Lincoln's Crimes and Violations of the Constitution... - The History Forum
#1 Lincoln ordered the military blockade of Southern ports.
This an act of war.
Only Congress can do that.
At that time Lincoln certainly violated the US Constitution.
#2 Lincoln ordered hundreds of Northern newspapers who dared to speak out against him to be shut down. And their owners and editors were arrested for disloyalty.
This is a clear violation of the 1st Amendment of the Constitution that Lincoln swore to uphold.
#3 Lincoln ordered the arrest of Ohio Congressman Clement Vallandigham for the crime of speaking out against him.
Can you imagine that?
#4 Ex parte Merryman,
Chief Justice of the US Roger Taney, sitting as a judge of the United States Circuit Court for the District of Maryland, ruled that Lincoln had violated the US Constitution when he illegally suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus.
After hearing this Lincoln signed an arrest warrant to have the Chief Justice of the US arrested.