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I’m on the mail list of a number of Tea Party and 9-11 We Surround Them groups, and the din is getting louder for a “Draft Allen West for President in 2012” movement. There’s even a “Draft Allen West for President” Facebook page that’s getting a lot of attention and comment. Momentum is building.
Here’s an example of what we’re finding there. This note was left tonight at the West for President Facebook page. Hear the desperation and the desire from this woman? Seems to me she represents a growing number of folks who are impressed with Lt. Col. Allen West, freshman congressman from Florida’s 22nd CD.
Dear Congressman Allen West. I never ever thought I would live to see my country in such trouble. Just when I had lost all hope for my country, You came into my life Mr. West I have listened to you followed what you have had to say ! You have single handily restored my hope for this great country of ours !!Your Bravery , honesty and Love of country is inspiring to all .I know that you have said , You don’t feel that you have enough experience to run in 2012.
Sir you have so much more experience then Obama had and
on top of that sir you have the hearts And the deepest respect
of thousands of people out here.
Sir , I do understand and respect that this would most likely be the hardest deployment
for you and you family in your career. But Sir we don’t have the luxury of waiting any longer !
I believe in my heart you are our last hope Mr. West
There is NO one out there on the GOP ticket at this time
I feel that can take Obama out in 2012 .
I feel that you are our only hope to accomplish just that .
If we wait till our country has fallen off the cliff into the abyss Sir then what ?
This is to inform you Lt.Col. West
You have been Drafted !!
Your Army is building out here for you to be our President in 2012…
We are just waiting for orders form our commander that would be you Mr. West !!
For our marching orders
Then this Army will put Boots on the ground !!
And do everything possible to get you there !!
Are you catching the wind?
Rep. West doesn’t seem inclined to ride with it though. At least not now. In his latest weekly newsletter he wrote:
Along the lines of restoration, I feel it is time we had an honest conversation. I have been deeply humbled by the petitions and admonitions to pursue a higher office, realizing that I have only been a Congressional Representative for a tad over 100 days.
However, if we are to restore our Republic, we must realize that the real power in America resides in each of you and through you in the ‘People’s House,” the House of Representatives. Therefore, if we are to restore our Republic, we must redeem the importance of the “People’s House,” the House of Representatives, the place from which legislation emanates and has final approval. I believe it is imperative for me to be a part of the redemption of the title ‘Congressional Representative.’ And, frankly to me, if there is one cherished position in America, because of my belief in the importance of the House of Representatives to our democracy, it is Speaker of the House, the keeper of the voice of the American people.
Be careful of the “cult of personality” and the resulting elevation of “king” – which the Founding Fathers abhorred and fought against, and dare I say, seems what we now have. Take a lesson from the early days of Israel when the people clamored for a king, God gave them Saul, and the rest is well known.
I am right where God would have me, and, need I remind you all, we worked doggone hard to win this Congressional district…and will do so again in 2012. It is just exhilarating that the Democrat party has me at the top of its list to beat. I love a good fight.
Therefore, after Easter, let us endeavor to resurrect the true nature of the great Republic of America, which is the strength and power of its people. With a strong, conservative House of Representatives, a like-minded United States Senate, and a powerful, fearless Speaker of the House, the will of the People shall be done as they consent to be governed, not ruled but represented, not discarded but always heard.
So for now, let me be that which I promised the People of Florida’s Congressional District 22 I would be- a capable Legislator who represents them with Honor, Integrity, and Character. And lest you all be reminded, I take my sacred oath to the Constitution and the People quite seriously!
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