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Barack Obama, The Bible, Abraham Lincoln and Lies

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Barack Obama will be sworn into office with the same Bible that Abraham Lincoln used for his first inauguration in 1861. The move further extends the parallels that Mr. Obama has drawn with Lincoln since he announced his candidacy for president in February 2007 in Springfield, Ill. This will be the first time an incoming president has used Lincoln’s Bible, which is part of the collection at the Library of Congress. (New presidents are not required to swear in on a Bible, but most have done so, and most use their own family Bible.) Now, some,are calling like former Presidential Candidate George McGovern, 86, whom initially supported Hillary Clinton, is calling Barack Obama a "second Abraham Lincoln." Should Abraham Lincoln get all this credit. Was Abraham Lincoln a bigot or did he actually free the slaves?