Skip to comments.If Thomas Jefferson were alive today...(West's Weekly Wrap-Up)
Posted on 07/04/2011 6:39:06 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
Greetings to our constituents, fellow Floridians, and to all Americans. It is once again time for our weekly update.
During this time period I have done some extensive traveling. I returned from a 72-hour visit to Doha Qatar (Combined Air Operations Center) and Afghanistan this past Tuesday evening, 26 June. I can humbly state that in my first six months of being in Congress, I have spent more time in Afghanistan than our Commander-In-Chief in his first three years.
We released our Afghanistan summary report which you can find on my website, www.west.house.gov, under "press releases". Feel free to review and share with others. Ours was the first CODEL (Congressional Delegation) visit after the Presidents speech on Afghanistan troop reductions.
As I sit here typing this missive, I am pondering the 235th birthday of the longest running Constitutional Republic the world has ever known; the United States of America. I went back and re-read the Declaration of Independence, which was written 235 years ago by a young Thomas Jefferson. What many perhaps do not realize, is that the Declaration of Independence not only set forth a new ideal for government and challenged the status quo of aristocratic and sometimes autocratic monarchies, it contained a list of grievances justifying why, in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another... that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.
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If the convention is deadlocked, draft this man for President of the United States!!!!!
THREE CHEERS FOR ALLEN WEST!
My dream ticket - Palin/West or West/Palin!
Our birthright is freedom we say
that must be defended each day.
If we no longer care
to do our fair share,
our freedoms will soon slip away.
Nice piece on what Jefferson might offer are grievances.
...and very confused.
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