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Allen West “It’s time to move away from the progressive tax system – a tenet of Karl Marx’s communist manifesto”

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Written by Allen West on October 27, 2013 for allenbwest.com

After the recent debacle on Capitol Hill, instead of real forward progress, we have the same old tired “Beltway two-step” of “let’s have a committee meeting.” To paraphrase Alfonso Bedoya’s words as Mexican bandit leader “Gold Hat” in the 1948 film, “The Treasure of Sierra Madre:” “Meetings? We don’t need no stinkin’ meetings.”

Truly, we don’t need no stinkin’ meetings. The American taxpayer is tired of stinkin’ meetings that end up nowhere. We all know that next year on January 15 and February 7 (which happens to be my birthday), regardless of what President Obama says, the kabuki dance will be replayed. What we need are competent statesmen who will develop sound policies leading to economic growth.

DON’T STOP READING, THERE IS MORE HERE ON THIS ARTICLE:

 http://allenbwest.com/2013/10/dont-need-committees-need-tax-reform/#QQMu9lxwhEBrr4jT.99

Allen West – Obamacare “Here is the simple explanation: liberal progressives cannot govern, they can only heckle.”

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by Allen West via Facebook

Everyone seems perplexed at the difficulties being encountered with healthcare.gov, especially after almost four years to implement. Here is the simple explanation: liberal progressives cannot govern, they can only heckle. They’re like the kids who never got picked to play and foolishly enough, we’ve turned our country over to them. Please tell me one country where progressive socialism has been successful? Republicans fail when they’re the party of numbers geeks who make things sound too complex. This Republic needs sound decision-making, proven policy solutions, and good ol’ American leadership. I’ve seen young Buck Sergeants provide more leadership capability than what’s coming out of Washington DC. C’mon, man.

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

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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?”

Allen West | Weekly Wrap Up | Next Generation TV | Oct. 4, 2013

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Stewardship And The Law
A sermon that Washington needs to take to heart
In this next phase of my life, I have lots more time to travel America and speak with great people. I began that trek this past weekend in Atlanta, where I addressed Dr. Michael Youssef’s 25th anniversary luncheon for his “Leading the Way” ministry.As always it was very special to be home. I even had the chance to drop by my ole stomping grounds, Henry Grady High School, and visit with the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet battalion staff. What a treasure it was to sit and gaze into the eyes of those who continue a legacy I was part of back from 1976 to 1979. Our Allen West Foundation has established a scholarship fund for the cadet corps.After speaking in Atlanta and watching a classic SEC football game between Georgia and Louisiana State University, I flew to Lafayette, La., on Sunday.Now, being a good Southern fella, I attended church services Sunday morning at the First Baptist Church of Lafayette. Before the service, I met with Pastor Steve, who told me the sermon topic of stewardship would not be that exciting. Boy was he wrong.The service was lovely, the hymns were very uplifting, and then Pastor Steve took the stage for the morning sermon. The topic was “Five Principles of Christian Stewardship,” and the accompanying biblical reference was Acts 4:32-5:11. He succinctly articulated these principles: unity, generosity, necessity, personal integrity, and accountability.

A capital sorely lacking in unity and integrity
I sat there thinking this was a message that every single person on Capitol Hill and the occupant of the White House should hear as a Sunday sermon. We elect individuals to represent us at every level of government. We also trust them to be solid stewards of the vital resources we entrust to them, our taxpayer dollars. But some of the men and women currently holding office are not being good stewards.As I write this missive, we are involved in a partial government shutdown. The last time this occurred, I was a young Army major assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey, South Korea. I remember having to hold meetings to ensure our younger soldiers they would be paid. Good stewards would not have put me in that position back then, yet here we are again 17 years later.Stewardship requires unity, not between the members of Congress but between the represented and those representing. Thomas Jefferson referred to this as the “consent of the governed,” and I long to have those in government who would make decisions about my tax dollars with the understanding that the money belongs to me, not them.I am willing to be generous with my giving and meeting my tax obligations, as all Americans are, but we need to know that our resources support items of necessity, not ideological wanting.Furthermore, Americans would appreciate more personal integrity from members of Congress and the president. Who would have ever believed that the president of the United States would receive “four Pinocchios” from The Washington Post, but he recently did for lying about the debt ceiling and the federal budget? And we all know that telling falsehoods has become a regular occurrence, especially in Washington, D.C.

