Allen West: Barack Obama “Dangerous Threat” To Existence Of America.
Over the weekend, former U.S. Rep. Allen West ripped into President Barack Obama’s understanding of the Founding Fathers and the republican experiment.
“Listening to President Obama’s weekly address, it’s clear his demagoguery has no bounds, which makes him a very dangerous threat to the existence of America as a constitutional republic,” West posted on Facebook late on Sunday. “In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson clearly articulated that our unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness do not emanate from man but rather from our creator, God. That principle is derived from the theory of natural law, which our founders studied and upon which they based this grand experiment in individual freedom called America. In the spirit of Jefferson, ‘a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take it away.’
“The last time a president spoke of government — i.e., man, granting rights — was Jimmy Carter and his Community Reinvestment Act giving everyone the right to own a home … and how did that turn out?” West continued. “Demagoguery means we replace God, the big G, with government, the little g — clearly the antithesis of the document which established our independence. (Remember how the DNC had to add ‘God’ back into their platform and the motion was booed?) I recommend Obama read Montesquieu’s ‘Spirit of the Laws’ in order to understand our fundamental principle of separation of powers and checks and balances. I want to thank my professors at the University of Tennessee, Kansas State University, and the Army Command and General Staff College for giving me a proper education. I have no clue what they taught Obama at Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard — ’cause this fella sure ain’t no constitutional scholar. But then again, anyone seen those transcripts?”
Despite losing his congressional seat in 2012, West has opened the door to a political comeback in 2016, leading to speculation that he will run for the Republican presidential nomination. West spent part of last week meeting Republicans in New Hampshire which holds the first presidential primary.