Over the course of the past few decades, Allen West has had many titles bestowed on him, among them Lt. Colonel, U.S. Representative, “Dad,” and Scourge of the Far Left. He rose from humble beginnings in Atlanta where his father instilled in him a code of conduct that would inform his life ever after. Throughout his years leading troops, raising a loving family, serving as Congressman in Florida’s 22nd district, and emerging as one of the most authentic voices in conservative politics, West has never compromised the core values on which he was raised: family, faith, tradition, service, honor, fiscal responsibility, courage, freedom.
Today, these values are under attack as never before, and as the far Left intensifies its assaults, few have been as vigorous as West in pushing back. He refuses to let up, calling out an Obama administration that cares more about big government than following the Constitution, so-called black “leaders” who sell out their communities in exchange for pats on the head, and a segment of the media that sees vocal black conservatives as threats to be shot down.
Now more than ever, the American republic needs a guardian: a principled, informed conservative who understands where we came from, who can trace the philosophical roots of our faith and freedom, and who has a plan to get America back on track. West isn’t afraid to speak truth to power, and in this book he shares the experiences that shaped him and the beliefs he would die to defend.
ALLEN WEST was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia — in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. He is the third of four generations of military members in his family. During his twenty-two year Army career he commanded troops and deployed to several combat zones. West was elected to Congress in 2010, representing the 22nd district of Florida for one term. He is a frequent commentator on Fox News and a sought after speaker.
What people are saying about Guardian of the Republic
“Thorough in his analyses, Allen West in Guardian of the Republic offers a unique perspective on our country. Informed by his dedicated military and public service, West provides a compelling defense of the conservative values he believes must guide the debate as we confront the political, economic and social challenges that face our nation.” – Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense and New York Times bestselling author of Known and Unknown and Rumsfeld’s Rules
“Rarely have timeless conservative values been articulated and defended with this sort of clarity and vigor. And rarely does one come across an individual like Allen West, whose personal code is one that, if we were all to emulate it, would make us stronger as a nation. Guardian of the Republic is a book to savor–entertaining, fearless, and fun.” – Mark Levin, New York Times bestselling author of The Liberty Amendments
“Allen West is an interesting and impressive man, and he tells a gripping and fascinating tale. Read it. You’ll learn about war, politics, America . . . and life.” -William Kristol, editor, The Weekly Standard