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Chairman West’s Monday Message for 12.28.20

Chairman West’s Monday Message for 12.28.20

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Reflections on 2020

Howdy everyone! I pray y’all had a very Merry Christmas and that Santa granted you your wishes. As for me, I got exactly what I wanted: a new pair of running shoes — ASICS GT 1000-9 — and a Glock 43 9mm. Yep, Santa knows that I am all about runnin’ and gunnin’!

But, we must always remember that Christmas is not about the earthly gifts we give to each other. Christmas is about the gift that God gave us all through the birth of His only begotten Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: eternal life.

And so, as I bid farewell to 2020, I am reminded about life.

My life could have easily ended on May 23, 2020, Memorial Day weekend. I was returning from an “Open Up Texas” rally at the State Capitol in Austin on my motorcycle. We were in the city of West, Texas, traveling north on I-35, and it happened. I had been riding motorcycles since 1985. But, as the saying goes, “there are two types of riders, those who have been in an accident, and those who will be.” On that day, I was cut off by a car to the front, and hit by the motorcycle rider from behind. I went down at 75 mph on a major interstate on the Saturday of a holiday weekend at 5:04pm. It was a sunny, hot day, and as I came to a stop from flipping and skidding, I felt every bit of the heat on the pavement.

I was air-lifted back to Waco, to Baylor Scott and White, where I received superb care. But my upper body was changed forever. Eventually, I underwent a Latarjet procedure to repair my shoulder, and I am forever scarred on my arms and shoulders. My face miraculously healed, and I had to learn how to use my right shoulder all over again . . . Yes, it was painful. Yet, as I write this missive I just finished a five mile run and knocked out sets of pushups. I am a walking miracle, saved by God’s grace.

My body has been restored. And, even my motorcycle was restored, customized, and went for a nice price at an auction to benefit the faith-based organization, Mighty Oaks Foundation, that supports our warriors struggling with Post Traumatic Stress. It is well.

The year 2020 has affected all of our lives in one way shape or form.

I remember sitting in our home on a Sunday evening late March and hearing that we were going into a “shutdown” because of COVID-19. At the time, we all were willing to do what was necessary to “flatten the curve.” We were told two weeks, and, that has extended to nine months for some.

I must somewhat sarcastically ask, what was our response for COVID 1-18?
As the year went by, we came to learn that there were some medical protocols that reduced the effects of COVID, but some denied its use. We experienced elected officials who claimed upon themselves the enumerated power to declare who or what is “essential.”

This past fall, the CDC released a report that articulated some 94 percent of deaths “related” to COVID were based upon existing co-morbidities such as heart disease, hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. At the time of the report’s release, the United States listed 160,000 deaths “due” to COVID, but if the CDC report is applied, it meant that some 9,700 deaths were solely due to COVID in America. There is a difference between dying with something, and dying because of it. We also became aware of a Johns Hopkins report that stated, for some reason, there was an amazing decline in reported deaths due to other health conditions, like the aforementioned. Yet, somehow there was a direct increase in the reporting of COVID deaths.

We mourn the deaths of our fellow Americans, Texans, but we must also be rational, reasonable, and come to the realization that this virus has a 99.93-99.96 percent recovery rate.

We have seen small businesses decimated. In Texas, almost 9000 have closed, permanently. We have increased our debt due to “stimulus” spending instead of assessing means by which businesses can open and follow common sense guidelines. We do have a vaccine now, but we could have also understood the targeted demographics of COVID and focused our efforts.

This year, 2020, has also seen a rise in fascism and censorship. Certain media outlets believe that they are the deciding entities as to what the American people can know. When information and truth are withheld by a few — to the detriment of the many — nothing good comes from that.

This year we were once again told that America is a racist nation. Heck, some even asserted that COVID-19 was racist, instead of understanding that there are serious genetic health issues in minority communities. Groups like Black Lives Matter took center stage, but they never addressed the real issues facing the Black community — fatherlessness, education opportunities, gang violence, and lack of small business entrepreneurship.

Lastly, we are now grappling with the issue of fraud in our electoral system, something I am personally familiar with from 2012. Either we are a nation that abides by the rule of law, our Constitution — and that means all States in our Republic — or we are not.

How interesting it is that in this year, 2020, those who believe in our Constitution are deemed “fringe” and “extremist,” while we condone the abhorrent behavior of those who disregard our Constitution and its enumerated roles, responsibilities, duties, and powers.

Yeah, 2020 was a rough year. But, just as it was rough being thrown from a motorcycle at 75 mph, I see a restoration for our America. I see people all over Texas, and America, rising to the occasion, refusing to surrender, acquiesce, and be subjugated or relinquish their freedom, their liberty. I see the Vietnamese community of Houston holding rallies every Sunday since the election of November 3rd. I see more people reading and comprehending the Constitution. I see young people that do not think socialism is cool. I see Blacks and Hispanics who no longer want to be part of a 21st century economic plantation. They want to be victors, not victims.

As I reflect on 2020, I am reminded of one of my favorite Bible verses, Romans 5:3-5 (New International Version):

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

Yes, 2020 was a tough, challenging year, but as Friedrich Nietzsche once quipped, “that which does not kill us makes us stronger.” I am stronger in my faith and commitment to service to God, country, and Texas because of May 23, 2020. We who will bid farewell to 2020 must press on, stronger, and committed to this Constitutional Republic, America. And, we Texans must realize that in these troubling days, America will gaze upon the Lone Star of Texas to find hope . . . just the as the wise men followed the star that led them to the birth of Jesus Christ, in whom we have real hope.

Happy New Year!

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC Allen B. West (Ret.)
Chairman
Republican Party of Texas


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Chairman West’s Monday Message for 12.21.20

Chairman West’s Monday Message for 12.21.20

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“Nuts”

If you are a serious student of American military history you will immediately recognize the title of this week’s missive. As well, you have probably ascertained the thesis of this Monday message. If you do not recognize this simple word, let me give you a short reminder.

As we enter into this Christmas week, I think it is appropriate to remember Christmas 1944. The US Army had landed on the beaches of Normandy to liberate the continent of Europe from the stranglehold of Nazi Germany. However, the German Army had devised one last strategy. It was a daring harsh winter assault through the Ardennes forest across Belgium to seize the port of Antwerp, and sue for a peace negotiation. The Germans had caught the American forces by surprise, as it was one of the worst winters, and Christmas was coming.

