Dr.Angela Graham-West “I have lost nothing by evolving into a conservative and neither will you” The Journey from left to right

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Posted by  on September 8, 2013 – Dr. Angela Graham-West for Palm Beach County Tea Party

The Journey from Left to Right….

When Allen and I go out to parties, galas, and the like, people speak to him about conservative thinking. That is a given. He is deeply patriotic, deeply involved with the history of the country and very knowledgeable.

But….. after they speak with him, the conversation invariably turns to me. And…. it starts like this….”WHEN DID you BECOME conservative….” A girlfriend of mine who I have known since I was a child told me “its written all over your face…. people can tell..” OK, should I change my lipstick? (smile)

I was the quintessential student, loved school, fell in love with the university life — both in Europe and the US. It was intellectually stimulating and exciting. I truly understand when my daughter gives us 4 hours here and there during the school year. She is me — albeit with the “Conservative Chick” tee-shirt.

The University meant that I could be myself. The lover of documentaries, exhibitions and plays. I remember when Allen and I got married, the officer’s wives club had their meeting to welcome me. That was like fitting a round peg (me) into a square hole (them). You see, one faces a big penalty for non-conformance in such groups. I knew how to sew well because my grandmother owned a business which involved making high quality dresses for the top US stores so she taught me. BUT the officer’s wives were into “crafts” so I tried it. Let me tell you that cross stitch is not only boring, it is tedious. very….. One of the other Ph.D. students came from Utah where she told me that her mother was a whiz at embroidery and cross stitch. Her mother sent an 89 percent completed a piece and I finished the trim in front of my peers in the OWC. I still have the piece. It says “Officers’ Wives — the toughest job in the military”. It had all of the flourishes, my friend’s mother is a genious and I was accepted at least for a short while.

At that time — late 80′s to the 90′s the left pretty much solidified their dominance in University thought and hires. They replaced all of the stuffy professors in suits with conservative ways with “cool professors” who sat on the lawns, smoked weed and had many neurotic ticks. But they were creative and exciting. They also did not have preconceived notions about women, minorities, gays and so forth. Believe me, I was told by one “conservative” professor that “women can not write nor do arithmetic — much less BLACK women.” He was able to grade any paper I wrote, no matter how long, in a matter of 3 – 5 minutes. He gave me a “B” and wrote a note that he was being “generous”. Another, was the chair of one of the large departments, he was known to hire only attractive girls with his department budget, I felt “happy” that I was one of the chosen. Then, I came down with the flu, showed up to work looking pretty run down for a week and he jokingly said —- “If you don’t get your act together and stop dragging in here, I going to replace you.” And so on and so forth ….The “Stinkin’ Thinkin’” crew had to GO.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY TEA PARTY

“The Allen West Foundation First Annual Veterans Day Ride” – RSVP TODAY!!! You won’t want to miss it!

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WHEN: Start 0800hrs – Saturday, November 9, 2013

WHERE: Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, 10500 N Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

FINISH: 1000hrs Navy UDT Museum, 3300 N A1A North Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce, 34949

$30/Driver $10/passenger Charitable Donation includes Challenge Coin

Stay for the Muster and Ceremony at 1100hrs

RSVP via www.Allenwestfoundation.org – or contact Ryan Dean 561-997-6776

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:FACEBOOK EVENT NOTIFICATION

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Allen West Statement “We Should Only Redouble Our Resolve”

For two weeks since Election Day, we have been working to ensure every vote is counted accurately and fairly. We have made progress towards that goal, thanks to the dedication of our supporters and their unrelenting efforts to protect the integrity of the democratic process. While many questions remain unanswered, today I am announcing that I will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election.

While there are certainly still inaccuracies in the results and the actions of the St. Lucie County and Palm Beach County Supervisors of Elections rightly raise questions in my mind and for many voters, after much analysis and yesterday’s recount in St. Lucie County, our legal team does not believe there are enough over-counted, undercounted or fraudulent votes to change the outcome of the election.

While a contest of the election results might have changed the vote totals, we do not have evidence that the outcome would change. Given the extremely high evidentiary hurdles involved in a successful challenge, I will not ask my generous supporters to help fund a drawn-out, expensive legal effort with little chance of success. Therefore, we will not contest the certification or challenge the seating of Congressman-Elect Murphy.

Serving the people in the House of Representatives has been among the highest honors of my life, but this seat does not belong to me, or for that matter, to any individual. It belongs to the people. I want to congratulate my opponent, Patrick Murphy, as the new Congressman from 18th Congressional District. I pray he will serve his constituents with honor and integrity, and put the interests of our nation before his own.

