Allen West’s Weekly Wrap up | @Next_GenTV | July 17, 2013

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Real vs. Politically Manufactured Priorities – What is the legacy for the next generation in the black community?
This week we have seen our nation become enthralled with last weekend’s news of George Zimmerman being found “not guilty” in the Trayvon Martin trial. There has been monumental media coverage of this case, trial, and now in the aftermath of the jury verdict.

This was a tragic event; a young man lost his life.

I ask if all this media attention is part of race-based politics resulting from misguided priorities?

Race Baiters Weighting the Court of Public Opinion
Perhaps, if there had been less external influencers advocating for their warped vision — or version — of social justice, the legal system could have proceeded and done what was expected. But when the race baiters become engaged and place their demands upon the system, the system cannot operate objectively.

Was a young unarmed man shot and killed?

Yes.

Was there undo pressure to create charges that created stipulations and conditions that would be difficult for the prosecution to present?

Yes.

It is clearly evident that with all the media, advocacy groups, and government involvement, this case was being tried not in a courthouse but in the arena of public opinion even before it reached trial. Then when the case finally went to trial it became transparently clear, at least to some, that “legally” this was going to be a heavy lift.

The outside voices pushed this to be a second-degree murder charge, a charge that puts a much higher burden upon the prosecution. Or perhaps, in certain circles in America, we have come to a place where we do not believe in “innocent until proven guilty.” The responsibility of the prosecution was to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt; they were unable to do so.

The Federal Government as Pawn of Special Interests
Now, in the aftermath, we see the external actors not learning their lesson but pressing their case. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid prodded the United States Department of Justice to take a look into the case. “This isn’t over,” Sen. Reid told NBC’s Meet the Press.

The NAACP immediately asked the U.S. Department of Justice to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. Funny, they were really silent when former DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams wrote that the prosecution was triggered by threats from the head of the New Black Panther Party.

The Congressional Black Caucus released a statement saying Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated. Where is the evidence?

Does it concern anyone other than myself to hear politicians and advocacy groups seeking to use the federal government to guarantee their desired outcomes, their version of justice?

If we are a constitutional republic that regards the system of federalism and states’ rights as preeminent, then should we be using the federal government as a battering ram? Yes, there are times when the federal government should intercede and those instances are outlined clearly in the U.S. Constitution.

Just as we see cherry-picking of laws to enforce by the federal government, the last thing we need is for the federal government to cherry-pick which cases deserve its attention.

General Holder & Booker T. Washington
This week Attorney General Holder made several references during speeches to the predominantly black Delta Sigma Theta sorority and NAACP conventions expressing sympathy for the Trayvon Martin’s parents. I find it interesting that Holder was not so concerned for the parents of deceased Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry as a result of Operation Fast and Furious.

The Justice Department has set up a website for “tips” on the issue of a civil rights probe after the FBI conducted an extensive investigation and found no animus of racial hatred, and even the prosecution in the trial stated it was not about race.

We should not have certain media commentators with a very questionable past becoming the leading voices that only use inflammatory language for their own personal relevance.

In 1911 Booker T. Washington stated, “There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

The class to which this great leader refers is maintaining the media spectacle at the expense of the major concerns of the black community.

What Are the Real Crises in the Black Community?
While tragic, Trayvon Martin’s death should not be the reason that the black community is marching in the streets. Black unemployment, gang crime, health problems, and abortion rates are plagues upon black people across the country.

Let’s first look at the shooting murder of 16-year-old Darryl Green who last Thursday was found lying facedown in an abandoned house in Chicago’s south side Englewood neighborhood. It seems this young man refused to join a gang … And what do you hear?

Chirping.

In April, De’Marquise Elkins, 17, and Dominique Lang, 15, both pleaded “not guilty” to theMarch 21st shooting of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago during a robbery of his Mother in Brunswick Georgia. And what do you hear?

Chirping.

The unemployment rate for blacks is at an all-time high and the black teenage unemployment rate is epic. Yet when a group like the Black American Leadership Alliance stands up against the current Senate immigration legislation (S.744) articulating its adverse affects on the black community in letters to the Senate and Congressional Black Caucus and by holding a rally in DC this past week, what do you hear?

