If It Walks Like Socialism………….

Why I like AllenWest………………………………………………………………………………………………..he is an elected official who doesn’t believe in saying what is politically expedient………………he is a man of conviction who fully understands and seeks to uphold the Constitution of the United Sates as he has sworn an oath to do.  He holds master’s degrees in political theory, political science & political ideology, and from these studies, he has come to fully appreciate the wisdom of our Founding Father’s view of limited government and individual rights and freedoms.  The following article and accompanying video clip give but a glimpse of his insightful wisdom about the benefits of empowering a country’s citizens through a free market system and his justification for, whenever necessary, simply calling a spade…..a spade.  Did he make his case?  Let me know what you think.

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 9:03pm by 

During a Fox July Fourth special featuring Rep. Allen West (R-FL) and political strategist Frank Luntz, an audience member asked the Florida congressman how he expects to heal the America political system when he says divisive and “absurd” things like there are “70 Communists in the House of Representatives.”

“I think one of the things that’s really ruined our politics is rhetoric,” said Aaron, the audience member. “And I think for a congressman to make the accusation that are 70 Communists in the House of Representatives is an absurd statement and it doesn’t really reflect the story you just told.”

Rep. West disagreed.

“But it does reflect the story I just told because it reflects a person that has studied political theory and ideology. I have a Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s degrees in political science, political theory, political ideology. And the thing is you have to be able to understand the two competing principles of philosophies of governance in this country,” Rep. West said.

He continued:

When you go back and you read the documents, the Declaration of Independence, the full declaration, the full Constitution, you’ll understand limited government, you’ll understand fiscal responsibility, you’ll understand individual sovereignty, free markets … strong national defense.

But there are people on the other side, and you can call them whatever you wish, you can call it Communism, Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, or Statism …They believe in creating and expanding an entitlement or welfare state.

“And you can’t tell me that you’re not seeing that in the United States of America right now,” he added.

Watch Rep. West defend his claim [at the 04:07 mark, via Fox Nation]:

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