Sharing A Foxhole with Allen West – by Frank Gaffney

by Frank J. Gaffney Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy, a columnist for The Washington Times and host of Secure Freedom Radio

Allen West is a man with whom I would gladly share a foxhole. He’s been in many of them over the years – both as a decorated combat veteran and more recently as a Member of Congress from Florida. And when the going gets tough, he is usually the very first of the tough to get going, inspiring and leading others to do the same.

In addition to his natural leadership abilities, Rep. West has an extraordinary grasp of history, its lessons and the importance of not repeating our predecessors’ mistakes. His ability to communicate these insights is similarly exceptional. Last year, in honoring House Armed Services Chairman Howard ‘Buck’ McKeon, we at the Center for Security Policy could find no one better than Allen West to deliver a sterling, improvised benediction. That brief speech—encapsulating two centuries of American military history—is a monument of the power of forthrightness in advocating for peace through strength in the Reagan tradition.

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5 responses to “Sharing A Foxhole with Allen West – by Frank Gaffney

  1. Reblogged this on DEXTER AMERICUS and commented:
    I’m no fanboy, but Allen West is a true leader, a true patriot, and, as he signs his correspondence, ‘steadfast and loyal’. To borrow from his own vernacular, I personally would walk into Hell behind this man and carry his gas cans for him. He and Patriots like him are much needed in America today

    • What a great tribute to this great man! We love Colonel West and America needs him desperately.

  2. The recent election was a devastating blow to more than 56 million patriotic Americans across the country who quitely fought to save their nation at the polling stations.

    For the second time in a row the Democrats and those who support Obama elected a president who was endorsed by the Communist Party USA and their comrades from the largest Socialist organization in the country, The Democratic Socialists of America. The Democratic Socialists of America have long standing ties with Obama and some are members of his staff. Both organizations have successfully worked hard to have him elected, not once, but twice now.

    Because Obama has become a cult like status symbol for many of our youth, amidst the current wave of his popularity among young people, many who voted for Obama have no concept of what they voted for. In the long run they will be seen to have voted for the destruction of our nation via the ignorance of youth. Many others who supported Obama knowingly did so in support of Socialism. Clueless women also supported him to protect themselves from a manufactured non-existent War on Women. They are foolish women who are a disgrace to their gender, and to our nation, for they stood side by side with the Communist Party USA and voted for Obama.

    Since the time of Obama’s first victory, I have greatly despaired that the light across our great nation was fading. When Obama won a second time this past Tuesday I was horrified to see this despair confirmed and even magnified.

    Congressman West is one of our finest Patriots and a trusted leader I have repeatedly looked to for guidance and input on a myriad of issues. As Congressman West speaks here on the history of our nation, and America’s perseverance for liberty since the American Revolution, he gives name to that light I have feared was fading. He has named it rightly, “The Flame of Freedom”.

    What has become apparent now is that we must continue to persevere, the election is over, but the battle has only just begun. It will not end soon. And now more than ever The Flame of Freedom must be preserved. Congressman West inspires hope, and determination to carry on. Thank you sir, as always I am very grateful for your outstanding and inspiring leadership.

  3. Reblogged this on Southpaw Tracks and commented:
    The recent election was a devastating blow to more than 56 million patriotic Americans across the country. For the second time in a row the Democrats and those who support Obama elected a president who was endorsed by the Communist Party USA and their comrades from the largest Socialist organization in the country, The Democratic Socialists of America. The Democratic Socialists of America have long standing ties with Obama and some are members of his staff. Both organizations have worked hard to have him elected, not once, but twice now.
    Because Obama has become a cult like status symbol for many of our youth, amidst the current wave of his popularity among young people, many who voted for Obama have no concept of what they voted for. In the long run they will be seen to have voted for the destruction of our nation via the ignorance of youth. Many others who supported Obama knowingly did so in support of Socialism. Clueless women also supported him to protect themselves from a manufactured non-existent War on Women. They are foolish women who are a disgrace to their gender, and to our nation, for they stood side by side with the Communist Party USA and voted for Obama.
    Since the time of Obama’s first victory, I have greatly despaired that the light across our great nation was fading. When Obama won a second time this past Tuesday I was horrified to see this despair confirmed and even magnified.
    Congressman West is one of our finest Patriots and a trusted leader I have repeatedly looked to for guidance and input on a myriad of issues. As Congressman West speaks here on the history of our nation, and American’s perseverance for liberty since the American Revolution, he gives name to that light I have feared was fading. He has named it rightly, “The Flame of Freedom”.
    What has become apparent now is that we must continue to persevere, the election is over, but the battle has only just begun. It will not end soon. And now more than ever The Flame of Freedom must be preserved. Congressman West inspires hope, and determination to carry on. Thank you sir, as always I am very grateful for your outstanding and inspiring leadership.