November 27, 2023
“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” — George Santayana There are many who have been advocating for and praising the…
Former Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas; Distinguished Conservative Thought-Leader; Highly Decorated Military Veteran; Author of Guardian of the Republic
A fierce advocate of conservative values, strong education, and public service, Lt. Col. Allen West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22-year career in the United States 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.
His experience as a Congressman, Member of the Small Business and Armed Services Committees, and prolific leadership career in the United States Army, has provided West with a highly valued and respected voice on key issues. His life exemplifies that of a political icon, military hero, and riveting leader.
Lieutenant Colonel Allen West LIVE at YAF's 40th annual National Conservative Student Conference
Fred Allen Lecture Series Presents: Allen West LIVE at Boston University
In this up close and personal discussion, Congressman Allen B. West shares his early childhood years, which includes his early life as a military brat to then joining and serving in the Army, his experiences as an African American conservative, his philosophical and political foundation, and his vision for our country. Your audience will leave understanding Allen B. West not only as a political icon, but also as a person, a military hero, and riveting leader.
Washington gridlock continues to hurt organizations nationwide. After serving in Congress, Representative Allen B. West won support from many groups along the American political spectrum and was named a torch bearer and a political icon. From an insider’s perspective on Washington, West is perfectly positioned to answer the major questions facing the U.S. from the debt ceiling issue and healthcare reform to slow job growth and a poor education system. In this intellectually fearless keynote, West explains the challenging dynamics between the Congress and the Administration, and how partisanship has drastically diverted the nation’s political course.
As a Member of Congress, Representative Allen B. West served on the Committee on Small Business, and specifically two of its subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce; and the Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations. Based on his experience and his political philosophies, West knows that small businesses are the foundation of our economy. More importantly, recent laws such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are jeopardizing the livelihood of these businesses and the U.S. economic foundation. West shares his concerns for small business owners and the outlook for our economy.
After a 22-year military career, Lieutenant Colonel Allen B. West USA (Ret) certainly understands the value and challenges of effective leadership. Soldiers are trained to face hidden enemies, adjust to changing landscapes, meet short deadlines, and experience the fog of war. LTC Allen B. West teaches organizations how these same military principals when applied to the business world will help ensure an organization’s success in today’s market.
Typically, African American and conservative are not synonymous. As the first African American, Republican Congressman from Florida since 1876, Congressman Allen B. West is an anomaly. He was also born in the south Atlanta, GA. West shares why he holds certain political values, and how they complement his background. In this unparalleled discussion, West will challenge all your assumptions and break down all stereotypes, including African American does not mean Democrat. Your audience will leave with a new sense of what political demographics really means in today’s day and age.
The state of 21st century warfare has drastically changed. Unconventional threats such as drones, robotics, and cyber warfare now exist and not only threaten our troops, but also our nation’s citizens. Properly equipping and training is essential to ensuring the security of our country and, the latest advancements in U.S. military capabilities are not enough to ensure our national security, according to Congressman Allen B. West who also served 22 years in the U.S. Army. While in Congress, West served on the House Committee on Armed Services and also on the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. West knows first-hand the threat of not properly equipping and training soldiers for today’s unconventional battlefield, and your audience will gain a better understanding for the dynamics that politics plays on modern warfare.
A former military leader and a politically conservative leader, Congressman Allen B. West rose to become an icon. His fearless approach to voicing key issues provides not only an inspiration to his half-a million followers, but also a valuable point of view. West knows the value of an inspirational leader, and more importantly, how to be one. In this stimulating keynote, West explores the top characteristics and principles of a good leader. Your audience will leave with applicable strategies for bettering their leadership approach.
Lieutenant Colonel (US Army, Ret) Allen West is the Executive Director of the American Constitutional Conservative Rights Union and the 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, Lt. Col. 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 22d District. As a member of the 112th Congress, West 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, Col. West was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas by an overwhelming majority of State delegates.
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.
Allen was phenomenal! He’s truly a joy. He was so gracious with his time with each and every person he met. His speech was the perfect way to kick-off our event. We work with so many different speakers, and I can say with confidence that Allen is one of the all-time best in both the content he delivers but also his willingness to engage with attendees. We couldn’t have asked for anything more from a speaker.
November 27, 2023
“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” — George Santayana There are many who have been advocating for and praising the…
A Veteran’s Reflection on America
November 13, 2023
This past weekend, we heard many saying, “Happy Veteran’s Day” to those who have served this nation in uniform. I traveled to Hendersonville, Tennessee, for…
What Is Palestine?
