TIL John Wilkes Booth initially didn’t plan to assassinate President Lincoln. The original plot involved 7 conspirators kidnapping him and taking him to the confederate capital of Richmond, VA

Read more: https://boundarystones.weta.org/2018/03/02/john-wilkes-booths-abduction-plot-gone-wrong

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  1. Summary: He thought Lincoln could be used as a tool to force the North to negotiate for recognition of the South as he honestly believed a conspiracy theory that Lincoln wanted to make himself King of America. He believed Lincoln was planning to destroy democracy and he was protecting liberty and freedom. He also did not, under any pretext, want black Americans to be free and/or equal to whites under the law. Once Lee lost and surrendered unconditionally to Grant at Appomattox he then changed his plan to assassination form kidnapping.

  2. What is worse is the war was pretty much over at this point…

    And Lincoln actually wanted to bring the country back together.

    Instead they killed him which in turn would lead to the South getting “punished” for the war.

    But I get it…. Rational people can be easily changed to irrational… See US politics today..

  3. “Niether involuntary servitude or slavery; EXCEPT as punishment…”

    Lincoln was Honestly a Slaverous Human Trafficking War Monger; creating a slave generating system for the state to transcend races.

    Everyone wants war until you become a pawn on the board. These ruthless tyrants eager to sacrifice any number of others to inflict their psychopathy on a populace. If one person they knew died because of Abs war, they have ever right to continue fighting when these lying terrorists declare “war over.”

    The prisons in America apparently being used to fight people to the death as a spector sport; when not being described accurately as a rape dungeon; registering to vote a crime; walking; idling; crimes; exactly as Ab intended; slaves for me; not for thee. Both sides flags that of slavers.

    Some of his letters read well though.

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