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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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Allen West Weekly Wrap Up – Topic in this installment of Next Generation is a simple word – integritas.

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Integrity Matters In Democracy So why do we tolerate an utter lack of it?

The topic for this week’s installment of the Next Generation weekly update is a simple word – integritas.

Yes, that Latin word means exactly what you think it means – integrity – and I pulled down this explanation of integrity from Wikipedia:

Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions. Integrity can be regarded as the opposite of hypocrisy, in that integrity regards internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs.

… Integrity is the inner sense of “wholeness” deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. As such, one may judge that others “have integrity” to the extent that they act according to the values, beliefs and principles they claim to hold.

Integrity was one of the lessons I learned from my Mom and Dad, and the U.S. Army reinforced that lesson. Once one loses a sense of integrity, it is quite hard, almost impossible, to regain that respect of character and honor. I teach my daughters the basic lesson that character means doing what is right when no one is watching. That is how one builds a reputation of impeccable character.

As my own military career progressed, I expressed to junior officers the importance of integrity as a foundation of success in a leader and a unit. One comment that officers always wanted to see on their evaluation reports was “possesses integrity beyond reproach.” Not seeing that comment would be a downer.

However, as we ponder our problem in America, I see a lack of integrity as a cultural norm that is a major contributing factor.

A disturbing lack of electoral integrity

Consider Melowese Richardson, the Hamilton County (Cincinnati, Ohio) poll worker of 25 years who has been accused of voter fraud. She admitted voting by absentee ballot and at a precinct. Her response: “I, after registering thousands of people, certainly wanted my vote to count. So I voted; I voted at the poll.”

The greater issue is that Richardson not only voted twice herself, she also did so for her granddaughter, India. But that was not the end. Richardson also cast absentee ballots for Montez Richardson, Joseph Jones and Markus Barron.

When asked if she would fight these charges, Richardson said, “Absolutely, I’ll fight it for Mr. Obama and for Mr. Obama’s right to sit as president of the United States.”

Amazing! Richardson’s individual lack of integrity resulted in a lack of integrity in our electoral process. More disturbing is the complete lack of a sense of wrongdoing. Basically for Richardson, the end justified the means.

And where is the integrity in our attorney general to investigate this blatant case of voter fraud? Perhaps his lack of integrity will result in the same outcome as with the 2008 case where New Black Panthers intimidated voters by standing watch outside polls in Philadelphia with clubs. They were not punished.

See, this lack of integrity resulting in voter fraud is a prime example of voter suppression. How many presidential votes for Mitt Romney were canceled last fall by such behavior? How many Americans who possess integrity beyond reproach saw their votes rendered meaningless in 2012?

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Justifying Conservatism – Are You a Messenger or a Hindrance?

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by: Tanya Grimsley

Recently throughout my travels in the social networks I have discovered even more discord now then I did before the selection of Mitt Romney as the GOP candidate for 2012. I find myself wondering why some days and can come to only a few conclusions which are strictly my personal views or things that I have actually seen transpire among conversations that I witnessed.

In the world of social networking there are a few things that I have noticed more than others. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, on their own profiles.  To the numerous friends throughout whichever network you are on determines when it becomes another’s right to interject their thoughts and opinion. Herein lies a problem. In a group setting, a group is normally set up with a main topic as the core for the group. I will use for example “Allen West Republic” on Facebook. With its many members and diverse opinions, the structure which is based on the Allen West brand of conservatism can be many things to many people. Albeit the creators intentions were to keep things soundly about the message of Allen West and the things that he talks about. That is not always the case within this, or any group.

Everyone brings something different to the table when you are socializing. There are the strong-willed people, who believe only what they believe. There is no changing their minds. There are the middle ground folks who interact with everything and everyone to get the best circulating opinions. Then they take it to their friend’s and other groups or social networks. Then there is the meek minded, they tend to watch and never comment. They are generally clicking like on everything just to appease everyone because they are not quite sure where they themselves stand. In the end they are looking for the strongest, wisest answer to appear out of the conversation.

