LTC Allen West speaking before the Tea Party Fort Lauderdale before the July 3, 2010 Tea Party of Fort Lauderdale rally at Oakland Park Boulevard and Federal Highway. "Look around here, how many of our House of Representatives are standing out here with you today, the ones you sent to Washington to represent your voice? Absolutely none! That's why that storm is headed towards Washington D.C.! It starts out here with each and every one of you....take this message out to your homes, your friends and co-workers, make people understand that there are certain principles and values upon which this great country was established!"