It was the brave men of the 101st Airborne Division, who had combat parachute operations of D-Day and Market Garden under their belts, who were called into action to a town called Bastogne. There in that Belgian city, these American paratroopers found themselves surrounded, cut off, from 20-27 December 1944. The “Screaming Eagles” were commanded by Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe. He encouraged his paratroopers with these words: “Men, we are surrounded by the enemy. We have the greatest opportunity ever presented an Army. We can attack in any direction.”

When the Germans sent a message to BG McAuliffe asking his surrender, he responded with one word: “Nuts.”

That is the measure of the American spirit, when all seems dire, lost, we find that single ingredient that steels our resolve, courage.

It was just six years later, at a place called Chosin Reservoir, November 26 – December 13, 1950, that the 1st Marine Division found itself surrounded by the Chinese Army in the first year of the Korean War. The 1stMarDiv had a commander named “Chesty” Puller. His famous words were, “They are in front of us, behind us, we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can’t get away from us now? Great. Now we can shoot at them from every direction.”

I have had the honor to stand with two men who were at these impeccable moments in American history. One was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne and the other a Marine in the 1st Marine Division at the Chosin Reservoir.

Courage.

It is that word which is truly indicative of the American story. I could tell of Lexington Green, Ft. McHenry, Little Round Top, the Ia Drang Valley, all the way to the exploits of our warriors today in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Courage.

We here in Texas know very well the story of The Alamo, how a young 26-year-old, William Barrett Travis and the other 182 stood, for 13 glorious days. Travis’ letter talked about never surrendering, not retreating; it spoke of honor, and ended with those immortal words, “Victory or Death.”

Courage.

Today, it appears that the progressive socialist left has us surrounded. They control our media, academia, the courts, and they drive their ideological agenda through our culture. Heck, we even have a Democrat running for Senate in Georgia, claiming to be a Pastor, stating that the Bible approves of murdering unborn children. The foundation of our Constitutional Republic is our democracy, the means by which our elected officials are selected.

There can truly be no debate that in this election cycle, America experienced voting irregularities, fraud, and unconstitutional actions by certain players, in certain States.

Courts, Secretaries of States, and Governors do not possess the enumerated power to make our change law, especially election law. A so-called declared “emergency pandemic” — that has a 99.96 percent recovery rate — does not suspend the rule of law. We cannot have dead individuals voting. We cannot have universal mail-in ballots that do not have signature verifications, or listing addresses that are to empty lots, RV parks, and other questionable issues.

But, who has the courage to stand up?

The US Supreme Court abdicated its constitutional duty. State legislatures are being stymied from taking action due to governors who deem themselves as unilateral tyrants. So, it comes down to a joint session of Congress on January 6th. And, please, Democrats, leftists, spare me the delusional diatribe about this being unprecedented. Y’all did this in 2005. What am I referring to? It is easy: the certification of the Electoral College by our US Congress. It only takes one member from each body, the US House of Representatives and Senate, to find their courage, and reject the slate of electors. Namely, reject the slate of electors from the States of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Nevada, and Arizona. In those aforementioned states, the selection of the electors should have been done, according to Article II, Section 1 of our Constitution, “the electors clause,” by the State legislatures due to the known voting irregularities and unconstitutional actions in those States.

Sir Edmund Burke once asserted, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (and women) to do nothing.” And, to do something, well, it just takes courage.

If I were still in Congress, honoring my oath to the constitution, I would stand in opposition to the Electoral College slate, especially from those mentioned States. I would demand that we debate, and vote on this within our respective legislative bodies. Today, I am asking myself, who will find the courage to do exactly that? The history of America is replete with examples of those, with their lives on the line, standing defiantly in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, relentlessly fighting against tyranny to preserve liberty. Are we to believe that that measure of being an American is less viable in this age?

Thomas Paine wrote on December 23, 1776 in his essay “The Crisis” that, “These are the times that try men’s souls, when the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service to their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

“These are the times that try men’s souls, when the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service to their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

— Thomas Paine, The Crisis

The progressive socialist left is telling us to surrender our Constitutional Republic, these United States of America. We the People respond by saying, “Nuts.”

Who stands with us?

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC Allen B. West (Ret.)
Chairman
Republican Party of Texas


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Chairman West’s Monday Message for 12.14.20

Chairman West’s Monday Message for 12.14.20

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“…To Form a More Perfect Union”

Greetings, everyone!

Yep, today is that day when electors are chosen from the respective states, December 14th. More importantly, it is my wife Angela’s birthday. But, what good is a birthday for my wife — or any of us — if we are not living up to the charge in the Preamble of our US Constitution. Those simple words, “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union,” are the essence, the binding fabric, to being a citizen in this Constitutional Republic.

Let us not forget, that it was Benjamin Franklin on September 17, 1787, Constitution Day, who responded to a question of whether we had a monarchy or a Republic, said, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

There are two aspects of a Republic, or as our Constitution states, a “Republican form of government:” the rule of law and individual rights, freedom, and liberty.

Therefore, I found some of the responses to these words rather perplexing, actually ignorant. I issued a response to the decision, this past Friday, by our US Supreme Court declining to hear the case brought forth by the State of Texas and enjoined by 17 other states. There are actually those who believe that I had no business responding to the decision at all. I found that humorous since I am the Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas . . . not to mention my status as a retired US Army officer who, for 22 years, swore an oath to our Constitution. But, it was these words, my closing sentence, that sent some into a delusional, apoplectic rage: “Perhaps law-abiding States should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the Constitution.”

Oh boy, you would have thought me to be the anti-Christ. But consider those words. They borrow from the same ideas contained in our Preamble to our Constitution of forming a more perfect Union. I am still trying to find where I said anything about “secession.”

Truth be told, the real perpetrators of secession are the states, and others, named in the suit by Texas, who enacted illegal and unconstitutional actions resulting in the violation of election laws.

I have to ask a simple question: when did it become wrong to follow the law, and ask others to do the same? When did we become so partisan, or even ignorant and incompetent, that we accept a notion that a Union of law-abiding States following the Constitution was seditious? But, a domestic terrorist group like Antifa, or illegally changing election law to the detriment of other states, is not?

