Today, April 19th, is the day in 1775 when a shot was fired, heard ‘round the world. It was the day when American patriots took the field at Lexington Green against the greatest power the world knew.
It was the day 245 years ago that we affirmed that an armed individual is a citizen, an unarmed individual is a subject. Tyrants and dictators seek to control people, and that is most easily attained when people cannot defend themselves.The Sons of Liberty, 245 years ago, made a stand for us at Lexington Green & Concord Bridge. They did so because the British were coming to disarm them. Those who fail to learn American history may live to see it repeated. Click To Tweet
Here we are, 245 years later, in America, where citizens are being dictated to that gun stores and ranges aren’t essential. There are those elected officials who dishonor their oath to our rule of law, Bill of Rights, our Constitution, where our individual right to keep and bear arms, which shall not be infringed, is being undermined.
Today we remember the Sons of Liberty, who, 245 years ago, made a stand for us and for liberty at Lexington Green and Concord Bridge. They did so because the British were coming to disarm them. Those who fail to learn American history may live to see it repeated.Tyrants and dictators seek to control people, and that is most easily attained when people cannot defend themselves. Click To Tweet
God bless the men of Lexington Green and Concord Bridge. They gave us America. Will we keep it?
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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.