On the heels of Dr. Ben Carson’s decision to run for the White House in 2016, Col. Allen West has decided to make his plans clear as well.
Col. West has been named the CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) which is a free-market/free-enterprise think tan in Dallas, Texas.
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“I am humbled and honored to have this opportunity to lead one of the country’s preeminent think tanks. I have long admired the NCPA’s innovative research in health care, tax reform, entitlements, retirement, energy, environmental and education policy.
I believe one of the NCPA’s strengths is that it is not headquartered in Washington, D.C. Working from the nation’s center, I believe the NCPA’s future is that of a leader in economic research as the most trusted policy analysis voice in America – philosophical, principled and policy proficient.
Col. West fleshed out his future plans on his website, allenbwest.com.
My goal is for NCPA to be the preeminent Constitutional Conservative policy analysis entity, not advocacy group. We want to align ourselves with the fundamental principles of governance of America as a Constitutional Republic and promote the principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual sovereignty, free market economy, and strong national defense.
As we examine the policies in synchronization with the governing philosophy and principles, we become focused not on party but rather effective and efficient governing policy – and we must be able to simply articulate that in the public sphere.
NCPA’s current focus is on tax, retirement, healthcare, energy, education, and raw material policy. As we further develop NCPA as a policy center and nexus, the objective is to expand to the three legs of security – economic, energy, and national. We seek not only to advocate to elected federal lawmakers, but to be “America’s Think Tank” by becoming a repository of information where Americans can turn to find principled analysis. That means we want our message to reach the kitchen tables of everyday Americans – the middle income family.
We are so thankful for the work that Col. West has done in the past and the work he will continue to do on behalf of the American people. We hope that this next step on his journey will be a prosperous one and we can’t wait to see the good that comes from his work with the NCPA. Col. West continues to be one of the leaders in our fight for economic and personal liberty, and we support him wholeheartedly!
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