Allen West Joins Liberty Alliance “With this website we are proud to join those who will not be silenced.”

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Former Congressman and Lt. Colonel Allen B. West Partners With Liberty Alliance To
Launch Personal Website

www.allenbwest.com expands reach of principled, conservative leader

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, OCTOBER 21, 2014 – Building on the phenomenal growth of his social media presence, Colonel Allen B. West has launched his own personal website in partnership with Liberty Alliance. Allenbwest.com will help expand the reach of his conservative message, provide a rich resource of facts and perspective, and serve as a hub for the growing number of endeavors in which West is involved including an upcoming book, The Allen West FoundationThe Allen West Guardian Fund, speaking engagements and his media presence on Fox NewsWashington Times Communities and other outlets.

Since leaving office, West’s influence has expanded at an almost unheard of rate, with his Facebook followers alone growing from 189,000 in January 2013 to over 731,000 today. Clearly his unapologetic, courageous voice is resonating across the nation, and his website will give even greater exposure to his principled stance on a broad variety of issues facing our nation.

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“To return our nation to its constitutional principles, to change the direction our nation is heading and restore our American exceptionalism, we must ensure our conservative voices are not attacked and gagged by the liberal media,” said Colonel West, “With this website we are proud to join those who will not be silenced.”

West’s site is part of the Liberty Alliance, a network of more than 40 web sites dedicated to advancing Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. The company’s members and strategic partners leverage the power of new media to promote traditional values and generate more than 1,000,000 page views each day.

According to Jared Vallorani, Chief Information Officer of Liberty Allliance, “We are honored to have Colonel Allen West partner with us. Colonel West stands as a beacon of hope, freedom, and courage. I can’t think of anyone who more closely represents our values and goals here at Liberty Alliance.”

About Allen B. West

Allen B. West was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. He is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family.

During his decorated 22-year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones: in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was a Battalion Commander in the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, and later in Afghanistan where he served as a civilian military adviser.

In November of 2010, Congressman West became the first black Republican from Florida since Reconstruction to be elected to the United States Congress.

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Allen West “Oops, I forgot — white liberal progressives have a get out of jail free card.”

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It is beyond disgusting that Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson from Florida is using images of burning crosses in a fund raising email.

I grew up in Atlanta, Ga., and remember the Klan burning crosses atop Stone Mountain. The constitutional conservative grassroots movement known as ‘The TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party’ focuses on fiscal spending and government growth issues as well as individual liberty and free market principles. Mr. Grayson should probably crack open a history book, in between his histrionics, and learn that it was the Democrat Party that created the Ku Klux Klan to intimidate black voters.

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And another thing…beyond Grayson and his cross, there’s Democrat Senator Harry Reid referring to Barack Obama as light-skinned and not speaking in “Negro” dialect. And Democrat Vice President Joe Biden referring to Barack Obama as “clean and articulate.” Where oh where is the outrage from NAACP, National Urban League, Congressional Black Caucus, Rev’s Jackson or Sharpton? Oops, I forgot — white liberal progressives have a get out of jail free card. It’s just tragic that these traitors are selling the black community out to the party of slavery, Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow, literacy tests, poll tax, and modern day economic servitude. And they call me Uncle Tom?

READ THIS ARTICLE AT THE WASHINGTON TIMES: GOP erupts as Democrat compares Tea Party to KKK

Allen West: For Immediate Release Oct. 21, 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Former Congressman and Lt. Colonel Allen B. West Launches Personal Website.

www.allenbwest.com expands reach of principled, conservative leader.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, OCTOBER 21, 2014 – Building on the phenomenal growth of his social media presence, Colonel Allen B. West has launched his own personal website. Allenbwest.com will help expand the reach of his conservative message, provide a rich resource of facts and perspective, and serve as a hub for the growing number of endeavors in which West is involved including an upcoming book,The Allen West Foundation, The Allen West Guardian Fund, speaking engagements and his media presence on Fox NewsWashington Times Communities and other outlets.

Since leaving office, West’s influence has expanded at an almost unheard of rate, with his Facebook followers alone growing from 189,000 in January 2013 to over 635,000 today. Clearly his unapologetic, courageous voice is resonating across the nation, and his website will give even greater exposure to his principled stance on a broad variety of issues facing our nation.

“To return our nation to its constitutional principles, to change the direction our nation is heading and restore our American exceptionalism, we must ensure our conservative voices are not attacked and gagged by the liberal media,” said Colonel West, “With this website we are proud to join those who will not be silenced.”