October 12, 2023
Once again, attention is being drawn to a region I am quite familiar with, the Middle East. Once again, it has to do with an…
The Ghosts of 9/11
September 11, 2023
Today is the 22nd remembrance of our modern-day Pearl Harbor, our “date which will live in infamy.” It was on this day, September 11, 2001,…
Desperately Needed: Republicans with Political Killer Instincts
August 29, 2023
I remember Eric Holder being caught on video stating, “When they go low, we kick them.” Of course, that came after the infamous Barack Obama…
The Pitfalls of Identity Politics
August 7, 2023
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color…
The Politics of Alarmism
August 1, 2023
I know that I am certainly dating myself, but how many of you remember the saga of Robinson Family and the 70s show “Lost in…
The Political Economics of Dependency
July 24, 2023
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from…
Revisiting Lt. Col. Allen West’s 5 Cs of duty
July 18, 2023
At Convention of States’ 2022 Reclaiming Liberty Summit in Orlando, Florida, Lt. Col. Allen West delivered a stirring oration on the call of duty, sifting it…
Opinion: Violence with Guns Ain’t a MAGA Republican Problem
July 10, 2023
If there is one thing that is certain, whenever the progressive socialist left blames and accuses others, they are only projecting who they truly are.…
The Exceptionalism of Opportunity vs. The Rule of Outcomes
June 12, 2023
Last week, GOP Senator and presidential candidate Tim Scott went onto the ABC show called “The View.” I did find it rather interesting that one…
Op-Ed: Americans Flocked to Churches After 9/11, Then Something Big Changed
September 12, 2022
Twenty-one years have passed since the modern version of the “date which will live in infamy,” Sept. 11, 2001. Just like its predecessor, Pearl Harbor,…
We need veterans protecting schools: Lt. Col. West
May 25, 2022
(FOX) – Lt. Col. Allen West discusses the mass shooting of 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Lieutenant Colonel Allen West (USA, Ret) Answers the Call to Serve NRA Members
May 10, 2022
(Ammoland) - “In the military, we have a saying, it is that Warriors move to the sound of the guns. It is with sincere humility…
Allen West Accepts Draft Campaign Bid to Lead National Rifle Association
May 9, 2022
(The Texan) – Allen West says he will consent to the nomination of a draft campaign to lead the National Rifle Association.
NRA’s LaPierre Could Face Challenge From Texas GOP’s Allen West
May 6, 2022
(BNN Bloomberg) - The National Rifle Association’s embattled leader Wayne LaPierre may face a leadership challenge from Allen West, a former congressman and ex-chairman of…
Allen West: The rights of the individual come from the creator God | ‘American Agenda’
May 5, 2022
(Newsmax TV) - Former Florida Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West reflects on the importance of the National Day of Prayer - Via Newsmax's 'American Agenda.'
A Bridge Too Far, the Demise of the Democrats
May 2, 2022
(Town Hall) - A Bridge Too Far
US shouldn’t reward Putin ‘with acquiescence and weakness’: Former GOP lawmaker
April 24, 2022
(Fox News) - Allen West calls on the US to live up to the Budapest Memorandum
Biden is undermining our military by focusing on wokeness
April 21, 2022
(Newsmax) – Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) sounds the alarm on the US military focusing on wokeness rather than combat readiness under the Biden Administration.
(Podcast) Rick Green and Lt. Colonel Allen West: Biblical Citizenship Through Understanding the American Constitution
March 20, 2022
(Lauren Green's Lighthouse Faith) – Being a good citizen is everyone’s civic responsibility.
Allen West Biden’s refusal to send jet to Ukraine “ironic”
March 17, 2022
(Newsmax) – Allen West joins Newsmax.
Allen West campaigns as ‘real Republican’ for Texas Governor
February 15, 2022
(ABC) – "The number one issue is the border. And also safety and security," said West, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel.
Allen West’s goal: ‘Restore the state of Texas’
February 9, 2022
(Tyler Paper) – Republican candidate for governor Allen West visited Tyler on Tuesday where he discussed his plans for Texas.
How Biden’s Abandoning the US Border Endangers the US (Pt. 1) | Allen West
December 13, 2021
(The Rubin Report) – Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” talks to Texas governor candidate Allen West about the Biden administration’s migrant crisis, etc.
In Bid for Governor’s Mansion, Allen West Will Have to Win Over the Texas GOP
November 10, 2021
(Dallas Observer) – In a seven-minute, slickly produced video, West announced his candidacy for Texas governor on July 4.
West says Trump’s backing of Abbott ‘doesn’t hurt’ his primary challenge against Texas governor
July 10, 2021
(FOX) – Burgeoning Texas GOP gubernatorial primary battle front-and-center at CPAC Dallas.
Chairman West’s Monday Message from June 7, 2021: Move to the Sound of the Guns
June 7, 2021
(Texas GOP) – "I now prepare to meet the constant pressure of the progressive socialist left with a resolute pressure of a constitutional conservative."
