A Man of Principle for US Senate | Rep Tom Cotton | Allen West Guardian Fund

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Do you want to take back the U.S. Senate?

The Guardian Fund has endorsed freshman Congressman Tom Cotton of Arkansas in his bid for U.S. Senate against Mark Pryor, an entrenched Democrat. Tom is a rising star in the Republican Party and without a doubt one of the brightest spots in American politics today.

The Left knows they’re in grave danger of losing control in the Senate if they can’t defend this seat, so they’re already gunning for Tom. More than a year before Election Day, the Democrat establishment is running ads smearing Tom’s record in Congress with lies and trying desperately to destroy his character. These attacks are false and we need to fight back on Tom’s behalf right now.

The Guardian Fund is building up an arsenal to defeat the left’s attacks against Tom and all of our endorsed candidates and our goal is to raise $250,000 online between now and the end of the year. Your donation today of $25, $50, $100, or more will play a key role in our success.

An Army combat veteran who led troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tom Cotton is a man of principle who knows what it means to lead. To say America needs Tom- and more like him — in the United States Senate to do battle with Harry Reid is an understatement.

That’s precisely why the liberal fundraising machine is already funneling money into Arkansas to destroy Tom on the airwaves. Trust me—they’re ready and willing to invest millions in this race. Tom is going to need the help of conservatives nationwide to come out on top.

So can I count on you to make sure the Guardian Fund has the resources to defend Tom Cotton and all of our endorsed candidates? Please follow this link to donate $25, $50, $100, or more today. 

Thank you in advance for your support of the Guardian Fund and this great patriot, Tom Cotton.

Steadfast and loyal,
Allen West
Lt. Col. Allen B. West, USA (ret)
U.S. Congressman (2011-2013)

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Allen West “Obama, Reid, and their radical liberal allies are chipping away at the very core of America’s foundation”

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Think back on the events of the past month: the debt ceiling has been raised again, the launch of the Obamacare health exchange website has been an unmitigated disaster, and the federal government is just now returning to business as usual after being shut down for 17 days.

What is the state of our union?

Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and their radical liberal allies are chipping away at the very core of America’s foundation. They’re making this nation the laughing stock of the world in their dysfunctional attempts to transform America into a socialist paradise. We must expose their dangerous agenda.

The Guardian Fund is using a monthly State of the Union survey as a tool to gauge how strong – or weak – you believe the state of the union to be. We will use the results to keep the Obama administration’s shortcomings and failures front and center as we enter election season 2014, and each month we’ll report back to you with our findings.

Your input is very important, so please take a moment right now to complete this brief 7 question survey – even if you completed the September version.

Please follow this link right now to complete your confidential October State of the Union survey. 

During this period of uncertainty about the future of our country, it’s more important than ever that you take the time to voice your opinion. The only thing it takes to start changing America is just a minute of your time.

When you’ve completed the survey, I encourage you to make a generous donation to support the Guardian Fund and our efforts to elect 14 hard-charging conservatives to Congress in 2014.

Steadfast and loyal,

Allen West
Lt. Col. Allen B. West, USA (ret)
U.S. Congressman (2011-2013)

PS: Your opinion is critical to our country’s future. The power to move beyond political dysfunction isn’t in Washington – it’s with you.  After you complete your survey, please consider chipping in $10 or more to help me distribute this survey to thousands more Americans so their voices can be heard.

Allen West “There are NO WORDS to express my outrage” ALL IN!

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Allen West via Facebook

I don’t have the words to express my outrage. Just learned that part of the Obama administration’s shutdown strategy of inflicting pain on the American people has sunk to an incredible low. It seems our Commander-in-Chief has deemed death gratuity payments to the families of our Fallen Warriors as non-essential. The President deemed FLOTUS “Let’s move.gov” website essential but the families of the four Americans killed this weekend in Afghanistan are not essential. I am disgusted. As thankful and benevolent Americans, let’s raise money for these families. All In.

 

Allen West “This thing that we call the federal govt has grown leaps and bounds out of control.”

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BY FOX NEWS INSIDER //OCT 07 2013 // 7:25PM ET

Former Florida Congressman Allen West joined ‘On the Record‘ tonight to weigh in on the continuing budget battle in Washington.  He told Greta Van Susteren that lawmakers are “playing politics” with the American people by not trying to solve the problem with the government shutdown.

The fighting in Washington continued today, as Sen. Harry Reid’s spokesperson issued a statement blasting House Speaker John Boehner for having “a credibility problem” and refusing to “come to grips with reality.”

West argued that if Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich could work together to create a budget surplus, reform welfare and Social Security, we should be able to do it today.

“We just found out that 800,000 federal employees were classified as non-essential,” West said.  “So what does that say?  It just says that this thing that we call the federal government has grown leaps and bounds out of control.”

