We need people like this in our government.
LTC Allen West US ARMY (RET) is the Republican congressional candidate in Florida’s 22nd District.
He’s a tough, no nonsense patriot, with a get-back-to-the Constitution attitude.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: The Internet is buzzing over a Republican congressional candidate in Florida by the name of Colonel Allen West, and it’s all thanks to this impassioned speech which was caught on video and soon after became a viral hit all over the Web. Let’s take a look:
COL. ALLEN WEST, R-FLORIDA CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: “This is what America’s about. This is what America is about when it comes to understanding that it is equal opportunity versus equal achievement.
Each and every one of us has the opportunity for greatness in this country. A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat.
That was done not because the government came down and tried to make the rules and change for me. It was done because I realized I was an American, and I had the freedom and ability to do that.”
From the Hannity interview:
……HANNITY: All right. You served 22 years in the — for the armed forces for the Army. You’re retired. And what I found amazing is what you’re saying in here. You were talking about growing up, starting at the bottom, making your way to the top. It’s an interesting concept.
You’re not looking for, let’s see, a bailout. You’re not looking for a handout. You’re not looking for free health care. I mean, you actually — it seems like an out-of-date concept. Nobody — how come nobody else talks about this today?
LTC WEST: Well, I think that’s one of the things that we’re losing, and you talked about that earlier. To understand the conservatism is truly the interaction of life, society, and governance that advances the individual by adhering to the foundational constitutional principle of liberty.
And my parents bringing me up, they taught me about individual rights and freedoms; individual responsibility and accountability. And most of all they told me to get out there and take advantage of the opportunities that this country has and never look to anyone to give you some type of handout or help you out, because that is what this country is about. That is what makes it great. And if we don’t reestablish that basic foundational principle of liberty, this country can be down the road of ruin.
HOOAH!!! Congressional candidate? I hope he runs for PRESIDENT. I’d vote for him in a heartbeat.