I believe we can confidently presume most who rail "Such a bizarre and outlandish statement proves what dangerous wackos Suprynowicz and his conservative pals are!" (I'm a libertarian; I've never claimed to be a "conservative") are government-school ex-inmates.
I dare say they have read no legitimate scholarship on "Honest Abe" since hearing him praised decades ago in a room smelling of poster paints and waxed sawdust floor-sweeping compound as a "strong leader who saved the nation and ended slavery" by a government employee with a vested interest in seeing the state continue to tax our parents (and now us) within an inch of our lives to fund today's largest remaining American institution of compulsion, incarceration, and propaganda – the "public schools."
(No, old Abe didn't ride into town on a donkey, playing a Jew's harp, and spring the innocent defendant by proving Ward Bond lied when he said it was "moon bright" the night of the killing. That was Hank Fonda, courtesy of the old Irish mythmaker, John Ford. Lincoln was a railroad lawyer, who had an interesting pre-war business relationship with one George B. McClellan, among others.)