West’s site is part of the Liberty Alliance, a network of more than 40 web sites dedicated to advancing Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. The company’s members and strategic partners leverage the power of new media to promote traditional values and generate more than 1,000,000 page views each day.

According to Jared Vallorani, Chief Information Officer of Liberty Alliance, “We are honored to have Colonel Allen West partner with us. Colonel West stands as a beacon of hope, freedom, and courage. I can’t think of anyone who more closely represents our values and goals here at Liberty Alliance.”

About Allen B. West

Allen B. West was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. He is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family.

During his decorated 22-year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones: in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was a Battalion Commander in the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, and later in Afghanistan where he served as a civilian military adviser.

In November of 2010, Congressman West became the first black Republican from Florida since Reconstruction to be elected to the United States Congress.

Media Contacts

Brittany Zanin
Press Secretary/PAC Assistant
970-379-2919
brittany@allenbwest.com

Michele Hickford
Communications Director
954-803-8365
michele@allenbwest.com

© Copyright 2013 allenbwest.com. All rights reserved.

 

 

Allen West “Last night the fella from Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward was the lead off guest for Fox News’ new evening lineup”

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Last night the fella from Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward was the lead off guest for Fox News’ new evening lineup starting with Greta von Susteren.Ten years ago I was just a simple Artillery Battalion Commander leading American soldiers in Iraq. I am constantly amazed at how exceptional America truly is because of the sense of equality of opportunity that means regardless of where you are born or come from, high achievement is attainable. However, on the O’Reilly Factor last night Bill posed a question to Juan Williams about the morality of hurting one to elevate another. It reminded me of the Karl Marx quote, “From each according to his ability to each according to his needs.” The counter to America’s promise of equality of opportunity is the progressive socialist vision, led by Obama, of equality of outcomes. This is the dilemma in which America finds herself engaged. Shall we continue to be a Republic that promotes opportunity for its citizens or shall we devolve into a communal society mandated by those who will determine our path? I choose the former, what say you?

SPECIAL EDITION: Allen West Weekly Update 8/28/13 via @Next_GenTV

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In Pursuit Of Martin Luther King’s Dream
He imagined opportunity, but we’re creating dependency

 

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. He delivered it five score years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, hence the decision to give it in Lincoln’s shadow at his memorial site in Washington, D.C.

Now we are two score and 10 years from the date of Dr. King’s monumental speech to ensure that the self-evident truth defined by Thomas Jefferson and echoed by Lincoln – “that all men are created equal” – lives up to its meaning. It is quite appropriate that the monuments to these three astute Americans are within eyeshot of each other.

However, where have we come in these 50 years and what should we celebrate on this anniversary? Have we achieved the dream Dr. King hoped we would? I say we are not there yet, and in some ways we have gone backward.

Blacks are chained in economic bondage

A half-century ago, Dr. King said: “The Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.”

Today there can be no doubt that we have highly successful blacks in all walks of life, but when we examine the state of America’s inner cities, we must all be appalled. Shall I say Detroit?

We have fought to break the chains of physical bondage, but the chains of economic bondage are even worse. This is not about social justice, but it is about ensuring that the economic opportunities of America can resurrect small-business entrepreneurship in the black community.

Our economic, tax and regulatory policies must promote free-market growth, innovation, ingenuity and investment. Instead, our policies are expanding the dependency society, not the opportunity society.

We need to promote the growth of small community banks to provide the capital for entrepreneurs in inner cities who have ideas in their heads and determination in their hearts. The Reagan administration pushed this philosophy via urban economic empowerment zones.

Dr. King also stated that “America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked insufficient funds.” Today, the government is issuing welfare by way of electronic benefits transfer cards and even recruiting people to enroll in the program. The government is issuing free cell phones.

This is not the dream Dr. King wanted us to live. As a matter of fact, Booker T. Washington built a three-pronged attack plan for the black community – education, entrepreneurship and self-reliance. That was Dr. King’s dream.

The travesties of black crime and abortion

If we had economic opportunities and better education – and remember, President Obama cancelled the latter when he killed the District of Columbia’s school voucher program – maybe we would not have the record high unemployment in the black community. The problem is especially acute among black teenagers, who it seems are so bored that they hunt down and kill innocent people.

Not far from Dr. King’s birthplace in Atlanta, a young black teenager sits accused of shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face. That is not part of the dream.