He contended that everyone has responsibility in this fight. “I believe that the Republicans need to do a better job of articulating policy and what it means in the long term for the American people and for hard working American families out there,” West said.

“I think the Democrats have to get away from this ‘playing politics’ where they’re concerned about ‘we want to win back the House, we want to make sure we keep the Senate’ so that the president’s last two years can be like his first two years.  They’ve got to come together and understand what’s best for the American people, not what’s best for their political party.”

Allen West “I wish Obama, Reid, and Pelosi were sitting beside me this morning so their spirit would be convicted to give 100% to the American people”

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by Allen West via Facebook

Last week heard a fantastic sermon from Pastor Steve at First Baptist Church in Lafayette Louisiana. Got another great message today at Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens from visiting Pastor John Maxwell. Last election cycle we were inundated with the liberal progressive poll-tested message of 1% vs 99%. Pastor Maxwell spoke today about being a 100%-er: 100% for God in all things. We studied the relationship between Elijah and Elisha (1 Kings 19 and 2 Kings 2) and how Elisha’s faithfulness in small things led to his being blessed with a double portion of God’s spirit upon Elijah’s ascent. Again, I wish Obama, Reid, and Pelosi were sitting beside me this morning so their spirit would be convicted to give 100% to the American people, especially considering their desire to inflict pain, misery, and hardship upon my countrymen just for political gain. However, the closing admonition from Pastor Maxwell were Elisha’s words of encouragement, which spoke directly to me: Be Diligent. Be Ready. Be Willing. Be Bold. Be Courageous. Roger that Elisha, Game on!

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Allen West | Weekly Wrap Up | Next Generation TV | Oct. 4, 2013

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Stewardship And The Law
A sermon that Washington needs to take to heart
In this next phase of my life, I have lots more time to travel America and speak with great people. I began that trek this past weekend in Atlanta, where I addressed Dr. Michael Youssef’s 25th anniversary luncheon for his “Leading the Way” ministry.As always it was very special to be home. I even had the chance to drop by my ole stomping grounds, Henry Grady High School, and visit with the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet battalion staff. What a treasure it was to sit and gaze into the eyes of those who continue a legacy I was part of back from 1976 to 1979. Our Allen West Foundation has established a scholarship fund for the cadet corps.After speaking in Atlanta and watching a classic SEC football game between Georgia and Louisiana State University, I flew to Lafayette, La., on Sunday.Now, being a good Southern fella, I attended church services Sunday morning at the First Baptist Church of Lafayette. Before the service, I met with Pastor Steve, who told me the sermon topic of stewardship would not be that exciting. Boy was he wrong.The service was lovely, the hymns were very uplifting, and then Pastor Steve took the stage for the morning sermon. The topic was “Five Principles of Christian Stewardship,” and the accompanying biblical reference was Acts 4:32-5:11. He succinctly articulated these principles: unity, generosity, necessity, personal integrity, and accountability.

A capital sorely lacking in unity and integrity
I sat there thinking this was a message that every single person on Capitol Hill and the occupant of the White House should hear as a Sunday sermon. We elect individuals to represent us at every level of government. We also trust them to be solid stewards of the vital resources we entrust to them, our taxpayer dollars. But some of the men and women currently holding office are not being good stewards.As I write this missive, we are involved in a partial government shutdown. The last time this occurred, I was a young Army major assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey, South Korea. I remember having to hold meetings to ensure our younger soldiers they would be paid. Good stewards would not have put me in that position back then, yet here we are again 17 years later.Stewardship requires unity, not between the members of Congress but between the represented and those representing. Thomas Jefferson referred to this as the “consent of the governed,” and I long to have those in government who would make decisions about my tax dollars with the understanding that the money belongs to me, not them.I am willing to be generous with my giving and meeting my tax obligations, as all Americans are, but we need to know that our resources support items of necessity, not ideological wanting.Furthermore, Americans would appreciate more personal integrity from members of Congress and the president. Who would have ever believed that the president of the United States would receive “four Pinocchios” from The Washington Post, but he recently did for lying about the debt ceiling and the federal budget? And we all know that telling falsehoods has become a regular occurrence, especially in Washington, D.C.

That means we need more accountability, not to special or self-interests but to God and the American interest.

Pastor Steve did not realize it, but he delivered a most timely sermon that all Americans should have heard. See, I believe that oft times God places us right where we need to be, and I certainly needed to be right there at First Baptist Church of Lafayette.