There are bloggers who have interests that are different from those who do not blog. Then there are those that aggregate articles from all over the internet. They take and post what is foremost on their minds. The ones that I love are the ones with a strong solid message. They stick to it, everyday, it is their niche’ it is what they do. They know it like the back of their own hand. They can answer any question or have anything you need available at almost a moments notice.

Willingness to help seems to be of short hand lately.  Since the GOP lost the election (no matter who or what the reason was – we lost) the divisiveness among people  is sad.  How do we ever expect to unite under a given umbrella at any point in time if we do nothing? How does passing the message of our own personal opinions and not taking criticism or listening to others views helpful? Why does everything become a battle among who is right and who is wrong? The message of unity is not sound, we do not reach out to one another, we are being selfish, stuck up snobs and its just getting worse.

How do we change it? Better yet………. will you take the time and change it? Do you see yourself as one who needs to change?

1. Conservatism – Conservatives

2. 100% Tea Party – Conservatives

3. GOP – Conservatives (not everyone who claims Republican/GOP is a RINO)

4. Libertarian – Conservatives (yes, I have numerous friends who are)

Look deep my friends. We are not uniting, we are not learning from this past election. If we throw in the towel, whether you are saying it was a million different things, there is no changing them.  We have and are certainly accepting defeat for ourselves and the next generations to follow. I ask you to look at your conversations. Especially those lately. How many times have you “given up” or said “he who counts the votes controls the outcome” or this one “my candidate should have been the GOP nominee and we wouldn’t have lost”. There are many more things I could list here.  I will refrain for now.

The conservative umbrella is HUGE. The effects that are rolling downhill have picked up a strong and steady pace. We are not only in jeopardy of losing again in 2016,  we also will greatly affect the many generations who come after us. I am not saying that standing by your personal opinions is wrong. What I am saying is unless we get to the roots of our problems as a whole. Address how to take this conservative banner forward as one, then we will lose our Republic.  We are hanging on a thread right now. The tyranny we see before us daily should have us in masses reaching out to those we  don’t see talking about things but are all over the social networks. We should be educating the young ones while there is still the opportunity.

I am a Bible believing, God-fearing, conservative. Daughter, Sister, Mother, Wife, Grandmother, and friend. There is nothing too big for God to fix. There is nothing that we are going through at this stage in our country that we can’t get ourselves out of with His help. Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”  No matter the circumstances surrounding us now, or how outnumbered, how defeated, how depressed you may feel. The only way we can get through this together is to unite the entire conservative umbrella.

That starts with pointing the fingers at ourselves and saying……… am I just a blogger dumping my messages everywhere and never taking the time to go back and interact in a non confrontational manner?

Am I just a confrontation starter, you don’t see it my way so I will pound you verbally until you go away?

Or am I just the fence straddler, afraid to say how I feel? Do I let the other people affect how I will come to a conclusion on a given subject?

The point being, we must all take time to see the bigger picture. He or she may be “smarter” in certain things than I am.  Should that ever prevent someone from asking a question? The fear of being made a fool of  is a solid fear, whether by the person who posted or those participating in a  comment thread.  How do we expect to get our message to the young people before the next voting cycle when we can’t even treat each other as sources of knowledge instead of always being combative?

As always, looking for your comments. Your ideas. Thoughts and opinions. Trying to justify a behavior for the past conversations is not what this is about. It is where do we as a collective go from here. Also, why these other situations and behaviors must end.

I know there will be many people reading who won’t stop and see they are at fault, or even consider themselves in any way a part of the divisiveness. This will continue to tear the cause of conservatism apart. We have less than four years to get this right. Focus people, its the only chance we have. It starts with ourselves

HAVE YOU WATCHED THIS VIDEO? TOMORROW IS THE DAY MY FRIENDS

by thevisualedge

Published on Oct 23, 2012

This is just a little motion graphics video I put together to get people excited about the election. I was not hired or paid to create this.

All music credit goes to the amazingly talented people at AudioMachine.com.

If you care to see any of my non-political music video work, visit DirectorChrisCorrado.com.