I have to ask a simple question: when did it become wrong to follow the law, and ask others to do the same? When did we become so partisan, or even ignorant and incompetent, that we accept a notion that a Union of law-abiding States following the Constitution was seditious? But, a domestic terrorist group like Antifa, or illegally changing election law to the detriment of other states, is not?

— Chairman Allen West

I tend to believe this is the result of the progressive socialist left’s overtaking of our education system so that we no longer teach true history and civics. We now indoctrinate people on this subjective notion called “social studies.”

Let me frame the Texas lawsuit against Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin in good ol’ Southern sense:

Imagine you lived in a community that was under a homeowners association, HOA. In order to live in that community you agreed to the rules and regulations of that HOA. You are supposed to abide by them, and be in compliance, for the good of the community. Well, in that community there are several homeowners who are not abiding by the HOA rules. They are not properly maintaining their property, trash is strewn all over the place, cars parked on the yard in front of the house. In time, property values decline for all homeowners. And because of the trash, there is a rodent infestation, which other property owners incur an expense. The dogs of some homes are not properly restrained, and an early morning jogger is attacked by a vicious dog.

Now, several of the property owners, who have evidence of all these violations, and have sworn statements articulating their grievances, submit them to the HOA board. The HOA board rejects their plea, and tells these homeowners that they do not have standing to present these valid issues. In essence, these homeowners have no equal protection under the HOA contract.

What do these homeowners — who have abided by the HOA contract — do? Well, they form a more perfect union, coalition, alliance, or consortium in order to protect their rights. Once upon a time, there were 13 homeowners who went to the HOA board — England — to present their petitions for redress of grievances, and they were denied hearing. As a result, those homeowners dissolved the bonds with that HOA, and formed these United States of America.

In Texas, there were some homeowners in a place called Gonzales who, on October 2, 1835, were told by the emissaries of a dictator to surrender the ability to defend themselves. Those homeowners decided to form a more perfect union and together stood on a field and said, “Come and Take It.”

It is time we study our founding documents, and understand our fundamental principles and values. Our rule of law clearly articulates enumerated powers, roles, and responsibilities in our Republican form of government. Courts and the executive branch do not make laws, nor change them. We are not a constitutional monarchy to be ruled by mandates, orders, decrees, and edicts. Even here in Texas we have a little issue with that. Elected officials do not have the enumerated power to determine who and what is essential. The executive branch does not get to suspend individual rights and liberty for a “declared” emergency, change election law, unilaterally appropriate taxpayer funds, and take executive actions, overreach, without convening the legislative body.

What is essential in America, Texas, is liberty. When you have several states who do violate the law, as the Texas lawsuit presents, it results in damaging effects upon other states who do follow the law. Yet, our highest court — which is supposed to interpret the law — does not adjudicate properly . . . well, that violates the 14th Amendment’s “equal protection under the law” clause. Then what are the law abiding states supposed to do? Why are there those who assail the people and states who follow the rule of the law?

The more perfect union exists with those who abide by the Constitution. Secession and sedition come from those who do not! They are the ones in the wrong, unless you believe that our Constitution is, as the lawsuit stated, “just a piece of parchment on display in a museum.”

Our Declaration of Independence elevated individual rights over the collective subjugation of an intrusive and onerous government. It established the dissolution of the bond between the people and government when the consent of the governed, not ruled, no longer existed.

The Texas lawsuit that was rejected by the highest court in the land, charged with interpreting our law, articulated a clear choice. Either we are a nation of laws that establishes how we are to be governed, or we are a nation where ideologues pick and choose what is applicable to them, to the detriment of those who follow the law. 

The former is how we form a more perfect union, equal adherence and protection under the law. The latter is how we dissolve into the tyranny of the rule of absolutism.

My statement, my response, my words, and my lasting oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, and honor our Texas Constitution are clear.

What is your response? What shall you choose: rule of law or rule of absolutism?

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC Allen B. West (Ret.)
Chairman
Republican Party of Texas


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The Texas GOP Lauds Texas’s Lawsuit Against Electoral Illegalities in Battleground States

The Texas GOP Lauds Texas’s Lawsuit Against Electoral Illegalities in Battleground States

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Austin, TX, Release: December 8, 2020. For Immediate Release

Chairman Allen West and the entire Texas GOP support the legal action taken against the states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. We cannot allow illegal votes to be counted and voter suppression to be tolerated.

Below is Chairman West’s full statement on the matter.

“The Republican Party of Texas strongly supports the lawsuit filed by the State of Texas against Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The unconstitutional and illegal actions in those states relating to the 2020 national election violate the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment for Texans. We cannot tolerate judicial and executive actions that undermine election law. These matters should be resolved in our respective state legislatures. And our Constitution supports that assertion, Texas has standing in filing this petition. Our Constitution clearly expresses the enumerated power and right, of state legislatures to decide electors. If the progressive socialist left wants to complain, perhaps they can explain their support of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact initiative.”

Texans will always stand for the rule of law. We will not let the progressive socialist left undermine our Republic.

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Chairman West’s Monday Message for 12.7.20

Chairman West’s Monday Message for 12.7.20

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Georgia and Texas: The Inextricable Bond of Liberty

Greetings everyone, and Merry Christmas to y’all! Please remember to keep Christ in Christmas. He is, indeed, the reason for this season.

In this season, politically, everyone is focused on the Peach State of Georgia. There are those who mistakenly believe that I am from Florida. The truth is, after my retirement from the US Army in 2004 — from Ft. Hood, Texas, by the way — I turned to my wife Angela and committed to follow her. See, Angela not only married a career Army man, her own dad was a career Army man. So, when Angela got the offer to continue her career as a financial advisor in South Florida, near many of her Jamaican relatives, we settled there.

But, in 2014 we got the opportunity to return to the Lone Star State, where Angela’s mom and dad lived. We returned.

I am a native son of Georgia, and very proud of that. Georgia is historic, one of the thirteen original colonies that signed onto the Declaration of Independence and established these United States of America. Georgia is a beautiful state with mountains, rolling hills, and a beautiful coastline with barrier islands. It is known as the Peach State: folks know it for its peanuts, and, along with Texas, it is a major producer of pecans. Georgia is a major agricultural state, and has some of the most strategically important military installations, and is the largest state east of the Mississippi River.

