Allen West “Term limits are necessary to stop corruption in D.C”

20100120_TermLimits

by MATTHEW BOYLE via Breitbart 

In the second part of his interview with Breitbart News on the corruption in Congress uncovered in Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer’s new book Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets, former U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said that new leadership in needed in Washington in both political parties to solve the issue.

West was talking specifically about the revelation that every committee chairmanship and committee assignment for every member of Congress is for sale, documentation of which is found in Schweizer’s new book Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets.

West said he is not sure if making it illegal to tie committee slots to political party fundraising dollars would be successful without a complete change in leadership of both parties in Washington. “First of all, you’re asking the people that write the laws to make something illegal that they’re doing,” he said. “And I don’t think you’re going to ever get there unless you have a wholesale change of leadership both Republicans and Democrats, people with a different perspective who will go in and truly get Washington, D.C. to serve the American people and not K Street and themselves. So that’s the first thing; the American people have to decide that they want something different.”

West also said he believes term limits are necessary to stop corruption in D.C. “Politics has become a big business thing, even for media outlets,” West said. “I mean, down here in South Florida, you have some very big media outlets and some people have to raise money for that. Also, parties have become big businesses within themselves in which they have to get a message out and things of that nature as well. So, I think a very important part of it should be term limits.”

DON’T STOP READING THERE IS MORE HERE: 

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/22/Exclusive-Allen-West-Only-way-to-make-DC-Extortion-illegal-to-overthrow-leadership-of-both-parties

Allen West “Obama, Reid, and their radical liberal allies are chipping away at the very core of America’s foundation”

survey

Think back on the events of the past month: the debt ceiling has been raised again, the launch of the Obamacare health exchange website has been an unmitigated disaster, and the federal government is just now returning to business as usual after being shut down for 17 days.

What is the state of our union?

Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and their radical liberal allies are chipping away at the very core of America’s foundation. They’re making this nation the laughing stock of the world in their dysfunctional attempts to transform America into a socialist paradise. We must expose their dangerous agenda.

The Guardian Fund is using a monthly State of the Union survey as a tool to gauge how strong – or weak – you believe the state of the union to be. We will use the results to keep the Obama administration’s shortcomings and failures front and center as we enter election season 2014, and each month we’ll report back to you with our findings.

Your input is very important, so please take a moment right now to complete this brief 7 question survey – even if you completed the September version.

Please follow this link right now to complete your confidential October State of the Union survey. 

During this period of uncertainty about the future of our country, it’s more important than ever that you take the time to voice your opinion. The only thing it takes to start changing America is just a minute of your time.

When you’ve completed the survey, I encourage you to make a generous donation to support the Guardian Fund and our efforts to elect 14 hard-charging conservatives to Congress in 2014.

Steadfast and loyal,

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

PS: Your opinion is critical to our country’s future. The power to move beyond political dysfunction isn’t in Washington – it’s with you.  After you complete your survey, please consider chipping in $10 or more to help me distribute this survey to thousands more Americans so their voices can be heard.

@AllenWest “I want the American people to understand that tonight the Constitutional Republic we know as America has suffered a horrible defeat.”

statue-of-liberty-crying-SR

by Allen West via Facebook

I’m watching the spectacle occurring on the Senate floor. They have passed the 60 vote threshold for ending cloture. I want the American people to understand that tonight the Constitutional Republic we know as America has suffered a horrible defeat. Obamacare is not the law of the land. It is an edict handed down by a tyrant, not a President. The US Senate has just voted to affirm a new precedent that the executive branch can amend law without Congressional approval, and Congress allows it. The waivers, exemptions, and delays implemented by President Obama have delineated a separation, not of powers, but between the political elite and their cronies – and you, my fellow Americans. This is reprehensible, and we can expect even more bad behavior from a President that continues to spit on our Constitution and in our eyes…and smile. The incessant government spending continues with no solution for economic growth. Anyone voting for this tonight owes some explaining to Americans….but maybe not. As Obama stated, “I won.”

AW debt

Allen West | Are House Republicans inexplicably ready to grant Obama a Fast Track Promotion?

obama-claw-wh-photo

by LTC ALLEN WEST (USA, RET.) 15 Oct 2013, via Breitbart.com

President Obama is seeking power the Constitution has assigned to Congress. Soon, he will formally ask Congress to surrender its constitutional authority and grant him “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority.

And House Republicans are inexplicably ready to give it to him.

Members of Congress who take our Constitution seriously will follow Nancy Reagan’s advice and Just Say No.

Article One, Section 8 of the Constitution assigns Congress the exclusive responsibility to set the terms of “commerce with foreign nations” — trade. The Founders established this clear check and balance to prevent the president from unilaterally negotiating deals that reward his supporters while harming opponents or the nation as a whole.

Under Fast Track, Obama would be able to sign commercial trade agreements before Congress votes on them. Congress would not even be able to amend the agreements in any way — it would only have an up-or-down vote when the president says so, before members could even read it.

While Congress has delegated authority to presidents in the past, it was based on the premise that the legislative branch could trust the executive branch to respect Congress’ constitutional role. This administration has breached that trust.

CONTINUE READING BY CLICKING HERE: BREITBART.COM

Allen West ” How can the Members of Congress look these men and women in the eye?”

