Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for May, 2009

[blip.tv ?posts_id=2159855&dest=-1]LIVE “Town Call Meeting” with LTC Allen West hosted by the ‘Go West Blog Team’ (56 minutes unedited)

We, also, have this edited version (13 minutes) of Col. West’s Towncall

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Starts: Thursday, May 21, 2009. 8:00 – 9:00 PM (EST)Duration: 1 hour

To participate in this important LIVE Town Call Meet onThursday, May 21,2009. 8-9 PM please

contact: michael ackerman

There will be over 60 participants from Florida to NY and across the country,

with some requests still being accepted.

Allen looks forward to speaking with and hearing from you.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Washingtoons

15 May 2009

Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West (US Army, Retired)

Enemy at the Gates”

Greetings fellow South Florida riders, South Floridians, and Americans, here we are for another monthly installment of our Wheels on the Road political assessment. There is so much which has occurred since my last missive. Of course we breached the Obama 100 day milestone and all I can say is….Holy Cow Batman!

However, as I sit here pondering my focus for this month I am reminded of a bit of history from ancient Rome. Back after the defeat of the great Carthaginian General Hannibal, Roman parents would use a simple threat when disciplining their wayward children, “Hannibal is at the gates”. There are many issues facing the Obama administration, and I am sick of his “I inherited this” excuse. He should not have run for President if he finds that he is too inept to display visionary leadership.

The primary objective of the federal government is to protect the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of the American people. This past month I have had the opportunity to participate in some events which tells me they are failing.

The Honorable Geert Wilders, Dutch Parliamentarian, visited South Florida for a “Free Speech Summit” in April. Hon Wilders is a man of great courage and conviction who lives under threat, as well as his family, from Islamic radicals simply because he tells the truth. He has also been brought up on charges of hate speech by his own Dutch government cowering to pressure from Islamic clerics, mullahs, and imams.

Hon Wilders was denied entry to the UK, he was invited to House of Lords, by British Home Secretary because of Muslim threats to riot.

This all because he has chosen not to be silent but to confront the enemy at the gates of western civilization, radical Islamic ideologues.

This is not the first time that the so called “religion of peace” has stood at the gates of western civilization. Charles Martel turned them back in 732 AD at the Battle of Tours. The Venetian Christian fleet turned them back in 1571 at the naval Battle of Lepanto. The Germanic and Polish Knights came to defeat the invading Ottomans in 1683 in Vienna.

However, there was one place where western civilization did not stand when this enemy came to its gates. That place was Constantinople, what was once the seat of the Byzantine Empire, cradle of art and education. It fell in 1453 to the conquering Ottoman Turks, Muslims.

Hence, I found it very interesting that while addressing the Turkish general assembly our dear fearful leader stated that the United States is not a Christian Nation. He further stated that we are not at war with islam.

The hypocrisy would be humorous if not so dire; Barack Hussein Obama surrendered our values to a Nation established upon the destruction of a Christian empire. Furthermore, he failed to understand the countless attacks of Islamic armies on western civilization. The enemy was given a free pass.

And do not portend to lecture me about the Crusades, there had been nearly 400 years of Muslim oppression in the Holy Lands and in Spain before Pope Urban II declared such an expedition circa 1095. Atrocities occurred on both sides, but the impetus for this military action came from the mistreatment of Christian pilgrims. The movie “Kingdom of Heaven” is replete with historical inaccuracies.

Why this history lesson?

Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them”.

Here we are in the 21st century fighting against an enemy, yep, I said enemy, which still maintains a 7th century ideology. It is a totalitarian, imperialistic system which truly has no roots in religion, just a suitable mask behind which it hides true intention.

We are currently embroiled is an insidious discussion about a psychological intimidation tactic called waterboarding. All the while our men and women have to fight doggedly because this enemy murders, ritually guts, dismembers, and beheads our troops when captured. This is an enemy which targets civilians and holds a belief that the clear way to paradise is to kill those who are not of their belief, non-muslims, kaffirs, infidels.

And yes, I have studied the Koran and the hadiths of Muhammad.

But what is most frightening is that this enemy now has 30-35 training camps right here in our America. This enemy is actively recruiting in our prisons, matter of fact pay attention to how many Islamic centers and mosques are near our federal and state prisons. This is an enemy who by sheer demographics are now out-population us in America. Our birth rate is somewhere around 1.6 while Muslims in America, and indeed worldwide is near 8.1.

Last year right here in Broward County at a pro-Israel rally I witnessed taunts to my Jewish friends of; “Hitler did not finish the job” and “Go back into the ovens”, captured on You Tube. Where were the criminal arrests for hate speech?

