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Allen West says office received more threats and he's fed up with them



west.jpgU.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, announced in his weekly newsletter that someone mailed to his office an envelope that contained a white powdered substance and threats.

"The substance tested negative, and our staffer is fine … however, the derogatory remarks and threats contained in the letter are not conducive to having a civil political discourse," West wrote.

The envelope was received Friday at his district office in Boca Raton, he said.

Wrote West:

"This incident, is just another in several incidents that have occurred over the last couple of years and, have put me in quite a bad mood. Going back to last year, I have had to endure a Ft Lauderdale liberal blogger publicly stating that he wanted to 'skin me alive,' a Florida Member of Congress organizing a protest outside of our office castigating me as a “misogynist,”, that was the same person who is slated to become the Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

Also, my private information was openly published by the Florida Democratic party and my opponent. If this is how liberal progressives deem themselves “civil” then the ideological divide which exists in America is not based upon intellectual debate, but rather on the insidious tactics of intimidation.

I find it interesting that in all of these instances, the media simply dismissed the incidents. One might wonder - is it open season on a principled black conservative? I wonder what the reaction would have been if I were a Democrat?

Let me be very clear to all reading this missive, but mostly to liberals who subscribe to this behavior, be careful of whom you are choosing to employ these tactics against. I consider myself an easy-going fella who will always engage in intense intellectual exchange. However, if you choose this path of personal attacks, intimidation, and threats you will encounter a very different Congressman (LTC. Ret) Allen B. West."

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:43pm]


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