[–] jackthebutholeripper 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

Lincoln also jailed journalists

[–] LexOrandiLexCredendi 3 points 5 points (+8|-3) ago 

Lincoln was a tyrant.

[–] MaxVieuxlieu 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Found Tom DiLorenzo's Voat account!

[–] PoundSign_999 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

If Trump goes full Lincoln it's going to be tough to follow. I'm cool with military tribunals for traitors but martial law should only be used when the absence of it would be a major disruption of society.

[–] mrfetus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There's other good reasons, like the subversion of our courts.

[–] avgwhtguy1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Subversion of due process

[–] middle-path 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Lincoln was a Federally overreaching jackass and deserved to get shot.

[–] Jay_Mac 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Who let the black guy in?

[–] 1Iron_Curtain 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

Trump is probably just on the verge of cracking down on the system and driving out the bad guys. We all know he wants to do so. Its usually not best to use symbolism and such other things in a situation like this, because it draws from the situation at hand, instead of being open-ended and not having a political reasoning behind it.

This is the way to truly reach out to the people rather then invoking the power of one's position and trying to draw on some ancient past to carry one's message forward. It should be an attempt to uncover and extract the truth from reality and to guide the public to a naturalistic ends.

[–] Shizy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

And notice that huge cheesey grin on Trump's face? He doesn't usually smile quite like that!