But, the bond, the history, that Georgia shares with Texas is special. It is a bond forged in the fight for liberty and Texas’ independence.

There are five Georgians listed on the Cenotaph, the memorial to the 183 defenders of The Alamo. Their names are Albert Calvin Grimes, William Wells, Manson Shield, Edwin T. Mitchell, and William T. Malone. Their names shall always be remembered for their stand in those 13 glorious days. There is also one other who gave his life at The Alamo who has a tie back to Georgia, his name is Jim Bowie. There is a possibility that Bowie spent early years in Georgia. His mother and father were settled there. He is listed as being born in Kentucky.

However, there is no debate about these three gentlemen and their history in Georgia, and their service to Texas. Col. James Fanin attended the University of Georgia, transferred to West Point, but was not successful. He returned back to Georgia and was in Columbus when he heard the call of liberty. Mirabeau Lamar was born in Louisville, Georgia, but found his way to Texas to answer the call of liberty. Thomas Jefferson Rusk was born in South Carolina, but was practicing law in Clarkesville, Georgia when he answered the call of liberty in the Lone Star State.

If you know your Texas history, you know that Fanin won fame at the Battle of Concepcion, but was executed after the massacre of his men at La Bahia, just south of Goliad, Texas. I have been there to pay homage to my fellow Georgian.

Mirabeau Lamar went on to be the President and Vice President of the Republic of Texas, and Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, is named after him. And, Thomas J. Rusk was the first Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas.

As well, it was an 18-year-old girl from Macon, Georgia, just north of where my mom was born and raised, who created the Troutman Flag. It was the white and blue flag that featured a Lone Star and the words “Liberty or Death.” The flag was brought to Texas by a group of Georgia volunteers.

As Georgians answered the call of liberty in Texas, and came to its aid back in 1835-1836, so Texans now are answering the call in Georgia.

My native state is facing the onslaught of the new tyranny, that of progressive socialism. When we hear the assertion of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), “first we change Georgia, then we change America.” it should rally us all to the Peach State.

Texans just held off the $61 million challenge of the left to undermine our individual rights and the freedoms we enjoy. Now, Texans are lining up, heading east on I-20 to take a stand beside Georgians, to stand upon freedom’s rampart, and defend liberty.

What has happened in Georgia is part of the strategic plan of the left in America. The leftists are fleeing their own failed states — California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey — and infiltrating strong conservative red states, like Georgia, Texas, and Florida, bringing their failed ideology. They are settling into the major population centers, where you witness the greatest failure of leftist, Democrat, policies. In Georgia, the Atlanta-Fulton County metropolitan area is dominating the political atmosphere. We face a similar challenge here in Texas with Houston-Harris County, Dallas-Dallas County, Austin-Travis County, and San Antonio-Bexar County being ruled by the progressive socialists of the left. The same has been replicated in other states that were once red, conservative: Nevada, Washington State, Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, and Virginia.

Georgians once deployed to Texas to fight. Now, we as Texas must deploy to Georgia for the same. I am deeply humbled to be a native son of Georgia who came to Texas, and now calls it home, similar to Mirabeau Lamar and Thomas Rusk. I am blessed to have the same resolve and courage as Fanin, and those five who are named on the Cenotaph who were willing to give their lives for Texas. And, I am excited to be able to head back to my birth state of Georgia and carry on the fight for liberty.

There are two states that share an inextricable bond of liberty with Texas, one is Tennessee, where I attended university. The other is Georgia. How awesome it is to have been born and raised in Georgia, gone to school and earn the title of Tennessee Volunteer, and now live in Texas.

Damn, y’all, it just doesn’t get any better than that! “Liberty or Death!”

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC Allen B. West (Ret.)
Chairman
Republican Party of Texas


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Chairman West’s Monday Message for 12.7.20

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Georgia and Texas: The Inextricable Bond of Liberty

Greetings everyone, and Merry Christmas to y’all! Please remember to keep Christ in Christmas. He is, indeed, the reason for this season.

In this season, politically, everyone is focused on the Peach State of Georgia. There are those who mistakenly believe that I am from Florida. The truth is, after my retirement from the US Army in 2004 — from Ft. Hood, Texas, by the way — I turned to my wife Angela and committed to follow her. See, Angela not only married a career Army man, her own dad was a career Army man. So, when Angela got the offer to continue her career as a financial advisor in South Florida, near many of her Jamaican relatives, we settled there.

But, in 2014 we got the opportunity to return to the Lone Star State, where Angela’s mom and dad lived. We returned.

I am a native son of Georgia, and very proud of that. Georgia is historic, one of the thirteen original colonies that signed onto the Declaration of Independence and established these United States of America. Georgia is a beautiful state with mountains, rolling hills, and a beautiful coastline with barrier islands. It is known as the Peach State: folks know it for its peanuts, and, along with Texas, it is a major producer of pecans. Georgia is a major agricultural state, and has some of the most strategically important military installations, and is the largest state east of the Mississippi River.

But, the bond, the history, that Georgia shares with Texas is special. It is a bond forged in the fight for liberty and Texas’ independence.

There are five Georgians listed on the Cenotaph, the memorial to the 183 defenders of The Alamo. Their names are Albert Calvin Grimes, William Wells, Manson Shield, Edwin T. Mitchell, and William T. Malone. Their names shall always be remembered for their stand in those 13 glorious days. There is also one other who gave his life at The Alamo who has a tie back to Georgia, his name is Jim Bowie. There is a possibility that Bowie spent early years in Georgia. His mother and father were settled there. He is listed as being born in Kentucky.

However, there is no debate about these three gentlemen and their history in Georgia, and their service to Texas. Col. James Fanin attended the University of Georgia, transferred to West Point, but was not successful. He returned back to Georgia and was in Columbus when he heard the call of liberty. Mirabeau Lamar was born in Louisville, Georgia, but found his way to Texas to answer the call of liberty. Thomas Jefferson Rusk was born in South Carolina, but was practicing law in Clarkesville, Georgia when he answered the call of liberty in the Lone Star State.

