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.

@RepubCCwAngela Addressing the Leftist Lead Smear Against @AllenWest

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A personal note from Dr. Angela Graham-West via @RepubCCwAngela on Facebook

It was 6 months ago that I decided to start this page. One of the reasons I started this Page was that I love to write and I am a voracious reader. As a former professor, researcher, and teacher I absolutely LOVE the hunt for interesting as well as provocative material. I read and I ENJOY your comments. It has been and I hope it will continue to be a delightful andragogical learning experience. I learn from you and hopefully you learn something from me. A wonderful give and take. And believe me sometimes the “hunt” can be a daunting experience in today’s “journalistically empty” environment. Instead of worthwhile stories, you find a plethora of idiocy about people’s personal lives (gossip) and all around foolishness.

Therefore, when I share links to stories, you will find that I use a small circle of trusted venues. Anything odd, I will check to make sure that it is factual and correct.

Well, for the millionth time I have come across something that is not factual. In FACT, this has turned out to be a hurtful smear. You see, in the era of the news as propaganda, even the television news becomes a vehicle for political agendas. And I want to clear the record because it is about my husband and myself —- two subjects that I know well.

>First and foremost, my husband has decided to take on a lesser role at PJ Media. He has other aspirations for his life. And guess what? He is allowed to do so. He is a free man. And he is a “grown-up”.

>Second, I left the Board of Trustees with Florida Atlantic University after 2 years because I have other obligations —- most notably I have a business that keeps me monumentally busy, I am a mother and I have other activities that I wanted to get back to. I am allowed to do that. I am a free woman. And I am a “grown-up”.

>Neither one of those movements required that he (my husband) be “fired” or my being “bounced” or “fired”. We just moved on. That is part of life, you do one thing and then it leads to something else. We are allowed to do this and we have this right. We value our freedom as “gown-ups”.

But I suppose the most outlandish innuendo made was that my husband is anti-semitic. This foolishness, similar to the screech of “racism” or “homophobia” has become the mantra for ruining lives and families particularly in South Florida. My daughter happens to be a young Black woman who is a member of a traditionally Jewish sorority, their goals and the caliber of young women appealed to her. She is a “grown-up” and she is free. AND , if you ask me, that represents PROGRESS. We, as Black people, no longer have to cluster in ALL Black environments, we don’t have to think alike, we don’t have to vote alike. Progress occurs when emancipation is not only physical, but mentally and intellectually, as well. 

In addition, my husband and I are supporting a Jewish IDF soldier through university studies —— the full 4 years —- fully paid, “full ride”. A Black family with humble roots making this leap — now THATS progress….

We reject any charge of antisemitism, it is not in our DNA and never will be. We also reject any charges of racism, homophobia, islamophobia, agoraphobia, misogyny (hatred of women), misandry (hatred of men), sexism, atheism , anarchism and any other “phobia” or “ism” that anyone might find or make up.

We are a multi-racial, multi-faith, multicultural family with friends of the same type of mind. We just require that you bring your “thinking cap” to our get-togethers because the discussions are usually lively, intelligent and interesting. In other words, come packing a brain, not gossip and foolishness. 

In closing for this evening……… It has been a great 6 months. I am so impressed with the civility that our little Page has garnered. It is almost like a cozy place to express ideas without the name calling, attacks and vitriol. And without the posturing of false intellectualism. How wonderful that the Ph.D.’s and the high school graduates , each with something to say , can express their minds without fear or hesitation……..What a breath of “fresh conservative air”. And I sincerely thank all of you for teaching me. I have enjoyed it an hope to reach out to all of you tomorrow.

Angela

An example how the Left and their allies in the media use bogus narratives on Allen West

The Latest Leftist Ididocy – Allen West , ‘Anti-Semite’ !?!