We also are witnessing the complete breakdown and collapse of the family, which was the foundational strength of the black community. Today, 72 percent of black children are born out of wedlock. That is not part of the dream.

Dr. King talked about the promissory note of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and the guarantee of unalienable rights – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. However, when it comes to life, over the past two score years, mothers have aborted some 13 million black babies. The black community would be 36 percent greater save for this tragedy, this genocide.

How many babies never got the chance to pursue Dr. King’s dream – the American dream? How many will never get to be among the next generation of doctors, lawyers, successful businessmen and women, prominent entertainers and sports figures. This travesty is certainly not part of Dr. King’s dream.

So where are the voices speaking up about these issues?

Booker T. Washington stated in 1911:

There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays.

Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances because they do not want to lose their jobs.

Living the dream and fighting to win it for others
My challenge is simple: Shall we just hear the same ole rhetorical speeches on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “dream” speech, or shall we sincerely assess where we have come since Aug. 28, 1963?

In 1961 when I was born in Atlanta, in the same neighborhood as Dr. King, my parents could not go to Fort Lauderdale Beach or Palm Beach Island in Florida. Fifty years, later I was sworn in to Congress to represent Florida’s 22d District, which included the coastline from Fort Lauderdale to Jupiter, including Palm Beach.

I was the first black Republican member of Congress from Florida since Josiah T. Walls in 1874. The election was not about the color of my skin; it was about the content of my character. How paradoxical, then, that John Lewis, who spoke on the famed day of Dr. King’s speech in 1963 and went on to serve in Congress (actually as my representative in Atlanta), campaigned against me in 2010.

I still have a dream, one deeply rooted in the American dream – for my two daughters, for the black community, for all Americans and those who seek liberty and freedom. My dream is not based upon servitude to the government but rather upon exceptionalism.

I have been to California, Colorado and New Hampshire. I was educated in Tennessee and born and raised in Georgia. I am promoting and living Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream by example – a dream that I was reminded of every time as a young boy walking past Ebenezer Baptist Church on Auburn Ave.

Now the next generation is depending on us to fulfill Dr. King’s dream and ensure the promise of the American dream for them.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

Allen West “This nation elected a black president, not once but twice. Have we come far since the abolition of slavery, and Dr. King’s march 50 years ago?”

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by Allen West via Facebook

In 1961 when I was born in Atlanta in Dr King’s neighborhood, my parents would not have been allowed on Ft. Lauderdale beach or Palm Beach Island. Fifty years later, I was sworn in as the Congressional Representative of those same beaches. This nation elected a black president, not once but twice. Have we come far since the abolition of slavery, and Dr. King‘s march 50 years ago? Absolutely, but when we examine the state of America’s inner cities, we must all be appalled. Dr. King talked about the Declaration of Independence and the guarantee of unalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. But when it comes to life, over the past two score years, some 13 million black babies have been aborted. The black community would be 36% greater if not for this tragedy, this genocide. How many babies never got the chance to experience King’s dream, the American dream? And why are there so few voices speaking up on these issues? In the last 50 years we have witnessed the complete breakdown and collapse of what once was the foundational strength of the black community, the family. We fought to break the chains of physical bondage, but today the chains of economic and social bondage are even greater.

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Allen West | Weekly Update via @Next_GenTV | 8/23/13

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The Indestructible Spirit Of America
Finding hope in glimpses of the next generation
Last week, I had the distinct pleasure and honor of addressing groups at the Ahavath Torah led by Rabbi Jon Hausman in Stoughton Mass., and at the annual GOP “Steak-Out” in Nashua, N.H. As a paratrooper, I always think it is fun to jump behind “enemy lines” and cause disruption and confusion.I got back to South Florida on Saturday evening and after my own landing later drove down to Fort Lauderdale airport to pick up our Chinese exchange student, Wangying Lin. Lin decided to come back and spend a second year with us, her senior year in high school.As we sat at the airport, my youngest daughter Austen and her best friend Morgan beamed with excitement. It was wonderful to see them run to Lin, and it warmed my heart when Lin ran to me shouting “Dad.” Who would have thought when I was born in Atlanta in 1961 that 52 years later, a 17-year-old Chinese girl would call me Dad?

As I drove back to Palm Beach Gardens, as Angela slept and as the girls chattered in the back of the H3 Hummer, I pondered America, THE “land of opportunity.”