We even have a coward Broward County Commission which allowed the Council of America-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to purchase ads placed on busses which stated; “Islam: The Way of Life for Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad”. This was done during the Judeo-Christian holiday season of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas.

All this is occurring and we have a President who states we cannot use the term enemy combatant. He is pledging to send $900M American taxpayer dollars to the Islamic terrorist group Hamas which controls the Gaza strip. He has declared he will shut down the GITMO facility, with no plan. And lastly, as our leader, Barack Hussein Obama has bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, a well known supporter of promulgating terrorist propaganda, of dispensing radical clerics and imams, and to madrassas and mosques all across the world, and America.

What message does this all convey?

Even this week we saw Pope Benedict exhibit cowardice in the face of this enemy during his trip to the Middle East.

I humbly beseech you to become more aware of this enemy. I implore you to read and study history, read books by Robert Spencer, Dr Andrew Bostom, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Mark Steyn, Walid Phares, and Brigitte Gabriel. View the films Obsession, Fitna, Third Jihad, and Homegrown Jihad.

We must realize that when tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide.

This enemy is not only at our gates, he resides amongst us; infiltrating our cultural, economic, educational, and political systems. We have school districts being sued to take pork products off school lunch menus. We have honor killings occurring in America. We have groups like CAIR, MAS, MPAC, ISNA who are masquerading under a cloak of advocating Muslim rights but have been tied to Islamic terrorist groups.

Are there Muslims in America who love our Country and want to live in peace and enjoy our freedoms, of course. However, their voices remain silent because we have cowardly and unprincipled leadership which is recalcitrant in defining, and holistically confronting, this enemy.

Hon Geert Wilders is a dear friend and I have pledged to him that I will be his counterpart in America. We shall not be as Constantinople and the Byzantines.

Will you join me to preserve the greatest Republic and Constitutional Democracy the world has ever known? Nope, no apologies here!

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC(R) A B West

Read Full Post »

The honorable Lt Col west (rit) at the the recent Free Speech Summit in Florida.

These are impromptu interviews with Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com and Alan Kornman (of the Florida Security Council)

Our very own  LTC Allen West (R), US Congressional candidate 2010, at the Geert Wilders event in South Florida will be found at about 4:55  into the video.

Read Full Post »


How did America Become a Nanny State?

By Lt. Col. Allen West Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How did we get to the point where we are told that “only government” can remedy our current economic situation? Last time I checked it was government that placed us in this situation. Our founding fathers guaranteed us the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, not the right to happiness. When government made the fateful decision that everyone in America was entitled to own a home this terrible crisis was born.

Home ownership is a privilege, something achieved through dedication and hard work. It should be earned. However, those in Washington brought forth legislation, which lowered standards for mortgage lending. It also pressured financial institutions that tried to maintain appropriate lending standards and levied fines against them for non-compliance. Dwight Eisenhower once said, “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” When government places entitlement over empowerment you will head down the road to perdition, which is where we find our America heading.

Five months ago, we were told that our financial system would collapse and were sold a bill of goods in the Troubled Asset Recovery Plan (TARP), aka bailout, which turned out to be nothing more than a big government spending spree. When did our country, which was paid for by the blood of revolutionaries that sought to create their own nation far from the grips of a strong and tyrannical government, become one that looked to government to solve all of our problems? More to the point, when is the last time “more government” ever fixed a problem for you or the ones you love? Government is not the answer to our financial woes; the answer lies with the ingenuity and spirit of the American citizen. President Obama continues a fear-mongering tactic to get us to believe that this plan is what is needed. A recent Congressional Budget Office analysis, and many top economists, stated that we could do nothing and be better off than with this plan.

How did we come to the point where we no longer respect the indomitable American spirit to be resilient and push past this crisis? When did we lose faith in realizing that putting money back into the pockets of the American citizen is the way to restore an ailing economy? When we focus on empowering the American taxpayer, our small businesses, and entrepreneurs then our economy will grow.

Why not simply say we are going to eliminate capital gains, dividend, and death taxes. We should no longer tax social security benefits. We could freeze employer and employee payroll taxes for six months to a year and create wealth for our families. Why not establish a flat tax rate with standard deductions for individuals, corporations, and businesses and provide tax credits to those who stay in America, hire Americans, and produce American goods and services? We need to look towards stimulating investment, innovation, ingenuity, and economic growth… not bloating government and increasing our deficit.

And do not forget, there is no provision for use of e-verify in this stimulus bill, how many of these “shovel ready” jobs will go to illegal immigrants?