In response to the many questions about what software I used to make this:

News clips were ripped using WonderShare’s “AllMyTube,” animation was created in Adobe After Effects (with some Photoshop, particularly for the bar graphs), and the finished animated segments were linked together in Final Cut Pro 7, where I also did all the sound and music editing.

Our Shining City On The Hill Is In Plain Site, Can We Push Her Across The Finish Line?

We are nearing the finish line. Our quest to regain our Republic is in plain site. We still have a long road to hoe but the vision of our Shining City on the Hill is a glorious vision that is within our grasp. America is a great nation and most of the people who live here understand what it means to be free, to have liberties and to know why and how we have them today.

“Peace Through Strength” we are a nation that has stood by this adage since it’s conception many, many years ago. We have fought great battles, we have made many mistakes but America still stands. As an example to the rest of the world, we are a beacon of Freedom. To those people who understand the concept of a free country, it is imperative to remain loyal to the ideals and the foundations constructed by our Founding Fathers. The blood that has been shed over centuries and the many lives lost are a constant reminder that freedom is more than just a word, it comes with a heavy price.

There are those that believe that we can remain all of these things without exhibiting and showing the rest of the world that we are a strong and mighty force to be reckoned with and they believe that compromise and tolerance is the answer. They are wrong.

Sadly, the entitlement society of today raises their children to believe that they are owed something for nothing.  This constant misinterpretation of the facts and the progressive ideology has been fed to them most of their lives. In a lot of cases, they are raised in environments that are conducive to that way of thinking and therefore have no other knowledge. Americans have become conditioned to look to the government, to be the answer to all of their problems.

How do we as a society reverse the damage?

After the four years we have endured under the current administration we have a window of opportunity on November 6, 2012. When we as a nation come together and vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  The change from a community organizer to a strong  principled leader. A leader with the courage, the competence, the commitment, the conviction and the character to step up and do the things that are right, to accept the future and the legacy for this great republic that’s threatened right now.

Mitt Romney will help redirect this nation back to a limited government with fiscal responsibility and free market solutions. But more importantly, get us away from leadership by entitlement.  He will offer solutions to assist our small businesses, infuse our economy, lower our unemployment numbers, give our Military much deserved and well needed encouragement with a Commander In Chief who will not stand down or leave anyone behind. A Romney administration will reorganize our safety nets so they will be there for our children and most importantly give strength to our National Security.

“We know that peace is the condition under which mankind was meant to flourish. Yet peace does not exist of its own will. It depends on us, on our courage to build it and guard it and pass it on to future generations. George Washington’s words may seem hard and cold today, but history has proven him right again and again. “To be prepared for war,” he said, “is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” Well, to those who think strength provokes conflict, Will Rogers had his own answer. He said of the world heavyweight champion of his day: “I’ve never seen anyone insult Jack Dempsey.” – President Ronald Reagan

Click Here to Watch Congressman Allen West – First Principles of National Security Video

This country is at a crossroads. We can either continue the path we are going down now and end up a third world country with unimaginable levels of poverty and debt leaving nothing to our children by re-electing Obama. Or, we can elect two men with a real plan for this country that can change that downward spiral and that is Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

by T.Grimsley for Allen West Republic

NRCC Releases New Video “This Is Our Moment” with Allen West, Mitt Romney and Mia Love

Published on Nov 1, 2012

http://www.nrcc.org/election | 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.

TRANSCRIPT:

Rep. Mike Kelly: I really think this election is not just for control of our government. It’s for the heart and soul of this country. And if we lose this now, we’ll never, ever regain it. It’ll be gone forever.

Mia Love: For the first time, parents don’t believe their children are going to have the same opportunities they’ve had. We are not better off than we were four years ago.

Rep. Allen West: 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 a dependency society.

Sean Hintze: We have to tighten our belts. I think that Washington has to do the same thing.

Rep. Stephen Fincher: We’re about individual freedom, we’re about communities helping and taking care of one another. We want to grow the middle class. Give every opportunity to people to be whatever they want to be.

Beverly Middaugh: I only ask for two things. Freedom and opportunity. Freedom and opportunity. With that, we can do worlds.

