Coverage of the Convention of States event by Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and the efforts of LTC Allen West in conjunction with it. Additional event coverage has been posted on the Convention of States website, and the Clarion-Ledger.
“Republican Political Commentator Lt. Colonel Allen West, seen on Fox News is at the Mississippi capitol. He’s talking about the nation’s $22 trillion budget deficit. He says 49 states have to balance their budget. The federal government should too.
“When you continue to have a federal government that does not have to live like we live in our houses, you can’t write bad checks. If you write bad checks, someone’s coming to get you,” said West.”
Read the full article at MPBOnline.
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.