Friday, September 27, 2013 19:44 – Before It’s News

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When you write on a site like this, and you look at news coverage regularly and with even a pretense of objectivity, one thing becomes clear pretty quickly. Unless it’ simply too outright in-your-face blatant to be ignored (and many times, even if it is), political or media figures on the Left can get caught mouthing outright stupidity, lying openly, stealing, committing fraud, serially abusing women, engaging in racism or numerous other types of disreputable behavior and get a pass provided they’re down for the Leftist agenda. At worst, when it can’t be ignored or spun, it gets buried pretty quickly.

On the other hand, when it comes to folks on the right of the spectrum, anyone the Left perceives as a political enemy, even the slightest hint of a misdeed makes headlines for weeks. And if there’s isn’t really anything there, the Left will cheerfully make it up and trumpet it anyway. That’s especially true when the target is articulate and seems to be gaining some traction. The examples of this are too numerous even to mention.

I happened to run across this item from the Soros-funded galley slaves over at BuzzFeed..just look at this headline:

“Allen West Out At PJ Media! Sources say he had an anti-Semitic exchange with a staffer, calling her a “Jewish American princess.”

Gasp!!! Horrors!!

Ordinarily I would just laugh, shake my head and move on. The idea of Colonel West being a Jew hater is so hysterically funny that it could almost pass for an Onion headline.

But then, checking my spam file, I find a number of comments from Leftist trolls. like this one:

So it looks as though Allen West got caught calling a woman a ‘Jewish American princess’. What a dilemma for Rob! Does his love for the moron West trump his pretend outrage over anti-Semitic slurs? I have my money on West – he himself would probably tell you that Jews have no principles… Ha!

Yes, believe it or not, we have an anonymous Jew haters accusing someone else of being a Jew hater! Talk about projection.I found about five of them in my spam pile, all as comments for different articles and all sounding suspiciously alike.

In the first place, knowing that in fact Colonel West is about as anti-semitic as I am, the idea that this is a ‘dilemma’ is pretty comical:

READ MORE HERE:Before It’s News

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Allen West will transition from his full-time role as director of programming for Next GenerationTV to a twice-a-month contributor

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The full email from Chernick to PJ Media staff:

Dear PJ Media Staff and Consultants:

I have a special, confidential announcement to share with you today.

In order to focus on political interests, Allen West will transition from his full-time role as director of programming for Next Generation.TV to a twice-a-month contributor of written commentary on PJMedia.com, effective October 1, 2013.

I wanted our staff and consultants to have this information first. However, PJ Media is not announcing this publicly for several weeks, so please do not share this news with anyone outside of the company until you see our public announcement.

I thank Allen for all his dedication, hard work and contributions in launching Next Generation.TV and in establishing our Washington, D.C. presence and studio. I speak for all of us when I wish Allen the very best experiences and outcomes in his future endeavors.

My commitment to the Washington, D.C. staff and studio remains as solid as ever. I am proud of this fine studio that so many of you worked diligently to construct, and I am excited to work with our D.C. and Los Angeles contributors and producers on the next generation of NG.TV programming.

Our next phase of programming for Next Generation.TV is our most important so far. We are taking that big step to produce shows for millennials, about millennials and narrated by millennials. This past January when we launched Next Generation.TV, we determined that our initial programming should be geared to the parents and grandparents of millennials since we have been building this older audience for many years. We always had in mind that we’d reach out to the millennials themselves starting in the later part of this year and cover their stories of achievement in business, science, the arts, sports, civic and military service, and leadership.

I am pleased to say that our first wave of this new content will debut on October 17 at Next Generation.TV’s first live and Web event entitled “Next Generation Startups – Young Women Building New Businesses.” This event will feature seven young female entrepreneurs who detail what it took to build their businesses. They all demonstrate that can-do spirit that made, and will keep, America great.

If you have any questions on these announcements, please feel free to contact Sandra Rozanski or Joan Seavey.

Below, you will find a personal message from Allen West about his time at Next Generation.TV and what he has planned for the future.

