4.12.21 The Absolutism of Tyranny
Chairman Allen West's Monday Message for 4.12.21
"So long as we govern our nation by the letter and spirit of the Bill of Rights, we can be sure that our nation will grow in strength and wisdom and freedom."
-- President (General and Texan) Dwight D. Eisenhower
"No Amendment is absolute."
-- Resident (and career politician) Joe Biden
Good Monday morning to everyone! The two aforementioned quotes tell us all we need to know about the abysmal depths to which we have devolved in America. Yes, there is a great difference between a man who served his nation in uniform and rose to the rank of General and became President, and the current resident of the White House.
Eisenhower took an oath to the Constitution of these United States of America and completely understood the letter and spirit of our rule of law. Sadly, today there are current and former Generals -- such as SecDef Lloyd Austin -- who seem to have forgotten their oaths to the Constitution as they support an ideology that stands in sharp contrast to those immutable principles.
What Joe Biden asserted last week should disturb every American, well, at least those who are not mindless lemmings, progressive socialists. Joe Biden, and his delusional laughing sidekick Kamala Harris, embrace a notion that they can cancel our individual rights with a stroke of a pen. The first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America are referred to as our "Bill of Rights," individual rights. If Joe and Kamala truly believe that no amendment is absolute, then we can only deduce the following: Tyranny and totalitarianism are absolute.
Biden's comment is not one of unity, but one of conformity, something we wrote about in previous Monday Messages. The last time Americans faced such a tyrannical perspective was with a fella named King George III. It is unconscionable that anyone calling himself an American president would say such an absurd thing, and the reason I will no longer refer to Joe Biden as such . . . unless he apologizes to the American people. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fClvFCVJ-DE)
Biden's comments came as he was declaring Executive Orders that have an undermining effect on our Second Amendment rights. And, resident Biden should understand that no Executive Order can negate our constitutional rights unless he deems himself now Dictator Biden in his deranged mind.
Consider this: if no amendment is absolute, then do we have any First Amendment rights? I suppose our freedom of religion, speech, expression, and the right to petition our government for redress of grievances are subjective, open to debate, or elimination based upon another Executive Order.
Biden's support for a national Red Flag Law means that he doesn't see our Fourth Amendment right as absolute either. Hheck, just go ahead and declare Antifa the new Brown Shirts, or Gestapo, and have them knock on doors, without a warrant, and seize legally owned firearms of law-abiding citizens.
And our sovereign States can just forget that whole Tenth Amendment folly, right? After all, no amendment is absolute so the federal government can just be the repository of all power, and nothing is "reserved to the States and the People."
Hey, since no amendment is absolute, then I suppose that means the Democrats can once again institute slavery. Why not, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments -- all passed by Republicans -- that freed slaves, made them citizens, gave them equal protection under the law and the right to vote, can be taken away with the stroke of an Executive Order signature as those amendments are not absolute.
Women, what happens to the Nineteenth Amendment -- again, supported by and advanced by Republicans -- giving y'all the right to vote? Biden says it is not absolute.
Hey Joe, since no amendment is absolute, then let's dump that Sixteenth Amendment:
"The Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration."
So all your rhetoric about raising taxes for your insidious leftist policies, well, we say "no." Oh, I get it, your definition of what is absolute only applies to the leftist ideological agenda, of which individual liberty, freedom, and sovereignty do not exist.
Why must Joe Biden's statement of "no amendment is absolute" resonate with us here in Texas? Because Texas must be the embodiment of America, it must reflect the insights derived from the quote of a native born Texan, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Texas has to stand against such totalitarian absolutism in order to give America the fighting chance to survive this onslaught.
This is why our 87th legislative session is vital, along with our eight Legislative Priorities, plus the one deemed the "Chairman's Priority:" election integrity, monument protection, religious liberty, constitutional carry, ending the murder of unborn children, ending child gender modification, school choice, ending taxpayer-funded lobbying, and curtailing executive overreach. These must be passed out of the House and Senate and signed into law.
America needs Texas to be Texas: strong, resolute, and defiant in the face of tyranny.
Joe Biden has clearly shown those of us here in Texas that he cares little about our safety, security, and sovereignty. He has abdicated his duty and responsibility to defend our Republic and has opened our borders to an illegal immigration invasion, as well as enabling terrorist infiltration. He wants us disarmed and does not see our rule of law, and our individual rights as 'absolute.'
We should not be surprised. After all, he did cancel the 1776 Project and supports the nonsensical Critical Race Theory that holds the view that America was established in 1619.
Jimmy Carter has now lived long enough to see two individuals be worse than he was as an occupant of our White House. Carter may have been weak and ineffective, but I never saw him as a danger to the very foundation of our Constitutional Republic. Barack Hussein Obama and Joe Biden are. And, we will not surrender or retreat to this dangerous philosophy of governance that believes it can subjectively determine which of our constitutional Bill of Rights they accept . . . or any of our Constitution for that matter. Biden's, Obama's, next target is Article III of our Constitution, the judicial branch.
Just know this absolute fact: when Texas leads, America succeeds.
Steadfast and Loyal,
Allen B West
LTC Allen B. West (Ret.)
Republican Party of Texas