Those who consider themselves iconic conservatives, or Republican leaders, often praise President Lincoln. Just reading the Emancipation Proclamation, I see it as a cheap political ploy of Clintonian style (or W. J. Clinton was of the Lincolnian tradition). It didn’t free a single slave. Furthermore, the North had slaves all through The War Between the States, and General Grant kept slaves for years after. Depending on who you listen to, Lincoln was either a brutal tyrant or a brilliant champion of liberty. I definitely do not see the latter. This whole issue is clouded in B.S. so thick I can’t see through it. Where do I turn for the truth?