In his latest op-ed for CNS News, LTC Allen West discusses the left’s narrative around wealth redistribution and their rally cry against “evil rich people.”
“Unless you have been hiding under a very large rock at the bottom of the sea, you know that the progressive, socialist left has made wealth redistribution a centerpiece of their economic plan. If you have any understanding of political philosophy, you know that is a cornerstone of the socialist economic model. This is the first line of attack for socialism. All else fails, unless they achieve that goal. That follows right along with Karl Marx’s slogan from his 1875 “Critique of the Gotha Program,” in which he so family said, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” And of course, the progressive socialists will define what is “needed.”
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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.