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The Rule of Law


Allen West


June 12, 2024

Greetings, everyone; it is great to be back and what an experience being in Normandy, France, for the 80th anniversary of D-Day. And not just being there but getting the opportunity to conduct two airborne jumps from C-47 aircraft that flew our American Paratroopers into Normandy. I will never forget the one jump into Mont St. Michel, and I mean the drop zone was a field that was right across the bay from the historical site. Topping it off, St. Michael is the Patron Saint of the Airborne!

Seeing those men who had hit the beaches of Omaha and Utah, jumped into those drop zones, scaled the cliffs of Pont du Hoc, and walk the sacred grounds of Normandy was memorable. Heck, I even got to visit the Chateau of Alexis de Tocqueville since I spent two nights in his hometown of Tocqueville, France.

The culminating event for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, yes, I will be going back with the family, was a dinner on my final evening, Saturday, 8 June. It was held at the Ravenoville Manor, a magnificent site that overlooked the English Channel. The dinner was attended by the members of the Round Canopy Parachuting Team-USA and sponsored by Horse Soldiers Bourbon. At the dinner, my former Cadet from Kansas State University, Mark Nutsch, was being promoted from Major to Lieutenant Colonel, with duty assignment in the 20th Special Forces Group. Mark holds the distinction of being the Special Forces A-Team leader who led America’s initial response to the 911 attacks in Afghanistan. He and his team are depicted in the movie “12 Strong”.

I was honored to have the task of reading Mark his reaffirmation of his oath of office:

I (state your full name) do solemnly swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. That I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. That I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter. So help me, God.

What a perfect conclusion to a perfect week, remembering and honoring those who took the same oath and made the ultimate sacrifice in fulfilling it.

Our military is unlike any other. Our oath is not to a President, a political party, or a member of royalty, whatever that means. Our oath is to our rule of law, which embodies us as the American people. But what happens when there are those who supposedly also take an oath to our Constitution and to uphold our laws who do not honor that oath? As a matter of fact, they fully realize that they are indeed abandoning, by purpose of evasion, their stated oath.

What are the consequences?

When we have individuals who no longer adhere to the rule of law, what replaces it…just plain rule. As a Constitutional Republic, we are supposed to be governed by the consent of the governed. America is not a constitutional monarchy whereby one person can lord over us by edict, mandate, orders, and decrees. Yet, this is where we find ourselves.

The Constitution is very specific about protecting our national sovereignty, and when the federal government fails, who has the enumerated power and authority to rectify the matter. Now, we have a presidential administration that has abdicated its constitutional duty and seeks to prevent sovereign States…yes, free and independent States created the federal government…from doing what the constitution authorizes. As well, we have the same Biden administration now unconstitutionally seeking to grant citizenship and amnesty to illegal immigrant spouses. This is not an enumerated power to the Executive branch. All matters of immigration and naturalization are an enumerated power to Article I of our Constitution, the Legislative branch.

How is it that we have a former President who is authorized to maintain certain documents and have his residence raided by FBI agents? Yet a former Senator and Vice President who is not authorized to have said documents not be prosecuted, under the excuse that they are too old and incapacitated to undergo a trial. Then, that said person should be removed by the 25th Amendment for being incapacitated.

How can we sit and watch a trial in the court of a judge who should have recused himself? And charges that were beyond the statute of limitations, and only misdemeanor, be pushed past that statute and upgraded to felony offense by a local municipal jurisdiction? And this when the Federal Elections Commission passed on the same case? Oh, by the way, former Democrat Senator and presidential and vice presidential candidate John Edwards did far worse using campaign funds.

Who is now defining what an “insurrection” is? Leftist groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter destroy federal buildings and property, set neighborhoods ablaze, and attack individuals…but no one gets prosecuted. However, stand in front of a clinic where innocent babies are being dismembered, and you will find yourself targeted and jailed…and if you are a parent wanting your child to be educated, not indoctrinated, you will be disparaged as a domestic terrorist.

The rule of law exists for a reason: to maintain law and order and to be blind in holding everyone accountable. What is supposed to be a legal system is now a political and weaponized system. What is supposed to be justice has been subdivided into a two-tiered system depending upon your political ideology. I mean, give me a break: criminal punishment if you do not address someone by their preferred pronoun? Sorry, I will not be held hostage to play in the sandbox of insidious insanity of the gender dysphoria delusion.

On 6 June 1944, the men of Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion, were not fighting for this, and here we are in 80 years, evidencing dishonor upon their sacrifice.

We here at the American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) created the Committee to Support and Defend (CSD). It is an organization that seeks out those who wish to continue to honor their oath to the longest-running Constitutional Republic that the world has ever known. If you are one who took that oath, still believe in it, honor it, and seek to support and defend the Constitution, join the CSD. If we are to restore our Republic, then we must uphold the rule of law.

Or else we shall live under a codified system of rule.

Steadfast and Loyal.



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