As Senior Adviser to the Committee to Defend the President, LTC Allen West penned an op-ed for the Daily Caller with three reasons our economy should have reopened weeks ago:
“With each passing day, President Donald Trump is urging America’s governors to lift their unconstitutional stay-at-home orders. His “Guidelines for Opening Up America Again” — a three-phased approach approved by public health experts — have provided them with the blueprint.
But, in truth, the U.S. economy should’ve reopened weeks ago. Even as Trump stresses the need for consumers to “to get on with their lives,” the martial law and house arrest edicts now being prolonged by overzealous Democratic governors have set back economic activity by months. And it will be many more months until the American economy fully recovers.”
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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.