Allen West’s keynote speech for CPAC 2011

Allen West delivered the final speech to end CPAC 2011 and it was amazing! He spoke on the three pillars of conservatism: effective and efficient constitutional government, peace through strength, and staying true to our American values. It was truly amazing.



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157 thoughts on “Allen West’s keynote speech for CPAC 2011

  1. Seems he was wrong with regard to cutting 100 billion off of the federal budget. It turns out that even though the total was 39 billion, when compared to last year almost no cut. Way to go repubs, keep this up and our republic might last another 20 years. 

  2. Dear Cong. West,
    PLEASE run for 2012 POTUS!!!
    You are the EXACT antithesis to Barry Soetoro!! (I call him this because we presume he was adopted by Lolo Soetoro, as WE HAVE SEEN that he was registered for school in Jakarta, Indonesia as Barry Soetoro, and no documenting evidence has been shown that he reapplied for American citizenship~which still does not answer the question of dual citizenship at birth even IF he was born in Honolulu & not Kenya as his Kenyan birth certifcate shows~Victoria Province, city of Mombassa.)

    You represent EVERYTHING Obama is not!!!!
    You are the only American (other than maybe Herman Cain or Donald Trump) that the vast numbers of victims of plantation politics in America would even give an an ear to.
    You can debate Obama and WIN every time!

    NONE of our lily white Republican candidates has a chance against Obama. Yes, race does factor in when 95% of black Americans voted for Obama without questioning him on Anything!! Thomas Sowell would be a good running mate. Herman Cain would be good too.

    Just PLEASE launch an exploratory committee soon, please!!!!
    America can not afford to wait!!!!!

  3. Everyone needs to start emailing every PAC you can find to get behind LTC Allen West for President.. email Sarah Palin and get her to get him to run.. We NEED a leader like him.

  4. I can’t recall when I’ve trusted anyone more than Col. West. He speaks with intelligence and sincerity, with devotion to America and democracy in general.
    Count me among his most devoted supporters.

  5. I didnt vote for Obama, but not because he’s black, because he’s not a good man. Here, in contrast is a good man who happens to be black we would get my vote anyday !

  6. God protect him! He is a threat to all those evil ones in power who dress in suits and $500 hair cuts and promise the brainless ‘everything’. They will be out to take him down. Pray for his success and his protection! And watch! Everyone who is coming out against him is labeling themselves and Enemy of America, no matter what title they have!

  7. He’s saying all the right things, but can he persuade his fellow republicans to bring them to realilty – let us all hope so! We need more politicians to speak out like this.

    Esther B., Apopka, Fl.

  8. wow i loved this so much. i am completely blown away. that was beautiful. he pulled no punches. extremely good speech. I LOVE HIM!!!! palin/west!! i was already for palin/west but this speech solidifies it even more. he was thorough, effective, hit point after point, absolutely incredible speech. i was moved.

  9. I realize that for most of you, this comment is completely unnecessary; but on the off chance that some have temporarily parked their discernment to the curb:

    This board, like so many on the conservative Net, have been infiltrated.

    Ok. I’m done.

  10. West supportedPresident Reagan was not originally a supporter of the 1964 Civil Rights Act a coward of a man who also was against MLK holiday and started his campaign in Miss where civil rights workers were murdered!!

    Yet Black apologists like West get money and support from backward hillbilly conservatives the same clowns who voted for Reagan..WTF..I am a Vietnam Veteran and it pisses me off that I fought for bigots like Reagan and Uncle Toms like West..WTF

    1. There’s no conceivable way that YOU could be a Nam vet. Those of us that DID serve, completely recognize a patriot and a military hero when we see one or are led into battle by one. YOU on the other hand wouldn’t know a war hero if he jumped up and kicked you in your clueless little scrawny Liberal arse.

