Freshmen Congresscritters aren’t supposed to be seen or heard. Just don’t tell Allen West that!
Florida Congressman, Allen West, With Both Barrels Blazing!
If there’s any politico out there who isn’t afraid to pipe up and speak his piece it’s Allen West (R-Fl), and today is no exception. In his weekly update to constituents, West unloaded on President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:
“The great philosopher Plato once stated, “Those who refuse to participate in politics shall be governed by their inferiors.” America has fallen prey to individuals who truly are not the best and brightest amongst us. They seek political office not to serve but as a stepping-stone for power and control. Indeed, they want not to serve, but to be served.
At this time, our President has better things to do than address the looming issue of sequestration, also known as the hollowing out of our military. Thanks to the idea of the “Super Committee,” an idea courtesy of United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Americans are now facing a specter that will surely reduce the greatest military in the world to a shell of itself.
Although I’ve only been in Washington, D.C. for 18 months, I quickly learned that as a leader, you will not always get 100 percent of what you seek. At times, you must go with a 75 percent solution, knowing that much of what you want for your country will still be accomplished in the negotiation. This is the very reason why I voted for the Budget Control Act of 2011. Pragmatism was essential to move forward.
Since then, the United States House of Representatives has approved legislation to stave off sequestration, however, it sits on Majority Leader Reid’s desk. The “Commander-in-Chief” has remained virtually silent on the issue. One has to ask, what President would want the decimation of our Armed Forces on his watch? Unfortunately, this issue is being virtually ignored by the media.
The ever-growing American welfare-state also continues to be of little concern to the mainstream news pundits. One of the tenets of socialism is the creation and expansion of the welfare-state, which is key to promoting a dependency class. In his essay, “The Law”, Frederic Bastiat talked about how government enacts legal plunder based upon greed and misconceived philanthropy. Such is the case with the leading liberal progressive in America, whom I believe is President Barack Obama.
I caught a lot of flak recently when I stated that I believe President Obama wants economic dependency. I said that I believe the President’s kind of democracy is a form of enslavement. Harsh words perhaps. But the truth hurts, and facts are a killer. The question is, will the American people accept the truth or just march forward as mindless lemmings to the death of our constitutional republic?
Click here for the August 10th OP-ED from Investor’s Business Daily titled, “The United States of Dependency.”
There is a clear choice America, economic freedom and liberty, or economic dependence and obedient servitude to the nanny-state. It’s your choice.”
West gets it. And I would strongly suspect he would be near the top of Mitt Romney’s short list as Secretary of Defense.