AS REPORTED BY THE NORTHEAST TEXAN:
Describing the pursuit of liberty and encouraging patriots not to permit tyranny, Lt. Col. Allen West inspired an enthusiastic crowd of about 250 people Friday night at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church near Gladewater with East Texans for Liberty, to make their stand, embolden fellow citizens and revitalize the American dream.
The former Florida Congressman has moved to Texas and is now the President and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. He believes God placed him in Texas and that wherever he is West’s mission is to “…restore a sense of American exceptionalism and pride.”
West began his speech exhorting listeners and quoting his former pastor. “If the devil isn’t bothering you, you’re no bother to the devil.” Educated for a time in a Catholic school, West reminisced about the respect he learned for authority through strict discipline from nuns, such as Sister Judith. He quoted Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” As a result, the combat US Army veteran with 22 years military service chose to walk and talk his Christian faith when promoting Judeo-Christian American values, as evidenced within social conservatism and a free market economy.
Clearly an acclimated Texan, West referred to Davy Crockett’s famous quote, “…they might go to hell and I would go to Texas!” At that time, Crockett chose to help Texans struggling for freedom from Mexican centralized governance. West said that people came from all over for one purpose: to make a stand for liberty.
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