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Yes we know that the Left ignores this day cause it's part of their Legacy. This from the Washington Post.

Northern whites opposed fighting for the freedom of black slaves. The Cincinnati Enquirer said Lincoln’s proclamation represented the “complete overthrow of the Constitution he swore to protect and defend.”

And this from Gateway Pundit.

On New Year’s Day in 1863, the Republican Party’s Emancipation Proclamation came into effect. While Republicans rejoiced, Democrat politicians and newspapers denounced President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) for freeing slaves.

Demonstrating their depravity, New York’s Gov. Horatio Seymour, who would be the 1868 Democrat presidential nominee, denounced the Emancipation Proclamation as “a proposal for the butchery of women and children.”

The Louisville Daily Democrat called it “an outrage of all constitutional law, all human justice, all Christian feeling.”

Source- Gateway Pundit

Source- Washington Post