I must thank my wife Angela, and my daughters Aubrey and Austen for their support, patience, understanding and most of all, love. These are three of the toughest women I know. They have sent me off to defend our nation overseas at war and to Capitol Hill to serve our nation in the House of Representatives. They have all handled the challenges of these last few months, and the last many years, with amazing grace. I know they will be my side for whatever is our next chapter.

I must also thank my congressional and campaign staff for their service, and most importantly, I must thank you and our other tremendous supporters who provided their time and money to power our campaign. I am humbled by the dedication and perseverance of our supporters, and their commitment to a free and prosperous America. I cannot thank them enough for all they have done for our campaign, but most importantly, what they have done, and will continue to do for our country. None of us should let the outcome discourage us. We should only redouble our resolve.

Above all, I want to thank God for his blessings, and for blessing me with the opportunity to serve.

Only God knows what is in store for each of us. I have dedicated my life to serving this nation, and the results of this election will not change my purpose. Just as I did in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan, just as I did on Capitol Hill, I will continue to fight for our Republic.

Our nation will not overcome our challenges overnight ,and the road ahead for each one of us will not be easy. But this nation would never have become that shining beacon of light if our founders had chosen the easy path 236 years ago. We all must proudly continue their legacy.

God bless you and God bless these United States of America.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONGRESSMAN ALLEN WEST STATEMENT ON ELECTION RESULTS

Stuart, FL – Today Congressman Allen West released the following statement ending the race for Florida’s 18th District:

“For two weeks since Election Day, we have been working to ensure every vote is counted accurately and fairly.  We have made progress towards that goal, thanks to the dedication of our supporters and their unrelenting efforts to protect the integrity of the democratic process.  While many questions remain unanswered, today I am announcing that I will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election.

While there are certainly still inaccuracies in the results, and the actions of the St. Lucie County and Palm Beach County Supervisors of Elections rightly raise questions in my mind and for many voters, after much analysis and this past weekend’s recount in St. Lucie County, our legal team does not believe there are enough over-counted, undercounted or fraudulent votes to change the outcome of the election. 

While a contest of the election results might have changed the vote totals, we do not have evidence that the outcome would change.  Given the extremely high evidentiary hurdles involved in a successful challenge, I will not ask my generous supporters to help fund a drawn-out, expensive legal effort with little chance of success. Therefore, we will not contest the certification or challenge the seating of Congressman-elect Murphy.

Serving the people in the House of Representatives has been among the highest honors of my life, but this seat does not belong to me, or for that matter, to any individual.  It belongs to the people. 

I want to congratulate my opponent, Patrick Murphy, as the new Congressman from the 18th Congressional District. I pray he will serve his constituents with honor and integrity, and put the interests of our nation before his own.

I must thank my wife Angela, and my daughters Aubrey and Austen for their support, patience, understanding and most of all, love. These are three of the toughest women I know. They have sent me off to defend our nation overseas at war, and to Capitol Hill to serve our nation in the House of Representatives. They have all handled the challenges of these last few months, and the last many years, with amazing grace. I know they will be by my side for whatever is our next chapter.

I want to thank my congressional and campaign staff for their service, and most importantly, I want to thank all of our tremendous supporters who provided their time and money to power our campaign. I am humbled by the dedication and perseverance of our supporters, and their commitment to a free and prosperous America.  I cannot thank them enough for all they have done for our campaign, but most importantly, what they have done, and will continue to do for our country.  None of us should let the outcome discourage us. We should only redouble our resolve. 

Above all, I want to thank God for his blessings, and for blessing me with the opportunity to serve.

Only God knows what is in store for each of us. I have dedicated my life to serving this nation, and the results of this election will not change my purpose. Just as I did in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan, just as I did on Capitol Hill, I will continue to fight for our Republic. 

Our nation will not overcome our challenges overnight, and the road ahead for each one of us will not be easy. But this nation would never have become that shining beacon of light if our founders had chosen the easy path 236 years ago.  We all must proudly continue their legacy.

For the protection and preservation of our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, I shall remain steadfast and loyal.  God bless you and God bless these United States of America.”

Allen West for Congress campaign sent a letter to Supervisor St. Lucie County BOE

WEST CAMPAIGN DETAILS SERIOUS CONCERNS IN LETTER TO ST. LUCIE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS  

Stuart, FL – Yesterday West for Congress campaign sent a letter to Gertrude Walker, St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, and the Canvassing Board detailing serious questions that have arisen during the canvass process in St. Lucie County prior to certification.

Specifically, the campaign detailed a series of questions regarding the claimed “malfunction” of memory cards used in the optical scanners in the first three days of early voting, as well as discrepancies in the numbers of ballots cast compared to how many voters voted.

Given the extremely close nature of the election, the campaign has requested a response by noon on Friday, November 9.  If satisfactory answers are not provided, further legal action may be taken.

