In his weekly CNS News op-ed, LTC West asserts that there are a few parallels between socialism, and this time of year called March Madness.
“Yes, it is that very special time of the year, and this morning many of you began your office bracket pool contests. Last evening, we learned who the 68 teams that will enter the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament, which will begin this week. There is nothing more America than what we have affectionately come to call ‘March Madness.’ It’s the men’s and women’s college basketball tournament season. Two games that are uniquely American are baseball, and the game started by Dr. James Naismith – basketball. They are two games now played all over the world, but nothing can compare with the World Series, aka “October Classic,” and this hallowed time we love, follow, and cherish, ‘March Madness.‘
But, “What does March Madness have to do with socialism?” you may ask. Well, everything.”
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.