it is important to note that mr. Lincoln was, himself a white slave holder or owner. he was racist as were the other slavists. but, it was not about the president as fifteen other presidents had come and gone before mr. Lincoln. the fact is the declaration, itself, was timely. timely in that men were already being emancipated over the years before the declaration and the document just culminated the events that would result in emancipation. it is true, one man could not liberate a whole enslaved and established people and the declaration by this one man could not do so either, but, the document was, indeed, timely as the u.s. constitution was, itself, timely, brought about the events surrounding men and their many experiences with each other. these derivitives of the bible are seen to emerge in timely fashion similar to the prophecy of jesus Christ. love by any other name is still love, mr. Bennett.