In this weekly op-ed for CNS News, LTC Allen West offers some insight into the COVID-19 crisis in the context of history:
“All around the country, we are starting to see pushback against these draconian, ideological-driven decisions, mandates, edicts, and orders emanating from elected officials.
It should be disturbing to hear Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey admit that he did not consider the Bill of Rights when imposing his mandates against the citizens of his state. It is further disconcerting when the media launches a full-scale attack against Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota who did consider the constitutional rights, freedoms, and liberties of her constituents in not taking a collectivist, “carpet bombing” approach to COVID-19.
Yesterday was April 19th, and chances are many Americans had no idea the importance of that date. It was 245 years ago that American men, the Sons of Liberty, made a stand at Lexington Green and Concord Bridge.”
Read the full article and see the companion video at CNS News online »
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.