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By Harold Pease Ph D
Special to Anza Valley Outlook 

Abraham Lincoln opposed socialism


Last updated 2/28/2019 at 7:11pm

Perhaps America’s most beloved and respected president was Abraham Lincoln, who now shares a national holiday – Presidents Day – with George Washington. Today most Democrats would oppose him, as they once did in 1860. He opposed slavery and socialism. He saw nothing in the Communist Manifesto, published in 1848, worthy of emulation.

On the ownership of property, Lincoln’s feelings were especially strong. He said, “Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just en...

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