READ THE LETTER DETAILS HERE: ALLEN WEST FOR CONGRESS

Rep. Allen West “Where We Stand”

First and foremost, I want to thank you for all that you have done throughout the campaign. Your support has been truly incredible. I’m writing to give you an update on where things stand.

Our race is far from decided and there is no rush to declare an outcome. Ensuring a fair and accurate counting of all ballots is of the utmost importance. There are still thousands of absentee ballots to be counted in Palm Beach County and military and provisional ballots across the district. Given the numerous reports of irregularities at the polls and the chaos surrounding the counting of ballots, it is important that we carefully evaluate the results and investigate the irregularities.

I know how hard you have worked for our campaign and I am grateful to have you standing shoulder to shoulder with me. I want you to know that we will fight to ensure every ballot is counted just as we will continue to fight to ensure our Republic remains exceptional and the future of our children and grandchildren is bright. For 22 years I stood as a watchman on the wall to guard America’s honor, liberty, freedom, and democracy.  Now I will continue my oath of service to guard the integrity of our electoral process.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

GET OUT THE VOTE RALLY with the Delray Garden Center – WE NEED ALL HANDS ON DECK

FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION:

We are pleased to announce that the Delray Garden Center, with the help of fellow conservatives from across Palm Beach County and the rest of Florida, is hosting at our company ‘s Delray Beach location a “GET OUT THE VOTE RALLY ” on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 1pm – 4pm.

We would like to extend an invitation to you, and all members of the press, who will be in and around our area for the last of the presidential debates, to join us 2 days before on October 20, 2012, and witness for yourself the huge crowd coming together on a Saturday afternoon in Delray Beach to support candidates from many of the campaigns.

Nothing like this has ever taken place in our part of Palm Beach County. The ground swell for this event is amazing! Volunteers and speakers from all over the counties of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Martin… have pledged their time and energy to make this rally a success.

We are expecting the arrival of several hundred guests and will provide plenty of parking. Refreshments and great food will be served, and of course we will have live musical entertainment and professional security.

In addition to the candidates and their campaigns, we will be welcoming to the stage Billy and Karen Vaughn, parents of of slain Elite Member Navy SEAL Team 6, *Aaron Carson Vaughn*.

Space will be provided for campaign materials to be distributed during the rally. A secure VIP area is being readied for clergy and celebrities, as well as our candidates from various local, state and federal campaigns who have committed to speaking to the crowd of voters.

For the Hearing Impaired & Deaf  – Interpreter AMY LEIGH HAIR   CI CT….. Member REC-PBC, Pct 3118 will be on hand for the event  

As of Friday, October 5, 2012… we have confirmed the participation of the
following candidates:

Adam Hasner, R-Candidate: US House of Representatives/ Florida, District 22

Cesar Henao, I-Candidate : US House of Representatives / Florida, District 21

Karen Harrington, R-Candidate : US house of Representatives / Florida, District 23

Melanie Peterson, R-Candidate : Florida State Senate / District 25

Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Candidate : Florida State Senate / District 34

Bill Hagar, R-Candidate : Florida State House of Representatives / District 87

Tami Donally, R-Candidate: Florida State House of Representatives / District 86

Sean Kasper, R-Candidate : Florida State House of Representatives / District 90

James Ryan O’hara, R-Candidate : Florida State House of Representatives / District 81

Dina Keever, R-Candidate : Palm Beach County State Attorney

George Black, Jr., R-Candidate : Port of Palm Beach / Commissioner

Cindy Tindell : Palm Beach County State Republican Committeewoman-Elect

The “GET OUT THE VOTE” Rally Committee has spoken with many local, state and federal campaigns… We will announce additions to our list of candidate confirmations as we receive them.

Lou Galterio will also be there at this event – Learn more about Lou here: Lou Galterio – Vocalist

The Delray Garden Center is located at 3827 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444

Location directions at   http://www.delgarden.com/images/DGCMAP.jpg

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Chris C. Stray, Member REC-PBC / Pct.7194, Delray Beach Republican Caucus

Office : Delray Garden Center 561-243-6869

Allen West Accepts Debate Invitation from the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce and Palm Beach State College

Allen West Accepts Debate Invitation, Calls on Patrick Murphy to Face the Voters

Stuart, FL – Today Congressman Allen West accepted an invitation from the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce and Palm Beach State College to debate Democrat nominee Patrick Murphy.  Allen West for Congress released the following statement calling on Patrick Murphy to do the same:

“Our nation faces enormous challenges and voters are looking for serious solutions.  The voters of Palm Beach County deserve an opportunity to cast an educated ballot and the opportunity to witness substantive debates that get beyond talking points and scripted speeches,” said Congressman West.  “I welcome this opportunity to compare my ideas and solutions to my opponent’s lack thereof.”

