Nadine, Eliza and I went to see the movie “Lincoln” in Coon Rapids today; a great movie in general showing the activities of the period ending the civil war. Two critical errors of the movie were 1. The repeated reference to America as a democracy, our Republic was created specifically to avert any democracy leanings, the founders hated democracy governments. 2. The portrayal of Lincoln acting as a “King” not president in usurping powers not afforded a president under our Constitution.
As a candidate for public office and my wife as a political widow we appreciated and related with many private and public interactions and relational aspects presented in the movie about Lincoln and his wife.
Critical aspects of our governments textual process presented in the movie would misguide the politically unknowledgeable movie patron. The movie has value but against the backdrop of a patron holding a solid conviction for Constitutional Republic government.