Shameless Obama Twists Lincoln's Words to Support His Socialist Agenda
After two years of watching this guy are you really surprised by this?
It’s like every time he opens his mouth about history or health care or shovel projects it’s a complete lie.
Honest Abe he is not.
Obama twisted Abraham Lincoln’s words the other day in Ohio to make it sound like Honest Abe was a socialist too.
Leave it to Hands Off Texas to catch this:
On Wednesday during a speech in Parma, Ohio, President Obama decided to quote a former President to help justify his policy initiatives:
“But in the words of the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, I also believe that government should do for the people what they cannot do better for themselves”.
I assume he was paraphrasing this actual quote from President Lincoln, but unfortunately he left out the most important part:
“The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves in their separate, and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere.”
Obama doesn’t get it. And he clearly doesn’t get Abraham Lincoln.