“It’s time for Patrick Murphy to face the voters and stop hiding behind young children and his father’s racist, vile attack ads.  Spewing hate, discredited lies and poll-tested talking points will not get the nation back on track,” said West Campaign Manager Tim Edson. “It’s time for Patrick Murphy to grow up, accept this debate invitation and take part in a serious conversation on the issues.”

Allen West continues to stand by his challenge for four televised debates open to the public and looks forward to debating Murphy in each county comprising Florida’s 18th Congressional District.

Contact:  Michele Hickford
(772) 600-7123
or Michele@AllenWestforCongress.com

 

FRIDAY EVENT: Official Statement by Congressman Allen West

FRIDAY EVENT: Local Veterans Receive Whopping $960,000 Federal Grant

Funding will have major impact on struggling veterans as they reintegrate back into Palm Beach County 

(WEST PALM BEACH, FL)— Join members of the veterans community, Representative Allen West (R-FL), Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL), Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor, the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, and other distinguished guests as the Faith*Hope*Love*Charity receives a nearly $1 Million federal grant to assist Palm Beach County Veterans. More than 20,000 veterans in Palm Beach County live below the poverty level.  Faith*Hope*Love*Charity serves more than 600 cases a year. The grant, which came as a surprise to this tiny charity, will have a major impact on establishing temporary housing and providing resources to get veterans back to work.

Press Conference

Faith*Hope*Love*Charity

Friday, August 24th

11:00 am

3175 South Congress Avenue

Suite 310

Palm Springs, Fl 33461

*Iraq and Afghanistan veterans will be at Friday’s event to talk with reporters and share their experiences of struggling to integrate back into Palm Beach County after serving their country.

“Our veterans in Palm Beach County now have hope, and not just a temporary band-aid solution, but the resources to provide, real, permanent solutions,”  West said.  “As a 22- year Army Veteran, I am thrilled to know my brothers and sisters in arms will receive the resources they deserve for putting their lives on the line for their country.”

“This money will give us what we need to expand our services.  Not only will we be able to provide more permanent housing and rehabilitation, but we will be able to open offices and provide support to our veterans in Belle Glade, and through Jupiter,” said Faith  Hope Love Charity Director Roy Foster.  “We thank Congressman West and the rest of the community for their continued support of our veterans.”

BACKGROUND:  Faith*Hope*Love*Charity’s (FHLC) mission is to reintegrate veterans and their families back into the community so they are able to sustain independent living.  FHLC works in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs to serve veterans with PTSD, physical disabilities, and traumatic brain injury.  FHLC focuses on finding veterans permanent housing and employment.

FHLC Palm Beach County facilities:

Stand Down House– serves homeless male veterans, many struggling with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

First Stop Housing Program provides short-term housing and supportive services to reintegrate female veterans and their families back into the community.

First Stop Veterans Resource Center-  provides services to at-risk veterans, including assistance in navigating VA system, medical benefits, employment, counseling, support groups, permanent housing and educational benefits.

 

Rep Allen West (R-FL) and Faith*Hope*Love*Charity Inc – Press Conference Veterans Grant

Local Veterans Charity Receives Whopping $960,000 Federal Grant Funding to make major impact on struggling veterans as they reintegrate back into Palm Beach County.

Join members of the veterans community,Representative Allen West (R-FL), Faith*Hope*Love*Charity representatives and the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, as they announce the impact a new $960,000 federal grant will have on Palm Beach County veterans.

 Lou Galterio will perform the National Anthem

More than 20,000 veterans in Palm Beach County live below the poverty level. Faith*Hope*Love*Charity serves more than 600 cases a year of veterans who need help. The grant, which came as a surprise to this tiny charity, will have a major impact on establishing temporary housing and providing resources to get veterans back to work. Struggling veterans will be at the event to talk with reporters and share their personal experiences of trying to integrate back into Palm Beach County after serving their country.

BACKGROUND: Faith*Hope*Love*Charity’s (FHLC) mission is to reintegrate veterans and their families back into the community so they are able to sustain independent living. FHLC works in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs to serve veterans with PTSD, physical disabilities, and traumatic brain injury. FHLC focuses on finding veterans permanent housing and employment.

FHLC Palm Beach County facilities:
Stand Down House– serves homeless male veterans, many struggling with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.
First Stop Housing Program- provides short-term housing and supportive services to reintegrate female veterans and their families back into the community.

First Stop Veterans Resource Center– provides services to at-risk veterans, including assistance in navigating VA system, medical benefits, employment, counseling, support groups, permanent housing and educational benefits.