If you know your Texas history, you know that Fanin won fame at the Battle of Concepcion, but was executed after the massacre of his men at La Bahia, just south of Goliad, Texas. I have been there to pay homage to my fellow Georgian.

Mirabeau Lamar went on to be the President and Vice President of the Republic of Texas, and Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, is named after him. And, Thomas J. Rusk was the first Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas.

As well, it was an 18-year-old girl from Macon, Georgia, just north of where my mom was born and raised, who created the Troutman Flag. It was the white and blue flag that featured a Lone Star and the words “Liberty or Death.” The flag was brought to Texas by a group of Georgia volunteers.

As Georgians answered the call of liberty in Texas, and came to its aid back in 1835-1836, so Texans now are answering the call in Georgia.

My native state is facing the onslaught of the new tyranny, that of progressive socialism. When we hear the assertion of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), “first we change Georgia, then we change America.” it should rally us all to the Peach State.

Texans just held off the $61 million challenge of the left to undermine our individual rights and the freedoms we enjoy. Now, Texans are lining up, heading east on I-20 to take a stand beside Georgians, to stand upon freedom’s rampart, and defend liberty.

What has happened in Georgia is part of the strategic plan of the left in America. The leftists are fleeing their own failed states — California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey — and infiltrating strong conservative red states, like Georgia, Texas, and Florida, bringing their failed ideology. They are settling into the major population centers, where you witness the greatest failure of leftist, Democrat, policies. In Georgia, the Atlanta-Fulton County metropolitan area is dominating the political atmosphere. We face a similar challenge here in Texas with Houston-Harris County, Dallas-Dallas County, Austin-Travis County, and San Antonio-Bexar County being ruled by the progressive socialists of the left. The same has been replicated in other states that were once red, conservative: Nevada, Washington State, Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, and Virginia.

Georgians once deployed to Texas to fight. Now, we as Texas must deploy to Georgia for the same. I am deeply humbled to be a native son of Georgia who came to Texas, and now calls it home, similar to Mirabeau Lamar and Thomas Rusk. I am blessed to have the same resolve and courage as Fanin, and those five who are named on the Cenotaph who were willing to give their lives for Texas. And, I am excited to be able to head back to my birth state of Georgia and carry on the fight for liberty.

There are two states that share an inextricable bond of liberty with Texas, one is Tennessee, where I attended university. The other is Georgia. How awesome it is to have been born and raised in Georgia, gone to school and earn the title of Tennessee Volunteer, and now live in Texas.

Damn, y’all, it just doesn’t get any better than that! “Liberty or Death!”

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC Allen B. West (Ret.)
Chairman
Republican Party of Texas


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Chairman West’s Monday Message for 11.30.20

Chairman West’s Monday Message for 11.30.20

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The Tale of Two Political Parties

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

— Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Greetings, everyone. I pray you all enjoyed a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving. I especially pray for those living under the rule of tyrants who sought to dictate the conditions by which you could enjoy your Thanksgiving. Who would have thought of such folly in our time where elected officials would display the arrogance of their officialdom and mandate what Americans could, could not, do in their own homes?

This leads to the focus of this week’s missive.

You can hate his tweets and despise his personality, but there is one thing we can be grateful to President Trump for: he exposed the progressive socialist left. No other Republican could have done what he has done in “smoking out” the left and forcing them out of their dark shadows. President Trump has illuminated the hypocrisy of the so-called Democrat (Socialist) Party and caused the political, cultural, academic, entertainment, and media elites to go completely apoplectic. That is a really smart way to say, “Nuts!”

I know we are all focused on the corruption and fraud perpetrated upon the American people by the Democrats in this 2020 election cycle. However, I want you to ponder this: for all the talk about President Trump being a racist, his reelection campaign received the highest electoral support for a Republican from minorities since Richard Nixon in 1960. That is right, it has been 60 years since a Republican presidential candidate, or sitting president, received such support from American minority communities. That is very telling because the resulting assessment is that there is an electoral reshaping occuring in America.

Think about it: Joe Biden asserted that you weren’t Black if you did not vote for him. And, just this past week, Barack Obama lost his mind in attacking the Hispanic community. Obama stated:

“Those of us who live in DC or New York or LA,” Obama argued, sometimes lack “a good enough sense of how big this country is and how a lot of folks do not accept at all” policies that people living in larger metropolitan areas take for granted. People were surprised about a lot of Hispanic folks who voted for Trump, but there’s a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, you know, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts detainees, undocumented workers in cages. They think that’s less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion,” he explained.”

It would appear that former President Obama is back to his disparaging attitude towards those simple Americans who “cling to their guns and religion.” Yeah, I am one of those simple Americans. And, I am also a Black man, VP Biden.

It was not too long ago that, in the age of Obama — truly an age of foolishness, not wisdom — that headlines claimed “We Are all Socialists Now.” There were predictions that the Republican Party was going the way of the Whig Party. Nothing could be farther from the truth, as we have ascertained from this 2020 election cycle.

It is the Democrat Party brand that is tarnished. It is a party of leftist elites. It is a party that has fully embraced socialism, Marxism, and totalitarianism.

Two weeks ago, when Antifa thugs assailed peaceful Trump supporters in Washington DC, you heard not a word from Democrats. And, even now, as more and more evidence — yes, evidence — is presented that proves beyond reasonable doubt that there was fraud in this election cycle, the Democrats remain defiant, and delusional, in their dismissal.

The Democrat Party has become the party of fascism aligning themselves with a corrupt media and social media to suppress information, and its exchange, they do not like. The Democrat Party has become the party of the “dark winter,” instead of the party of light. Their facade of “hope and change” is nothing more than a retread of failed lefitst rhetoric that has been witnessed in the Soviet Union, Cuba, and Venezuela.

As a new electorate is shapes Republican Party, the Democrats are descending into an ideological abyss that is antithetical to the fundamental principles and values of our Constitutional Republic. One only has to gaze into the eyes of the deranged Senator Chuck Schumer who said, “first we change Georgia, then we change America/” Well, the left thought that they could change Texas and  “flip” it blue. We said no.

Our Republican Party of Texas was established on July 4, 1867 by 150 Black men. At the same time, the Democrats were establishing the Ku Klux Klan. Today, they have Antifa and BLM doing the same thing, enacting threats, intimidation, coercion, and violence in order to suppress individual rights.

