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“We’ve Tried This Leftism Thing and It Is Not Working,” Says LT. Colonel Allen West

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 11 — The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] partnered with the American Constitutional Rights Union [ACRU] in a collaboration aimed at protecting the rights of senior citizens, particularly their voting rights. The ACRU’s Executive Director, a retired U.S. Army veteran and former congressman, Lt. Col. Allen West, joined AMAC CEO, Rebecca Weber, in a recent interview on her Better For America podcast. The ACRU was established some 25 years ago, and its founding board included Ed Meese, President Ronald Reagan’s Attorney General, and Robert Carlstrom, President Reagan’s State Director of Social Welfare.

Colonel West explained that the ACRU’s mission is to protect “the God-given rights outlined in the U.S. Constitution.” It was created as “a counterbalance to the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU, which is a leftist organization.” He exclaimed that when he thinks about the partnership with the Association for Mature American Citizens, he thinks about all of the great AMAC members who are also veterans. What the ACRU wants to do “is [create a synergy], because as I tell people, the oath that you took to the Constitution never ends. It has no statute of limitations.”

West said that AMAC and ACRU have a joint concern, namely voter fraud focused on America’s seniors. He cited an investigation in Wisconsin that found “nefarious activities that were happening at senior living facilities and memory care centers.” For example, he said, it showed that residents suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other such conditions were voting 100% in some facilities, despite their disabilities. They found that “people were actually going in and registering these people and then also voting for these individuals.” As it turned out, the same thing was happening in other states, he noted. “For example, in Texas, we had an individual that was brought up on over 100 counts of voter fraud relating to the abuse of seniors. And that’s what this really is. This is abusing our seniors, and we should not allow that to happen. So, ACRU created the Center for Vulnerable Voters [www.protectvulnerablevoters.com].”

West explained that the program provides tools and resources for relatives of residents in nursing and memory care facilities, including a senior voting rights document. “We are sending letters to facilities in the major states where you have large senior citizen populations to let them know that we’re watching, we’re paying attention, we’re alerting people to the fact that we don’t want to see the abuse of seniors anymore when it comes to our election process.”

Colonel West went on to lament the state of America’s military and the negative impact of the so-called “woke” movement — a politically leftist ideology that seeks to redefine what it is to be an American. He cited a Heritage Foundation report on our nation’s military readiness. “One of the things that the military is supposed to be able to do is to deal with MRCs [Major Regional Conflicts].” The Foundation found that we can’t even deal with one major regional conflict. He pointed out how these days, our armed forces seem to be more interested in training our troops in the ways of woke protocols. As a result, “we have emboldened our enemies — China, Russia, North Korea, Iran. On top of that, [the military has to deal with] the unconstitutional, unethical, illegal, and immoral vaccine mandate order that was passed down from the Commander-in-Chief. Look at how that’s affecting our readiness. You’re talking about getting rid of 20, 30, 40, thousand members of our military at a time when we’re not able to meet our recruiting and retention goals. We had to lower our in-strength requirements because we can’t meet our recruiting goals. That’s not how we should have an operating military in America.”

West went on to point out that it’s not just the degradation of our national security or our military security. There’s a lot more with which to be concerned. “You see a degradation of our energy security, we’re down to 25 days of diesel supply in the U.S. We have almost cut in half our Strategic Petroleum Reserve. And think about our seniors. Not just what is happening to their savings, to their 401k accounts, and their retirement accounts. Think about the fact that now they have to make a decision about eating or heating oil because the prices are going up. But what do you hear from the Biden administration, which is going to create a windfall tax against the oil and natural gas companies? We have to go back and realize we were once energy independent. And when you are energy independent, you’re economically independent. And you think of all the second and third-order effects that are hitting all Americans, but especially our vulnerable seniors out there that are being decimated.”

As West put it, “we’ve tried this leftism thing and it is not working.” The nation wants to get back to where we were two years ago; we want to get back to our fundamentals. And as Colonel West believes, we will get back to the rule of law, the adherence to it, and the respect of individual rights, freedoms, and liberties.