Chirping.

Since 1973 Black American deaths have emanated from*:

AIDS: 203,695
Violent Crimes: 306,313
Accidents: 370,723
Cancer: 1,638,350
Heart Disease: 2,266,789
Abortion: 13,000,000

*All figures are based upon cumulative statistics by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Please watch our Next Generation.TV video on this. 

The incidence of abortion in the black community has resulted in a tremendous loss of life, but you will only get chirping from the Congressional Black Caucus or the NAACP unless you go to websites like BlackGenocide.org or the National Black Catholic Congress.

We are talking about a black community that could be close to 36 percent larger. I do believe in research for ovarian, cervix, uterus cancers and treatment for fibroid tumors that promote better reproductive health for women.

So what are the real priorities in the black community? Politically manufactured crises, as pushed by the race-baiting, faux leaders in the black community, propped up by progressive socialists and the complicit media?

Just take a walk through any inner city neighborhood and ask yourself what is the legacy for the next generation in the black community.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

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Allen West Weekly Wrap Up 5/17/13 via @Next_GenTV

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The Motto’s That Define Us – The Obama administration could use a few good words

What a week! We have officially opened our new office/studio here in Washington, D.C., and it is great to have a finger on the pulse – yeah, I know exactly what you are thinking.

It has been one heck of a week, and I can tell you I’d much rather be me than the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Now you ask, “Why?” My response is the subject for this week’s missive – mottos.

See, I grew up in an organization defined by its respective mottos, creeds that guided those of us who served. And if people are really sincere about their service to this nation within their respective military units, these mottos define them for the rest of their lives.

I recall being a young fella and watching the movie “The Green Berets” with John Wayne. I remember the scene of him standing at Airborne School and shouting, “Who are you?” and hearing the reply, “Airborne!” The next challenge was “How far?” and the response was, “All the Way!” Years later, there I stood on that same training ground shouting: “Airborne, sir! Airborne Sergeant Black Hat!”

And when I and the rest of the 4th Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment (Airborne Battalion Combat Team) reached our first duty station in Vicenza, Italy, we took pride in our challenge and response, “Airborne all the way!” This motto signified that we were a cut above others, that our standards were just a bit higher. We were U.S. Army paratroopers after all.

My second duty assignment was in the famed 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kan. Our motto harkened back to the division’s incredible landing on Omaha Beach, France, on D-Day: “No mission too difficult, no sacrifice too great, duty first.”

That simple creed articulated what it meant to serve in that division but also to serve our nation. It was never about you. It was about duty first!

I also was an artillery officer and commanded Bravo Battery, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, where our motto was “Swift and bold.” I have always tried to honor that creed by being swift to action, not delaying, and being bold in my stance for freedom and principle.

After I commanded, I served in the 4th Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment. (Trivia fact: Our sister battalion, 1/5 FA, was the home of Alpha Battery, which was known as “Hamilton’s Own” after our first Treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton, who served in that historic artillery outfit.) The motto of the 5th Field Artillery was “Faithful and true,” and God knows none of us are perfect but what a fantastic motto. To be faithful to a set of principles and true to something greater than self is the epitome of being a selfless servant of the republic.

Proud to be ‘second to none’
After instructing the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Kansas State University I headed to the Republic of Korea and the famed 2nd Infantry Division. The division motto? “Second to none.” Who the heck doesn’t want to see their unit as first – the best? Who would not want to see America as “Second to none”?

We never apologized for being in the ole Black Patch Division. Some people saw us as the cannon fodder for a North Korea invasion. We knew that if the North Koreans ever thought about crossing the demilitarized zone separating them from South Korea, they would get a butt whuppin’ second to none!

After serving in Korea, I was promoted to major and selected to attend the Army Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. My orders then took me to Fort Bragg, N.C., and the 18th Field Artillery Brigade. My mentor Col. Denny R. Lewis was the brigade commander. He instituted a new motto to complement our “Sweat saves blood” unit crest motto – “Tough, proud, disciplined.”

I also served there in the 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, where our motto was “Be bold, Air Assault.”

