jah use all kind of people to prepare the way for himself, to creat the atmosphere which was sutiable.
when his majesty was in england he read abraham lincon biogrophy, and i dont think it was because he was that evil. the life of the man is incredible.
he spend less that 1 year in a school room, but walked miles to get books to read, he educated himself.
he hated slavery, because he worked hard,and thought his father treated him that way.
when war came he read to learn tactics, he said increadible me a man who couldn't cut the head of a chicken in the middle of this great war.
you must see his biogrophy on histry channel or pbs or A&E.
the man made the state ment because, as president that was his oath, to keep the union, and he said how ever he canhe would, fedrick duglas was his friend and as a result was the first black man to attend an inaugural address. in which he said:
It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered. That of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh." If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."