By Verne Strickland, March 15, 2013
I PICKED UP THIS STORY TONIGHT AS I RUMMAGED THROUGH THE INTERNET TO SEE WHAT OF SIGNIFICANCE WAS HAPPENING TO PEOPLE WHO CARED DEEPLY ABOUT AMERICA.
I FOUND THIS. I STOPPED AND BEGAN TO READ. I WAS MORE THAN IMPRESSED. I CHOPPED IT OUT AND PUT IT HERE. I DON'T KNOW A LOT ABOUT THIS, BUT I DO KNOW IT'S MY FRIEND BENJAMIN SMITH, FORMER NAVY SEAL, DOING HIS THING FOR THE CAUSE.
BEN HAS BEEN HITTING THE TALK CIRCUIT OF LATE. HIS STUMP SPEECH HAS MATURED. HE HAS A LOT TO SAY AND SAYS IT WELL.
THIS WAS DELIVERED AT CPAC 2013, AS I UNDERSTAND IT. THAT IS A PREMIER VENUE FOR ANY PASSIONATE CONSERVATIVE ACTIVIST, WHICH CERTAINLY DESCRIBES BEN.
HERE'S PART OF WHAT HE SAID:
- Simple Question...... would you call this administration socialist or at least with huge socialist overtones?
- STILL THINK YOU WON THE COLD WAR? Verne: Ben, I believe, was addressing a group gathered to honor the late conservative icon Andrew Breitbart. Had no opportunity to get this text cleanly, as you may notice from the stray paragraph numbers I couldn't seem to get rid of. But the powerful language and clear message were enough to cause me to use it.
You get the gist of it. I feel Ben has arrived. I have heard him speak to groups a few times. You have to know he has seen it, lived it, survived it, and knows what he's talking about.
I am going to ask Ben to get me the rest of this speech text, and if I can get it I'll be proud to use it. I apologize to him for doing such a poor job of showing this off as I should have.
GOOD JOB, BUDDY! YOU'RE DOING NOBLE WORK!