In the political realm, what liberal progressives need to understand is that my DNA is hardwired to be bold, tough, aggressive and disciplined in my stand against whatever threatens my nation. Plus I’m an ole Southern boy. Never get our dander up ’cause we like a good old-fashioned fight.

My last two duty assignments – Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Fort Hood, Texas – added the icing to the cake. First I was selected to do an exchange assignment with the 2nd Marines Expeditionary Force and the world knows the Marines motto “Semper fidelis,” translated “Always faithful!” My final assignment was to command an artillery battalion in the 4th Infantry Division, another historic Army unit that landed at Utah Beach, France, on D-Day.

The motto of our 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment (MLRS) was “Duty, not reward” – that is why we serve. And I still use the motto of the famed Ivy Division to sign off here every week: “Steadfast and loyal.”

Throughout my military career I also had some awesome call signs. OK, they were not as sexy as Maverick, Goose or Iceman from Hollywood’s “Top Gun. But Detonate 6, Ranger 14, Steel 3, Gunslinger 5, and Deep Strike 6 are still great.

What motto’s define Obama and his team?
Why did I share this with you all? Consider the scandals of our current federal government – the fast and furious “gun-walking” scandal; the reaction to the terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya; the shameful and deadly Extortion 17 incident I revisited last week; the IRS’ politically motivated targeting of conservative nonprofit groups; the Justice Department’s secret collection of Associated Press telephone records; and much more.
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Ask yourself, what is the motto of the Obama administration? What creed do all the president’s men and women embrace as a guiding light to serve and protect the American republic?

What would you see as appropriate call signs for President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder?

I recount the units I served and their mottos with great pride. Those simple words were more than just momentary challenges and responses during my military career; they are defining descriptors for my life. And I couldn’t care less what characterless media writers say.

Ask yourself, can our elected leaders sign off with the words you see next?

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

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Allen West and Next Generation TV Discuss the President’s fifth State of the Union address and more

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In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed an all out spending orgy that included several new spending programs. Next Generation hosts Col. Allen B. West, Michelle Fields and John Phillips analyze the President’s fifth State of the Union address and bring you the answers. They also look at controversy surrounding Senator Marco Rubio’s rebuttal to Obama’s speech.

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State of the Union: Obama Proposes a Spending Orgy, Not Budget Cuts

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

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Published on Oct 23, 2012

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Rep Allen West “Sorry President Obama, we will not allow you to redefine America, nor the American Dream”

by Congressman Allen West on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 9:36pm

During the question and answer portion of President Obama’s NATO summit press conference today he made an interesting statement. He alluded to the fact that the Presidential election will be about who will ensure success for Americans from top to bottom, that everyone has a fair shot. It is clear that Obama is redefining the words of Thomas Jefferson who articulated that our unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness come from our Creator, not man, nor government. Benjamin Franklin stated that it is the pursuit of happiness and it is incumbent upon the American individual to make that chase and catch it. America is about individual sovereignty to pursue their happiness. It is not about government driven collective subjugation in an attempt to guarantee happiness. Sorry President Obama, we will not allow you to redefine America, nor the American Dream!

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Rep Allen West’s emotional appeal key to defense bill’s passage (Sun Sentinel)

By William E. Gibson

WASHINGTON — With passionate prodding from South Florida Congressman Allen West, the U.S. House passed a $642 billion defense bill on Friday that would limit President Barack Obama’s plans to reduce the number of American troops and wind down the war in Afghanistan.

West, a former Army commander in Iraq and military adviser in Afghanistan, made an emotional appeal for the Republican-sponsored bill, which is designed to slow the pace of withdrawal from Afghanistan and fend off bigger cuts to the Pentagon budget.

When Democrats tried to amend the bill to hasten the end of the war, West, R-Plantation, angrily fired back: “What you are telling our men and women in combat, what you are saying to the enemy, is that we are going to leave those men and women hanging, that we are not going to provide them the resources.”

“Why in God’s name would we want to repeat some of the horrible things that I saw my older brother go through in Vietnam, where we restricted funding?”

