@AllenWest Foundation and American Majority’s New Leaders Project – Oct 11 2013

NEW LEADERS SUMMIT

American Majority, in partnership with the Allen West Foundation, is pleased to announce our New Leaders Summit
OCTOBER 11 – 12, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA

American Majority’s New Leaders Project is designed to motivate and equip the hard working citizens across each state to become part of the solution to the problems that they see every day in their communities.

Allen West, will be our featured keynote speaker at the Friday Dinner.

Ned Ryun, Aubrey Blankenship, Cecilia Houser, Jamie Cox, CF‘s Nate Benefield, and more, will share their insights at the Saturday training. Dynamic presentations, crucial truths, and helpful insights are in store for attendees.

Registration required – click here.

Location :
Higher Ground Conferences & Cafe
910 South High Street
West Chester , PA

When: Friday October 11 – Dinner Reception with Allen West
Saturday October 12 – Summit Training

Cost: 50.00 for Friday Only Dinner with Allen West
40.00 for Saturday Only Summit Training
70.00 for both Friday Dinner and Saturday Training

Where: West Chester, PA at
Higher Ground Conferences & Cafe

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by Allen West on Facebook

I’ll be speaking over dinner in Fort Lauderdale this coming Friday, July 12. I look forward to spending the evening with men and women ready to step up to impact their communities. If you can, please join me and American Majority next weekend at the New Leaders Summit! 

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NEW LEADERS SUMMIT FT. LAUDERDALE, FL

With school board, municipal, county and state offices up for election in 2014, many potential candidates are preparing now to start campaigning early. American Majority’s New Leaders Project is designed to motivate and equip the hard working citizens across our state to become part of the solution to the problems that they see every day in their communities, from out-of-control town budgets to excessive regulations. It is time for new leaders to step forward as candidates for school boards, town councils and other state and local offices.

Dinner guest LTC. Allen West

American Majority believes that our elected officials should be held accountable for their decisions. If they don’t do the job that they are elected to do, they should be challenged. While running for local office is no simple thing, it can be done successfully with a limited budget, small staff and the proper support and training.

On July 12th – 13thAmerican Majority will be hosting a New Leaders Summit for those interested in becoming future candidates, campaign staff and campaign volunteers. The training will take place at the Calvary Chapel Campus located at 2401 W Cypress Creek Rd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. This event will feature special guest speaker, Col. Allen West.

READ MORE AND SIGN UP FOR THE EVENT HERE: New Leaders Summit

Rep. Allen West’s Weekly Wrap Up and Highlights for the Week

Dear Patriots,

Greetings to our constituents, fellow Floridians, and indeed all Americans. It is Friday, October 19th and it is time to prepare our weekly update for dissemination.

Over the last few weeks, the nation has been focused on the events in Libya and the state of our nation’s foreign policy. I wrote an editorial on that very subject published in Human Events on October 9th, entitled “Looking the Other Way: President Obama’s Dangerous Foreign Policy.” Please click here to read, as I dive into many areas in detail as to what the President is failing to do, and what I believe must be done differently to keep Americans safe.

Also this week, we have been once again reminded of some disturbing economic trends in America. First of all, we had an increase in first-time jobless claims up to 388,000. This is a clear indicator that we are far from out of the woods, and again makes one wonder how we went from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent unemployment in the last month while the workforce participation rate and U6 employment computation rate (unemployed, underemployed and discouraged) remained unchanged.

In South Florida, we have unemployment in Broward County at 7.5 percent (the only bright spot), Palm Beach County at 9.6 percent, Martin County at 9.7 percent, and St. Lucie County at 12.2 percent.  If the same difference between the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) national unemployment and U6 national figures of 7 percent was applied, we would be looking at true rates ranging from 15 percent-19 percent including unemployed, underemployed, and unaccounted, discouraged workers.

As well, recent foreclosure statistics have now placed Florida at number one in the country and our own St. Lucie County in the top two for the State of Florida. We have so much to rectify.

For those who still refuse to believe we are witnessing a massive growth of the nanny-state government, we learned this week that welfare spending in America has increased by some 34 percent during this Obama Administration. This is why I have said on more than one occasion that we are seeing the battle between the opportunity society and the dependency society. The former promotes the fundamental Constitutional Conservative premise of limited government. The latter is rooted in the beliefs of the liberal progressive socialist welfare state.

