Here's 10 quotes from Lincoln..you decide if he's a hero...
"Lincoln was, indeed, a white supremacist. In his 1858 debate with Sen. Steven Douglas, Lincoln maintained, “And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”
And this written by a Confederate on the horrendous way blacks were treated by Union soldiers...
Interesting the outrage over what used to be considering the "progressive" programming of blacks today. Don't marry (or we'll take your check away), abort your children or use them as collateral for government programs.
The states right's to keep slaves maybe? Also, the states that seceded, were engaged in a war against the United States Government. Fort Sumter anyone? They started the war because a man they deemed "hostile to slavery" was elected President.