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WHAT HE SAID AND DIDN’T SAY AT CPAC
by Neil Turner
(Feb. 14, 2011) — Honorable Congressman Allen West;
Congratulations and kudos on your great closing speech at CPAC 2011. While I was moved by your impassioned and patriotic statements of what you will and will not do, I was also moved by the avoidance of some patriotic statements that you did and did not say. I will highlight these points in italics, if I may:
You said: “I shall never let Israel down!”
You said: “We cannot give Constitutional rights to terrorists while we imprison soldiers for killing terrorists.”
But you failed to say: “We cannot give Constitutional rights to the muslim Usurper and his cohorts (aka terrorists) in our White House, while we imprison fellow decorated officers (like LTC Lakin) for questioning the ‘killing’ of our Constitution!”
You quoted Abraham Lincoln when you said: ‘You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” You then went on to say:
NOW IS THE TIME … to reform our individual tax code and reset our business tax rates…
NOW IS THE TIME … to eliminate Capital Gains and Dividends taxes, and to cap federal spending;
NOW IS THE TIME … to develop a balanced budget Amendment, and eliminate failed federal government programs.
So I was waiting with baited breath for you to say:
NOW IS THE TIME … for all members of Congress to either:
a) Shed their yellow-stripe of cowardice and stand up for all elements of the Constitution, including Article II, Section 1: No person except a natural born Citizen, shall be eligible for the Office of President! or;
b) Explain to the 180 million Americans who want to know just why all members of the 111th and 112th Congress feel that they must show their yellow-stripe of cowardice! WHY? WHY? WHY?
As Dietrich Bonhoeffer so famously said: “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
Representative West, NOW IS THE TIME for you and your fellow Congress-members to speak and to act, lest you all be chargeable with misprision of TREASON. The Truth will set us all FREE.