Allen West’s Tattoo & its Meaning

In November of 2010, Allen West was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District. He is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family.

Allen West Tattoo

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Conservative political commentator also the former Florida Congressman Allen West has got a new tattoo which reads “Molon Labe” onto his right forearm. It’s said that when the Persian emperor Xerxes demanded King Leonidas and his Spartan army of 300 men lay down their arms and surrender at the battle of Thermopylae, Leonidas replied “Molon Labe,” which is Greek for “Come and take [them].”

The phrase was also popular motto during the Texas revolution and is now promoted on t-shirts for gun rights activists. Mr. West has always drawn comparisons between modern politics and the popular Greek legend. He is so dedicated to his belief in the right to keep and bear arms i.e. the people’s right to possess weapons (arms) for their own defense, that he put it on his bare arm.

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