When one examines the tale of the two political parties in America, we easily understand which one has been the party of racism, Jim Crow, segregation, and lynching. If you do not believe that, just watch the documentary, “Uncle Tom.”

The Democrat (Socialist) Party in America is one of foolishness, darkness, despair, corruption, delusion, and violence. That is why I find it unconscionable that Republicans, anywhere, would seek to offer any compromise, acquiescence, appeasement to the party of socialism, Marxism, and fascism.

Republicans were overwhelmingly successful in this election cycle because people rejected leftism. It is now time for Republicans to stand strong, and impose a constitutional conservative will upon those who would “fundamentally transform” our nation.

God granted King Solomon immense wisdom and discernment. Solomon wrote in Proverbs 29:2 (NIV), “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.”

The Republican Party must govern with righteousness according to our rule of law, our Constitution. The Democrat (Socialist) Party has proven that they seek to rule using the wicked means of intrusive and intolerant authoritarianism, and totalitarianism.

President Donald Trump has given America the best of times…let’s not allow the Democrats to lead us back into the worst of times. Heck, we had eight years of that under Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC Allen B. West (Ret.)
Chairman
Republican Party of Texas


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Chairman West’s Monday Message for 11.23.20

Chairman West’s Monday Message for 11.23.20

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An American Soldier’s Reflection on Thanksgiving

Greetings everyone, and yes, Happy Thanksgiving! This is a special and blessed day when we gather in our homes with our loved ones to give thanks and count our blessings over a sumptuous meal. The tradition in the West family’s household is fried turkey and fried spiral ham. Hey, I am from down South, anything can be fried and made absolutely delicious. The first time I fried turkey for our family, that was it, no going back to baked turkey. And, so, we shall renew our tradition here, in our home, in Garland, Texas, as a family.

A truly special moment for me on Thanksgiving Day is my early morning run. It is then that I reflect back on my career active-duty soldier, on Thanksgiving. I remember those Thanksgiving days when I could not be with my family because I was deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan or stationed near the DMZ at Camp Casey Korea. It was those times, when I sat with my other family, my fellow brothers and sisters who were also deployed. There we were gathered in the respective “chow halls” — sorry I ain’t politically correct and never liked the dining facility moniker — eating our Thanksgiving meal. We all had that desire to be back home, but we all knew our task and purpose for being where we were.

We sat at our tables, laughed, and shared stories of what we thought our families would be doing on that day. I remember Thanksgiving in Kandahar Air Base in Afghanistan and watching the soldiers from Romania taking pictures of the Thanksgiving feast . . . heck, the chow hall crew even did ice sculptures! You know what, y’all? Those Romanian troops could eat! And, it was heartwarming to hear them, and other foreign nation troops, wish us a Happy Thanksgiving. One of the best things was that we even got to invite some of our interpreters/translators to dine with us on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American experience based upon the Pilgrims, who fled religious persecution in England, surviving a harsh winter in their new home, our home, the one we call America. We congregate on this day to remember our blessings.

That is what we were so proud of, as troops deployed, that we were safeguarding, defending the blessings of liberty and freedom for the longest-running Constitutional Republic the world has ever known. We had the opportunity to share this special day with others, and tell our stories of America over a great meal. As the Christian song goes, “Count Your Blessings,” and, so we did . . . and, at the end of the day, we hit the rack, and prepared to carry on with our mission. Some of those deployed were standing guard on remote outposts, or on patrol, yet, somehow, we always found a way to ensure they got a little taste of Thanksgiving.

This Thanksgiving, in 2020, we are all counting our blessings as this abominable year draws to a close. And, even this day, Thanksgiving, has come under a politicized assault.

I find it unconscionable that there are those — Jay Inslee, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, and Ralph Northam, all Democrat (Socialist) governors — who are making absurd declarations to restrict Thanksgiving. To tell any American family who they can have within their own home on this special day of giving thanks and remembering our blessings is beyond perplexing, it is tyrannical. For someone such as Gov. Northam to believe he can guilt-trip people into believing that restricting their Thanksgiving is an “act of love” reaches a level of absurdity that no one would believe.

Ask yourselves: is this really what our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen are proud to defend as they are separated from their families this Thanksgiving? How have we devolved into the acceptance of a complete and utter disrespect of our private property rights, when government officials are under the delusion that they can mandate the activities within our very homes?

Not just that, but consider the words of one Democrat running for US Senate in the State of Georgia who stated that our men and women in uniform can’t serve God and serve the military. These words are so offensive, it is beyond belief. How does that make our men and women in uniform — deployed and away from their families — feel as they sit and thank God for the simple blessing of the meal they and their survival?

As a retired US Army veteran living in Texas, I can attest that I am not thankful for the nearly 5.2 million Texans who voted to end our oil and gas industry, relegating us to foreign energy dependence. They voted to open our borders to illegal immigration. To defund our police. To allow for the rule of the mob on our streets. To murder unborn babies in the womb right up to birth. To end private health insurance. To take away our Second Amendment right to defend ourselves. To institute a socialist economic model for this State and our America.

They voted for a corrupt career politician who in 47 years of elected officialdom has only one legislative achievement . . . and that was to lock up young black men he referred to as “predators.”

I am not thankful for the people who voted for the Democrat ticket, because they voted against the very oath that I, members of my family, and many others took, which is to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. The rule of law means nothing to them. They have told us, the Guardians of this Republic, that suppressing religious freedom, restricting free speech, curtailing freedom of expression, and denying the right to peaceably assemble are only acceptable based upon their progressive socialist ideological agenda. They have shown us that they are willing to use fear, intimidation, coercion, threats, and violence to achieve your deranged and destructive ends.

They say that there are things you cannot discuss at the Thanksgiving table. Maybe if we go back to what those men and women throughout our history have fought for, and lost their lives to defend, and discuss that at the Thanksgiving table we would not be in this precarious situation for the future of our Republic.

Yes, I am one of those who clings to his guns and religion. Yes, I am one of those who stood guard upon the ramparts of freedom. Yes, I am an American — Georgian by birth, Texan by choice — and dedicated to preserving our individual rights, freedoms, and liberties. I will always discuss this at our Thanksgiving table . . . the question is, will you?