Wangying Lin’s quest for opportunity

Lin came to us a year ago as a timid young lady, and I am quite sure she did not know what to expect. She arrived smack dab in the middle of lots of election-year excitement. I remember when Lin met GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann at Traditions in Port St. Lucie, Fla. And the time we took Lin to a gun show in Fort Pierce, she was blown away at the freedoms and liberties we enjoy.Lin got a chance to see and truly experience America.What she experienced most was the chance to be rewarded for her hard academic work. She now wants to continue her education in America and become a lawyer. Lin has been an outstanding influence on Austen, who just a week ago told Angela and me that she, too, wants to be a lawyer.

I know, some of you think the last thing we need more of in America are lawyers. Never fear, Austen and Lin will possess high moral courage.

See, America is the place that no matter where you are born, no matter where you come from, you have opportunities to succeed if you just take them.

However, consider the paradox of a government that now openly recruits citizens to get “food stamps.” Yeah, they changed the name to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and now give you an electronic benefits transfer card, but it is all the same – actually with less accountability.

Lin has not come here to be part of the dependency society; she is here to taste the American dream. And as a young lady, she just makes me very proud.

Tomorrow’s leaders
So I continue my reflection of young people in America and just smile when I think of my visit with the Londonderry U.S. Naval Sea Cadets last Saturday. I spoke before about 15 of these outstanding young men and women and was just impressed.They asked me about my past and told me about their future dreams. Yeah, they all want to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.Think about how our culture and the media show us the worse of today’s American youth – the horrific shooting in Duncan, Okla., of 23-year-old Christopher Lane, the sentencing of Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, the trial of the black teenager accused of shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face, point blank. Stories like these bombard us almost daily, it seems.

However, before me that Saturday stood what is best about us (and their parents). This is why we must wholeheartedly support the U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Young Marines and Sea Cadets programs.

This is where we find the next generation of American leaders. This is where it all started for me back in 1976 at Henry Grady High School in Atlanta.

No rest for the zealous
My weekend of witnessing astonishing young Americans was not complete in Londonderry. I was just humbled when Austen, Morgan and Lin all asked to go to church Sunday morning at Morgan’s Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in West Palm Beach. We got in at midnight from picking up Lin, but instead of desiring sleep, they wanted to attend church.And what an impressive service we witnessed. It was youth service Sunday, and the high school kids led the service – and I mean all of the service.They wore t-shirts depicting a diamond and the word “Undesirable” underneath, but the “Un” was crossed out. Seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn Bass delivered the message, centered on several scripture and the overall theme of Christ’s redeeming and empowering ability. Several young people offered their personal testimonies from the summer and their mission activities.

The service’s theme was zeal, and the related scripture was Romans 12:11, which reads, “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”

As I sat writing this missive, I realized that heartfelt zeal, a love of and service to God and country, has kept America great over the past 237 years. That is what my own parents imparted to me.

Confidence born of God-given rights
See, regardless of being bombarded by the progressive, secular, socialist culture and media, America truly is indestructible. Our spiritual fervor is rooted in knowing that our unalienable rights emanate from our Creator, not government.Based upon President Obama’s weekly address last weekend, many Americans have reason to be concerned that he seemingly believes the opposite – that man is the giver, and indeed taker, of our rights. As I spoke to folks in Stoughton and Nashua, several times adults told me they are scared, nervous and losing hope.Well, rest assured, I saw the next generation in action this last week – the Londonderry Navy Sea Cadets, the young people at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and the young women in my own home. The challenge is simple: Shall we, the current generation, lose our zeal of ensuring that the journey to the American dream for the next generation does not end on our watch.

To Obama and the liberal, progressive, secular, socialist establishment, we say “Molon labe!” America, and the next generation, is secure because America is an indestructible spirit that is blessed by Divine providence.