Sincerely,

Aubrey Chernick

September 16, 2013

 

The full message, attached at the bottom of Chernick’s email, from West to staff:

Dear PJ Media Staff and Consultants:

At Next Generation.TV, PJ Media has given me a powerful platform from which to address the critical issues facing our nation and its future generations. I am very proud of the work I did at Next Generation.TV, especially the news bureau that we have established in Washington, D.C. It is off to a great start delivering new content for our viewers along with mentoring the next generation of millennial journalists. During the nine months that I have spent at PJ Media, I have learned so much about what it takes to produce credible and informative programming, and I appreciate the help and support that all of you have provided me in that effort.

Shortly, I will be giving up my position as director of programming at Next Generation.TV to get back on the front lines to expand the message of constitutional conservatism across our country. I will also be focused on supporting my Allen West Guardian Fund PAC in promoting the next generation of conservative candidates in the 2014 election cycle. And I’m happy to say that I will be contributing written commentary to PJMedia.com twice a month.

It has been my pleasure to work with all of you, and I look forward to continuing to contribute to PJ Media.

Steadfast and loyal,

Allen B. West

@AllenWest “When celebrities use their fame to influence the real world”

by PJ Media

Published on Sep 5, 2013 PJ Media

Is it time for Hollywood to get back to the business of make believe. Should we let celebrities do what they do best be fake in a realistic way? Because when celebrities use their fame to influence the real world, the result, more often than not, is an exercise in narcissism. Unfortunately, American culture has devolved to the point where we celebrate narcissists and their pet concerns at the expense of the issues that affect everyday Americans, such as energy prices, deficit and debt. Col. Allen B. West finds celebrity excess at its worse in the debate over gun violence, especially with regards to the Newton, CT tragedy.

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WATCH: Alfonzo Rachel discuss liberals having a very difficult time recognizing radical Islam @PJTV

Watch Alfonzo Rachel via Pajamasmedia

Published on May 30, 2013

Liberals have a very difficult time recognizing radical Islam. They have an even harder time uttering these words, or other words like, terrorism, jihadism and radical muslim. The left does not have difficulty blaming Christians for every perceived injustice, so why can’t they blame jihadists for the Boston Marathon attack, the London beheading or Benghazi? Find out why on this ZoNation.

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Center for Security Policy to give Director of Next Generation TV, Allen West Freedom Flame Award

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Director of NextGeneration.TV Allen West To Receive Freedom Flame Award
Center for Security Policy recognizes individuals who exemplify the ideals of our country

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, June 6, former Congressman Allen West (R-FL), who is now PJ Media‘s Director of NextGeneration.TV Programming, will accept the Freedom Flame Award from the Center for Security Policy for his work promoting freedom, democracy, economic opportunity and international strength.

“I am honored to receive this distinct recognition and will continue to stand for the ideals of American exceptionalism and the defense of our way of life. Ronald Reagan once described America as the ‘shining city upon a hill,'” said Congressman Allen West, “that requires us to maintain freedom’s flame for this great Constitutional Republic.”

Colonel West is being honored at the 25th Anniversary of the Freedom Flame Award Dinner. The Award acknowledges the past contributions of its recipients while serving as a reminder that the goals for which they have worked so valiantly require the continuing, unflagging efforts of those who follow in their footsteps.

“Allen West’s service to our country – past, present and continuing – is an example of the courageous and visionary leadership so needed in America at the moment and in such short supply.” Said Frank Gaffney, the President and Founder of the Center for Security Policy, “The Center is privileged to recognize that service and to encourage others to emulate his example.”

The Center for Security Policy has pioneered the organization, management and direction of public policy coalitions to promote U.S. national security. The Center’s philosophy of “Peace through Strength” is not a slogan for military might but a belief that America’s national power must be preserved and properly used for it holds a unique global role in maintaining peace and stability.

For more information about this event, please click here.

