About Allen West

Lt. Col. Allen West (ret.) is the Executive Director of the American Constitutional Rights Union and ACRU Action Fund. He is a constitutional conservative, combat veteran, and former member of the U.S. Congress. Lt. Col. West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22-year career in the U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors, including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993, he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year. He is also a former commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. In November 2010, West was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District. As a member of the 112th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees. West is the former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas, Texas, and a former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative (BTWI) for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. In July of 2020, Mr. West was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas by an overwhelming majority of State delegates. Lt. Col. West is an avid distance runner, a Master SCUBA diver, and in his spare time, he enjoys cheering his beloved Tennessee Volunteers. He is a legacy life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a life member of the American Legion, a life member of the Association of the United States Army, the Society of the First Infantry Division, the 4th Infantry Division, and 101st Airborne Division. He is Patriot Life Member (Benefactor) of the National Rifle Association and Life Member (Benefactor) of the Texas State Rifle Association. West is an inductee into the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Hall of Fame. Lt. Col. West is the author of three books: Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom; Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death; and We Can Overcome: An American Black Conservative Manifesto. He is married to Dr. Angela Graham-West, a financial adviser, and they have two daughters, Aubrey, a Board-certified Physician Assistant, and Austen, a nursing assistant. He is also the proud grandfather of grandson, Jaxton.

Allen West: The Republican Party Needs Leadership And a Clear Agenda

The Republican party is not rallying Americans around a clear message in the run up to the midterms. You cannot just sit back and say, “vote against the other guys, they suck.” We all know that the progressive socialist Marxist left (aka the Democrat party) sucks--that is a blinding flash of the obvious. But people want to vote for something, not just against.

By |2022-08-22T12:38:23+00:00August 22nd, 2022|

Allen West: If At First You Don’t Succeed… Keep Doing Stupid Stuff

We all grew up understanding the maxim,"if at first you don't succeed, try, try again." However, that maxim was intended to provide encouragement to learn from previous failures while showing perseverance. In the military we were taught to improvise, adapt, and overcome. Sadly, today there are those who have embraced Albert Einstein's pure definition of insanity, "Do the same thing over and over again, expecting different results." Those people have evidenced themselves to be the progressive socialist left, aka the Democrat party, the political establishment, and their media accomplices.

By |2022-08-15T14:57:03+00:00August 15th, 2022|

Allen West: The Unconstitutional Responses to America’s Illegal Immigration Invasion

Just a few weeks ago I wrote a missive here presenting the case as to why we have an invasion on our southern border. I live in Texas which shares 1,254 miles of border with a failed state controlled by a transnational narco-criminal terrorist organization. And if you speak to the people along the Texas southern border, as I recently did in Hondo, they will confide in you that the narco-terrorists we refer to as the Mexican cartels have extended their span of control to our side of the border.

By |2022-08-08T17:00:10+00:00August 8th, 2022|

Allen West: I Am an American Soldier

There are times when we need to be reminded of where the real greatness of America lies. It is not with politicians, political pundits, and prognosticators, and it is certainly not with those who seek to fundamentally transform the greatest nation the world has ever known. But what has made America this great nation? It is simple—the men and women whom we may never know who will stand guard on freedom's ramparts and say, “sleep well, I am on watch.”

By |2022-08-04T13:36:16+00:00August 1st, 2022|

Allen West: Yes, There Is an Invasion on Our Southern Border

There are two definitions of the word invasion. The first is "an instance of invading a country or region with an armed force.” That is happening in Ukraine. The second definition of an invasion is "an incursion of a large number of people or things into a place of sphere of activity." That is happening here in America. It seems unbelievable that so many are asking for legal opinions and articulations of something so very simple.

By |2022-07-12T22:54:33+00:00July 12th, 2022|

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