Allen West: Brilliance of First Amendment Will Protect Religious Freedom from Equality Act
March 5, 2021
(Faithwire) – I am hopeful this will not come to pass, and our religious freedoms will not be stripped from us, because of that all-important…
Cool Heads Always Prevail
January 11, 2021
(San Angelo Live) – At this tumultuous time in our American history, I must reiterate this leadership maxim: “Cool Heads Always Prevail.”
Allen West: America needs to look after veterans
June 6, 2019
(Fox Business) - Lt. Col. Allen West on getting veterans access to quality health care and the border crisis.
Are We Truly Earning the Sacrifice of Those Who Have Gone Before Us?
May 29, 2019
(CNS News) - It is the day after Memorial Day and pools are open, sales are over, and those hot dogs at the baseball parks…
Why Must Black Conservative Republicans Explain Themselves?
May 7, 2019
(CNS News) - Yes, I am a proud black conservative, in the model of my philosophical hero, mentor, Booker T. Washington who believed in education,…
Why Do We Have the Second Amendment in America?
May 1, 2019
(CNS News) - However, unless you are living under a rock, off the grid, with no access to information, you realize why we have the…
Judge charged after allegedly helping illegal immigrant evade ICE
April 26, 2019
(Fox Business) - Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) on how prosecutors charged a Massachusetts state judge with obstruction of justice, after he allegedly helped an…
Allen West: US shouldn’t be a ‘job fair’ for migrants
April 5, 2019
(Fox Business) - Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) discusses the crisis at the southern border and why the U.S. needs to protect its asylum laws.
What Does March Madness Have to Do with Socialism?
March 19, 2019
(CNS News) - Yes, it is that very special time of the year, and this morning many of you began your office bracket pool contests.
US to pull diplomats out of Venezuela amid blackout
March 13, 2019
(Fox Business) - Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) discusses the crisis in Venezuela and how the U.S. is pulling its diplomats out of the Latin…
Why I Love America
March 12, 2019
(CNS News) - We must stop thinking of America as a geographic piece of territory. Yes, we are these United States of America, and we…
National emergency declaration isn’t an abuse of power
March 6, 2019
(Fox Business) - Former Rep. Allen West, (R-Fla.), on the debate over a border wall.
What Is Conservatism?
March 5, 2019
(CNS News) - If there is one question that must be posed, does America truly know the answer to the question: What is conservatism?
The Problem with Socialism Is That It Is Socialism
February 26, 2019
(CNS News) - I must ask, how many of you ever thought you would hear an American president, while speaking at a State of the…
The Real Dreamers – Our American Angels
February 20, 2019
(CNS News) - Where were all the news cameras and hoopla? Why is it that an organization like Angels of America’s Fallen must undertake the…
Who Are These Evil Rich People?
February 13, 2019
(CNS News) - Unless you have been hiding under a very large rock at the bottom of the sea, you know that the progressive, socialist…
Maduro says US sanctions are stealing Citgo from Venezuela: Report
January 31, 2019
(Fox Business) - Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) and Center for American Experiment president John Hinderaker weigh in on the countries supporting socialist embattled Venezuelan…
White House says second Trump-Kim summit will take place in February
January 24, 2019
(Fox Business) - Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) discusses how the White House announced that President Trump will have a second summit with North Korean…
Ben Shapiro – Sunday Special: Allen West
January 23, 2019
(The Daily Wire) - Allen West, former congressman and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, joins Ben to discuss the military, foreign policy, racism, the state…
Would Dr. King Be Happy or Shedding Tears for the Black Community Today?
January 22, 2019
(CNS News) - There are two special birthdays this week, both of whom were, and always will be, extremely influential in my life.
What Is the Future of Liberty in America?
January 8, 2019
(CNS News) - We now have a new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Already we are seeing a very distinct direction in which…
Syria withdrawal was last straw for Mattis: Report
December 27, 2018
(Fox Business ) - Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) on the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his dispute with President Trump over his…
Allen West: US has to resolve this with China, they are expanding militarily
December 18, 2018
(Fox Business) - Former Rep. Allen West, (R-Fla.), discusses the Trump administration's talks with China.
America Is an Arena of Opportunity, Providing a Chance to Become a Champion
December 11, 2018
(CNS News) - Someone once quipped a few years back that “we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” My…
What is Asylum?
December 3, 2018
(CNSNews) - I believe it is time to cast aside emotions and ideological agendas and look at the situation with illegal immigration in America objectively.
Allen West: How Do You Fundamentally Transform the United States of America?
November 28, 2018
By Allen West (original source CNS News) “If you remember, it was back in the waning days of the 2008 presidential election in Columbia, Missouri…
Allen West: Constitutional Conservatism on Trial
November 7, 2018
(CNS News) - Imagine we are in a court of law, that we have gone through a lengthy trial, and it is now time for…
Congressman Allen B. West releases new book
October 25, 2018
(The Old School Patriot) - Lieutenant Colonol (Ret) Allen B. West releases his new book "Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death".