Another key factor that gives credibility to the notion that our economy is not recovering, is the horrific monetary policy being enacted. We are now in what is called “Quantitative Easing III” (QE III). Actually, we are in QE III.5 because in between two and three there was something called “Operation Twist” which involved the purchase and sale of United States Treasury bonds in an attempt to lower longterm interest rates.

At this moment, the United States Federal Reserve is printing money in order to buy up our own debt to the tune of nearly $40 Billion a month, with no declared end stated.  I find it interesting that we can tell the Taliban when we are leaving Afghanistan, but we cannot predict when we shall stop printing more money.

I thought the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) of 2008 was supposed to buy up the bad mortgage securities that poisoned our financial industry. Yet, here we are four years later still printing money to buy up the debt related to these assets.

In addition, we have interest rates at artificially low levels, just 0.25 percent at my last check. Yet, our financial institutions are not lending money to help small businesses expand and as a result our economy is stuck on an anemic 1.3 percent  GDP growth.

It does not take a rocket scientist to recognize none of this is adding up.  President Obama is just not equipped to articulate why, and he doesn’t understand how to resolve this. It certainly is not about “taxing the wealthy.”

This past weekend, gasoline prices in some parts of California hit $6.00 for Supreme Unleaded. Is this to be the new normal?

Remember, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) does not take into account fuel and food prices. If it did, combined with our printing currency, we would probably realize we are in a state of inflation.

The news is not good. The question is, what are we going to do about it?

The definition of insanity is to continue doing the same thing and expecting different results.
Steadfast and Loyal,

Highlights of the Week:

– Tuesday, 16 Oct; attended the Grand Opening/Ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Allegro Senior Living Community in Jupiter and presented them with a flag flown over our Nation’s Capitol; attended daughter Austen’s volleyball game against Dwyer High School.  Those young Ladies of Dwyer are pretty good! At the game I was able to meet and take a picture with Dwyer JROTC Cadet Knight who suffers from cerebral palsy but had the American flag mounted to her wheelchair for the presentation of colors!

– Wednesday, 17 Oct; addressed the quarterly safety meeting of the Ranger Construction Company in Port St Lucie; attended the St Lucie Chamber of Commerce networking social in Port St Lucie.

– Thursday, 18 Oct; addressed the Boca Raton Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Chapter of Senior Small Business advisors on current economic issues affecting small business growth. Also presented them with a copy of the Congressional Record remarks introduced on the United States House of Representatives floor recognizing the Boca Chapter and best in America; click here to see photos of the event. Attended the 2012 Best Places to Work in Martin County luncheon; visited the A-1 Roof Trusses business in Ft. Pierce to address effects of onerous tax, regulatory, and access of capital policies on small business growth- great pictures here; addressed the local Chapter of the Gold Star Mothers Association to hear their concerns and update them on pressing national security issues.

– Friday, 19 Oct; addressed the Community Prayer Room group at Summit Christian School on the topic of “God’s Perfect Will for our Nation;” attended Austen’s last regular season volleyball match, ending her season at 19-5.

– Saturday, 20 Oct; attended the Palm City Chamber Fall Fest event.

– Sunday, 21 Oct; participated in the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization 5K; spoke at the First Bethel Baptist Church in Ft Pierce; addressed the congregants at the Chabad Jewish Center of Martin County in Palm City.

Rep. Allen West “Prayers for those hit by the storm, and a few other thoughts this week”

by Congressman Allen West on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 3:40pm (taken from Congressman Allen West’s Facebook Page)

To our Constituents, fellow Floridians, and all Americans, greetings,

There will be no weekly update for this week as the predominant topic would be the RNC Convention and according to ethics rules it cannot be discussed using official Congressional channels.

However, let me take a moment to express a few thoughts. First of all my wife Angela, daughters Aubrey and Austen, and myself  want to convey our most sincere thoughts, prayers, and condolences for those here locally, in Florida, and across the Gulf States region who have suffered and lost friends, loved ones, and their homes as a result of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac. May God be with you at this time and wrap His loving arms around each of you.

And as we prepare to enjoy another Labor Day, even with gas prices skyrocketing to an average of $3.79, please remember our men and women in uniform who labor everyday to be our Guardians of America’s honor, and our liberty, freedom, and democracy. Keep them in your prayers this weekend as you enjoy your last days of summer.