That means we need more accountability, not to special or self-interests but to God and the American interest.

Pastor Steve did not realize it, but he delivered a most timely sermon that all Americans should have heard. See, I believe that oft times God places us right where we need to be, and I certainly needed to be right there at First Baptist Church of Lafayette.

How a bill is supposed to be enforced as law
When I think of personal integrity and accountability, I consider the recent political machinations in Washington.When I took civics, and watched ABC’s “Schoolhouse Rock” segments, I learned what happens when a bill becomes law. The House and Senate debate and pass bills, and the president signs into law those measures that he supports and that both chambers of Congress pass. In a constitutional republic, those laws apply to everyone they are written to cover – well, unless the president is Barack Obama.The “big effing deal” called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka, “Obamacare”) does not apply to all Americans. The law has been altered some 19 times, more than 1,200 waivers and exemptions have been granted, to include members of Congress and their staffers, and the executive branch has delayed implementation for several segments of America, example, employer mandate.So how could a bill, as then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in 2010, be “deemed” to be passed for the president’s signature if it was not going to be applied to all?House Republicans posed that question to Democrats over the weekend. They asked why the individual American citizen could not get a healthcare waiver, exemption or delay. They proposed legislation to keep the U.S. government operating but sought to level the playing field and ensure that the law be applied at the same time to everyone it covers.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and President Obama answered “no.” The House GOP also asked to repeal the job-killing 2.3 percent tax on medical devices. Again, Reid and Obama said “no,” so the government shut down its “non-essential” services.

Stewards, not charlatans, for the next generation
The lack of stewardship, especially personal integrity and accountability, evidenced by Reid and Obama is most disturbing. Even more disgusting are the complicity of the media and the horrific names – extortionists, terrorists, hostage-takers, arsonists – levied against people who just sought to uphold Pastor Steve’s principles of stewardship and uphold their oaths to the law of the land, the U.S. Constitution.If there is to be an America, if there is to be a next generation, we all need to have a Pastor Steve instruct us in the principles of stewardship. Then we all need to elect stewards, not charlatans, not impostors, and certainly not those who play political games with the rule of law of this republic.
Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

Allen West “Our resources are not their toys and our lives are not for their manipulation”

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by Allen West via Facebook

Yesterday was a great day here in Louisiana, spending time with folks in Lafayette and Baton Rouge. Today I’ll get a chance to visit the National World War II Memorial in New Orleans before heading home. However, one thing sticks with me from my time here in the beautiful Bayou State: attending church service at First Baptist of Lafayette. Pastor Steve preached yesterday from the Book of Acts, Chapters 2, 4, and 5 about the five principles of Christian stewardship: unity, generosity, necessity, personal integrity, and accountability. As I reflect upon the decisions in our Nation’s capitol today I wish Pastor Steve had given that sermon on the House and Senate floor, and to a certain someone in the Oval office. Folks in DC are sent to be stewards and representatives and I wonder if we were to ask what their guiding principles are, what the response would be. Heck, I’d just like to know what sermon message they heard on Sunday morning. Our resources are not their toys and our lives are not for their manipulation. Do the right thing today Harry Reid. America is watching your stewardship.

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WATCH THE ENTIRE SPEECH HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTlaqR8iuUo

@AllenWest “Watching the news on the incident at the US Navy Yard in Washington DC”

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by Allen West via Facebook

Stuck in Kansas City as my US Airways flight Sunday was cancelled. Watching the news on the incident at the US Navy Yard in Washington DC. First, my condolences to the families of those who have lost their loved ones and those wounded. Second, God bless America, but a preliminary analysis indicates this was a targeted attack against US Navy Sea Systems Command – a planned assault. And yes, there are some indicators and warnings that parallel the shooting at Ft. Hood. I don’t care what anyone says about my assertions. Leaders look objectively at trends.

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Allen West Guardian Fund Endorses @dbongino @love4utah @RepTomCotton @JacksonForLG

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Photo: E.W. Jackson, Dan Bongino, Mia Love, Tom Cotton, Allen West

Friday, September 13, 2013 – Political Potpourri by Jacquie Kubin

WASHINGTON, September 13, 2013 – While he no longer holds elected office, Colonel Allen West’s impact on the national political scene continues to grow.

