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Allen West: How Do You Fundamentally Transform the United States of America?

Congressman Allen B. West
 

By Allen West (original source CNS News)

“If you remember, it was back in the waning days of the 2008 presidential election in Columbia, Missouri when then Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama made a defining assertion: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” What I found interesting was that no one said, “Time out on the court coach. What exactly are you talking about?” The lack of any principled inquiry evidenced something very disconcerting in that no one cared what we were supposedly being fundamentally transformed into. Or even a greater point of inquiry should have been, from an astute electorate, why are we fundamentally transforming the world’s longest running constitutional republic?

Those of you who know a little about me, know that I am a college football nut. That is what happens when you are born and raised down South. Yes, I attended a Southeastern Conference (SEC) school, the University of Tennessee. Don’t talk to me about this past Saturday. Now, I can attest that if someone were to stand up and declare that we were going to fundamentally transform SEC college football, folks would take huge interest. But why did we care little about our own nation being fundamentally transformed?”

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