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 writes daily commentary on and is a Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center to support its mission to expose and neutralize liberal media bias.

My Articles

February 21, 2018, 2:41 PM EST
I know that we have been inundated with the horrific news from Parkland, Florida. Sadly, the funeral services for the seventeen who tragically lost their lives will go on this week. As well, many in the media have been focused on the news about Robert Mueller’s indictments of Russian nationals for “meddling” in our recent elections. The admission that there were no Americans involved seems to be lost on some.
February 19, 2018, 11:42 AM EST
Last week’s tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hit close to home for the West Family. The school is in the congressional district that I was honored to represent. I even addressed the Army JROTC Cadets at the school. Parkland is a model community, and no one would have ever believed such evil could strike there at Stoneman Douglas High School, yet it did. Through this week, there will be the funeral services laying to rest those seventeen who horrifically had their lives taken away. There are many questions that must be answered, especially how there could have been so many indicators and warnings, yet nothing was heeded?
February 13, 2018, 4:25 PM EST
I, for one, am no longer shocked or surprised by anything the progressive socialist left and their media liberal progressive accomplices say or do. For instance, right now everyone is appalled at the recent headlines in leftist media outlets regarding the sister of North Korean dictator, Kim Jung Un.
February 12, 2018, 2:52 PM EST
The title of this missive may sound rather ominous, but it is the real question that faces the American electorate. Last week, Friday, in the wee morning hours, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted on and passed a two-year budget measure that will increase federal government spending, along with our debt and return us to Obama era trillion-dollar deficits. The measure was taken to President Trump, who quickly signed it, and ended the shortest government shutdown in U.S. history.
February 2, 2018, 3:12 PM EST
Of course, I expect that many of you are perplexed by the title of this missive. But please take the time to indulge me for the next two to three minutes of your time. We now know the contents of the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) memo that has been declassified and made public to the American people. Now, down south the ol’ folks had a saying, “a hit dog will holler,” and if you are paying attention to the responses from the progressive socialist left, there is a stentorian level of screeching, and the usual over-the-top rhetoric.
January 31, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
The defining aspect of our military is that its members take an oath, not to a person or a political party. They take an oath to our Constitution and to support and defend it against all enemies foreign and domestic. And if you are a true “oath keeper,” then that solemn oath has no statute of limitations and does not end just because you stop wearing the uniform.
January 11, 2018, 3:26 PM EST
Last year I shared with y’all a post about the strategic objective of the progressive socialist left when it comes to faith, religion and the omnipotence of God, the Creator. The left has an all-out assault to undermine and delegitimize the Judeo-Christian faith heritage and God the Creator in that faith heritage. God could not get genders right — after all, it’s not just two, male and female, Adam and Eve, there are, according to the liberal progressive left, some 63 genders.
October 20, 2017, 4:32 PM EDT
This will be short and to the point. The other day, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke after the two days of meetings with NFL owners. 
September 26, 2017, 11:47 AM EDT
Perhaps y’all remember that song by Britney Spears called, “Oops I did it again.” It has relevance as I address this current issue.
September 11, 2017, 10:14 AM EDT
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those in the destructive path of Hurricane Irma. And we have not forgotten the epic floods and devastation of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey. It’s been quite a few years since massive storms have hit Florida — 2004-2005 were the last series of severe storms. We pray all remain safe, and recovery can begin as soon as possible. However, there are vital issues we must address that have an even longer term concern for our nation.
August 31, 2017, 10:44 AM EDT
While we Americans watched a human tragedy of epic proportions unfold in Texas after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, we also bore witness to that which is stellar and exceptional about Americans: our willingness to serve and help each other in tragic times.
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?