The Freedom Flame Award recognizes individuals who have exemplified the ideals of freedom, democracy, economic opportunity and international strength to which the Center for Security Policy is committed. The Award acknowledges the past contributions of its recipients while serving as a reminder that the goals for which they have worked so valiantly require the continuing, unflagging efforts of those who follow in their footsteps.

About PJ Media, LLC

PJ Media, formerly Pajamas Media, launched in 2005 at the dawn of the Digital News Era. Its largest website, PJMedia.com provides news and commentary from its correspondents in more than 40 countries. It is the home to some of America’s most influential columnists and bloggers, including J. Christian Adams, Victor Davis Hanson, Andrew McCarthy, and many others. In addition, the company’s other website, PJTV.com, debuted in 2008 as an Internet video platform. In January 2013, PJ Media announced its newest initiative called Next Generation. It is focused on the issues of the day through the perspective of the next generation, and it encourages all Americans to stand up for the nation’s future. Former U.S. Congressman Allen West is the leader of Next Generation’s programming. Through their weekly newsletters and alerts, Internet TV shows, live events, social media, and outreach programs, grandparents, parents and youth will be able to examine the issues confronting the next generation of Americans with regard to their economic future, educational pursuits, employment, safety and security, and basic human freedoms. This content can be found at NextGeneration.TV. For more on this program, click here.

PJ Media, LLC is the parent company of PJMedia.com, PJTV.com and NextGeneration.TV.

Allen West Weekly Newsletter 5/24/13 via Next Generation TV “Moral Courage And Conscience”

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Moral Courage And Conscience – We see too much of one and not enough of the other

There just never seems to be a dearth of topics for reflection in this newsletter. The themes for this week: moral courage and conscience.

But first, all of us here at PJ Media, PJTV and Next Generation.TV send our heartfelt condolences to the people of Moore, Okla., which was devastated by a tornado early this week. The storm killed at least 24 people, including nine children inside a school, injured dozens more and leveled entire neighborhoods.

My first duty station in the U.S. Army was at Fort Sill just south of Moore, so we feel a special bond with those of you in that community. Angela, Aubrey, Austen, Lin and I send up prayers to our heavenly Father that you will be consoled in this time of heavy emotional stress and despair. We also ask that God welcome your loved ones into His loving arms, where you all shall be with them again one day.

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It has been a busy travel week for this ole paratrooper. It was great to be back in Georgia and address the Republican convention there. To have the distinct honor of standing before the delegates of the Virginia GOP convention in Richmond also will be a moment I will never forget.

After those events, I flew back to Los Angeles to attend the American Freedom Alliance’s Heroes of Conscience awards banquet. It was truly humbling to receive the 2013 “Heroes of Conscience” award from this organization because the alliance seeks to promote the principles and values that strengthen western civilization. Its president, Avi Davis, is an ardent warrior for liberty, freedom and the free market.

Sadly, Davis told the audience that the group’s tax-exempt status has been revoked. The tornado that hit Moore, Okla., demonstrates nature’s power to destroy lives. But the news about AFA demonstrates that the man-caused disaster from government’s misuse of power can be far more destructive to our great constitutional republic.

Virginian Thomas Jefferson, once stated: “When the people fear the government there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.” I do not believe anyone in the Obama administration is worthy to be recognized as a hero of conscience.

A cast of characters without conscience
As I was flying to Los Angeles on Jet Blue Monday morning, I watched the movie “Black Hawk Down” on FX. If any modern-day combat movie truly features heroism, that is it. The Rangers and Delta operators who fought the 1993 battle of Mogadishu, Somalia, in the movie exemplified heroism for all of us to see.

But as I watched the movie, I recalled how former President Bill Clinton, through then-Defense Secretary Les Aspin, denied support to our men in combat there. That memory made me reflect upon how the other Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, more recently abandoned Americans engaged in combat with Islamic terrorists in Benghazi, Libya.

The words of Gen. William Garrison, the U.S. forces commander in Somalia, symbolized the creed of warriors: “No one gets left behind.” I wonder if Gen. Carter Ham issued the same order the night terrorists attacked the U.S. embassy in Benghazi and killed four Americans but heard a different order from Washington?

