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.

Back to Basics

By |2023-01-04T15:15:04-05:00January 4th, 2023|

In 2023, America needs a civics lesson: get back to basics. We must resolve to be better citizens of this Constitutional Republic.

The Word “Omni”

By |2022-12-28T17:39:59-05:00December 28th, 2022|

Talk about omni-incompetence! No one can run their household the way we see this group of Keystone cops running our budgetary process.

The Anti-Constitution Party

By |2022-12-21T16:37:22-05:00December 21st, 2022|

There is only one way to describe the progressive socialist left: it has devolved into the anti-constitution party.

Reparations: the New Slave Wages

By |2022-12-23T12:25:57-05:00December 19th, 2022|

Over the centuries, it has been the Democrats who have brought forth the policies of secession, slavery, segregation, and socialism . . . the dreaded Four Ss of the leftist apocalypse.

Panem et Circenses

By |2022-12-14T16:51:23-05:00December 14th, 2022|

We are being utterly distracted by the modern-day bread and circuses all the while our constitutional rights are being undermined.

Hey Antifa, Who Are the Real Fascists?

By |2022-12-14T14:11:03-05:00December 12th, 2022|

Constitutional conservatives believe in individual rights and freedoms as enshrined in our Constitution, such as free speech and freedom of expression.

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


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