Last night Rep. Allen West (R-FL) took to the floor of the House to commemorate Black History Month and educate the public to the Republican Party’s history of standing up for freedom. “The Republican Party has always been the party of freedom,” he said. “Without free people, there can be no free markets.” He also talked about the rise of the welfare state, and what it’s done to the lives of black Americans. Via The Hill:
Our party firmly believes in the safety net. We reject the idea of the safety net becoming a hammock.
For this reason, the Republican value of minimizing government dependence is particularly beneficial to the poorest among us…. Conversely, the Democratic appetite for ever-increasing redistributionary handouts is in fact the most insidious form of slavery remaining in the world today, and it does not promote economic freedom.
There’s much more, if you have time you should watch and listen to the whole video. (Via The Right Scoop)
God bless Allen West. If only more Republicans would tell the truth about the parties and black history.
Star Parker’s book Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What We Can Do About It is probably a good read for Black History Month.
Update: Linked by Lady Liberty – thanks!