Since i keep getting asked all the time, here is the purpose of my signature:
It is to make a person think.
To think about how relative labels are such as 'patriot' and 'dissident', or even 'terrorist'. It all depends on which side of the line you are on, and who won the battle.
Much as George Washington was considered a dissident terrorist to the British, we won so he's a hero to us. Booth, on the other hand was on the losing side so he's considered a assassin. Was willing to die for what he felt was an enemy of his country, and his act would have been considered heroic, if the south had won.
Im not saying i do or don't support what he did, but his actions do serve as a good vehicle for what i was trying to point out.