Be looking for a special Wednesday edition of this newsletter next week as we mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, and you will see a momentous manifestation of that spirit on display.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

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Serene Reflections of America – Two men, soldiers and fathers, find perspective on the trail

Last weekend my wife Angela and our daughters decided to take a trip to Jamaica to visit extended family. Of course when you have aunts, uncles and cousins in Jamaica, you are going to have a nice time because it is less expensive and you really get to see the Island.I hunkered down Washington, D.C., over the weekend but linked up with my former brigade commander from Fort Bragg, retired Col. Denny R. Lewis. We went hiking on the Appalachian Trail. (And yes, unlike former South Carolina Gov. and now-U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, I was on the Appalachian Trail and not in South America. I took pictures to prove it.Denny and I headed out I-66 West on Saturday about 0630 down. We exited I-66 at Virginia Highway 55. About two miles down that road is an entrance to the Appalachian Trail near Linden, Va.We headed north on the trail toward two campsites, Manassas Gap and Dick’s Dome. It was a perfect morning – not too hot and a decent breeze through the trees as we began our ascent. We planned for a four-hour hike, with backpacks full of water, energy bars and the ole trusted peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches.

As we hiked, I remembered the times when as a student at the University of Tennessee we walked in the Great Smoky Mountains. The peace, the serenity, just affords one a time to reflect. For Denny and me, our serene reflections were of our America. On a day when there were those calling for protests all over America, two men, one white from West Virginia and the other black from inner city Atlanta, reflected on “old-school values.”

Old-school values worth remembering

Denny recalled how hobos during his youth came around and asked for work to get something to eat. They did not feel entitled to get something but wanted to offer a service for sustainment. He reflected upon how his small local community came together to support a family in need or distress. It was the community’s responsibility to help a neighbor in need.I told him that today the government is in the business of promoting distress and dependency for political gain. One need only look at the explosion in food stamp recipients and poverty in America over the past 5 years.Denny thought about the folks who came to pay their respects when his Mom passed away. They brought whatever they thought would soothe and comfort the family. He remembered one fella who brought some fresh “shine,” and he laughed as he remembered how good it tasted.When we both reflected upon the foundation of our country, the American family, our conversation really became animated. We both remembered the days when children were a reflection upon their parents and their reputations.

When I was growing up, one of the worse beat downs I got from my Dad was when we were visiting his hometown of Cuthbert, Ga., in Randolph County. I had been walking back from the store and playing some basketball, and when I got home, word had spread that Buck West’s boy Allen was disrespectful because he did not speak to the old folks sitting on their porches.

I had committed the ultimate sin, according to the old-school ways. I had been disrespectful in not addressing my elders. I had not given the simple recognition of “Hello, ma’am,” Hello, sir,” “Afternoon, sir,” or “Afternoon, ma’am.” And the insinuation was that my Dad was raising a disrespectful son.

Last Friday, President Obama stated that as a black man, he was followed at malls and shopping centers, had doors clicked when he crossed the street, and watched women clutch their handbags when he entered elevators with them. Well, perhaps, thanks to that one experience I had in Cuthbert, Ga., I never shared Obama’s experiences. Perhaps having parents who insisted that I be a respectful young man made the difference.

True measures of toughness

As we hiked, Denny and I reflected on how great it would be to have young black men in the inner city hike the Appalachian Trail for a day and spend a night – to expose them to the serenity and beauty of America instead of the chaos and despair that they witness every day in their neighborhoods.We agreed that toughness is not about cursing loud, joining a gang or killing someone in your neighborhood. If these young men are so adamant about killing people, they can focus their energy on a very determined enemy.Toughness is being pinned down by the enemy in a compound in Afghanistan, picking up a grenade thrown into that compound to protect your fellow paratroopers, and throwing it out only to have it explode as it leaves your hand – a now-prosthetic hand that I once shook.Toughness is disobeying orders and charging toward the sound of guns to rescue fellow Marines pinned down by heavy enemy fire or State Department officials under attack.

Toughness is looking at your family and telling them you have to go and take your post on freedom’s rampart to safeguard liberty, not knowing if that is the last time you will see them.

We can develop real toughness by gathering a group of young, inner-city black men, giving them a map, having them load supplies and telling them they have a certain amount of hours to reach a shelter and prepare their food for the evening while also ensuring they secure their site.

This past Saturday, the race-baiters just created more noise, more chaos, and still more young black men died in Chicago. What if we had decided to round up young black men and take them out for a hike? What if we had decided to take them away from the chaos and give them a place of respite where we could talk in peace and reflection?

When are we going to stop addressing the symptoms and treat the disease, the illness that afflicts the black community – the breakdown of families. Members of the black community can be angry all they want, but Bill O’Reilly of Fox News was right in a poignant “Talking Points Memo” commentary this week.

