Americans woke up on Sunday, January 29, 2012, to the following screaming headline: Allan West to Liberals: Get the Hell Out of the Country!
Speaking to a Lincoln Day Dinner in West Palm Beach for the Palm Beach County GOP, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla) fired off a humdinger of a line..."We need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, (audience boos) and my dear friend the chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain't on the table," West said. "Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America." Following cheers, West added, "Yeah I said 'hell.'"
Allan West is an African-American right-wing Republican Congressman representing an affluent part of Florida. He was speaking at a Lincoln Day dinner, but for his time, Abraham Lincoln was both a radical and a liberal.
If it wasn't for liberals, West would be still would a victim of segregation, not be in politics and not be able to vote.
In addition, the very idea that America must rid itself of any person whose political, economic, religious, sexual or personal views is un-American and Fascist. Freedom of political thought and expression is guaranteed by The Constitution. And, anyone who does not understand that is unfit to serve in the United States Congress.
Personal Story: I am a Caucasian male who as a boy lived in the district in Florida in the late 1950's and early 1960s that Allan West now represents. Like much of the South, there was still segregation and the de-segregation battles were taking place. At that time, blacks had to sit in the back of the bus. One day after seeing a movie in Hollywood, Florida, I had to return home by bus. When I asked the bus-driver whether I was on the right bus to take me home, he knew from the way I talked that I was a Northerner from New York. He sent me to the "colored section" in the back of the bus.