I guess Barack Obama complained that the Emancipation Proclamation was "more a military document than a clarion call for justice." To which history and civics teacher Betsy Newmark says, "Well, d'uh."
Being a history teacher, she goes on to explain why Lincoln used his authority as Commander in Chief for that situation.
She recommends the book Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation by Allen Guelzo.
Bonus Quotation of the Day… - (Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from page 4 of the original edition of my late colleague James M. Buchanan’s insightful 1967 book, Public Finance in Democratic P...
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