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David Millikan
22 days ago

THANK OUR VETERANS EVERY DAY.
WITHOUT OUR GREAT VETERANS
WE WOULD NOT BE THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH.

David Millikan
22 days ago

Colonel West is correct.

Steve Greenwell
22 days ago

Whether or not something ‘works’ depends on what the objectives are. This is where pragmatism is bankrupt for an ideology: it cannot define objectives. Socialism is as successful as hell in maintaining a state that is an end in itself that reduces its citizens[?] to the means.

Faith
23 days ago

There are 60+Socialist/CCP Democrats in Gov., & Biden is U.S. CCP endorsed. China advanced in 70+industries & U.S. farmland with headquarters in China & U.C. That is behind the Marxist BLM agenda, as Marxist BLM cofounder, Patrisse Cullors, boasted of being trained by former Weather Underground Terrorists of 1970’s. Obama’s friend, Bill Ayers belonged. They’re continuing the same Obama/Biden Socialist or Saul Alinsky’s agenda.

Faith
23 days ago
Reply to  Faith

Sorry, that was headquarters in China & the U.S.

PapaGrouch
23 days ago

Marxist Globalists will push and push and that won’t change. But the colonel is correct. Thing is, patriots have to be unified in a response to: if you don’t like it, then move. NO! America belongs to Americans. If global elitist commies think they’re going to ruin the American experiment of freedom, then they can leave; because this is America. This is OUR land. AMERICANS spilled blood and treasure to preserve, protect and defend our Constitution and our way of life. To hell with the left, wokism, globalism, the UN, and all with which they’re in lock step. To hell with them.
You know, Putin, Xi, they are our antagonists. But our enemy is within our own borders, they are the radical left. Our antagonists at least understand that their country, their people, come first. No, I would not leave my native home for Russia or China, of course not. But, their ideals serve as a reminder to patriotic Americans what is important. OUR children, OUR treasure, serves in the military and support of OUR Constitution and our Judeo Christian values, and OUR children are now serving at the “pointy end,” to protect our way of life. Not at the pleasure of the marxist leftists (screw you, Biden administration!), but for our Constitutional freedom.
This is OUR country.

Patty
23 days ago
Reply to  PapaGrouch

Well said!! I have wondered why so many are embracing the idea of Socialism. Whether or not we figure it out, it has got to stop. We have allowed our educational institutions to become the indoctrinators of our children. Parents have got to step up and realize what their kids are being spoon fed. Whether you have a preschooler or one in graduate school, know what it is your children are being “taught”. We all have political opinions, but those opinions are just that and have no place in what is being taught. I had a history teacher in high school who had been a Major in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He gave us his thoughts on Pearl Harbor, but made it clear it was HIS opinion (which I agreed with). The perpetually offended will always be protesting something but for government leaders along with local, county & state governments as well to cave in to their demands just to “appease” them has become so ludicrous. I just wonder if history is being stomped on and hushed up because it is all too real and can teach real lessons. China is a perfect example of what happens when you bury the history of your country. You know what they say, and it’s true that History DOES repeat itself.

PapaGrouch
23 days ago
Reply to  Patty

Thank you, Patty

anna hubert
23 days ago
Reply to  PapaGrouch

True America belongs to Americans But now we have all the hyphens Hard to tell who is an American and who is not Democrats made sure of that

Rik
23 days ago

Human beings = Dishonesty! . . . I’ve both entertained AND marketed advertising to the Senior market for the last 40 years and memory impaired seniors can easily be manipulated. So hearing that these Seniors can be taken advantage of their voting rights doesn’t surprise me one bit!

vehf277
23 days ago

And? “Red Storm 2024”? That’s when we’ll show them, right?

Stephen Russell
23 days ago

Need New Blood in GOP
Make Trump kingmaker
Revamp DC Estd system

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