Allen West

by Allen West via Facebook

On my usual morning run I like to stop and chat with the brave men and women of the US Capitol Hill Police who safeguard the symbols of American liberty and our Members of the legislative branch. However, this morning our normally cheerful chat was disturbing. It seems these men and women who were standing their posts in the rain, as they always do, have been deemed non-essential and will not be getting paid, but they will continue to man their posts. How can the Members of Congress look these men and women in the eye? The Officer this morning asked me one simple thing, “Please Sir, speak up for us.” I can imagine the families of our fallen Warriors who have been denied death gratuity payments from this administration are asking the same. Who are we as a Nation? Where is our sense of character? I implore us all to speak up for the men and women of the US Capitol Hill Police, and all who serve. Call the office of your Members of Congress and ask “where is your sense of character?”

@AllenWest Foundation wants you to learn how you can help inspire the next generation of conservative leaders.

AWF2014

The Allen West Foundation is a non-profit corporation that was established in December, 2012 to educate, engage and inspire the next generation of conservative leaders…Specifically, the Foundation encourages and supports minorities, women, and military veterans that desire to serve their country.

Please Like The Allen West Foundation on Facebook & share with others as well.
ALLEN WEST FOUNDATION ON FACEBOOK 

To Find out more you can also visit the website: Allen West Foundation

GET INVOLVED BY CLICKING HERE: Allen West Foundation

Allen West Discusses “What are the priorities of the federal government?” with Brian Kilmeade

AWHannity

LT. COL. ALLEN WEST weighed in on the government shut down.  West said that this is a great time to start looking at what is essential in the government.  “What are the priorities of the federal government?” West asked.  He went on to state that 6.6 percent of the EPA was deemed essential, which is a little over 1,000 of the 16,000 people. “This is a great time for us to start looking and saying ‘What can we do to trim back the government?’”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO: FOX NEWS RADIO 

Allen West Guardian Fund | What We Have Is A Disaster

banner

A new poll from Bloomberg shows 68% of Americans say the U.S. is on the wrong track.

Let me put that into perspective: 2 out of every 3 Americans believe this nation is heading in the wrong direction.

Friends, clearly something is very wrong in Washington.

>> We have a president who doesn’t know which way is up.
>> We have a Senate that’s trying to prove its significance by refusing to compromise.
>> We have a House that can’t even rally together members of the same party around a piece of legislation.

What we have is a disaster.

As we close in on our quarterly deadline, I need you to stand with me to usher in the next generation of conservative leaders. It’s our mission to send more principled conservatives to Congress, like Senator Ted Cruz, who never shy away from what they know is right. That’s why I’m asking you to invest in the Guardian Fund today to make sure we meet our $200,000 online goal for the quarter.

Please follow this link to donate $25, $50, $100 or more to the Guardian Fund today.

No matter how much you’re able to give, your support will bring us one step closer to electing 14 new hard-charging conservatives to Congress in 2014. Thank you in advance for your support.

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

Allen West Guardian Fund | We need to cut off President Obama and his liberal Congressional allies.

cta

Dear Friends,

I need to hear from you today.

If you’re following the stand off between House Republicans, Senate Democrats, and the White House, I know you’ll agree it’s disgraceful. We should be ashamed that Congress and the White House have allowed our country to return to the edge of the fiscal cliff after we should have cut spending and balanced the budget in 2011 when we reached the debt ceiling then!

It’s time to usher in a new generation of conservative leadership to replace the ineffective and uninspiring “leaders” we have today. The Guardian Fund is working hard to elect 14 hard-charging conservatives to Congress in 2014 who will be staunch guardians of the Constitution and defenders of our conservative values, especially fiscal sanity. But we need your help. Please take a moment right now to read the email below and then click here to pledge your monthly support to the Guardian Fund. Whether your can give $5 or $25 a month, your support is critical to helping elect the next generation of conservative leaders.

America can do better. Please stand with the Guardian Fund today by investing $5, $10, or even $25 a month in our mission.

Thanks,

Allen

AWGF (2)

Did you hear what President Obama said the other day about raising the debt ceiling?

“…raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt….”

You and I both know this simply isn’t true. If we say yes to more debt, we are saying yes to more spending. Congress cannot be trusted with our tax dollars. We would be crazy to give them more to waste!

American can do better.

That’s why the Guardian Fund is working overtime to elect 14 hard-charging conservatives to Congress in 2014 who will be staunch guardians of the Constitution and defenders of our conservative values. But we urgently need your help to reach our $5,000,000 target goal to ensure each of our hand-picked candidates wins next November.

President Obama just doesn’t get it.

America has got to stop spending! Our debt is so large it’s now a national security threat. We can’t keep borrowing from enemies, like China, and expect to never pay a price.

When you or I max out our credit cards, the credit card company cuts us off. Well, we need to cut off President Obama and his liberal Congressional allies.

Thank you in advance for your support.

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

@AllenWest “Mr. President, you have not earned anyone’s respect to follow you, May I remind you of the result of your unilateral actions in Libya?”

RepWest

by Allen West via Facebook

Listening to President Obama in Sweden saying he never set a red line and that his credibility isn’t on the line, but rather the credibility of America, Congress, and the International community. It never ceases to amaze me how Obama never takes any responsibility for his actions. He is the leader of the United States of America and he sets the tone, not Joe and Jane. As a leader, he did nothing for all these months and now wants to enjoin everyone in his abject failure and abdication of accountability. I am not buying into Obama’s weak attempt of guilt-tripping us. Mr. President, you have not earned anyone’s respect to follow you, May I remind you of the result of your unilateral actions in Libya? Also, is it not perplexing that within the last 6 years, Pelosi, Kerry, and Hillary Clinton all sat with and praised Assad, but now they want to blow him up?

AW obie