Susan Brooks: I think that this election, is one of two paths. Do we want more government intervention in our lives, or do we want less?

Fincher: Folks, this is the most important election of your lifetime. This is about restoring American, common sense, core principles back to each American. Giving you the opportunity to choose and decide what you want to be.

Kelly: And on that day, November the 6th, there can be nothing that holds you up from getting from where you are to where you need to be to cast that ballot.

Gov. Mitt Romney: I have a plan that takes advantage of the extraordinary opportunity that exists in America right now. That’s going to get this economy going again and create jobs, jobs, and more jobs.

We’ve seen the last four years. We don’t want four more years like the last four.

Kelly: We’re going to fight. We’re going to make sure we keep this America, this dream, this way of life alive for generations to come. It’s incumbent upon us. It’s not an option. This is one you don’t walk away from. This is not a storm that’s going to blow over. This is one you have to face head on.

Speaking To Seniors Oct 23 Rep Allen West “We did still issue bayonets” Read More

STUART, Fla. — Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) knows a thing or two about how the U.S. military uses bayonets, because he sent soldiers into battle with them in Iraq.

Speaking to about 100 senior citizens Tuesday afternoon in this golfing and retirement community, West joined legions of conservatives and Republicans criticizing President Obama’s performance during Monday night’s presidential debate on foreign policy and seized especially on the exchange between Obama and Republican Mitt Romney over the declining strength of the U.S. Navy.

“I can tell you that when I was a battalion commander, we did still issue bayonets to our troops when we deployed to Iraq in 2003. The second thing I will tell you is that in 2001, Special Forces soldiers were on horseback riding with the Northern Alliance to fight against the Taliban,” West said. “So obviously we have a president who does not understand the full capabilities and capacities and what we do in the United States military.”

During the debate, Obama responded to Romney’s concerns about U.S. naval power by noting that “we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed.”

Obama never said that bayonets were nonexistent — only that they are far less prevalent than they used to be. Indeed, as The Post noted Monday night, the U.S. Marines still train with bayonets in boot camp.

West is a freshman GOP lawmaker and former Army lieutenant colonel running for reelection in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 2004 amid questions about his handling of the interrogation of an Iraqi military official. Questions about his military service are dominating his reelection campaign (more on that here in 2chambers, tomorrow).

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Rep. Allen West – Statement After Last Nights Presidential Debate “The Choice is Clear to Me”

“After a series of debates it is clear to me and I pray to my fellow Americans that the past four years have been a failure. Government does not invest, it spends and often wastes our tax dollars. Right now, America does not look like the great nation we know it should be. Our embassies and consulates have been attacked, and an ambassador has been murdered. Radical Islamists are emboldened and our allies feel abandoned. Quitting is not the means by which one ends a war. Americans do so by winning. To win we need a powerful military that is a deterrent and a force for good. And the Navy does require 313 warships Mr. President. We have more debt, more unemployed Americans, more Americans in poverty, and a diminished influence in the world. President Obama has failed and Governor Romney is correct in stating that attacking your political opponent is not an agenda, and certainly not a strategy. In order to ensure the promise of our Republic, the choice is clear….and it ain’t Barack Obama.” – Rep. Allen West via Facebook

Patrick Murphy’s Plans to Cut Medicare – Watch – Via Allen West for Congress

We can’t let President Obama and Patrick Murphy cut $716 Billion from Medicare to pay for Obamacare. This cut would mean long lines, seniors losing their doctors, and bureaucrats making healthcare decisions for seniors. 

That’s their plan and I’m committed to stopping it dead in it’s tracks.

We’re taking the message straight to the airwaves. You can see the TV Ad here and we’re counting on 500 supporters today to give $35 to help keep this ad on the air.

We must get our message out and win in November if we’re going to stop these disastrous cuts and the Obama/Pelosi/Murphy big government agenda. Thank you for your help.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen West

P.S. We’re counting on your contribution of $35 to stop the Murphy/Obama Medicare cuts.

