Two years ago, I wrote this piece regarding our 16th president. It makes little sense to me that so many of my otherwise conservative friends tend to believe that Mr. Lincoln shared most of our values given that he acted in a manner opposed to the ideals of a constitutionally limited federal government.
Nevertheless, many will continue to honor him because he freed the slaves with his emancipation proclamation. But how many slaves did it actually free? The answer may surprise you.