The Allen West Guardian Fund is announcing its first endorsements for the 2014 election cycle, including Congressman Tom Cotton, Arkansas Senate; Mia Love, Utah – 4, who was also endorsed in 2012; Dan Bongino, MD – 6; and E.W. Jackson, the GOP Nominee for Lt. Governor, Virginia.

The fund plans to endorse a total of 14 persons, leaving ten more endorsements to be announced.

“Here at home, those who can benefit most from conservative policies – namely minorities – are under-represented in leadership,” Col. West says from his Florida office. “As the demographics of this nation change, we must ensure conservative minority voices are not sidelined or silenced.”

As a nation we are experiencing a significant divide as we watch the economic, political and foreign policies of the Obama administration reaching conclusions.

“Elections have consequences – and we’re certainly seeing the effects of some serial bad decisions in this country,” Col. West says. “The 2014 elections represent an opportunity for Americans to self-correct. The question I hope voters will ask themselves is, do we really want to continue on this path? With the workforce participation rate at an all-time low, persistent double-digit unemployment in the black community and increasing threats abroad, I can’t believe there are many folks who think we’d be better off with more of the same.”

The ability to control the decisions made in Washington lies with the voters, only it requires informed and engaged voters.

“We’ve got to elect principled leaders who will protect and preserve our liberties and our nation,” Col. West says.

The Allen West Guardian Fund’s mission is to support minority and veteran conservative candidates; candidates reflecting the mores of Colonel West.

Obviously America agrees with Colonel West as the group has raised nearly $1.9 million so far in 2013. The Federal limit for direct contributions is $5,000.00 for primary plus $5,000.00 making the maximum endorsement for any candidate $10,000.00.

The leadership PAC Colonel West established during the 2012 election cycle endorsed 13 candidates, 11 of which have prior military service.

“When you see what’s happening in this world, and the dangerous and frankly, deadly results of poor strategic military decisions from our elected leaders, it’s quite obvious we need more people with military experience in Washington,” Col. West says. “Forty years ago over 70% of the House and Senate had served in uniform. That figure is under 20% now, and only 16 members of the House have served since Sept. 11, 2001.  Is it any wonder our enemies and allies alike are doubting our resolve?”

2013 Endorsement recipients will be honored at a Capitol Hill Club breakfast event on Thursday, October 10.  Colonel Allen West and Lt. General William G. “Jerry” Boykin will be attending, and speaking at this event.

For more information visit the Allen West Guardian Fund website.

SPECIAL EDITION: Allen West Weekly Update 8/28/13 via @Next_GenTV

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In Pursuit Of Martin Luther King’s Dream
He imagined opportunity, but we’re creating dependency

 

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. He delivered it five score years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, hence the decision to give it in Lincoln’s shadow at his memorial site in Washington, D.C.

Now we are two score and 10 years from the date of Dr. King’s monumental speech to ensure that the self-evident truth defined by Thomas Jefferson and echoed by Lincoln – “that all men are created equal” – lives up to its meaning. It is quite appropriate that the monuments to these three astute Americans are within eyeshot of each other.

However, where have we come in these 50 years and what should we celebrate on this anniversary? Have we achieved the dream Dr. King hoped we would? I say we are not there yet, and in some ways we have gone backward.

Blacks are chained in economic bondage

A half-century ago, Dr. King said: “The Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.”

Today there can be no doubt that we have highly successful blacks in all walks of life, but when we examine the state of America’s inner cities, we must all be appalled. Shall I say Detroit?

We have fought to break the chains of physical bondage, but the chains of economic bondage are even worse. This is not about social justice, but it is about ensuring that the economic opportunities of America can resurrect small-business entrepreneurship in the black community.

Our economic, tax and regulatory policies must promote free-market growth, innovation, ingenuity and investment. Instead, our policies are expanding the dependency society, not the opportunity society.

We need to promote the growth of small community banks to provide the capital for entrepreneurs in inner cities who have ideas in their heads and determination in their hearts. The Reagan administration pushed this philosophy via urban economic empowerment zones.

Dr. King also stated that “America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked insufficient funds.” Today, the government is issuing welfare by way of electronic benefits transfer cards and even recruiting people to enroll in the program. The government is issuing free cell phones.

This is not the dream Dr. King wanted us to live. As a matter of fact, Booker T. Washington built a three-pronged attack plan for the black community – education, entrepreneurship and self-reliance. That was Dr. King’s dream.

