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"When you look what is happening in this country with the debt, the deficit, the CBO coming out and saying once again we're going to have a trillion dollar plus deficit in 2012, the fourth straight year, and unemployment may be going back up to 8.9 or maybe nine percent by the end of the year, these are serious situations that are going."

Allen West

Born: February 7, 1961

Occupation: Former United States Representative

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Are we witnessing an Obama 'Wag the Dog' moment with Boko Haram in Nigeria? I say yes. Consider all the scandals facing the Obama administration, especially Benghazi and the Select Committee.

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I don't think there's anything divisive about me.

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As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.

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I'm not going to sit at home and eat popcorn,

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If it's about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I'd go through hell with a gasoline can.

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I want no part of peace with savages who throw acid on and gun down young girls going to school. I would prefer to crush them and kill them wherever they exist. That’s not being a warmonger. It’s being...

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I am a black male who grew up in the inner city of Atlanta and no one ever followed me in a mall. I don't recall any doors clicking when I crossed the street. And I never had anyone clutching their handbag...

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As Conservatives, We Don't Care About The Color of Your Skin, We Care About The Color of Our Flag

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Nowadays, many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At cemeteries across the country, the graves of the fallen are sadly ignored, and worse, neglected.

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When more Americans prefer freebies to freedom, these great United States will become a fertile ground for tyranny.

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Liberal progressivism evolved after our Constitution. It has repeatedly failed all over the world so why do we think it could be successful here in the United States of America?

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I don't look to a man to get pride in myself. It's not about having a black president, it's about having a good president, and I think that's the most important thing.

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From 1971 onwards, the Memorial Day holiday was officially observed on the last Monday in May and became the unofficial start of the summer, with barbecues, blockbuster movie openings and mattress sales.

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I believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. It's called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

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We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have...

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Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen volunteer to protect and defend this country and all its citizens, and do so with honor, integrity and excellence. Our nation continually asks...

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We must not allow the liberals to move us away from the conservative values of the American past which sustain our present and shall secure our future. As for me and my family, we will serve God, we will...

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For far too long we've allowed the other side to paint us as racist, as sexist, inhumane war mongers - well, today as a conservative black Republican and former soldier, I'm here to set that record straight.

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Leadership is about being a servant first.

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Of course we have compassion. We just don't believe the safety net should be used as a hammock.

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One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our health care, our education systems, our national...

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Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else.

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This is what America is about when it comes to understanding that it is equal opportunity versus equal achievement. Each and every one of us has the opportunity for greatness in this country.

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Well, first of all, we've got to get away from being offended by the truth. We've seen a 41 percent increase in food stamp recipients across the United States of America since President Obama was sworn...

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There's nothing on this green earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life and a smaller government.

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Conservatives understand that the power that binds our republic together is fierce independence held high on the shoulders of compassion.

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Well, I think we need to have attrition by enforcement. We need to secure our borders. We need to enforce our laws.

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When did 'Ask not what your country can do for you' become 'Ask only what your country will give you'?

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I think that there is a changing wind. There are black conservatives out there, and their voices need to be heard.

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Quite simply, federal laws already on the books aimed at stopping the flow of illegal immigration must be enforced. Furthermore, states must be given the resources necessary to confront the problem, which...

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I spent 22 years in the United States military, so I'm a pretty strategic level thinker.

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This liberal progressive agenda... is the antithesis of who we are as a constitutional republic.

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The republic I fell in love with, the republic I risked my life to defend, the values I hold dear, the integrity that we all share - these do not know prejudice and they do not accept partiality.

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We believe in humility and integrity, the spirit of one people, bound together under God. We understand that the Constitution was written to control and regulate the government, not the people.

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I support transitioning from the progressive tax to a flat tax system - both individual and corporate/business.

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I think that Governor Romney operates on the capital gains tax, his investments, what he lives off of instead of doing it off of his income.

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When I retired out of the military, I registered myself as a Republican because my views and perspectives were more in line with that party.

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Where is love exchanged? Where is the love felt when a state administrator stuffs a welfare check into an outgoing mail?

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I'm a conservative because I believe in peace - real peace, not just the peace of mind. I'm a conservative because we understand that real peace comes from the Marine Corps, not the Peace Corps.

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I'm tired of liberals dividing this country up into little groups, setting them upon each other, breeding spite and envy, and then having the nerve to accuse conservatives of hatred.

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So now is an opportunity for us to stand up and have a good, strong immigration policy to make sure that E- Verify becomes mandatory and we have got to train and properly equip our Border Patrol.

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