Dr Angela Graham-West Writes “The Plight of the Black Conservative”

“Ingrate Uncle Tom” – The Plight of the Black Conservative by Dr. Angela West

This week, I happened to hear on the news the revelation that Stacey Dash, an actress whose last film I viewed was “Clueless” , supported Mitt Romney. At first, I did not understand the problem and then it was stated by the radio personality that she had committed the cardinal sin of any African American, she supports Mitt Romney for this presidential election. Gads! What was she thinking? Doesn’t she know that she will reap the vicious vitriol, contempt, and verbal violence heaped upon others such as Deneen Borelli, Thomas Sowell, Tim Scott, Allen West and many others who dare to stray from the Democratic, Liberal agenda? Doesn’t she understand that she will be called Race traitor, Uncle Tom, sellout, racist, bigot? And this is just from Black people themselves! I have no idea what Ms. Dash’s career is about or how successful she has been since all I have been aware of is that one movie but several news outlets have gone as far to describe her as unemployed, untalented (but beautiful), “d-lister” etc. I even heard that someone who claims they have a Ph. D  told her to “kill herself”. Such is the plight of the Black Conservative, all rules are off the table, anything, no matter how vile and despicable is really OK, especially in the eyes of the media.

I remember on the night of the primary in Florida, I had the occasion to speak with Eve Samples of the TCPalm, our local newspaper, here in the Treasure Coast. She told me that she felt that my husband’s opponent’s ad depicting him as a boxer with gold teeth ,beating white women and stealing money from Black families was “terrible” and she did not support them. Unfortunately, this bit of information remains her private feelings because she works for what can only be described as one of the two papers which form a liberal machine of information in the Treasure Coast. Her recent contribution to the paper has been to find veterans who want to bash Congressman West’s military career and showcase them. She is joined in this effort by the untiring efforts of the Palm Beach Post. One of the letter writers for the Palm Beach Post even went as far as to suggest that it is unfair that West even mentions his military service since his opponent does not have one! I am reminded of vets who returned from Vietnam to be spat upon by those who chose not to serve. I don’t think that anyone who has never served should ever stand in judgment of those who did. My husband made the ultimate sacrifice and choice, his opponent’s most difficult choice has been between grapefruit or orange juice in the morning. Allen West retired with full benefits and honors, these armchair warriors intent on trying him in their newspapers do so with the most jaded political intent. But then again, such is the plight of the Black Conservative, all rules are off the table, anything, no matter how vile and despicable is really OK, especially in the eyes of the media. 

Which brings me to the title of this letter to my friends, “Ingrate” “Uncle Tom”, these were the words written on Allen West’s facebook entry by what appears to be a middle aged , Caucasian man. The word “ingrate” implies that West is ungrateful for something that he should be grateful for. “Uncle Tom” is an old word that implies some type of “race traitor”. Then I realized that that is the whole point. This vitriol, the total abandonment of objectivity by the press, the anger and so forth have as their origins a feeling of ownership. The idea that a person of color — in particular a Black American should not tow the Democratic line is totally abhorrent to many liberals. For this aberration, they will suspend all rules of decency, all morality, throw away any journalistic professionalism in order to destroy the offender. Consider this, the only thing that you have to say on MSNBC is “Chicago” and you are called racist, but any and everything is on the table for those who dare to be Black conservatives. It is the right of every American to choose the path they wish to follow. What has developed in the United States, especially the last 3 years or so has been the desire to control. I truly understand the fact that Black people see in Barack Obama many things and one of them is a symbol of having arrived, a representation of being part of the “game” and pride in the future. To many of the liberals, they look at him with a sense of vindication from feelings of guilt. But out of this comes a warped view that allows the display of hostility, prejudice and anger towards ANYONE who does not have the same view or even any person of color who bucks the “system” so to speak. Is this any different from enslavement?

In parting, I implore the voters of CD18 to do their homework, do not rely on the news outlets such as TCPalm and Palm Beach Post for your political thought, they have become a shameless outlets for one train of thought. In order to further the debate and America as a whole, all people must have a say without fear of reprisal.

Taken from Dr. Angela West’s Facebook Page