Allen West

Posted January 27, 2016

We are less than a week from the first electoral contest of the 2016 presidential cycle. The preseason is over and there is a word that describes what America has seen to this point, and may I borrow from Mr. Spock, fascinating. When this cycle kicked off last spring with the first candidates making their announcements, many had already decided who the heir apparent would be but, now, who knows?

Posted January 13, 2016

President Obamas final State of the Union address was 59 minutes in length and brilliantly delivered. Now, the bad news.

Posted December 30, 2015

We are drawing to the end of 2015, and as we enter 2016 it is the final year of President Barack Obamas presidential tenure.

Posted December 18, 2015

When digging yourself deeper into a hole, the best course of action is to stop digging. Thats good advice for one and all.

Posted December 16, 2015

I found a definition of Yin and Yang to be, In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (also, yin-yang or yin yang) describes how opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. It appears that our 2016 presidential election cycle is early on being defined by that philosophy. The question is, can this media-driven divide be good for the future of our Constitutional Republic?

Posted December 02, 2015

When President Ronald Reagan was asked how he defined victory in the Cold War he responded simply, we win, they lose.

Posted November 18, 2015

The first op-ed piece that I wrote for discussed the dangers of having a national security policy based, not on reality, but on campaign promises.

Posted November 04, 2015

This past week President Obama stated that he would be deploying fifty US Special Operations troops to Syria.

Posted October 21, 2015

The violence we are witnessing in the Middle East is horrific. Who would have thought in the 21st century we would have beheadings, crucifixions, rapes of women and girls, and the selling of women into slavery. Not to mention ancient historical artifacts destroyed along with ancient civilizations being driven from their ancestral homes.

Posted October 07, 2015

This past Sunday night I decided to watch some war movies, first The Thin Red Line and after that it was American Sniper. One of my favorite lines in the movie American Sniper is the dinner scene when Daddy Kyle explains that there are three types of people sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.

Posted September 23, 2015

he intended purpose for vacuums is to clean, pick up dirt that we cannot often see with the naked eye ... But when it comes to foreign policy there is another type of vacuum.

Posted September 09, 2015

The US Congress will return to Capitol Hill this week after the August recess and Labor Day holiday.

Posted August 26, 2015

Self-esteem only comes from doing estimable things Elizabeth Thomas Snooks West, My Mom

Posted August 11, 2015

There was a remembrance march held in Ferguson, Missouri that was supposed to be peaceful in nature. It started as such but ended differently.

Posted July 28, 2015

As a world leader, the United States should lead. Instead of participating in a corrupt system where governments pick winners and losers, the United States should ditch the Export-Import Bank and lead the world to a better system of free trade, low taxes and minimal regulation.

Posted July 21, 2015

In the past month there have been several events that taken in isolation perhaps may not be very revealing. However, when examined in a comparative manner sadly evidence something very disturbing about the culture and priorities of the Obama administration.

Posted July 14, 2015

We awoke Tuesday morning to learn that history had indeed repeated itself. The lessons of Neville Chamberlains failed diplomatic effort were not studied nor learned by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.

Posted July 09, 2015

The perfect formula for financial crisis: Imagine a country that spends more than it makes and continues to borrow to make up the difference, leaving it forever catching up on debt payments because of mounting interest. Another analysis on the Greek crisis? No.

Posted July 07, 2015

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once stated, The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. The fallacy of progressive socialists is that they believe such to not be true.

Posted June 24, 2015

The words made famous by former White House Chief of Staff and current Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel are, never let a good crisis go to waste.