The travesties of black crime and abortion

If we had economic opportunities and better education – and remember, President Obama cancelled the latter when he killed the District of Columbia’s school voucher program – maybe we would not have the record high unemployment in the black community. The problem is especially acute among black teenagers, who it seems are so bored that they hunt down and kill innocent people.

Not far from Dr. King’s birthplace in Atlanta, a young black teenager sits accused of shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face. That is not part of the dream.

We also are witnessing the complete breakdown and collapse of the family, which was the foundational strength of the black community. Today, 72 percent of black children are born out of wedlock. That is not part of the dream.

Dr. King talked about the promissory note of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and the guarantee of unalienable rights – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. However, when it comes to life, over the past two score years, mothers have aborted some 13 million black babies. The black community would be 36 percent greater save for this tragedy, this genocide.

How many babies never got the chance to pursue Dr. King’s dream – the American dream? How many will never get to be among the next generation of doctors, lawyers, successful businessmen and women, prominent entertainers and sports figures. This travesty is certainly not part of Dr. King’s dream.

So where are the voices speaking up about these issues?

Booker T. Washington stated in 1911:

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.

Living the dream and fighting to win it for others
My challenge is simple: Shall we just hear the same ole rhetorical speeches on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “dream” speech, or shall we sincerely assess where we have come since Aug. 28, 1963?

In 1961 when I was born in Atlanta, in the same neighborhood as Dr. King, my parents could not go to Fort Lauderdale Beach or Palm Beach Island in Florida. Fifty years, later I was sworn in to Congress to represent Florida’s 22d District, which included the coastline from Fort Lauderdale to Jupiter, including Palm Beach.

I was the first black Republican member of Congress from Florida since Josiah T. Walls in 1874. The election was not about the color of my skin; it was about the content of my character. How paradoxical, then, that John Lewis, who spoke on the famed day of Dr. King’s speech in 1963 and went on to serve in Congress (actually as my representative in Atlanta), campaigned against me in 2010.

I still have a dream, one deeply rooted in the American dream – for my two daughters, for the black community, for all Americans and those who seek liberty and freedom. My dream is not based upon servitude to the government but rather upon exceptionalism.

I have been to California, Colorado and New Hampshire. I was educated in Tennessee and born and raised in Georgia. I am promoting and living Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream by example – a dream that I was reminded of every time as a young boy walking past Ebenezer Baptist Church on Auburn Ave.

Now the next generation is depending on us to fulfill Dr. King’s dream and ensure the promise of the American dream for them.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

Allen West Is Acting Like a Guy Running For President in 2016

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By Tim Elfrink for New Broward Times

South Florida had to know that booting Allen West out of Congress wouldn’t mean an end to reading about Allen West’s antics. The guy almost immediately landed a gig on Fox News after leaving Washington, after all.

Still, dealing with West’s rants about Muslims and Obamacare on Murdoch’s network is a different animal than dealing with Allen West, presidential candidate. That title may not be official yet, but West spent this past weekend in New Hampshire acting like a guy putting his name out there for 2016’s GOP bid for the White House.

West became a Tea Party hero during his two years in Congress, but alienated many more moderate conservatives in his district with a non-stop sideshow of hardline tactics in DC. His highlight reel included declaring that 80 percent of Democrats are “secret communists,” declaring war on Islam as a religion, and slamming Lady Gaga.

But thanks in part to redistricting, he lost a tight race to Democrat Patrick Murphy last fall. His popularity with the GOP’s Tea Party wing has stayed strong, though, and West is at least floating the balloon for a 2016 run.

He’s hinted at the ambition in the past — including comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln, who served just one term in Congress before heading to the White House — but this weekend marked a notable trip to early state battleground New Hampshire.

West chatted on an AM radio station, visited naval cadets and delivered a keynote at a Nashua Republican City Committee dinner.

A Facebook campaign to draft West for the presidential race has a respectable 10,000 likes, meanwhile.

Yeah, it’s way to early to guess what Allen West is actually up to and you’re much safer putting your money on that other one-time South Florida Tea Party Hero who’s still actually a force on Capitol Hill. But unless he wins a Congressional race in the meantime, don’t be shocked if this is only the first of many New Hampshire stops for the political firebrand.