Allen B. West, a retired Army officer and a conservative, is running as a Republican candidate in 2010 for US Congressional District 22 in Florida.
“What we need now more than ever are men and women who have a strong belief in America and its Constitution. America is a Republic and what is a fundamental principle of a Republic is adherence to Rule of Law….and that is our Constitution. An armed and informed law-abiding citizenry is the best defense against an unjust government and the criminal element created by irresponsible societal benevolence and activist judges.
I will not speak ill of our current President because the examples are too numerous to count. What I will speak of is the fact that leaders make a decision; they don’t vote “present.” How is it that over the course of the years our Great Republic has ended up being governed by lesser men, and women? There is a simple answer; America has forgotten what leadership is.”
Allen on the issues (WITHOUT A TELEPROMPTER!)
Allen B. West on the Foot Hood MUSLIM JIHADIST mass murderer.
In his Army career, Col. West has been honored many times, including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award. He received his valor award as a Captain in Desert Shield/Storm, was the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year in 1993, and was a Distinguished Honor Graduate III Corps Assault School. He proudly wears the Army Master parachutist badge, Air Assault badge, Navy/Marine Corps parachutist insignia, Italian parachutist wings, and German proficiency badge (Bronze award).