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Published on July 4th, 2012 | by Allen West Republic

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Congressman Allen West “We Must Change the Balance of Power in Washington DC”

This week we celebrate the 236th anniversary of our Founders’ signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Fourth of July marks an incredible milestone in the history of modern man as it celebrates the sovereignty of individuals and their own self-governance.

But this year, my own personal celebration will be dampened considerably by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare.

With its ruling to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Court has granted Congress infinite power to tax each and every one of us.  If this Act is not repealed, we will all be hit with the largest tax increase in our nation’s history.  It will cripple small businesses and punish Americans of all income levels.

Be even more devastating, we will have lost the individual sovereignty intended by our Founding Fathers, as the Court has in effect granted Congress the power to tax our choices and behaviors.

In addition to the Obamacare ruling this week, the Court also ruled against Arizona, saying that states do not have the right to take the initiative in protecting their own borders, and to add insult to injury, even ruled it’s okay to lie about having received military honors by striking down the Stolen Valor Act.

Our country is now in a very dangerous and precarious place. Our very Constitution is being slowly unraveled before our eyes.

The only solution is to change the balance of power in Washington DC with principled, conservative leaders. We must reinforce our hold on the House of Representatives, we must take back the Senate, and above all, we must take back the White House on November 6th.  Election Day is only 18 weeks away, and we have a heckuva fight ahead.
Will I see you July 4?

Downtown Delray Beach July 4 Celebration
2:30P.M. EST 1111 E. Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL

Port St. Lucie Freedom Fest
5:00 P.M. EST Port St. Lucie Civic Center 9221
SE Civic Center Place,  Port St. Lucie, FL

Star Spangled Stuart
7:00 P.M. EST Flagler Park 201 SE Flagler Ave
Stuart, FL


On Saturday I had the honor of participating in the first annual Aaron Vaughn Memorial Frogman Swim in Jensen Beach.  Aaron was a member of SEAL Team 6.  Aaron and 29 of his comrades were killed last year in Afghanistan when terrorists shot down their Chinook helicopter.   With our nation’s 236 birthday just days away, we must take time to remember that men and women like Aaron Vaughn have sacrificed to ensure the blessings of liberty and freedom for all of us.  We must earn all that they have given us by redoubling our efforts to keep America exceptional.

On the eve of our nation’s 236th birthday, we kicked off our campaign on the Treasure Coast on Sunday with over 600 supporters at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center.  I want to thank everyone who took time out of their Sunday afternoon to come and help send the message that the work started in 2010 is just beginning!

Join our team and take action!
Get a front-row seat this election season by volunteering for the campaign. Whether you like to write letters, stuff envelopes, talking on the phone or attending events, we can use your help. Email Sue Snowden our Volunteer Director here.  [email protected] 

Primary Registration Deadline: July 16th
Don’t forget – we still have to go through a primary election in August to make sure we’re on the ballot in November. You must be registered to vote by Monday July 16th in order to vote in the August primary.  Don’t miss the deadline

Absentee Voting
Not sure you’ll be in town for the primary or general election? Make sure your vote is counted with an absentee ballot.  If you live in Martin, St. Lucie or Palm Beach County, email us and we will send you an application.

Free Yard Signs!
We now have yard signs in different sizes for your home or business. If you have a home or business on a high-traffic thoroughfare, and would like to display a larger sign, please email our campaign office.

Thank you for standing with me and our campaign, and for these United States.


Steadfast and Loyal,
LTC(R) Allen B. West
Member of Congress

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