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

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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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Representative Allen West invites you to be part of a dynamic discussion:

Help Me Dispel the Myths of Black Conservatism

The Conservative Black Forum will discuss issues regarding unemployment in the black community, conservative values, and the social disparity in urban communities.  The forum will be an intimate and in-depth dialogue on the black conservative voice in the United States.

What:  Conservative Black Forum
When:  Monday, January 23, 2012
Time:  10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: United States Capitol, House Small Business Committee, Rayburn 2360

“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. More than 95 percent of black voters voted Democrat in the last election. I am hoping this forum will begin to shed light on how we can change this status quo.”

In addition to Rep. West, distinguished members of the panel include:

• Tim Scott (Congressman, South Carolina)
• Jim Jordan (Congressman, Ohio)
• Michael Steele (Former RNC Chairman, Maryland)
• J.C. Watts (Former Congressman, Oklahoma)
• Emanuel Cleaver (Congressman and Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus, Missouri)
• Octavia Johnson (Sherriff, Roanoke, Virginia)
• William Cleveland (City Councilman, Virginia)
• Gow B. Fields (Mayor, Lakeland, Florida)
• Fred Solomon (Community Activist, Alabama)
• Cleon Bryant (Pastor, Louisiana)
• Dr. Christine Brooks (Community Activist, Washington, D.C.)
• KCarl Smith (Founder, Fredrick Douglas Republicans, Alabama)
• Dr. Karnie C. Smith, Sr. (Fredrick Douglas Republicans, Alabama)
• David Clarke, Jr. (Sheriff, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)

Topics include:

Perception vs. reality when it comes to Black Conservatism Urban issues in the 21st Century The black church and state The true history of civil rights Conservative principles in the black community GOP outreach

Media interested in attending this event, please contact Communications Director Angela Melvin at 202-226-2149

Video Interview with Congressman Allen West – Surprises, Mistakes and US policy towards Israel

Allen West, surprises, mistakes and U.S. policy toward Israel

By Anthony Man for the Sun Sentinel

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Boynton Beach Republican Club Luncheon 10/18/11 w/ Congressman Allen West

Tuesday, October 18 · 11:00am – 1:30pm

Westchester Country Club

The Boynton Beach Republican Club is proud to present

CONGRESSMAN ALLEN WEST, District 22

Congressman West will be giving a “Washington Update” followed with a lively Q & A discussion.

Lou Galterio will open with the National Anthem.

Rep. West is a US Army, LTC retired; a member of the Armed Forces Committee; Congressional Black Caucus; Small Business Committee and a recent recipient of the Defender of Israel award.
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De-Bunking Tea Party Myths: An Interview with Katrina Pierson – by Debbie Georgatos TexasGOPVote

by Debbie Georgatos of TexasGOPVote.Com

Over this past summer, I spent a week with a longtime friend who has always voted Democrat, and who volunteered early on in 2009 that she realized she made a big mistake voting for President Obama. While we normally do not discuss politics, I mentioned during our summer visit that while I am a still a conservative Republican, I also support the Tea Party. Her response (beside a look of shock and puzzlement) was “I don’t think we should talk about that….”.

Which leads to one of the points of the interview below.

Opponents of the Tea Party’s political message — of fiscal conservatism and adherence to the Constitution — mislead Americans by knowingly misrepresenting, muddying and distorting that message and the messengers. Democrats in Washington, D.C. and even in the great state of Texas have resorted to a time-tested strategy to fight the Tea Party’s message: they label the Tea Party “racist.” It is hard to think of a more terrifying label in American political life, which is why liberals who shudder to think of fiscal conservatism and adherence to the Constitution, resort to using this most toxic of verbal assaults. From a Democrat Texas State Representative, to Congressional Black Caucus spokesperson Maxine Waters, who said that the Tea Party can go straight to hell, to many others on the Left, the Tea Party’s critics hope to fight the group’s growing influence by branding them with one of their sure-fire lethal monikers. Most notably, such Tea Party criticism is rarely accompanied by informed, thoughtful analysis or proposals to counter the fundamental Tea Party message.

Enter Katrina Pierson, a Tea Party organizer who serves in leadership capacities in the local North Texas Tea Party, at the state level in Austin, and in Washington, D.C. A nationally recognized leader among the intentionally unstructured Tea Party movement, Katrina grew up in a family that relied on the redistribution of wealth system, which the Tea Party fights to change. She entered politics with a passion in 2009, largely due to President Obama’s entry into the national political scene. Katrina is hardly alone in her role as a black American who supports and is supported by the Tea Party. Just here in north Texas, Pastor Stephen Broden, a 2010 candidate for US Congress in a district south of the heart of the City of Dallas, and who is African-American, was and is among the most popular speakers in Tea Party circles, and he is not the only one.

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Rep Allen West “When you look at a community that’s truly suffering”

“When you look at a community that is truly suffering — 16.7 percent [black] unemployment, 20 percent adult black unemployment and 45 [percent] to 46 percent black teenage unemployment, [a] 41 percent increase in food stamp recipients, poverty at the highest in 50 years, it is not about you coming up and telling people they have to stop complaining,” West said.

