Why would former Congressman Allen West put a message in a bottle and toss it in the ocean? That is easy. It may be one of the ways to get it to the attention of our Commander in Chief. The other way is that this article will come to the attention of President Trump and that he will consider its contents. As usual, Mr. West gets directly to the point when giving his sage advice.
As Written By Allen West for Townhall:
Y’all remember that song by The Police called “Message in a Bottle”, the closing refrain was sending out an SOS. I travel quite a bit and am often asked a recurring question, “if you could say anything to President Trump what would you say?”. That same question occurred again last week Friday evening in Hoffman Estates Illinois during the question and answer session of my presentation to the Illinois Family Institute. Now, one must be very aware of what you write or say when it comes to President Trump lest you find yourself being attacked, assailed, and denigrated by those who appear to just want blind cheerleading, or do not even read what you write.
I have previously written here at Townhall.com about President Trump lacking an ideological core. Some may deem that as being acceptable, not yours truly. A leader must have a fundamental, foundation, in order to provide guidance and leadership on critical issues. You cannot just abdicate your role, and vision, to the legislative branch. Now, in all fairness, I do see President Trump seeking to be more engaged in the tax reform issue, but we need to stop using the language of the left. My concern is that we do not need President Trump to resemble the biblical verse of James 1:8, “being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways”.
But, as I stated last week in the Chicago suburbs, here are the points of order that I would share with President Trump.
First, Mr. President, if Barack Obama had the chutzpah to commute the sentence of one Bradley Manning, a traitor that released over 700K pieces of classified information, you should take a like action. You need to pardon US Army 1LT Clint Lorance who is serving a twenty-year sentence for doing what Americans want a combat leader to do, kill the enemy. We have previously deployed our troops into these modern day combat zones and given them nebulous rules of engagement that lend the advantage to the enemy. We who have been in these current combat zones of Iraq and Afghanistan recognize the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of this non-state, non-uniformed enemy. The fact LT Lorance did as well, and took an action, for which the Army withheld exculpatory evidence of gun residue on the unarmed, but killed enemy, is disturbing. So Mr. President, you lost an incredible opportunity, the day Manning was released, Clint Lorance should have also gained freedom. And there are several other victims of the previous delusional rules of engagement who should also be released. Mr. President, if you can pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, certainly you can do the same here.
Second, Mr. President, why have you not signed an Executive Order designating the Muslim Brotherhood as an Islamic terrorist organization? There are member nations in the Gulf Cooperation Council that have indeed taken that action. Sir, I implore you to read the ……..
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