If you choose not to, then perhaps one day, this nation will be ruled by those who are telling us who and how many we can have in our homes for Thanksgiving. Remember that one of Karl Marx’s planks in his Communist Manifesto was the abolishment of private property rights . . . and, it is also part of this “Great Reset” dogma. 

Fortunately, that will never happen because Americans will never be collectively subjugated to the wanton evil of progressive socialism, Marxism, statism, or communism.

Always remember: there is no Thanksgiving Day for Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, North Korea, or Saudi Arabia. Sadly, there are Americans, Texans, who voted for the same type of governing philosophy that dominates those despotic regimes. So, I give thanks for true American patriots, defenders of liberty, and those men and women who are deployed, and not able to be with their families for Thanksgiving this year.

God’s blessings; Happy Thanksgiving!

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC Allen B. West (Ret.)
Chairman
Republican Party of Texas


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Chairman West’s Monday Message for 11.16.20

Chairman West’s Monday Message for 11.16.20

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Political Party and the Philosophy of Governance

We live in the longest running Constitutional Republic that the world has ever known, our home, these United States of America.

For those of us who call Texas home, we have this additional source of pride: the Lone Star State began as the Republic of Texas. Texas stands today as the only state in our Union that fought, solely, for its own independence, declared on March 2, 1836. On December 29, 1845, Texas became the 28th State in the Union.

The key aspect of living in a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy, is that we are governed by a rule of law. Individual rights, freedoms, liberty, and sovereignty are vital. It all comes down to principles, values, and policies…a philosophy of governance.

Today, in America, we are generally grouped into two major political parties: Republicans and Democrats. Yes, I do recognize the Libertarian and Green parties also exist, and, of course, there are those who are UNA, non-party affiliated.

Early, in the development of America, it was our very first president who, in his farewell address, in September of 1796, warned us of the negative impact “factions” could have on the functioning of, and obstruction to, our laws, and enumerated powers granted to our respective branches of government, ya know, legislative, executive, and judicial.

Sadly, we no longer really teach civics in our schools, history and civics have been replaced by something called social studies. When we get to a point in our nation where our fundamental principles, documents, and philosophy are not taught, we become the victims of message propaganda. The result? Folly, such as those who promote that America was established in 1619, not July 4, 1776, when our Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 courageous men. So what if they were all white?

When one reads the Declaration of Independence, the entire document, you will see a long list of grievances that address the usurpation of individual rights, liberty, and freedom by an onerous, invasive, and totalitarian government, England. And, if one is very astute in reading the Declaration of Independence, you will recognize some very glaring similarities to today.

Here is what we must do now as Americans, Texans: examine ourselves not based upon what political party we belong. No, that is what the game of the simple-minded. We must do a deep self-analysis as to what our philosophy of governance is.

Let me explain. America was established by the Declaration of Independence forming a unique concept, the individual is supreme, sovereign, over the institution of government. The unalienable rights of the individual in America are endowed by the sovereign Judeo-Christian God, the Creator. That is the expansion of Natural Rights theory, first proposed by the father of classical liberalism, English political philosopher, John Locke. Locke set forth the notion that the individual rights granted by the Creator, naturally, are life, liberty, and property…Jefferson wrote of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

In America today, we have two competing philosophies of governance — constitutional conservatism (today’s classical liberalism) and progressive socialism…aka statism, Marxism. One of the political parties in America has decided to embrace progressive socialism, that is the Democrat Party. The other political party struggles with definitively regarding itself as constitutionally conservative, the Republican party.

Why do we say “progressives?” Because that is the moniker communists adopted to introduce their ideological system into Western democratic nations. As a matter of fact, it was Vladmir Lenin who coined the phrase “useful idiots” referring to those in Western nations who would adopt the socialist philosophy. Lenin also stated that, “the goal of socialism is communism.” Socialism is an economic philosophy, construct, that leads to a societal restructuring called communism. What are the principles of progressive socialism?

  • Wealth redistribution: Karl Marx first introduced a progressive tax system
  • Nationalization of economic production under government control
  • Expansion of a welfare state: Economic dependency
  • Social Egalitarianism: The belief that everyone can be made equal, equality of outcomes
  • Secular humanism: Faith in government, undermining of religious belief

Now, I could create an entire week of missives expanding upon each of these points. You can, as an independent thinker, expound upon these at your leisure. I did in my academic studies.

Progressive socialism is rooted in massive government control, over the individual. Constitutional conservatism is rooted in individual rights and liberty.

My personal ideological mentor is Booker T. Washington, who advanced the ideals of education, entrepreneurship, and self-reliance. Conservatism, true classical liberalism, seeks to elevate the individual over the institution of government. It is the philosophy of governance of Ronald Reagan.

What are the principles of constitutional conservatism?

  • Judeo-Christian Faith heritage: Our first liberty is freedom of religion
  • Strength of the traditional nuclear family
  • Individual Rights and Liberty
  • Quality Education: It opens the doors to equality of opportunity
  • Free market/free enterprise economic system: Small business entrepreneurship
  • Strong national security…in order to protect a nation internally and externally

When a government adheres to those principles, the result is fiscal responsibility and a reduced size and scope.

The success that we, the Republican Party of Texas, experienced in the 2020 election cycle was grounded in articulating those principles, and that philosophy. We have translated those principles into a governing philosophy as reflected in our 2021 87th Texas Legislative session priorities:

  • Election Integrity
  • Religious Freedom
  • Monument Protection: History, good or bad, exists for us to learn from
  • Abolishing the Practice of Child Gender Modification
  • Constitutional Carry
  • Ending the Murder of Unborn Children: Right-to-Life
  • School Choice
  • Ending Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying

Based upon some of the issues from this 2020 COVID-19 year, we also believe we must curb executive overreach.

Yes, I am an American, born and raised in Georgia, educated in Tennessee, and now a Texan. But, I am a Christian constitutional conservative and a registered Republican, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. I am guided by my philosophy of governance, principles, and values. Those, in turn, shape my ideological, policy, agenda. Ask yourselves: what principles guide you? Those of progressive socialists — such as we have seen in Cuba, Venezuela, China, Soviet Union, North Korea? Or the principles of our Founding principles, enshrined in our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution?

