Lincoln
 
From: bjpershing@juno.com
 
I thought you all might be interested in this excerpt from Volume 4, page 109 of Shelby Foote’s history of the Civil War, which plainly demonstrates "Honest Abe’s" abject contempt for the Supreme Law of the land.
 
"An economist came to Lincoln with a plan for issuing greenbacks.  Lincoln heard him out, liked the notion, but told him: ‘You must go to Chase.  He is running that end of the machine.’  The man left, then presently returned, saying that the Secretary had dismissed him with the objection that the proposal was unconstitutional.  Lincoln grimaced.  ‘Go back to Chase,’ he said, ‘and tell him not to bother himself about the Constitution.  Say that I have that sacred instrument here at the White House, and am guarding it with great care.’"