Tenth Amendment Center: Allen West Deserves a Grand Total of Zero Redistricting Help

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Rep. Allen Bernard West
On a scale of one to ten, the Florida Tenth Amendment Center says Rep. Allen West deserves zero special treatment in the redistricting process.

As we've been covering, the Broward GOP has been fighting hard against the redistricting proposals, asking that its supporters help "save" West and beg the reapportionment committees to change it up in their favor.

The Florida Tenth Amendment Center, however, says West doesn't deserve "ANY" (all-caps is theirs) special consideration, because they don't think he's done the greatest job at upholding the Constitution while he's been running his mouth on Fox News in Congress.

Andrew Nappi, director of the Florida Tenth Amendment Center, sent his own open letter to government officials involved in the redistricting process, making some sadly hilarious points about West's time in office.

"We vehemently oppose ANY special consideration to protect Congressman Allen West in the redistricting process," Nappi writes. "Congressman West has shown that as a Congressman, he is unable to protect, defend, and uphold the Constitution of the United States."

Nappi specifically points out West's support, and vote, for the National Defense Authorization Act -- ya know, the one that turns any American into a terrorist at the government's will.

"For someone whose campaign was little more than 'I will oppose Obama,' when it comes to the individual liberty and due process protections for Americans, Rep. West has shown Mr. Obama less opposition than Alcee Hastings," Nappi continues. "Rep. Hastings had the presence of mind to vote NO on this abomination."

(That was the sadly hilarious part.)

At the end of the letter, Nappi makes it clear that it's not just West who shouldn't be given special treatment; it's just his supporters sounding desperate about it -- Nappi doesn't want anyone who voted in favor of the NDAA to stick around.

"I urge you in the name of LIBERTY to do nothing to protect Allen West's re-election chances," he writes. "Mr. West and all those in the Florida delegation who voted AYE for NDAA have forteited their right to serve in favor of a choice to subjugate their constituents."

On a related note, shortly after we pointed out yesterday that the Broward GOP wanted West's own neighborhood taken out of his proposed district, he's reportedly house-hunting in Boca Raton.


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Lou Riccio
Lou Riccio

"ya know, the one that turns any American into a terrorist at the government's will."

Laugh now Mr. Hendley....

As you are aware, President did sign this bill into law, codifying the already utilized provisions of indefinite detention, except now the United States has been included as part of the battlefield, and US citizens are included. I won't bore you with all my reference links, only one from ACLU. As a journalist, I am sure you have your ways of finding the reference material that proves the American citizen is at risk, and that the 4th and 5th Amendments of the Bill of Rights have been destroyed:

http://www.aclu.org/indefinite...

Peace to you sir

Lou Riccio
Lou Riccio

Every Congressman and Senator that voted for NDAA approval has basically said they don't care about your Constitutional rights. Then Obama signs it into law...  What part of treason to the people and the Constitution is not understood here?

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Gerrymandering. Allen West. Alcee Hastings. Enough said.

James
James

So all of you saying Allen West shouldn't get re-elected for voting for this bill willing to throw Obama out? Obama signed it into law, he's more responsible for it then any single congressman.

FL 10th Amendment
FL 10th Amendment

BTW, Rep. Amash is warning about NDAA supporters who are back home squirming on this issue and guess WHOSE VIDEO IS AN EXAMPLE? "As Members of Congress take heat for having voted to grant the President new authority to indefinitely detain Americans on American soil without charge or trial, many Members are citing the NDAA's language as "proof" that Americans are not at risk. A few of them are intending to mislead you, but most simply misapprehend the bill. https://www.facebook.com/repju... Here's one prominent example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.... My attached Note responds directly to the most common false assertions, such as those in the attached video, made in defense of the NDAA."- Justin Amash

FL 10th Amendment
FL 10th Amendment

Rep. Justin Amash provides an excellent and first hand look into the bill. "The key to subsection 1021(e) is its claim that sec. 1021 does not “affect existing law or authorities” relating to the detention of persons arrested on U.S. soil. If the President’s expansive view of his own power were in statute, that statement would be true. Instead, the section codifies the President’s view as if it had always existed, authorizing detention of “persons” regardless of citizenship or where they are arrested. It then disingenuously says the bill doesn’t change that view." We have read these provisions many times over and despite the protestations of Mr.West and his ardent supporters, our right to Due Process is at the pleasure of the King.

Dan K Alexander
Dan K Alexander

West is house hunting in Boca because his wife currently sits on the FAU Board of Trustees.  You know what would be hilarious?  What if West loses his seat and then his wife gets ousted because her husband is no longer in Congress?  On a wing and a prayer...

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

After Alien West becomes a full-time commentator next January for Faux News, it won't matter where he lives or the boundaries of his district. Maybe by then his district will have an actual working congressman. Hell, they can't do worse than Alien.

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

It would be nice if people actually looked into what NDAA really says.  Because it is not what the propaganda is saying.As for West, I would agree.  This gerrymandering should be illegal as hell.

FL 10th Amendment
FL 10th Amendment

Nonsense. There would be nothing to sign if they did not send it to him.

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