Source: The Huffington Post
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) delivered a fiery speech about Black History Month on the House floor Wednesday evening, praising the Republican Party for its tradition of “standing up for the rights of African Americans” and accusing Democrats of perpetuating an “insidious form of slavery” through their support for entitlement programs.
“Our party firmly believes in the safety net,” West said in the speech, first flagged byThe Hill. “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,” he continued. “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.”
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