Role models for the next generation

As two American men from different backgrounds, Denny and I shared the experience of parents, Dads, who raised us to be the men we are today.While we were on the Appalachian Trail, we met a recent college graduate named Steph from Massachusetts. She started hiking the trail May 28 in Georgia. She was alone on the trail because her male hiking partner, John, had allowed her to go off alone. Denny and I ran into John after seeing Steph a second time at Manassas Gap shelter crossroads. She had left him a message.As two Dads with two daughters, Denny and I pondered chivalry and what we would have done to ole John if he had allowed our daughters to be alone on the Appalachian Trail. Nope, our musings were not an indictment of Steph as a capable young woman and a hiker. They were a reflection upon what it meant to us to be chivalrous men as opposed to what that seems to mean today.The next generation needs moments of serene reflection, and it needs us as parents to demand a higher standard, not the standard of low expectations that this culture will inculcate into their lives.

The next generation in the black community needs less voices yelling and less chaos that reinforces the soft bigotry of low expectations. It needs more role models who will expose them to the serene moments of reflection, responsibility and respect.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

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@AllenWest “Imagine if egalitarians were in charge of the NFL draft? Well, they’re in charge of our nation and economy “

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by Allen West via Facebook and Twitter

Congrats to those who made first round selection in the NFL draft. Sometimes the greatest pro football players are selected lots later in the draft, so a hearty hat tip to all who enter the draft and will make it as a walk-on. Reminds me of those days back on the streets of Atlanta where one person called ‘game’ and was allowed to pick his team. We Americans love to win and all want a winning team, so there were some not picked because they did not display the requisite skills and talents for victory. Now, imagine if social egalitarians were in charge of the NFL draft? Well, they’re in charge of our nation and economy touting rhetoric like fairness, fair share, shared sacrifice, and economic equality. They’re playing a distorted game of social equality and engineering with our military. Our nation has a draft every four years in 2008 and 2012, picked the kids who never got picked to play. Now we’re on a losing team. The most important team is Team America, next time our national draft comes along, I pray we’ll choose better.

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NEW VIDEO NRCC – Congressman Allen West “This Is Our America”

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http://www.nrcc.org/west | For generations, we’ve understood that with a little hard work, nothing was beyond our grasp. It’s time we had a government that worked with us, and not against us. The “This is Our America” campaign shares stories from candidates and regular Americans around the country who are fired up about the 2012 election and have faith that America is bigger than it’s challenges.

We are the National Republican Congressional Committee, and our mission is to make sure Congress spends and taxes less, so the economy can get back on track.

When I think about what kind of America I want to leave for my children and my grandchildren – it’s not one that’s saddled in debt.

None of us want that.

This new video I filmed about our values, our communities and our America speaks about this. 

This election means the restoration of this great Constitutional Republic. It means we will recommit to the fundamental principles and values that make us an exceptional nation.

In the Army, we didn’t leave anything to chance.

With 14 days left, neither should you: please give $10, $15 or even $30 today.

Let’s ensure we open up a new chapter in the history of this great nation.

Join me. Watch this new video and donate to help us finish strong.

It’s up to you. I know you won’t let me down.

Steadfast and loyal,

(Ret.) Lt. Col. Allen West (R-FL)

TRANSCRIPT:

The American dream very simply is the fact that a young man born in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia 1961 now lives here. That’s the American dream. There’s no such thing as a Somali dream, a Chinese dream, there’s one dream — the American dream and that’s why people came to these shores.

Everything is at stake in this election. What America we will have is at stake in this election. I think it’s a clear-cut choice between what we are trying to represent as constitutional conservatives and what the other side is trying to represent.

A lot of people are very afraid, they’re very concerned about the fact that the American dream they’ve enjoyed and has enabled them to be where they are today may not be there for their children and grandchildren. That future, that thing we have always passed on to subsequent generations is that which is threatened right now. They want men and women who are convicted and will go out right now and go up to Washington, DC and fight for them. It just so happens I have the great opportunity to not do that anymore in camouflage uniform and boots, I get to do that now in a suit and a tie.

When I think about what kind of America I leave for my children and my grandchildren — I can’t saddle them with this debt. I can’t saddle them with the dependency society. I want to make sure they have the opportunities that I had growing up that enabled me to be here today.

November the 7th means the restoration of this great constitutional republic. It means we will go back and recommit to the fundamental principles and values that make us an exceptional nation. And it means we will once again rekindle and reignite the American entrepreneurial and indomitable spirit — that’s what November the 7th will mean. It will mean that we will open up a new chapter in the history of this great nation.