I did call Lincoln a traitor. About 30 pages after the southern leaders were called traitors. In fact Colorado Clyde called the southerner Traitors on the third post in this thread. Now Bob doing something bad doesn’t justify Tom doing the same thing. The southerners were called traitors for holding fast to the principle that the states were sovereign entities and each state demanded a higher loyalty then a centralized federal government. I call Lincoln a traitor to the constitution when he sent troops in to Virginia. I see no idea in the constitution that justifies an army being sent in to a free state. I feel that Lincoln had no respect for the constitution. But few Presidents do. However what you think is not the same as what you do, and but for Lincoln sending troops in to Virginia the war would have never taken place.