In closing, to the 23 million Americans who are unemployed, like Lynn, who I met Friday morning coming back from Tampa at the Racetrack gas station in Okeechobee, the underemployed, and the discouraged Americans who seem to have just given up…gird yourselves to find courage and strength on this coming Labor Day weekend knowing the Cavalry is mounting up and coming to your rescue.

The greatness and exceptional nature of America and Americans shall always triumph over the misconceived empty promises and failed policies of one individual and his blind disciples.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen

Rep. Allen West invites you to the following July town hall events

Rep. Allen West invites you to the following July town hall events:

*both town halls will be held on same day 

Friday, July 27th

Broward County Town Hall

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

1111 E. Sample Road

Pompano Beach, FL

Friday, July 27th

Palm Beach County Town Hall

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

FAU Jupiter Campus

Lifelong Learning Society Auditorium

5353 Parkside Drive

Jupiter, FL

Rep Allen West “Stop Obama’s Amnesty Overreach”

Dear Friend,

On Friday, President Obama circumvented Congress and proceeded forward with executive action that will potentially grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

Aside from the political desperation, what’s most troubling about the President’s announcement, is that there was no debate, no opportunity to examine the policy, and the President has once again completely circumvented the checks and balances in our Constitution.

I need your help to fight this dangerous executive overreach. We’ve set a goal of 500 donors standing up for secure borders and I’m counting on you

Friday’s announcement by the Department of Homeland Security is the height of arrogance and just the latest example of the utter contempt President Obama has for the Constitution.

We are getting away from a government that’s based upon consent of the American people and we are moving toward government by executive edict.

Replacing President Obama and electing strong conservatives to the House and Senate has never been more important. Click here to make a contribution.

Thanks for standing with me as we continue to fight for Constitutional conservative principles.

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC(R) Allen B. West
Member of Congress

Congressman Allen West’s Weekly Wrap Up – April 23, 2012

Dear Patriot,

Greetings to our constituents, fellow Floridians, and all Americans, I hope you all survived another Tax Day. I need to make you all aware of what will become the largest tax hike in the history of America. You can read about it here in our recent Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel editorial, “The American Tax Code: A Weapon of Mass Destruction”.

This past Friday, “The Hill” newspaper reported the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its assessment of President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget. The CBO estimates the President’s budget would adversely affect economic growth and the higher deficits would reduce economic output between 0.5 percent and 2.2 percent after five years. In addition, this budget strategy will reduce the amount of capital available to businesses.

The President’s budget will add some $3.5 trillion in deficits over the next 10 years, according to the CBO. However, the baseline of smoke and mirrors promulgated by the Obama Administration tries to convince the American people that deficits will be reduced by $3.2 trillion. This is why America must have an ideological debate about the direction in which this country will head. It is a debate which the liberal progressive left would rather avoid.

As you may be aware, much has been made of my recent response to a question from a constituent and assertion regarding so-called “communists” in the Congressional Progressive Caucus. I am pleased it has inspired so much passionate debate, for that was precisely the point. When I was studying for my Masters degrees in political science at Kansas State University and at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer College, the very best professors were those who would begin each lecture with a challenging assertion. It engaged discussion and analysis, and was the best way to uncover the essence of the particular subject of the day. As Americans, we must bring to the forefront a fundamental discussion of what we want our country to be like 10 years, 20 years, and 100 years from now. Do we veer from our Founders’ vision of a constitutional republic, which preserves and protects the individual sovereignty of its citizens, along with the free market and the rights of the several states? Or do we continue to slide down a path of expanding the secular welfare state, nationalizing production, and enforcing economic equality and achievement?

You may call this what you wish. The esteemed constitutional scholar and author, Mark Levin, calls it “statism.” In our lifetime, the unpalatable and pejorative brands “socialist” and “communist” have been replaced with the more user-friendly “progressive.” But this is not a discussion about labels. It is a discussion far more important and grave, for it affects our nation’s future, our security, and the lives of each and every one of us. The dialogue must be about the future and direction of these United States. It is about the choice between two futures: a constitutional republic or a bureaucratic nanny-state.

As a nation, we must directly confront those issues that are most critical. We must be able to openly and candidly discuss how we will move forward to preserve our nation’s greatness, reduce our debt and deficit, put Americans back to work, take full advantage of our domestic energy resources and ensure our security.

These are dangerous and critical times for our country. We must be unafraid to discuss and confront the challenges we face, and ensure we keep our focus on the fundamental issues, rather than become distracted by semantics. I gladly welcome this debate in the arena of political ideologies of governance.

Steadfast and Loyal