Howard Dean called Benghazi a laughable joke.

Conscience.

This week we learned that it was not just reporters at the Associated Press targeted by the Obama administration. Fox News Washington correspondent James Rosen and CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson have, too.

The last time I checked, America had “freedom of the press,” but these intimidation tactics are far from displaying the foundations of our constitutional republic. How much deeper does this go?

Conscience.

This week we also learned what many of us with a military background already knew: Maj. Nidal Hasan has been getting pay since he fired upon soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. Hasan has received some $278,000 and benefits as he awaits trial for his heinous and treasonous action. He shot 45 of our brave soldiers, killing 13 of them, all the while shouting “Allahu Akbar.”

Of course, our government officially declared his terrorist attack as “workplace violence,” so the victims have been denied proper recognition and benefits. Why? Well, according to the U.S. Army, declaring what Hasan did to be a terrorist attack would unfairly impact his trial. He will be paid until proven guilty.

Conscience.

An emboldened enemy
Let it be known that our lack of national conscience in punishing Hasan, and truly in reacting to domestic Islamic terrorism, has emboldened the enemy.

That was sadly obvious again this week when Islamic jihadists attacked and beheaded a British soldier in broad daylight. Even more despicable, disgusting and savage, one of the barbarians with blood-soaked hands made a video describing the attack and promising more of them.

I pray the British have learned a lesson from us here in America and will not call this attack workplace violence, especially because these bastards also were shouting “Allahu Akbar” as they brutally killed the soldier. Have we lost our sense of moral courage and conscience, not just in America but also across Western civilization?

The next generation must have men and women of conscience to ensure that we pass on the blessings of liberty, freedom and democracy – our American birthright. Part of our DNA, the American genome, is threatened.

We need men like the two brave Americans who lost their lives this week, FBI special agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw. They were part of the hostage rescue team in the Critical Incident Response Group and lost their lives during a fast-rope training exercise from a helicopter onto a ship when they plunged into the Atlantic Ocean amid rough weather and ocean conditions.

Lorek is survived by his wife and two daughters, and Shaw is survived by his wife, daughter and son. America will persevere as long as we continue to raise such men and women of conscience, not cowardice.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

Fox News: Hires Allen West as New Contributor of political commentary

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via Businesswire.com

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FOX News Channel (FNC) has hired former U.S. Representative Allen West (R-FL) as a contributor, announced Bill Shine, Executive Vice President of Programming for the network. West will offer political commentary across various daytime and primetime programs.

“Representative West’s congressional and military experience along with his fearless approach to voicing key issues will provide a valuable point of view to the FOX News lineup.”

In making the announcement, Shine said, “Representative West’s congressional and military experience along with his fearless approach to voicing key issues will provide a valuable point of view to the FOX News lineup.”

Currently, West is the Director of Next Generation TV Programming with PJ Media. Prior to that, West served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida, representing the state’s 22nd congressional district, from January 2011 to January 2013. While a member of Congress, he served on the Armed Services and Small Business Committees. Additionally, West was a member of the Tea Party Caucus.

Before his political career, West served in the United States Army for 22 years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. West earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and his master’s degree from Kansas State University. He also holds a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer College.

FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for more than eleven years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by News Corp., FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.

Allen West Weekly Wrap Up via Next Generation TV “Those who vow to defend and protect live by a code”

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Courage Is America’s First Response To Tragedy –We need to make it our lasting response to terror and all evil

We here at PJ Media, PJTV and Next Generation TV continue to offer our deepest condolences for those people who lost loved ones last week, not just in the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt but also in West, Texas, as a result of the fertilizer plant explosion.

We are constantly reminded of the courage of our first responders to emergencies, and in Boston and West, they made us proud again. What manner of person runs to the sound of explosions and gunfire, or to any danger, disregarding the possibility of death?

