Allen West The US Army’s simple creed says “This We’ll Defend” Happy Birthday US Army

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by Allen West via Facebook

Today is Flag Day and I hope everyone takes time to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and remind ourselves of the greatness represented by this simple symbol of liberty and freedom. However, our flag wouldn’t have such a grand history if not for something else we celebrate today: the 238th birthday of the United States Army. The US Army’s simple creed says “This We’ll Defend” so how appropriate that we recognize the flag and those who take the oath to support and defend it – on the same day. From the day the Minutemen answered the call to Lexington and Concord, to those who answer the call today to deployments worldwide, the American flag has been that herald of liberty, not oppression. Army men and women leave the warmth and shelter of their homes not as conquerors, but as liberators. I’m often asked what title do I prefer, Congressman or Colonel? Well, I seek to be a good Christian, husband, and Daddy, but I shall always prefer the title American soldier — a title I share with my Dad and nephew. Happy Birthday, Army Strong!

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The Allen West “Chronicles” by Ryan Dean

by Ryan Dean  Published on Dec 30, 2012

Ryan Dean made these video’s as a tribute to Congressman, and Lt. Colonel, Allen B. West for the
outstanding 2 years he spent working at his side.

“It was an honor to do so!”

 

 

Allen West and Ryan Dean

Allen West and Ryan Dean

 

Stacy Swimp examines Rep Allen West’s “Dispelling the Myths of Black Conservatism” New Pittsburgh Courier

New Pittsburgh Courier

Last month, Congressmen Allen West hosted a historic Black Conservative Forum in order to “discuss how to articulate and take the message of black conservatism back to our communities”, per the retired Army Colonel.

He referenced conservative principles such as limited government, fiscal responsibility, sovereignty, equality of opportunity, achievement, the free market system, values, education, family, and security.

“The conservative voice in the Black community remains mostly unacknowledged by politicians and the public alike,” West said. “While the conservative Black voice has always existed, it is more important than ever that it be recognized and encouraged.”


Among those on the multi ethnic, bi-partisan panel, were Congressman Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (chairman, Congressional Black Caucus, D-Mo.); Rev. Cleon Bryant (pastor, LA and founder of “Runaway Slave”); KCarl Smith (Frederick Douglass Republicans); Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; and numerous other national leaders. The panel was moderated by Star Parker, founder and president of C.U.R.E., the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and nationally syndicated columnist.

Congressman Tim Scott, speaking of the perception that all Blacks are liberals, stated: “I have seen both sides. I successfully flunked out of high school in the ninth grade—with their (big government) help. Then my mother told me: Boy, I brought you into this world, I can take you out.” Scott continued: “Simple formula: Play by the rules. We must realize that something for nothing is a chain around your wrist. We have to succeed because we have been given the right to succeed! That is our heritage as Americans.”

Star Parker raised the issue of getting school choice into urban communities: KCarl Smith responded: “Frederick Douglass went through the problem of school choice. They tried to force him to send his daughter to an inferior school. The parent should be able to choose. This is worse than slavery! Douglass said, in 1848, ‘Face it, fight it, fix it!’ He put pressure on until the least were elevated and the most vulnerable were valued.”

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Statement by Congressman Allen West on the Temporary Extension of the Payroll Tax

(WASHINGTON)-—  Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement today on the Temporary Extension of the Payroll Tax:

“Americans once again have reason to be ashamed with their elected officials as President Barack Obama and United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are playing a game of chicken for political gain at the expense of the American people suffering under failed economic policies. This two month amendment proposed today is nothing more than a short-term band aid.  Americans are looking for certainty and confidence in the American economy and today’s substitute amendment passed by the Senate delivers neither to the American people.

The United States Senate continues to let down the American people, more than 950 days without accomplishing even the most basic of responsibilities to pass a budget and ignoring more than 25 job creating bills passed on a bipartisan basis by the House of Representatives.  The Senate’s Substitute Amendment to Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 H.R. 3630 is nothing but typical liberal Democrat incrementalism and political gimmickry to continue to debate these issues into the election year.

I will not be voting for this short term fix when it comes to the floor of the House of Representatives. I will only vote to reaffirm the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act as passed by the House of Representatives.

The Senate’s Substitute Amendment is yet another disappointment to the American people. Our nation is desperately seeking leadership in our Nation’s Capital not crises management. I stand ready to return to Capitol Hill and stay there until will get the mission done.”

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From the Desk of Congressman Allen West 11/4/11 – Allen West for Congress

Halloween was this past Monday.  And many in my district celebrated with candy and family get-togethers.

But last week it was my opponents who were resorting to scare tactics.

Democrats who want my seat are using every trick they can to try and frighten voters. One even called me a “tea party cult figure” in an email to her supporters.  And another tried to attribute statements to me that I never said, essentially calling me a hypocrite.  What a bunch of unfounded nonsense!

I’ll tell you this: I’m no big, bad, bogeyman. I’m a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who wants nothing more than to restore the values that made this country great.  Those are the same values that millions of servicemen and women risk their lives for every day.  And they are the values that I won’t stop talking about, regardless of the threats thrown at me.

You already know what is at stake. Out of all 240 seats held by Republicans in the House, Democrats are focused more on mine than any other.

Make no mistake — they will spend millions to try to defeat this Colonel. But with the support of my Conservative Army, I know we can defend against their attacks.

Please take a moment right now to donate $25 or more to my re-election campaign.

And thank you so much for everything you do for our country.

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC(R) Allen B. West
US Congressman- FL

 

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