Former congressman Allen West speaks at College Republicans event
May 16, 2018
(The Daily Northwestern) - “If we continue to be a nation that was on the path of compromising, appeasing, acquiescing to despots, dictators, theocrats and…
Allen West: DC Protest on Guns – Another Case of Ideological Child Abuse
March 21, 2018
(CNS News) - The issue of school safety can be solved, but for the left, that is not their aim. Their goal is to disarm…
Q&A with former Congressman Allen West
January 27, 2017
(The Missouri Times) - Former Congressman and retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West will be heading to the Show Me State in two weeks, where…
Allen West analyzes President Trump’s realignment of trade and foreign policy
January 23, 2017
Allen West analyzes President Trump's realignment of trade and foreign policy
Allen West on Trump’s illegal immigration plan
November 16, 2016
(Fox Business) - National Center for Policy Analysis Executive Director Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) on President-elect Trump’s illegal immigration plan.
The Real Health Concerns for America
September 14, 2016
(Townhall) - There is a greater health issue that should be front and center focus for us all: the health of America.
The STEM Education Challenge
July 26, 2016
(Townhall) - New, robust partnerships between the public and private sectors are needed today to attract and educate the young scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians…
There should be only one response to the Orlando attack
June 17, 2016
(Allen B. West) - How many more Islamic jihadist attacks shall we endure?
West to Northwood audience: Stand for your values
March 26, 2016
(Midland Daily News) - Former U.S. Congressman Lt. Colonel Allen West said his mother used to say, “Man must stand for something or fall for…
Allen B. West speaks to Effingham County GOP
February 29, 2016
Former U.S. Rep. Allen B. West attended the Lincoln Day dinner with a warning that Americans have a clear choice.
Allen West visited a campus for MLK Day. What happened after he spoke…
January 19, 2016
Lt. Col. Allen West visited Grand Valley State University in Michigan to deliver a lecture in commemoration of his personal hero, Dr. Martin Luther King…
The Yin and Yang of Politics
December 16, 2015
(Townhall) - I found a definition of Yin and Yang to be, “In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (also, yin-yang or yin yang) describes how…
Col. West: Restrict entry of military-age, single migrants
December 10, 2015
(WND) - '21st-century battlefield' means U.S. must use fresh tactics to defeat ISIS, terror
Allen West warns of looming world war
November 25, 2015
(WND) - Allen West, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and former congressman from Florida, pointed to the recent downing of Russia’s jet by Turkish fire…
If we don’t IMMEDIATELY do this after the Paris attacks, we deserve the consequences.
November 14, 2015
(Family Security Matters) - If we do not squash this, we only allow it to proliferate and continue, and I will not allow my daughters…
Allen West: America needs leadership
November 4, 2015
(Wilson County News) - The current president and CEO of the nonprofit, nonpartisan National Center for Policy Analysis spoke with the Wilson County News in…
Here’s who I thought won last night’s debate – and one GIANT loser
October 29, 2015
By Congressman Allen West (Allen B West) - Here’s the one takeaway from the GOP presidential primary debate from Wednesday evening — the hypocrisy of…
Allen West: We’re on the Verge of a Major International Conflict
October 13, 2015
By Allen West (CNS News) - Due to the weakness of the Obama administration — or perhaps the intentional decimation of our global influence and…
Allen West: Three Types of People
October 7, 2015
(Conservative Read) - When I think about the three types of people, it relates exactly to the current geopolitical situation we are facing.
What the media WON’T tell you about the European refugee crisis (but I will)
September 14, 2015
(AllenWest.com) - In the strategic game of war, nothing can be perceived as coincidental. And when it comes to the long war against Islamic fascism/jihadism, we…
Former congressman: People don’t remember stories that made U.S. great
September 10, 2015
(MRT News) - “We have too many people that are telling the stories of how to be dependent, and not how to create more opportunities in…
Meet the CEO: Allen West
August 21, 2015
When the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis went looking for a new top executive last year, the free-market think tank turned to Allen West—an outspoken former…
As a Global Leader, America Should Ditch the Export-Import Bank
July 28, 2015
(Townhall) - The reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank is a bad idea on many levels. Yet, the Senate voted late Monday night to reauthorize the Export-Import…
Iran Agreement: Déjà Vu All Over Again
July 14, 2015
By Allen West (Townhall) - We awoke Tuesday morning to learn that history had indeed repeated itself. The lessons of Neville Chamberlain’s failed diplomatic effort were…
Foreign Policy & National Security Are Based Upon Campaign Promises
April 1, 2015
By: Allen West (Townhall) - I am truly honored to be presenting my very first piece for the readers ofTownhall.com as a contributor. I started as a Townhall.com reader myself…