The debate showed West’s impact on defense matters as a member of the Armed Services Committee. Some members have deferred to West, a freshman, because of his experience as an Army lieutenant colonel who led troops in combat and because of his popularity among tea-party conservatives across the country.

“No one knows the perils of an insufficiently manned Army better than Allen West,” said Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif.

West inserted a provision that would limit the Army’s troop reductions to no more than 15,000 a year and Marine Corps reductions to no more than 5,000 a year during fiscal 2014 through 2017. The Pentagon proposes to reduce the Army by 72,000 and the Marines by 20,000.

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Rep Allen West “Re-electing President Obama in Nov will have devastating consequences” by Daniel Doherty

by: Daniel Doherty  Web Editor, Townhall.com

Two days ago, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) gave an inspiring and must-watch speech at a tax day rally in Wellington, Florida. Speaking extemporaneously, he explained that the coming presidential election was basically a choice between two futures (and echoing the sentiments of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan), reminded his audience that re-electing President Obama in November will have devastating consequences for the current generation and posterity.

During his remarks, though, I was particularly struck by how warmly he spoke about his parents. During the 1920s and 1930s, for example, he recounted how his mother and father faced unbelievable hardships growing up and later raising their family in South Georgia. Despite widespread racism and segregation, however, they never instilled in their son the belief that he was a victim. Instead, they taught him to pursue his dreams and take advantage of all the opportunities available to him as an American citizen.

Presumably, one of the reasons Congressman West entered political life was to preserve and protect the American Dream, which he believes is slowly but surely slipping away. “Never let anyone tell you,” he said to an enthusiastic audience, “that you cannot reach whatever level of achievement that you determine within your heart that you can have. That’s America.”

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Recommended Reading Rep Allen West – April 16, 2012

Bill Clinton pivoted and worked with the GOP led House and Senate, Obama has tripled down…

by Congressman Allen West on Monday, April 16, 2012
Mr Krauthammer’s op-ed piece clearly articulates Obama’s disastrous bit of wealth redistribution policy entitled the Buffett Rule. It does not impact our debt or deficit and would require some 250 years just to alleviate one year of Obama trillion dollar plus deficits. Bill Clinton pivoted and worked with the GOP led House and Senate, Obama has tripled down. This is a choice between two ideologies which yield two very different futures for America. I challenge my liberal admirers to show me where in the world has a socialist egalitarian State been successful?

Washington Post Op-Ed – “Free-lunch egalitarianism”  By Charles Krauthammer

Here we go again.

At the beginning of his presidency, Barack Obama argued that the country’s spiraling debt was largely the result of exploding health-care costs. That was true. He then said the cure for these exploding costs would be his health-care reform. That was not true.

It was obvious at the time that it could never be true. If government gives health insurance to 33 million uninsured, that costs. Costs a lot. There is no free lunch.

Now we know. The Congressional Budget Office’s latest estimate is that Obamacare will add $1.76 trillion in federal expenditures through 2022. And, as one of the Medicare trustees has just made clear, if you don’t double count the $575 billion set aside for the Medicare trust fund, Obamacare adds to the already crushing national debt.

Three years later, we are back to smoke and mirrors. This time it’s not health care but the Buffett Rule, which would impose a minimum 30 percent effective tax rate on millionaires. Here is how Obama introduced it last September:

Warren Buffett’s secretary shouldn’t pay a [higher] tax rate than Warren Buffett. . . .And that basic principle of fairness, if applied to our tax code, could raise enough money” to “stabilize our debt and deficits for the next decade. . . . This is not politics; this is math.”

Okay. Let’s do the math. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates this new tax would yield between $4 billion and $5 billion a year. If we collect the Buffett tax for the next 250 years — a span longer than the life of this republic — it would not cover the Obama deficit for 2011 alone.

As an approach to our mountain of debt, the Buffett Rule is a farce. And yet Obama repeated the ridiculous claim again this week. “It will help us close our deficit.” Does he really think we’re that stupid?

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President Obama, I am not a Racist, Uncle Tom, I am an American – VIDEO MUST WATCH

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I am tired of the american liberal media allowing their employees to create a framework of calling us racist and uncle tom. We are Americans too that love this country and want her to succeed.

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