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Congressman Allen West, you've got to say it again for our listeners. How do you introduce yourself a lot of times? Well, it's not how I introduce myself. It is how the Left has characterized black conservatives by saying that we're the black faces of white supremacy.
So, I mean, I guess I'm just hosed no matter what I do or say. So, he loves the Lord. We had a little prayer here before doing this little segment. He's trying to stand up for what's right. He loves his country. But Congressman West, we find ourselves in an interesting world where, you know, you and I are at a conference here with a lot of Christian conservative leaders talking about how we can find healing and hope in our land. And yet everything you're fighting for is right, yet there's so much hate coming against you. If you name the name of Christ, if you stand up for what's right, what's the source of that? Or what do you feel like is the root problem with that? And what got you involved in all of this?
Well, look, first and foremost, you know, 22 years of serving in the United States Army. I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution, as have about four or five different generations in my family. And we've all done that in combat.
So, take that near and dear to my heart. But I think it goes back to what you see in Isaiah 5 and 20 where it says, woe be to those and those times when they call good evil, evil good. And we've just gotten upside down.
And for those of you who maybe remember the Superman comic book series called Bizarro World, where up was down, left was right, and that's where we've come to. So, we're facing against a spiritual warfare, without a doubt, but we have to identify this as a cultural Marxism that is out there trying to divide and conquer us. And not just socioeconomic basis, but now we're doing it on the basis of race, we're trying to do it on the basis of gender, all of these things. So, we've got to start pushing back in the marketplaces of our society, in academia, in media, and in our political, and in our churches.
You know, it really hurts me when I see so many churches that are surrendering when it says in Romans 12, too, we're not supposed to conform to the world, but we're supposed to transform the world through the renewing of our minds. And that's how we have to go out and be that light and that salt. Well, and you say a lot of things that other folks aren't willing to say, you take a lot of heat for it, but it's just fascinating how... I've been in combat. I've been shot at. You know, these people don't bother me by words. As a matter of fact, I want to encourage everyone, Stu, to realize that when people are calling you names and coming back against you like that, that means that you're over the target. That's what we say.
You only take flak when you're over the target. Furthermore, if you're a Christian, it says in Isaiah 54, 17, no weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. That's the inheritance. That's the inheritance that we have as Christians and the power that we get from our Lord. So, no one hates racism as much as you do. As a black American, you love your Lord, you hate evil, and racism is absolutely evil, and the Scriptures are clear about it. Yet, why are people calling you racist, and why are, you know, this CRT, will you shed some light on that, and kind of how we got into this, where people are, you know, reparations and all that stuff. And, you know, can you speak to that real quick? It's confusing to me. I don't understand why that is. It's very simple. You're talking to a young man that was born 62 years ago, 7th of February, so I just had my birthday.
Well, happy birthday. Thank you. In a blacks-only hospital. But that has not done anything. That has not held me back.
Yeah, I was born in a blacks-only hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. It comes down to two things. Do you want to be a victor, or do you want to be a victim? And what Marxism, socialism, communism, statism is looking for is creating more victims. And that's what you see happening, this return to a slave mentality.
You need to have reparations and all these things, and all that does is destroys the individual will. You look at the decimation of the traditional nuclear black family, and the second, third, and fourth order effects that's had in our major urban population centers. This is what leftism is all about, and I wish that we had more black pastors that are standing up. I mean, this conservative policy conference that we're at right now, there should be more black pastors here than anyone else. Because, really and truthfully, the black community, the Hispanic community also, they're conservative in nature. And those fundamental principles of Christianity are about individual salvation, not collective subjugation. And we've got to get back to that.
And we know the answer is spiritual, but there's some obviously like common sense things. Like, for example, year after year, one party promises all the black folks that they are going to set them free, they're going to throw a ton of money at them, they're going to give them more and more. A Republican president already set black people free.
