Anthony Man
Sun Sentinel
January 12, 2011

Congressman Allen West said Tuesday the response to the Arizona shootings that wounded one of his colleagues and left six dead shouldn’t result in so much security that people live in fear in a “police state.”

“The worst thing that we can have happen in the United States of America is take away the freedoms and the liberties that we have in this great nation, that all of a sudden we’re living in a very fearful almost police state,” he said at a West Boca Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting.

West, who started his first term in Congress last week, said he wouldn’t let legitimate security concerns make it difficult for constituents to interact with him or prevent him from interacting with them.

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