Former Congressman, U.S. Army Lt. Colonel, and political commentator – Allen West – has some strong words for President Obama since his executive orders were issued to by-pass the 2nd Amendment.
And, for some, his statement is seen as “fightin’ words.”
Allen West responds to the President:
President Barack Hussein Obama, on behalf of true Americans, I want to inform you that we will not follow your unconstitutional executive order.
We the American people have no other recourse than to resort to civil disobedience. We have no representatives in Washington DC who will stand and the Supreme Court has failed us as well.
You have embraced violent protest movements in America such as Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter. We are not lowering ourselves to that despicable progressive socialist “rules for radicals” model.
We, the people, are just telling you “No.” We will now be sending you emails and social media posts as well as calling OUR White House to say one word, “No.”
That’s about as blunt a defiance as there could be. However, West is not finished with his retort to Obama:
And if you persist and take the same course of action as Xerxes, we will give you a two-word response, Molon Labe.
This is your final year as president of the United States so let us come to an agreement: you leave us alone and we, the American people, will let you stay and finish your term.
Heed these words of counsel. Our American blood is descended from men and women who rejected tyranny — so shall we honor their memory.
If you do not wish to honor your oath to the Constitution and protect us, we shall protect ourselves. And NEVER forget the oath we American Warriors take is to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign, and domestic.
These challenges by West are very straightforward. “Molon Labe” was the war cry of the Greeks as they stood in defiance of the Persians in the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 b.c. It means, “Come and take them.”
Also, West is warning Obama that America is filled with current and former military men and women who have taken an oath to “protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic.”
If he is hell-bent on defying the Constitution to push forward his gun-grabbing agenda, it could lead to massive civil disobedience by America.
But, West has more to say:
I beseech you, do not come down on the wrong side of American history. Do not come out into the East Room and issue these executive orders, which you know very well are not constitutional. America is a Constitutional Republic, not a constitutional monarchy, and we are not ruled by edict.
We have a system of checks and balances, separation of powers, and coequal branches of government. If you cannot govern this Nation according to its principles and established laws, then tell us so, and kindly vacate the office.
But as a proud gun owner, husband, dad of two daughters, the third of four generations of American combat veterans, a former Member of the US Congress, and an American, I am telling you simply, “Stand down.”
President Obama may well discount Lt. Col. West’s challenge, but he does so to his political peril. On the issue of the 2nd Amendment, the American people overwhelming oppose any attempts by the government to remove guns from law-abiding citizens.
It is not too late for Obama to be impeached and removed from office if the overwhelming will of the American people sufficiently motivates the Congress to do its Constitutional duty.
And, since all 435 House members and 1/3 of Senators are up for re-election this year, their ears are wide open to the voters right now.
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