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Colonel Allen West gets his anti-surveillance state on, kind of

13 Jun
Allen West Guardian Fund
Dear Bruce,

Benjamin Franklin once said, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

We’re in grave danger of sacrificing our liberty in the name of safety. The president and his security advisers have prioritized intruding on the privacy of patriotic Americans, like you and me, over monitoring the actions of known and suspected terrorists. But they aren’t succeeding at keeping us safe!

After September 11, 2011, we did not have a single terror attack on U.S. soil again until Barack Obama entered the White House. Under President Obama, we’ve been attacked twice. On November 5, 2009, Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire on Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding 30. On April 15, 2013, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev used two bombs to blow up the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing 3 and wounding 254.

That’s 16 dead and 285 injured at the hands of Islamic extremists on American soil on Obama’s watch.

We can’t stand for this. We must elect hard-charging conservatives, preferably with military experience, to hold the White House accountable and ensure their decisions preserve our national security and constitutional rights. That’s why I’m asking you to donate $25, $50, $100 or more to the Allen West Guardian Fund right away.

Now that we’ve learned the National Security Agency is monitoring our phone and Internet records, I want to know why they weren’t listening to Anwar-al-Awlaki and his conversations with Major Nidal Hasan. I also want to know why they didn’t pay more attention to the Tsarnaev brothers’ travels and connections to Chechen Islamic terrorism after Russia warned them about their activities!

Bruce, this isn’t national security. It’s a national circus. And it’s unacceptable. We can’t allow the Obama administration to carpet bomb Americans to cover our cowardice in confronting Islamic extremism. We need to go head-to-head with them to combat their radical agenda.

The Guardian Fund is already vetting the 14 candidates we’ll be supporting and let me tell you—we have some great prospects. But your support today is critical to ensure we have the resources to launch them to victory.

Can I count on you to donate $25, $50, $100 or more to the Guardian Fund today?

There’s a lot at stake here, not the least of which is our national security. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Allen West
Lt. Col. Allen B. West, USA (ret)
U.S. Congressman (2011-2013)