NC legislator compares Lincoln to Hitler

By Jose Sepulveda, Buzz60

North Carolina State Representative Larry Pittman of Concord compared Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler in a Facebook comment.

It reads, in part: "... If Hitler had won, should the world just get over it? Lincoln was the same sort [of] tyrant, and personally responsible for the deaths of over 800,000 Americans in a war that was unnecessary and unconstitutional."

The comment was part of a post in which Pittman defended his bill to order the state to ignore the historic Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015.

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The comment has since been deleted, but not before many people reacted to it.

Lincoln did exceed his presidential powers by instituting martial law and suspending the right to a fair trial, but, as Mic points out, the confederates did fire the first shots at Fort Sumter, effectively starting the civil war.

This comes after Sean Spicer's false claims that Hitler didn't use chemical weapons, which he quickly apologized for and later tried to clarify by saying he meant in warfare, not in concentration camps.

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