“We need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and my dear friend the chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain’t on the table. Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America!”The above quote starts at marker 10:20, but the whole speech is outstanding.
On another note, at marker 9:17, Rep. West begins talking about the cutbacks in military. Frankly, I’m all for cutting back on the Marine Corps (maybe not to WWI levels as Rep. West mentions, though!) I mean, what else is new? Improvise, Adapt, Overcome. We’ve been doing that for a loooong time. By cutting back on the Marine Corps, I believe we’ve guaranteed our survival. The United States doesn’t need, and won’t have, TWO armies.
The Marine Corps NEEDS to go back to our original task of being an Expeditionary Force. Leave the winning of hearts and minds and the building of schools and libraries to someone else.
The Marine Corps NEEDS to go back to being lean, mean and green... kicking ass and NOT taking names.
The Marine Corps NEEDS to be able to turn it over to the Army, getting the hell out and going on to the next target.
The Marine Corps NEEDS to go back to being Mother Green.