How did we come to the point where we do not re-assess our foreign aid spending and perhaps make the cuts there? One place to look is the $925 Million we send to the UN and say, we are cutting back. Why do we not hear anyone in the federal government; President Obama, Sen Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi say, “We are going to examine how government can cut back, reduce spending, and shift money to paying off our debts”? Instead we have, at last count (7) seven new government positions called Czars…welcome to the United Socialist States of America.

How did we get to the point where our government is now in ownership of financial institutions? This concerns me because it resembles one of the mandates from the Communist Manifesto, which prescribes for the state to gain control of banks and financial institutions.
How did we get to the point where, a new President would make his first call not to allied leaders but to a Palestinian group leader, Mahmoud Abbas? Where, his first interview was to Al Arabiya and his tone is apologetic and appeasing to the Muslim world.

How did we get to the point where President Obama felt the most important first executive order was to shut down GITMO, cease military tribunals, and seek to offer our precious American constitutional rights to our terrorist enemies? How many families of those who lost their lives on the USS Cole had their hearts ripped out when charges against these murderers were dropped?
How did we get to the point where our Second Amendment constitutional rights are again under attack with a bill, dated 6 Jan 2009, floating around in the US House of Representatives? Be very aware and remain vigilant my fellow Americans.

How did we get to this point? The answer is simple; we grew complacent, apathetic, and lazy. We have now allowed the inmates to run the asylum, speaking of Washington DC. All that should have mattered during the 2008 Presidential election is now starting to matter. We have strayed so far away from our foundational principles of governance and free market capitalism that we are in danger of losing the essence of America.

We have been taken advantage of by a media that was complicit in hiding the truth, and as Goebbels in Nazi Germany, they just kept telling us the “Big Lie”… which then became truth. America is a Republic, meaning there is a limit of power for the government. It means that “We the People” are the stakeholders and that the rule of law must reign supreme. We have separation of powers and should always be on the lookout for consolidation of power. We must reemphasize the preeminence and strict interpretation of our Constitution, the embodiment of the America way of life.

Shall there be a new “tea party”? I say yes, and that is because the American people and not the mindless lemmings, who are dead from the neck up, shall stand and demand their Country back. I know what my purpose is, do you?

How did we get to this point, well, that is evident. The real question is, “How do We the People recommit to our principles, restore our Republic, and regain our American spirit”?

Read Full Post »

Sign up for the 2nd LIVE “Town Call
Meeting” with LTC Allen West!

Thursday, May 21, 2009. 8:00 – 9:00 PM
You have been invited to participate in the second of a series of live (conference) calls with LTC (ret) Allen West. This call is being hosted by the ‘Go West Blog,’ the New York support group for LTC West.
Since the first one was such a great success, many supporters asked to have the Town Call Meetings (TCM) more frequently and some who couldn’t participate on Saturday evenings requested weekdays.


This call will bring our current friends and supporters together to talk with LTC West as we meet and reach out to new friends.
The purpose of this call is to discuss the exciting campaign strategy for 2009 and for victory in the 2010 Florida CD-22 Congressional race as well as forging ahead to become the new nationwide voice of the GOP.
The immediate focus is on three big fundraisers planned for the beginning of June in New York City. Please see the attached preliminary flier for details.

Please sign up for the LIVE call with Allen by replying to this email and requesting the call-in details. Reply to Phil Orenstein
maduroman@att.net to reserve your seat.
Only 96 spaces are available on a first come first basis. Please respond by May 16th.
You will be notified if we are over the limit and if so, please join us for our next TCM to be announced.  Please note that while the conference call is free, normal domestic long distance rates are charged by the participant’s long distance carriers for the length of the call if required by the participant’s LD plan.


Go West Blog team proudly supports LTC. Allen West. We honor his service, principles and vision for America as we support his candidacy for Congress and victory in 2010. For additional information, please visit campaign website:

Read Full Post »

You are cordially invited to join

Herb and Vicki London

and

John Catsimatidis

For a reception and evenings discussion

on the Congressional campaign of

ALLEN WEST

CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE – FL 22

At the

Home of Herb and Vicki London

10 West Street, Apt. 20E

New York, NY  10003

Tuesday, June 9

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West is the Congressional candidate from Florida – 22, which encompasses parts or all of Fort Lauderdale , Palm Beach , Boca Raton , and Jupiter

To learn more about Lt. Col. Allen West please go to the campaign website: allenwestforcongress.com

Contributions will be accepted.  Checks should be made payable to: Allen West for Congress.

Maximum individual contribution is $2,400 per person.

For more information please call Laddyma at 212.232.8720 or email at laddyma@hudson.org

Federal law requires political committees to their best efforts to obtain and report the name, mailing address, occupation and

employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in an election cycle.  Contributions to Allen

West for Congress are not deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.

Contributions from corporations and foreign nationals are prohibited.

Read Full Post »