Re: THE LAST HONEST PRESIDENT!
If you believe the popular stories about the "Secret Memo" viewed by White House staff at the time, you will come to the conclusion that Kennedy was set up by his opponents. And he wasn't the only casualty, either! He had a gift for pi**ing off just about every powerful person or organization active during his time. he tried to clean house, and look what happened! Who will stand in the gap today? VP Cheney???
Lincoln was extremely political before and during the war, but at least he maintained his basic integrity, this is what I believe. But remember, the underground railroad went all the way up to Canada for many years because the North didn't care about slaves at that time. Then when the South started balking at all of the proposed taxes and levies . . .