Taken from the INTERVIEW BY John D Villarreal for Conservative New Media

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The accusation of Allen West merely speaking in soundbites doesn’t add up. via TownHall

by Elisabeth Meinecke Deputy Managing Editor with Townhall.com.

I found this op-ed by an attendee of the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference, to be a rather interesting. The author writes that she wished Rep. Allen West, when speaking at the event, had done more to talk about conservative principles.

“Thousands from all across the country gathered in the nation’s capital last weekend to discuss varying issues within the Black community and the only workshop led by the retired Lt. Colonel was a discussion on the past and future of African-Americans in the military. As West is the only conservative member of the CBC, I expected him to give me more. …”

“With thousands of community leaders, elected officials, non-profit leaders, and Black voters in attendance, the ALC conference this past weekend would have been an ideal opportunity for Rep. West to lead a discussion on conservatism in the Black community. I would argue it would have been the most attended session. I certainly would have attended, if only to hear the answer to the question, what is the conservative agenda to address the needs of black communities?

“So far the legislation he has proposed and supported do not give any indication that conservatives have a comprehensive agenda that would address issues such as soaring unemployment, the increasing number of children living in poverty, substandard public education, disparities in health care and the plague of gun violence in communities across the country. … “

Now, my guess is West would have been only to happy to engage in a lengthy discussion of conservative principles, though I doubt his CBC colleagues would have been very happy. I think the author’s idea is a fantastic one. But it’s clear from the last sentence in the quoted paragraph that the author really hasn’t been listening already to what West says, or what conservatives are saying. The Republicans have been talking about little else than jobs. West had a bill that would give tax credits to help the unemployed (found just through a simple Google search). He also talks about the destruction of the family at that same CBC convention.

 

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Congressman Allen West “I give you my thoughts in my weekly wrap up”

Dear Patriot,

Greetings to our constituents, fellow Floridians, and all Americans, it is time again for our weekly update.  It is hard to believe that almost nine months have gone by.

I want to begin with the issue of the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state in the United Nations. Because of a short-sighted speech given last year by our own President at the United Nations, we saw an emboldened Mahmoud Abbas submit his request for statehood. A request for the creation of something that even in its name is a misnomer.

As I have often stated, the word Palestine has nothing to do with Arabs. It has everything to do with a region that was conquered by the Romans who suppressed the Jewish rebellion between 68-73 AD and by decree of Emperor Hadrian, who changed the region’s name from Judea to Palestina.

Hadrian and the Romans took the word Palestina from the root word, Phillistia, referring to the original Philistines, who were in fact Greek.
Therefore, the true “Palestinians” are the Jewish people, hence why I believe the first step to a peace process solution in the Middle East is recognition of the modern-day Jewish State of Israel. The second step is a complete repudiation of radical Islamic terrorism and dismantling of terrorist groups such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Al Aqsa and Al Quds Brigades, Hezbollah, and others which threaten Israel.

If these critical conditions cannot be met, and if Mahmoud Abbas cannot agree to this, then his attempts are nothing more than a charade. The audacity of Abbas to attempt to circumvent the negotiation process, and the applause he received at the United Nations is very concerning to me.

The United States must adamantly oppose and submit its veto vote in the United Nations Security Council and unequivocally assert that we shall not support this measure until the “Palestinian” Authority evidences itself as a credible peace partner.

If the UN continues its support of Abbas without the above measures taking place, then the United States House of Representatives should withdraw the support of the American taxpayer dollars to both the United Nations and the Palestinian Authority. In times of economic hardship, fiscal responsibility means that we are the guardians and stewards of American taxpayer dollars.

I also want to confront the absurdity of Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad having a platform on our soil upon which to spew his vile rhetoric. There must come a time when Ahmadinejad is no longer granted a visa into the United States. How dare he stand in New York City and blame 9-11 on our America!

Lastly, I want to discuss the Continuing Resolution (CR) the House of Representatives passed this week. It is vital that we as Conservative Republicans learn to and demonstrate our ability to govern, something the liberal progressives seem to be  incapable of doing. We passed a measure which would keep our Federal Government functioning while we complete the remaining six appropriations bills.  There are a total of 12 bills and the United States Senate has only taken up one.

Part of the CR, ensures the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is funded in order to alleviate the suffering of Americans from the recent natural disaster which struck our nation. To be fiscally responsible, House Republicans found spending offsets to ensure we pay attention to our deficit issue. That offset came from a Department of Energy government loan program for “green” vehicles.
The Federal Government does not need to inject itself into the automobile industry, or any private sector industry, as it has done with the mortgage industry and now the healthcare industry.

I call upon Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to stop playing the games of political brinksmanship and pass the House legislation. We do not need to repeatedly portray the United States Congress as a dysfunctional body politic. I ask you, Senator Reid, to stop trying to maneuver and manipulate a failing political agenda at the expense of the American people and  “Pass the House Continuing Resolution, now!”

In closing, never forget that leadership is about taking action, it is different from managing. Our America needs principled and pragmatic leaders who have a deep passion for this country, the American people and their advancement and success.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen

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