Reclaim the Republican Legacy, Allen West Tells Washington County Lincoln Day Dinner

Characteristics of Communism are invading the United States, Allen West, chairman of the Texas Republican Party and retired Army lieutenant colonel, told attendees  at the Washington County “Night on the Town” Lincoln Day Dinner at Northwest Arkansas Embassy Suites in Rogers on June 26.

The Republican Party needs to push against those Communist characteristics, which he said he witnessed firsthand while in East Germany when he was in the Army.  Those characteristics “are here now,” he said.

Quoting Ayn Rand, West declared: “The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow.  They come to be accepted by degrees, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other – until one day when they are suddenly declared to be the country’s official ideology.”  Republicans must take a stand agent them, according to West.

West said the U. S. is moving to “New Marxism” based on critical race theory.  He admonished the predominately white crowd not to respond with “all lives matter” when challenged with the phrase “black lives matter.”  Rather, he said, “Ask which black lives matter?” and refer to all the blacks murdered weekly in major cities controlled by Democrats or to the 20 million blacks killed by abortion.  “Where’s Black Lives Matter then?,” he asked.  Blacks make up 13 percent of the U. S. population, but “we’re not growing.  We’re being killed.”

Noting that the Republican Party was founded in 1854 for the purpose of abolishing slavery, West said “Our party is losing its legacy to the Democrats.”  He also declared:  “The left wants to eliminate history so they can take credit for what we did.” Republicans need to re-establish the convictions of Martin Luther King that people are to be judged on their character not the color of their skin.  And Republicans need to break economic slavery.  Inner cities are now plantations where the harvest is not cotton but votes, according to West.

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