February 2015

Stand For Truth

By |February 13th, 2015|

Lieutenant Colonel Allen West was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and lived where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

was a preacher. He served for 22 years in the United States Army and received many military honors.

In 2010, he was elected to the U.S. Congress from the 22nd District of Florida. He was one of 44 blacks in the 112th

U.S. Congress, one of 2 blacks in the Republican Caucus.

Colonel West attended the last Michigan GOP Convention in Novi. Many people met him as he moved through the

crowd being introduced by Ambassador Ron Weiser.

On his website, allenbwest.com, December 29, 2014, Colonel West wrote a piece in which he said, “Every now and

then, you come across an article that folks just need to read. This one written by Michael Smith entitled,

‘Confessions of a Public Defender,’ and originally posted at American Renaissance on May 9, 2014, is one of those

articles.”

He urges the review of this piece by saying, “It will take you only 5 minutes to read this article-and I will bet you will

read it again. Then ask yourself, is this something you hear Al Sharpton addressing? Or President Obama, Eric

Holder, Jeh Johnson, or Jesse Jackson?”

He describes the article by saying, “It is a profound and deeply disturbing piece…. Smith articulates that

which ails the black community—the real discussion we should be having on race–not that of victimhood and the

further expansion of the welfare nanny-state….There is a war to be fought, it is for the soul of the inner city and the

black community….We cannot begin to ‘have a conversation about race’ until we are willing to honestly address the

facts.”

As attorney Michael Smith says in the closing paragraph of his article, “… it is wrong to deceive the public. Whatever

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January 2014

01/24/2014

By |January 24th, 2014|

As an American proud of our Country, my faith and convictions, and the core values and principles that have contributed directly to our unrivaled international role as champions of freedom, prosperity and hope- I have made comments considered by some, to be insensitive, inflammatory, and inaccurate.

In retrospect, I acknowledge errors in judgment and how I addressed them, feel badly about the impact this has had on many here in the land I love, and have learned valuable lessons about the requirements and responsibilities that are to be expected and honored by all who are in leadership positions- including myself.

I have become increasingly frustrated and concerned by continuous attacks on religion in general, and Christians in particular, by the Democrat Party, the Obama Administration, and others.

I openly posed a question aimed at shedding light on that subject.  I readily acknowledge my mistake, appreciate the charitable efforts of Muslim Americans, and offer my sincerest apology for reposting an article that has been re-quoted as my words. I stand with peaceful Muslims who share my concern with radicalism and look forward to continuing to work with people of all faiths that uphold American values.

As an American who has spent his entire life remaining faithful to his religion, his family, and his country, I have been unwilling to compromise my principles, traditional values or support for the Word of God.

My personal beliefs and public statements expressing them as a public figure, has been attacked by a few strident advocates for homosexual marriage seeking to change Republican, Michigan and America’s mores and laws. Despite our American heritage of the right to speak freely- or perhaps because of it, my personal views on the sanctity of marriage have led to loud […]

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