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When I think of personal integrity and accountability, I consider the recent political machinations in Washington.When I took civics, and watched ABC’s “Schoolhouse Rock” segments, I learned what happens when a bill becomes law. The House and Senate debate and pass bills, and the president signs into law those measures that he supports and that both chambers of Congress pass. In a constitutional republic, those laws apply to everyone they are written to cover – well, unless the president is Barack Obama.The “big effing deal” called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka, “Obamacare”) does not apply to all Americans. The law has been altered some 19 times, more than 1,200 waivers and exemptions have been granted, to include members of Congress and their staffers, and the executive branch has delayed implementation for several segments of America, example, employer mandate.So how could a bill, as then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in 2010, be “deemed” to be passed for the president’s signature if it was not going to be applied to all?House Republicans posed that question to Democrats over the weekend. They asked why the individual American citizen could not get a healthcare waiver, exemption or delay. They proposed legislation to keep the U.S. government operating but sought to level the playing field and ensure that the law be applied at the same time to everyone it covers.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and President Obama answered “no.” The House GOP also asked to repeal the job-killing 2.3 percent tax on medical devices. Again, Reid and Obama said “no,” so the government shut down its “non-essential” services.

Stewards, not charlatans, for the next generation
The lack of stewardship, especially personal integrity and accountability, evidenced by Reid and Obama is most disturbing. Even more disgusting are the complicity of the media and the horrific names – extortionists, terrorists, hostage-takers, arsonists – levied against people who just sought to uphold Pastor Steve’s principles of stewardship and uphold their oaths to the law of the land, the U.S. Constitution.If there is to be an America, if there is to be a next generation, we all need to have a Pastor Steve instruct us in the principles of stewardship. Then we all need to elect stewards, not charlatans, not impostors, and certainly not those who play political games with the rule of law of this republic.
Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

Allen West “We are in a time of challenge”

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by Allen West via Facebook

If we aren’t careful, America will go into a darkness because we have forgotten what a new day and new dawn look like. If we do not have Godly wisdom, and men and women who are called to lead, then we will be walking down a road to perdition. We are in a time of challenge. Join me in securing a dawn for this great nation.

(Photo: Faith & Freedom Coalition “Pastors and Patriots” event tonight in Delaware with Rabbi Jonathan Cahn)

Allen West “According to our Constitutional Republic, laws apply to everyone”

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by Allen West via Facebook

Let me take a few moments to simply explain what has happened in Washington DC. Once the President signs something into law, it is supposed to apply to everyone, unless that president is Obama. He has granted waivers, exemptions, and delays to his cronies and allies. House Republicans asked that if delays, waivers, and exemptions to this “fantastic” law were good for some, they should be good for all Americans. But Obama, Reid, and Pelosi said no. House Republicans asked that a specific 2.3% medical device tax, which is causing jobs to ship overseas, be repealed. Again, Obama, Reid, and Pelosi said no. And now Obama is threatening to veto a measure to support veterans program spending. Obama, the liberal media, and Democrats are lying to you America. They don’t give a damn about you, just power. Obamacare is not a law, according to our Constitutional Republic, because laws apply to everyone. But not in King Obama’s empire.

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@AllenWest ” We just witnessed the despicable failure of American stewardship by Harry Reid and the Senate”

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by Allen West via Facebook

In Washington DC there are three things that must be balanced: politics, policy, and procedure. We just witnessed the despicable failure of American stewardship by Harry Reid and the Senate liberal progressives in killing the House legislation that leveled the playing field for hardworking middle income American families. Instead, led by the egomaniacal, arrogant Barack Obama, Democrats have proven themselves hypocritical elitists who seek to abuse the American people in the political game of “blame checkers” to attain power. I think if Assad, Putin, or Rouhani were House Speaker there would have been more communication. The House GOP is focused on good policy, as Obamacare is an abysmal partisan piece of garbage. The House GOP should now follow regular order procedure and pass prioritized federal government spending bills. America, let us promise to never again elect as President any charismatic, community organizing liars who play lots of golf.

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Allen West “Our resources are not their toys and our lives are not for their manipulation”

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by Allen West via Facebook

Yesterday was a great day here in Louisiana, spending time with folks in Lafayette and Baton Rouge. Today I’ll get a chance to visit the National World War II Memorial in New Orleans before heading home. However, one thing sticks with me from my time here in the beautiful Bayou State: attending church service at First Baptist of Lafayette. Pastor Steve preached yesterday from the Book of Acts, Chapters 2, 4, and 5 about the five principles of Christian stewardship: unity, generosity, necessity, personal integrity, and accountability. As I reflect upon the decisions in our Nation’s capitol today I wish Pastor Steve had given that sermon on the House and Senate floor, and to a certain someone in the Oval office. Folks in DC are sent to be stewards and representatives and I wonder if we were to ask what their guiding principles are, what the response would be. Heck, I’d just like to know what sermon message they heard on Sunday morning. Our resources are not their toys and our lives are not for their manipulation. Do the right thing today Harry Reid. America is watching your stewardship.

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WATCH THE ENTIRE SPEECH HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTlaqR8iuUo