Abraham Lincoln Sure Thought Majority Rule Was a Constitutional Principle

May 20th, 2012

No mean constitutional thinker, he.

364,511 American soldiers died for that principle between 1860 and 1865, after the southern states refused to go along with Lincoln’s majority-rule election. 281,881 were wounded.

He coulda just rolled over.

But what’d he know? He was just one of those pointy headed coastal elitist intellectuals.


  1. R
    May 22nd, 2012 at 12:54 | #1

    Well, actually, Lincoln got a majority of the electoral college. He got a plurality (~40%) of the popular vote. He won the non-slave states. He was not even on the ballot of a lot of southern slave states.

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