Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by America’s 15th President

Learn more about President James Buchanan at Wikipedia.

As President, Buchanan allied with the South in attempting to gain the admission of Kansas to the Union as a slave state under the Lecompton Constitution. In the process, he alienated both Republican abolitionists and Northern Democrats, most of whom supported the principle of popular sovereignty in determining a new state’s slaveholding status. He was often called a “doughface”, a Northerner with Southern sympathies, and he fought with Stephen Douglas, the leader of the popular sovereignty faction, for control of the Democratic Party. Buchanan’s efforts to maintain peace between the North and the South alienated both sides. Buchanan indicated in his 1857 inaugural address that he would not seek a second term; he kept his word, and supported Vice President John C. Breckinridge in 1860.[1] In a four-way contest, Republican nominee Abraham Lincoln was declared the winner, on a platform of keeping slavery out of all Western territories. In response, seven Southern states declared their secession from the Union, eventually leading to the American Civil War. Buchanan’s view was that secession was illegal, but that going to war to stop it was also illegal, and so didn’t confront the new polity militarily. Buchanan, an attorney, was noted for his mantra, “I acknowledge no master but the law.”[2]

One thought on “Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by America’s 15th President

  1. Maybe the Northern Yankees were right and the Southern slave owners wrong. There are now 40 million Coons in the USA. Without the civil war, slave importation may have continued for 25 more years as with Brazil.
    There could now be 80 million black bastards in the USA but for the Civil War.

    Go back to reevaluate Washington and his “heroes”.
    If Britain had stayed boss of the States, there would have been no slavery in the USA by 1830 as Birtain banned slavery in the late 1820’s. There would thus be less than ten million Coons in the USA now.
    So think again about the joys of independence from “Tyranny” of the English King.
    That King kept Australia, New Zealand and Canada as low population Anglican God fearing Protestant nations with a large minority of Irish Catholics, and almost nil from the slums of Central and Eastern Europe. no chinks, Nips, Muslims and Africans.
    Until 1965 or so when the floodgates were opened by the (((enemy))) within. Africans were generally not allowed to live in Australia even in the early 1990’s, when more floodgates were opened to let in the worst people in the world.

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