Such behavior reminds me of the parting words that Spartan King Leonidas sent back to his countrymen before the deaths of he and his men in battle, words that are now a simple memorial to their brave stand at Thermopylae: “Go tell the Spartans, strangers passing by, that here obedient to their laws we lie.”

Those who vow to defend and protect live by a code, and it truly becomes inculcated into their every meaning. The code elevates the belief in selfless service above all. It is oft times passed down through generations of men and women who have gazed upon pictures of their forefathers and mothers who stood upon freedom’s ramparts or as daily guardians walked the thin blue line.

As we move past the horrific tragedies of Boston and West, Texas, let us never forget the heroism of those who once said, as it is stated in Isaiah 6:8, “Here am I, send me.”

The cold and timid enablers of terror

Unfortunately, as we move into the post-attack phase of the Boston bombing and manhunt, we now see, as predicted, those people who worship at the altar of political correctness and cultural relativism. We are again being anesthetized by the attitude of people who remind me not of the quote by Leonidas but rather of the critical and “timid souls” once described by Theodore Roosevelt:

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

These cold and timid souls fail to realize that we are facing a serious issue of domestic, radical Islamic terrorism and jihad. These cold and timid souls seek to promote some perverted perspective of cultural relativism in their reticence in confronting the facts.

These cold and timid souls should read the “explanatory memorandum” of the Muslim Brotherhood uncovered in 1991 during an FBI raid in northern Virginia. This document outlines the strategic plan for the infiltration and demise of America by Islamists and their subsidiary front groups,.

The rest of us need to remember this simple quote by Vladimir Lenin: “Probe with a bayonet. If you meet steel, stop. If you meet mush, then push.” These cold and timid souls are the mush, and we need to steel ourselves.

However, under the guise of tolerance and religious acceptance we continue to allow these groups and the co-opted “useful idiots” who enable them to tell us, through a Star Wars-like Jedi mind trick, “move along, nothing here to see.”

When tolerance becomes a one-way street, it leads to cultural suicide. It is time we face the truth and stop tolerating the intolerable. We rushed to read Boston suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights instead of declaring him an “enemy combatant” for means of intelligence gathering even though the latter designation would have not precluded his being prosecuted in civilian court.

Why? Because as Marine Col. Nathan Jessup said in the movie “A Few Good Men,” “You can’t handle the truth.”

The carnage of Kermit Gosnell

Another truth is that these same cold and timid souls wish to hide from us the heinous actions of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. All it should take to turn one’s stomach in knots is to read the transcripts of his trial.

The actions of this beast are as bad as those of any terrorist. Actually, they are worse because Gosnell’s carnage was wrought against the most defenseless – babies.

The judge in this case dropped three of the charges, citing that no one could prove that a child was born in those instances. That the same judge, upon second thought, quickly reinstated one of those charges speaks volumes about how wrong he was about all three of them.

I challenge you to follow this case because what has transpired here does not reveal the “better angels of our nature” that Abraham Lincoln articulated.

And never forget that President Obama, as a state senator in Illinois, sponsored legislation to make it legal to kill an American child who survives an abortion. Only two countries, China and India, legally support such infanticide.

Is this how little we care about our next generation?

Don’t be intimidated by the politics of air travel

As we get closer to the summer travel season, I wish to extend my humble apology to the American air traveler who is the targeted as the guinea pig of Obama administration drama.

The Federal Aviation Administration started rolling furloughs of air traffic controllers on Sunday as a means to reduce its spending by 5 percent as required under the forced budget cuts of sequestration. However, this 5 percent reduction reflects fiscal 2010 spending levels for the FAA – and I don’t recall any extraordinary flight delays in 2010, do you?

I want to end on a very high note and share with you my trip to Santa Barbara, Calif., and the Reagan Ranch. I truly enjoyed my early morning runs there; it was picturesque. But my heart still prefers running along Juno and Jupiter beaches back in South Florida.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West