For the past few days (since the Republicrat “debates”), we have published numerous articles by and about Ron Paul. If you are interested, there is a great deal of background info on Paul at the link below:
Now, the question is, will Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul end up like Clement L. Vallandigham?
The following is excreted from Chapter 18: The Lincoln Cult on Imprisoning War Opponents in Thomas DiLorenzo’s book Lincoln Unmasked: What You are not Supposed to Know about Dishonest Abe. History repeats itself due mostly to historical ignorance, due mostly to State propaganda. Will King George the Bushlet, et al. decide that Paul is guilty of treason? What will we do if that happens?
“Exhibit A” of the Lincoln cultists’ case for imprisoning congressional war opponents is Ohio congressman Clement L. Vallandigham. Vallandigham was appalled and outraged at Lincoln’s illegal suspension of habeas corpus and his mass arrest of political opponents. The congressman’s alleged “act of treason” was a speech he made condemning Lincoln’s “persistent infractions of the Constitution.”
Vallandigham said that the Lincoln usurpations were all done, not to “save the union” but to advance the cause of “national banks… and permanent public debt, high tariffs, heavy direct taxation, enormous expenditure, gigantic and stupendous peculation… and strong government… no more State lines… and a consolidated monarchy or vast centralized military despotism.”
The Lincoln administration charged that these speeches discouraged Ohio boys from joining the military and worse, they encouraged desertion and were therefore treasonous.
Lincoln made a big deal out of handing Vallandigham over to the Confederates who wanted nothing to do with a congressman who favored uniting the North and South. So, Vallandigham lived in exile in Canada for the rest of the war.