Just goes to show how far we've collectively fallen.
Lincoln literally destroyed the foundersí republic, which was a federation of independent states and made it involuntary when he abolished state sovereignty. He imposed the first income tax, conscripted men into the army and paid them with fiat money, illegally suspended habeas corpus while congress was not in session, shut down 300 opposition newspapers, imprisoned 1300 political opponents in the North including senators, judges, politicians, and preachers, exiled a congressman, created a secret police who imprisoned dissenters, and enabled the war criminals Sheridan and Sherman to make war on unarmed women and children. Today because of all this we are no longer the United States, but the United STATE.
Given that it's hard to deny that the man was anything more than a bona fide dictator.
Best President ever?