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WILL CONGRESSMAN-ELECT ALLEN WEST UPHOLD HIS OATH AFTER BEING SWORN IN?
by Arnie Rosner
(Dec. 29, 2010) — So the phone rings and just imagine who’s at the other end? Would you believe it was none other than Jonathan Blyth.
So who is Jonathan Blyth?
I had initiated the call several days earlier in an effort to elicit some responses from Congressman West as to what to expect from him as a new representative of the people of Florida and a new representative who seemed to be dedicated to responding to the will of the people as expressed in the most recent election in November.
As many of you are aware, I have been quite active in attempting to get the attention of members of the 111th Congress. I even attempted to contact the director of the FBI, an effort in which over 3100 of you joined me. Alas, with the same result… it is as if we were invisible. So you can imagine my surprise to have not just a member of the congressman’s staff contact me, but the Chief of Staff himself.
After exchanging pleasantries, Jonathan opened the conversation by asking how he could be of help. My first question was, exactly what can we expect from Congressman West as he joins the 112th Congress?
Jonathan was right on cue and paraphrasing his response, which was that Congressman West was going to remain steadfast to the principles he set forth in his campaign, the principles which made our country great. He said that West is going to Washington to continue the fight for those principles and to do his best to ensure we have a government that recognizes that its power is derived from the people and not from the institution.
Jonathan went on to highlight a recent letter that Congressman elect-West had written to Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor, a letter in which he detailed his concern that only working about a third of the year in session was not placing sufficient emphasis on resolving the important issues as reflected by the voters in the last election. Jonathan also went on to make what I consider a significant comment about not all problems can be solved in Washington.
At this point, I shared my concern and frustration about the lack of progress in the area of the issue of Obama’s eligibility. I placed a large degree of emphasis on the fact that this issue must be resolved and not simply swept under the carpet. I further cautioned that unless we resolve this question involving Obama and those who have participated in what I consider to be a gross conspiracy to violate the principles of the Constitution and defraud the American voters, we will be back revisiting similar issues in the future.
Mr. Blyth acknowledged my concern and my frustration and promised to relay my concerns to the congressman.
By now you must be asking yourself how much of what has been said here will really come to fruition; after all, we have heard all of this before. And to be realistic, I expect that not everything will be totally resolved to our satisfaction during the first month or so. However, speaking just for myself, I can assure you, I will be one of those who will be on the vanguard following up on the activities of the 112th Congress. I hope you, too, will join me, as we must finish what was started.
At this point, I asked Jonathan what we could do to help Congressman West. In case you are not aware, Congressman West is under attack by elements of the progressive movement. Our best efforts could be put to good use by countering negative posts with respect to Congressman-elect West. Here is the link to Congressman West’s blog:
Overall, although it’s too soon to tell for sure, I find these developments to be encouraging. So far it seems that Congressman West is keeping his focus on reacting to the will of the people. It shouldn’t take too long to figure out how this will all unfold.