His name was Abraham Lincoln. And so, you know, if you look at the history of the Democrat party, the history of secession, the history of segregation, the history of slavery, now the history of socialism, none of that has been beneficial to the black community. And so you look at Margaret Sanger, an avowed Democrat, an avowed person that sought to destroy, you know, the black life. And that's what Planned Parenthood is. And whether you see 70 to 73 percent of Planned Parenthood clinics in black communities.
So we've got to get back to understanding that. You know, everyone's like, well, we're so excited we have a black president. Well, I want you to be our black president because you actually have the views of the scripture, you know, as opposed to someone who pretty much lied to us. He said marriage between a man and a woman. And then a month later, after elected, he signed a bill that destroyed marriage. He did more harm to the unborn than any president in history.
And he's still running the show from, you know, through his very kind gentleman he's hired for everyone to make fun of, which is a whole sad thing in itself. But can you talk about, can you give a word from your perspective about the solution and how people can, we need to stop playing blame games, you know, because as soon as you start naming names and saying, well, this party, that party, there's something bigger here, there's something more common sense here, right? It's principles, it's values, and I want more people, especially the body of Christ, to get engaged in the electoral process, get engaged in city council, school boards, get engaged in county commissions, run for office, because we have to restore that biblical perspective and that biblical worldview.
And I'll close on this. Name me another country in the entire world that was founded on the premise that the inalienable rights of the individual, their life, their liberty, their property, their pursuit of happiness, is endowed to them by the Creator, the Creator God. That's natural rights theory, that's John Locke, 1689.
Nowhere other country has been founded on that Judeo-Christian fundamental principle, because it says in 2 Corinthians 3.17 that the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So the whole Black Lives Matter movement, which, that's a true statement. Black lives do matter, of course. Yeah, but which black lives? See, which black lives? Is it the black lives, 25 million almost, have been murdered in the womb, you know, chopped up? The black lives that are suffering because they don't have good educational freedom in these inner-city communities? The black lives are being murdered, you know, by their own hands? I mean, how about the black life of the young Republican city councilwoman in New Jersey who was just assassinated in her car? So, you know, we need to codify this. You know, Jesus and our God does not say that black lives matter to anybody.
He says eternal life for everyone. And that's what we need to get back. One more quick question. If a consultant came into America, totally objective, hired by, you know, the Cambridge Business School, okay, and analyzed these inner-cities that keep hiring and electing the same officials who promise the same solutions, and yet there's more and more gun violence in Chicago, in Baltimore, in Detroit. When do we end this cycle of just absolute nonsense?
I mean, if Republicans, if Independents, if anyone ran those cities, we'd say get rid of them, because it's getting worse and worse and worse, Allen West. How do you explain this rationally to people? Like, it seems like it's almost like it's not about, well, this or that. It's just like you tie your shoe before you walk, or you're going to trip on your shoestring. It goes back to Albert Einstein and his definition of insanity. Continue to do the exact same thing and think you're going to get different results.
And the drill sergeant's calling that stuck on stupid. So we have got to start taking this message into these inner-city communities, again, because it's not about winning the whole, you know, kitten caboodle, but if you can start making those inroads, you know, Donald Trump made the inroads. And when he stood up in Charlotte, North Carolina, I believe, and said, you know, what do you got to lose? You know, look at these people and what they've done to you in your communities.
And what did you see him do? You know, the increase of small business ownership, the support to the historical black college and university criminal justice reform. So we need to go in and connect, not outreach, but engagement 24-7, 365. I like that. Allen West, Congressman Allen West, thank you. How can we pray for you? Everyone, you're an elected official. We're commanded to pray for...
I'm out of Congress. But even though, I mean, you know, we need to pray for that and for all of our officials, even if you don't like them. I mean, we need to pray for, you know, an ultimate solution is Christ. But how can we pray for you? Well, you pray for me with Joshua, the strength and courage, and also with Solomon, wisdom and discernment. I like that. God bless you, man. Thanks for hanging out with us a little bit. Yeah, sure.
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