Allen West History Revision: Attributes Ronald Reagan Abortion Quote to Abraham Lincoln

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Rep. Allen Bernard West, former "history teacher."
If you didn't know about Abraham Lincoln's strong anti-abortion policies while he was in the White House, it's probably because they didn't exist.

Rep. Allen West, however -- the former history teacher -- decided to deal an anti-abortion quote to the annual March for Life at the National Mall in Washington yesterday, in the words of the great Abraham Lincoln.

Well, they were actually the words of Ronald Reagan.

"But here are the words of Abraham Lincoln," West said. "My Administration is dedicated to the preservation of America as a free land, and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than reaffirming [sic] the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning."

Here's the thing -- either Reagan plagiarized that entire quote in his 1983 essay "Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation" and all records of Lincoln saying this have been lost, or Lincoln never said that.

It reminds us of that "chicken for every pot" slogan the Republican National Committee used for Herbert Hoover back in the day.

Or, as West remembers it, FDR.

There's also the time in October that West argued "we should have been able to negotiate a Status of Forces Agreement" in Iraq.

Like the one that was agreed to in 2008.

Well, here's the anti-abortion speech from West, the former "history teacher":



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Megsnarrowpath
Megsnarrowpath

Why are you such haters?  Debbie Wasserman Shultz lies a lot...not  MISQUOTES  but LIES yet you do not wake up every morning excited to get to work to expose her mistakes...check her on the Government fact checking page. Your bias is criminal here. This is propaganda. yellow journalism .

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

With all the mistakes the criminal West makes, you would think he MIGHT be clever enough to actually have someone check out everything he says BEFORE he says them.  He embarrasses himself, the military he was drummed out of, and all of Florida.  He really needs to retire from being a public figure, but with his massive ego, I doubt he ever will.  Soon he will be on FOX news much more than he already is.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

I suspect West has some level of attention disorder. He is everywhere. He just blurts shit out. The truth be damned. This guy is in desperate need of a handler.

City Activist Robert Walsh
City Activist Robert Walsh

Ok harriet Tubman he's not. Nor is he alexander the Great. Did you hear him at the Black caucus meeting yesterday.?? That(get this) the majority of Black people use the welfare system not only as a safety net but a hamock. In other words that they are lazy and would rather stay sleep  all day on a "hamock" then basiclly(rephrasing) look for a job. So Mr.West your Black when its convient for you to be black. Sounds that way to me.

Pellen2
Pellen2

West is such an ignorant fool, on the wrong side of most issues.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Did Private West and the attendees of the rally say how any unwanted babies they would adopt and support until they are all 18 years old? Really? Why not? Makes them sound rather insincere and hypocritical, doesn't it? Oh, I forgot, it's West and the Republicans. Hell, those people are still in the 19th Century. Irrelevant. Ignore their noise.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Alan West's mouth is like a box of chocolates. When it opens, you never know what you're gonna get.  

Honest Abe
Honest Abe

Fact and truth are inconsequential to Allen West. Any statement that will rile up the ugliest of the masses is fair game. When one is about to enter the combat zone you must prepare your troops to be blind to the atrocities they will commit and dehumanize the enemy.

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