Allen West is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. During his 22-year career, he served in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, receiving many honors including a Bronze Star. In 2010, West was elected as a member of the 112th Congress representing Florida’s 22nd District. He is a Fox News contributor and author of “Guardian of the Republic." Mr. West also writes daily commentary on allenbwest.com.

My Articles

August 11, 2017, 3:30 PM EDT
I’ve kept my peace on this subject, but you can refer to my original comments on the issue of Colin Kaepernick from last year’s football season.
August 10, 2017, 10:24 AM EDT
I’ve found another instance of hypocrisy and confusion, which I will share.
July 31, 2017, 10:57 AM EDT
Perhaps it’s now time to talk about that other constitutional amendment from 1913, the seventeenth.
July 20, 2017, 3:08 PM EDT
I was in Washington D.C. Monday and Tuesday morning, and the big news was the collapse of the GOP Senate health care reform efforts. I know folks like to use references such as RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) for “moderate” Republicans. I have a different moniker, as they tend to try to find middle of the road positions — “RKR” (Road Kill Republicans) — you know, the only thing you ever find in the middle of the road is “road kill.”
June 22, 2017, 2:57 PM EDT
Yesterday, President Trump dispatched his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to the Middle East to solve another “hot” issue — peace in the Middle East. But, let’s ask ourselves the honest question: can that goal be attained when we have a suit-wearing group of Islamic jihadists called Fatah and another group called Hamas in existence?
January 6, 2017, 1:56 PM EST
You’d think Obama would be focused on our national security.
December 19, 2016, 2:17 PM EST
Few care to look at procedures, but that is precisely what needs fixing.
October 20, 2016, 12:15 PM EDT
Reality is already settling in over in Mosul.
October 14, 2016, 11:45 AM EDT
What happened last weekend while America pondered a tape from 11 years ago?
August 29, 2016, 9:23 AM EDT
While watching college football a disturbing item on the ESPN news ticker displayed— to which I see a need to respond to this “teachable moment.”
August 25, 2016, 11:46 AM EDT
I’d like to believe our national security is more important than sports.
June 14, 2016, 10:41 AM EDT
In two months, will we remember this atrocity, or will we have blamed ourselves?
June 3, 2016, 11:17 AM EDT
If what’s happening in Chicago is any indication, blacks there are an endangered species — thanks to what appears to be a lack of concern by the liberal left.
May 25, 2016, 2:56 PM EDT
I want just a tad more assurance regarding Vietnam’s commitment. After all, they’re a communist country. Yes, I do want to see a buttress against China’s burgeoning hegemonic designs, but I’d prefer that to come from Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and the Philippines in the South China Sea area.
April 20, 2016, 4:22 PM EDT
There are two words folks in the military hate to hear: mission creep. And if you’ve been paying attention to what’s happening in Iraq, we are there.
April 14, 2016, 12:14 PM EDT
Back when he was a senator running for president, Barack Obama stated he would bankrupt the American coal industry. As president, he used the regulatory agency order and extended the definition of the Clean Air Act of 1970. The U.S. Supreme Court did grant a request to temporarily block the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan as a lawsuit moves forward. It was the first time the Supreme Court had ever halted federal regulations during a legal challenge. However, it may have truly come too late.
April 7, 2016, 12:35 PM EDT
And here is the latest episode of “Stuck on Stupid.” I truly love it when folks pipe up after a horrific event and state the absolute obvious. And so it appears to be happening in Europe. But I just gotta wonder, will they be able to survive their own ignorance and lack of spine?
March 17, 2016, 12:20 PM EDT
There are some things which are just so obvious you have to ask why anyone attempts to deny them. If there’s a particular group saying they’re targeting another group for the purpose of extinction (mass killing) because they are of a different group – it can be defined in many ways. Well, that’s what we refer to as genocide.
March 9, 2016, 10:40 AM EST
Remember when former U.S. State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said the problem with Islamic terrorists is that they need more job opportunities? Yeah, I still get a laugh from that one.
February 3, 2016, 11:15 AM EST
As of Monday, it’s now Black History Month, a time to reflect and celebrate the achievements of American blacks in this great nation. We must look to the past in order to inspire us towards a brighter future. Here’s what I focus on in this month, remembering those who went before me, enabling me to be who and where I am.