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America Is an Arena of Opportunity, Providing a Chance to Become a Champion

Congressman Allen B. West
 

By Allen West (original source CNS News)

“After I got back home to Dallas last evening from Las Vegas where I was invited to attend the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) at 10:36PM CT, I sat down to my computer to write this missive. I had the opportunity to visit with the folks there at what is called Cowboy Christmas, where I did book signings of my latest literary endeavor, “Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death.” The annual WNFR is considered the Super Bowl of Rodeo, and it was my first time ever attending. I have been to several rodeo events prior. The Ft. Worth rodeo topped that list. However, as I sat there in the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas taking in this incredible spectacle, it hit me, this was real America.

Here before my eyes were everyday Americans, men and women who toiled and rubbed sweat from their brow. I looked into the wondrous eyes of so many little boys and girls, and yes, the National Junior NFR was taking place there as well. It was an event that was larger than life for me, a first-time attendee. Las Vegas was overtaken by men and women sharply attired in western wear, jeans, boots, hats – and no, there were no “skinny jeans” to be found. There was a certain swagger, and everyone walked upright, proud, and resolute. I was amongst the American spirit.”

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