Allen West “I intend to answer the call to arms for my republic.”

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by ALLEN B. WEST via PJ Media

 

In February, we launched the Next Generation TV project as part of PJ Media and PJTV in order to highlight the pressing issues facing future generations of Americans. We sought to make the connection between the generations of parents and grandparents and their children and grandchildren, an endeavor to educate and illuminate the spectrum of generations. As Plato stated: “Those who refuse to participate in politics shall be governed by their inferiors.”

It is now time to take the Next Generation TV project to its next phase: truly engaging the millennial generation. It is rather challenging for a salt-and-pepper-haired man such as myself to make a strong connection, regardless of having two daughters aged 20 and 16. I do hope we have been successful in challenging you to “stand up for the future,” and to have conversations with your children and grandchildren.

The promise of America is at stake: the promise that inspires us to the “pursuit of happiness” now faces a competing belief, namely that the government can “guarantee your happiness.” This past week on The O’Reilly Factor, Bill posed an interesting question to guests Juan Williams and Mary Katharine Ham:

Can we punish some in order to enable all?

This question addressed the heart of the ideology confronting America, and reminds us of Karl Marx’s creed: “From each according to their ability to each according to their need.” Marx championed government redistribution under the guise of economic equality, fairness, and “social justice.” Juan Williams’ response represented the emotional basis behind some people’s belief in redistribution — essentially, we should want to help people. Yet America is the greatest country the world has ever known because it was established to foster “equality of opportunity.” Such a government emphasizes setting the conditions for the success of the individual, the preeminent entity in our republic.

America is now embroiled in a fight against an ideology that favors “equality of outcomes,” and elevates the collective over the individual. The leading progressive thinker John Dewey stated:

The state has the responsibility for creating institutions under which individuals can effectively realize the potentialities that are theirs.

Also:

Freedom is not something that individuals have as a ready-made possession. It is something to be achieved, natural rights and natural liberties exist only in the kingdom of mythological social zoology.

With such ideological impetus, it amazes me how the classification of “progressive” retains a connotation of cool. Progressivism is antithetical to the American idea. In our collective ignorance, America is falling for something that has never succeeded on the face of the Earth. Per Thomas Sowell:

 We have exchanged that which works for that which sounds good.

Why must we stand up for the future? We currently are the first generation of Americans that will leave less for subsequent generations than we inherited. Reversing this tragedy is our challenge. Today, I am committing myself even more to taking this message across the U.S., in person and via media — an Allen West liberty and freedom road show of sorts is on its way. I intend to answer the call to arms for my republic.

I look forward to seeing many of you out and about. By mid-October you will be able to keep up with my mission on AllenBWest.com. Next Generation TV will refocus to wholeheartedly engage with our millennial generations, as my daughters Aubrey and Austen constantly remind me that I am not terribly cool. However, they know their Dad fights to ensure their future has more opportunity than the one my parents fought to establish for me.

I humbly implore all of you: Go “All In” for America, for your legacy and our next generation. They need us to display courage, competence, commitment, conviction, and character, to never falter, surrender, or retreat, and to hold hearing the following words as the ultimate goal:

Thanks Mom, Dad, Grandma, and Granddad.

Allen West “Last night the fella from Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward was the lead off guest for Fox News’ new evening lineup”

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by Allen West via Facebook

Last night the fella from Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward was the lead off guest for Fox News’ new evening lineup starting with Greta von Susteren.Ten years ago I was just a simple Artillery Battalion Commander leading American soldiers in Iraq. I am constantly amazed at how exceptional America truly is because of the sense of equality of opportunity that means regardless of where you are born or come from, high achievement is attainable. However, on the O’Reilly Factor last night Bill posed a question to Juan Williams about the morality of hurting one to elevate another. It reminded me of the Karl Marx quote, “From each according to his ability to each according to his needs.” The counter to America’s promise of equality of opportunity is the progressive socialist vision, led by Obama, of equality of outcomes. This is the dilemma in which America finds herself engaged. Shall we continue to be a Republic that promotes opportunity for its citizens or shall we devolve into a communal society mandated by those who will determine our path? I choose the former, what say you?

@AllenWest America Can Do Better!

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Tuesday evening at the end of his 16 minute speech, President Obama stated, “terrible things happen across the globe…we should act, that’s what makes America exceptional.”

I find his words utterly disgusting because the next day we remembered the four Americans who were abandoned by President Obama to die in Libya. Obama offered no righteous indignation or call for a moral obligation to avenge and punish the Islamic terrorist murderers responsible or this tragedy. In fact, Obama has labeled it a “phony scandal.”

Where is the outrage?

Christians are being butchered daily…where is his outrage?

Israel is taking rocket and missile fire…where is his outrage? 

The late August chemical attack against the Syrians was not the first. Some 100,000 Syrians had already been killed by conventional munitions…where was his outrage then?

Obama has shown incompetence and weakness in his foreign policy, and has not presented a credible threat to Assad and Putin. If he wanted to respond he could have. God knows he did not seek congressional approval for Libya! Instead, he has been strategically outmaneuvered by Putin, lost the initiative, and allowed Putin to look like a statesman while he looks like a confused community organizer.

American can do better.

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

P.S. I will be on the O’Reilly Factor on Fox News tonight at 8:00 PM EDT. I hope you can tune in!