The Democrat political party has made its choice…what shall Republicans choose?

Revelation 3:16 (New International Version) states, “So because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”

America, Texas, needs men and women who are passionate — hot — to restore and preserve our Constitutional Republic.

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC Allen B. West (Ret.)
Chairman
Republican Party of Texas


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Chairman West’s Monday Message for 11.9.20

Chairman West’s Monday Message for 11.9.20

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The Fight for the American Republic

Last week, our Monday message addressed the exchange between Mrs. Powell, a Philadelphia socialite, and Benjamin Franklin. The chance encounter happened on Constitution Day, September17, 1787, in the city of Philadelphia . . . yes, the irony. Mrs. Powell asked Franklin if we had a monarchy or a Republic? Franklin replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” We discussed the fundamentals of a Republic last week, the rule of law, and individual rights and liberty. The question that we posed in our missive last week is our topic for this week.

I asked, simply, at the end of election week, would we be able to state that we had held onto the Constitutional Republic we call these United States of America?

One of the foundations of our Constitutional Republic is that we have a representative democratic system of governance. America is not a pure democracy, thank goodness. We have an electoral process whereby we elect those who will be our voice, our representatives. Our Founding Fathers were exceptionally visionary in establishing our rule of law, the Constitution, which gave us the mechanism by which we could keep the American Republic.

However, there were several things that they could not fully account for: human behavior, voter apathy and lack of discernment, a propaganda driven media, and the creation of a philosophy of governance, antithetical to our American Republic.

When these factors are aligned with that age-old flaw in human character, the quest for power and control, you have the recipe for what we are currently experiencing in America.

I know something about voter fraud. Back in 2012, during my congressional reelection, the race had been called by some media outlets in South Florida. I was ahead by 200 votes, and it was just after midnight. Then it happened. There was an exact 4,000 vote shift, which no one could later explain, that put me down by 2000 votes.

There in St Lucie County, where the supervisor of elections was a staunch partisan Democrat named Gertrude Walker, certain precincts reported having over 100 percent voter participation. As well, Ms. Walker was seen mysteriously going in and out of the storage facility for the ballots, at very strange, early morning hours. She ended up submitting the results of the election, stating that they were issues, yet, a full recount was never done, and the Florida Secretary of State accepted her report. Florida Governor Rick Scott, and Attorney General Pam Bondi, did nothing.

Sound familiar?

Even before my own brush with voter fraud, it was US Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota, in his race against Al Franken, who had ballots appearing in various locations…namely in the trunks of cars. All the ballots found were for Al Franken.

Sound familiar?

Just two years ago, Republicans in California were declared winners in their respective elections, only to have those calls reversed in the weeks following due to ballot harvesting. Yes, ballots just kept showing up, all for one person, until the desired result was affirmed.

Sound familiar?

Fast forward to November of 2020, and, here we are again. However, this time, we are witnessing what appears a bloodless coup at the national level, utilizing the tactic of ballot harvesting.

We should not be surprised.

Earlier this year, I read, and wrote about, an op-ed written in Time magazine on April 14th, by the former US Attorney General, and Chairman of the National Democrat Redistricting Committee, Eric Holder. The title of his article was, “Here’s How the Coronavirus Crisis Should Change U.S. Elections—For Good.” What was the crux of his missive? Yes, it was the need for universal mail-in ballots.

Do you remember what was it that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was trying to get funded in the first coronavirus stimulus package? Yes, universal mail-in ballots.

Communist dictator Josef Stalin has a quote attributed to him that asserts, “it is of little concern to me who casts a vote, what matters is who counts the vote.”

It seems that a very disconcerting form of Common Core math is being used to count votes, to favor Democrats.

Today the American Republic is the victim of a grand scheme and anyone dismissing this is a mindless lemming. The Texas Democrat Party attempted this scheme here in the Lone Star State in Texas’ largest County, Harris County. It was there that an appointed partisan County Clerk, Chris Hollins — who is also an official of the Texas Democrat Party — sought to disseminate nearly 2.5 million mail-in ballot applications to the “registered voter list” in Harris County. His planned scheme was in violation of Texas election law which clearly specifies the intent and scope of absentee ballots. Hollins was issued a stand down order by the Texas Supreme Court. However, Hollins then went onto unilaterally expand “curbside” voting during the early voting period, another violation of Texas election law. Of course, his expanded locations were all in heavily Democrat precincts. When challenged, the media tried to make it appear that Republicans were enacting voter suppression. Since when did supporting election law become equated with voter suppression? Imagine if those 2.5 million mail in ballots had found their way into our Texas electoral system?

In all truth, voter suppression comes where there is voter fraud, as we are witnessing. This is what serves to undermine the American Republic, and we will not be brow-beaten into silence, or acceptance.

The top legislative priority for the Republican Party of Texas, of our eight priorities, is election integrity. You can view the entire list of priorities at our Texas GOP website.

Texas will not allow the undermining of our “Texas Republic.” This is why the Republican Party of Texas is perplexed, and will not support, a potential Texas Speaker of the House who would seek  affirmation from progressive socialist Democrats to attain that position. It is utterly absurd and demonstrably idiotic that any Republican would join with Democrats to lead our Republican majority (83-67) Texas State House. Does anyone believe that Texas Democrats will support the Republican Party of Texas legislative priority of election integrity?

Therefore, let me clearly state this: the Republican Party of Texas will not support, nor accept, State Rep. Dade Phelan as Speaker of the Texas House. Texas does not need a Republican political traitor, not at a time when the two diverging philosophies of governance are this lucid.

The Republican Party of Texas will not sit back idly and watch leftist Democrats be placed as Committee Chairmen who will undermine, kill, our legislative priorities, as happened in the 86th Texas legislative session.

Texas will be led by Constitutional Conservatives, not middle of the road “road kill” individuals seeking alliance with Marxist, socialist, leftists. We fought hard in the 2020 election cycle — against massive odds and leftist resources — to retain a strong legislative majority.

America needs Texas. Texas needs committed, principled, resolute, and courageous Conservatives who will be the vanguard in saving, protecting, and restoring the American Republic.

The fight has been enjoined . . . Y’all all in?

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC Allen B. West (Ret.)
Chairman
Republican Party of Texas


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