Barack Obama and his party are defeatists.
When Obama retreated from his warnings to Syria regarding their chemical weapons program and told lies to avoid taking military action for the terrorist attack in Benghazi, he sent a clear message to the world: "America is weak. We'll just talk tough and back down. Do as you wish."
I have served my country my entire adult life with the sworn oath to protect and defend the Constitution. Long before I set foot in the halls of Congress, I was fighting for the heart and soul of America in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan, defending the freedoms we cherish.
I'm not going to sit idly by while Barack Obama cowers away from keeping America strong in the world. Our very freedom depends on it!
Will you stand up with me for America? Please follow this link to donate $25, $50, $100, or more to the Guardian Fund today.
I'll use your contribution to send 14 hard-charging conservative candidates, who are either veterans or minorities, to Washington who will go to the ends of the earth to protect the Constitution and defend our conservative values in Congress.
So, David Daniel, will you help us? Please follow this link to donate $25, $50, $100, or more to the Guardian Fund today.
Anyone who has put on our country's uniform knows that our freedom comes from our willingness to defend it. I've risked too much to let Obama get walked on by Putin -- or any other dictator who thinks he's above America.
Let's keep America strong by taking action today. Thank you in advance for your support.
Steadfast and Loyal,
Lt. Col. Allen B. West, USA (ret)
U.S. Congressman (2011-2013)
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- 597 BC – Babylonians capture Jerusalem, and replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king.
- 455 – Emperor Valentinian III is assassinated by two Hunnic retainers while training with the bow on the Campus Martius (Rome).
- 934 – Meng Zhixiang declares himself emperor and establishes Later Shu as a new state independent of Later Tang.
- 1190 – Massacre of Jews at Clifford's Tower, York.
- 1244 – Over 200 Cathars are burned after the Fall of Montségur.
- 1521 – Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines.
- 1621 – Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."
- 1660 – The Long Parliament of England is dissolved so as to prepare for the new Convention Parliament.
- 1689 – The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded.
- 1802 – The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
- 1861 – Edward Clark becomes Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who has been evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy.
- 1865 – American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
- 1872 – The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
- 1900 – Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.
- 1912 – Lawrence Oates, an ill member of Robert Falcon Scott's South Pole expedition, left his tent to die, saying: "I am just going outside and may be some time."
- 1926 – History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
- 1935 – Adolf Hitler orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
- 1936 – Warmer-than-normal temperatures rapidly melt snow and ice on the upper Allegheny and Monongahela rivers and lead to a major flood in Pittsburgh.
- 1940 – First person killed in a German bombing raid on the UK in World War II during a raid on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, James Isbister.
- 1942 – The first V-2 rocket test launch. It exploded at lift-off.
- 1945 – World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
- 1945 – Ninety percent of Würzburg, Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by British bombers. 5,000 are killed.
- 1958 – The Ford Motor Company produces its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.
- 1962 – A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation disappears in the western Pacific Ocean, with all 107 aboard missing and presumed dead.
- 1968 – General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
- 1976 – British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigns, citing personal reasons.
- 1977 – Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt, the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.
- 1978 – Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped and later killed by his captors.
- 1983 – Demolition of the radio tower Ismaning, the last wooden radio tower in Germany.
- 1984 – William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
- 1985 – Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.
- 1988 – Halabja poison gas attack: The Kurdish town of Halabjah in Iraq is attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents on the orders of Saddam Hussein, killing 5000 people and injuring about 10000 people.
- 1988 – The Troubles: Ulster loyalist militant Michael Stone attacks a Provisional IRA funeral in Belfast with pistols and grenades. Three people are killed and more than 60 wounded. The attack was filmed by news crews.
- 1995 – Mississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.
- 2003 – Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American woman involved with the International Solidarity Movement, is killed trying to prevent a Palestinian home from being destroyed by a bulldozer in Rafah.
- 1338 – Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick, English son of Katherine Mortimer, Countess of Warwick (d. 1401)
- 1399 – Xuande Emperor of China (d. 1435)
- 1663 – Jean-Baptiste Matho, French composer (d. 1743)
- 1774 – Matthew Flinders, English navigator and cartographer (d. 1814)
- 1789 – Georg Ohm, German physicist (d. 1854)
- 1797 – Alaric Alexander Watts, English poet and journalist (d. 1864)
- 1800 – Emperor Ninkō of Japan (d. 1846)
- 1823 – William Henry Monk, English organist, church musician, music editor and composer (d. 1889)
- 1839 – John Butler Yeats, Irish painter (d. 1922)
- 1859 – Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (d. 1906)
- 1883 – Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (d. 1958)
- 1912 – Pat Nixon, American educator, 39th First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)
- 1916 – Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese engineer and businessman (d. 2010)
- 1920 – Traudl Junge, German secretary and journalist (d. 2002)
- 1926 – Jerry Lewis, American actor, singer, director, screenwriter, and producer
- 1929 – Betty Johnson, American singer (The Johnson Family Singers)
- 1940 – Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director and screenwriter
- 1944 – Andrew S. Tanenbaum, American computer scientist and author
- 1948 – Richard Desjardins, Canadian singer-songwriter and director
- 1991 – Wolfgang Van Halen, American bass player (Van Halen)
- 1999 – Bailie Key, American artistic gymnast