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.

The City of No Consequences

By |2022-11-30T13:12:13-05:00November 30th, 2022|

We need a House GOP that will be strong, principled, and resolute in holding violators constitutionally accountable.

Reflections from Rocky Top

By |2022-11-28T09:19:07-05:00November 28th, 2022|

Instead of the usual political punditry, I wanted to share my reflections from up here what we Tennessee graduates fondly refer to as "Rocky Top."

Maricopa Mulligan

By |2022-11-21T15:43:59-05:00November 21st, 2022|

I do not think it is wrong to say the 2022 midterm election in Maricopa County, Arizona must be redone . . . in golf it is called a Mulligan. #MulliganInMaricopa

Déjà Vu All Over Again

By |2022-11-21T10:01:34-05:00November 21st, 2022|

America cannot afford a “deja vu all over again” scenario in which enables the progressive socialist left to ever have the levers of power in Washington, DC.

Lesson of the Kobayashi Maru

By |2022-11-17T12:14:54-05:00November 16th, 2022|

It is time we understand the program and seek to reprogram it so that we can have fair elections and restore the confidence of Americans in the system.

When Voting Was Easy

By |2022-11-15T12:21:28-05:00November 14th, 2022|

We have gone from a process that was relatively simple, easy, and disruption-free, to a time when we are now told you don't get results for a week.

Our Constitutional Republic Still Stands

By |2022-11-09T09:46:43-05:00November 9th, 2022|

Yesterday y'all proved that you don't have to have served in uniform to support and defend our Constitutional Republic . . . you just have to be a true American patriot.

Election Integrity

By |2022-11-02T17:06:05-04:00November 2nd, 2022|

The American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) will have a webinar this evening on the subject of election integrity.

The Playground of Incompetents

By |2022-10-31T15:12:52-04:00October 31st, 2022|

The progressive socialist left -- aka the Democrat Party -- had a very bad week. One can only conclude that the left resembles a playground of incompetents.

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