrats from creating a Socialist America. Democrats in the 1860s fought to keep slavery intact. Copperhead Democrats in the North during the Civil War tried to ensure that slavery would remain in place if the South rejoined the Union. 

Of course, the issue of slavery is extremely ironic when we consider the basic truth about Socialism. Socialism is slavery. What is the difference between the sort of slavery that Lincoln ended and the slavery which is Socialism? In a Socialist nation, the government would be our slave master. And of course, as we all know, historically, the Democratic Party 

So yes, when a reporter contacted me in regards to the reaction of Democrats today over events that happened with President Trump compared to their reaction to the assassination of President Lincoln, I explained to her that such an act excites those who vehemently hate someone for no rational reason. Their hate for Trump and his supporters is visceral. 

But then again, as I told the reporter, we should keep in mind that Democrats belong to a political party that has a history of being the political party of slave masters and hate for America and Capitalism. I explained to her why we should never forget that the Democratic Party has always been an oppressor of our individual rights and freedoms. After all, our history is replete with examples of their centuries-long fight against Women's Rights -- as well as their war against Civil Rights for Blacks. 

The point is that the euphoric reaction of Democrats to what happened to Trump recently or Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre should not surprise anyone. Actually, the reaction of Democrats is very predictable.

Tom Correa