In his weekly op-ed for CNS News, LTC Allen West posits that the left’s drive for ideological dominance trumps any concerns over the lives of American citizens:
“I had a friend send me this very funny meme. It read: “Cheat to get into college and go to jail, cheat and enter America illegally, and go to college.” I am sure we can all find the humor in that statement, but there is also a serious truth and disgust about that statement. When we hear presidential candidates stating that they would provide free healthcare to illegal immigrants it should cause every American concern. That is true especially as we still have our veterans struggling. Funny, in New York, they consented to provide free college benefits to illegal immigrants, but not to Gold Star families.”
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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.