    2. There’s no conceivable way that YOU could be a Nam vet. Those of us that DID serve, completely recognize a patriot and a military hero when we see one or are led into battle by one. YOU on the other hand wouldn’t know a war hero if he jumped up and kicked you in your clueless little scrawny Liberal arse.

    1. Raceism? Is that all you have in your bag? You have a lot of hate in your life. Why dont you see a counselor or go to church? You sound very unhappy and most likely have had a lot of bad experiences in your past. Some get bitter and some get better because of their past. You have obviously gotten bitter. Its you choice.

      1. Vic,

        Spare me the 2 cents therapy lesson and just step up with better talking points Or I will crush you in here..

        Oh yeah,,

        God Bless……lol,lol,lol

        1. If you believe in God then “crush” your anger. Turn it over to Him if you have the guts to get honest with yourself.
          Vic

                1. What’s your real problem? Raceism can’t be the real reason. Why are you angry? What is the real problem? I believe there will be more blacks in heaven than whites. Those blacks did not need to play the race card. They loved as they were loved by God. They left there hate behind. Open your eyes.

                2. Nelson Mandella forgave his captors after 37 years in prison and united the country because of the power of forgiveness.
                  Watch the move. Invictus
                  Watch the movie Amazing Grace.

    1. Is that all you have to say? Or is that all you can say? Anything constructive ? How specifically is West an embarassment? Make a point and prove it or are you a typical Democrat with an empty bag of tricks and nasty sound bites attracting the emotional uneducated and uninformed ?

        1. Talk like a normal person and stop repeating the same thing over and over like a complete LOLtard.

  11. Allen West would make a great president. West is an ordinary man rising to an extrordinary call. West has very very clearly pointed to the line in the sand that Obama has drawn that should be obvious to us all. West is appalled at what Obama has done and is doing to this country. Where others are equovical and politically correct, West bravely states the truth and all the truth. He leaves no rock unturned. Mitch Daniels would make a good running mate to West and bring the experience that West does not have. West/Daniels for 2012. West could inspire all of us to stand up and answer this call to extrordinary times.

  12. Dear Lt. Col. Allen West,

    George Washington didn’t want to run for president either, but he did it because America wanted him- and out of a sense of duty to the people he would represent. He said he would serve his “country in obedience to its call.” Mr. West, your country is calling. We can’t wait until it is too late.

    This is not about a cult of personality, it is about the honor and integrity you would bring to the office. We need you.

    Sincerely,
    The Hopeful Americans

    To everyone else,

    You can help this happen,
    http://allenwest2012.ning.com/

  13. HOOOAH,,SARGENT AFTER WATCHING AND LISTENING TO THIS MAN,,,ALLEN WEST,,,HOW COULD ANYONE WHO LISTENS TO HIM HAVE ANY DOUBT THAT obama IS NOT AN AMERICAN,,THAT DOESN’T HAVE AMERICAS BEST INTEREST AT HEART..I WILL STAND WITH THIS MAN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,,,,THIS IS A TRUE AMERICAN THAT I WOULD TRUST

  14. Do we really want another conservative Christian president who will entrench us in the middle east based on his idea of “moral majority” or do we want a true conservative like Ron Paul who will bring about real reforms to Washington.

    1. Pay attention. I will only write this once and never again. Let this be the last time it has to be stated. As much as Ron Paul and I agree on several issues..I like the man, really!

      HE WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT. NO CHANCE! NOTTA!!

      There…*picking my glasses up off the floor as I wipe the spit from my red-faced chin*

    1. Your site with alternate info on Col West is the same old boiler plate I bought into back in the 80’s. Then we got Clinton then our current Curse of Obama.

      1. What the hell are you talking about same ole boiler plate of the 80’s. You didn’t even look at the link it talks about Imperial Gangbangers, that is criminals in uniform. Nothing like a republican who thinks militarism is the end all.

        Here’s a joke, at CPAC, they gave the protector of the constitution award to Rummy. I guess no one snuck in and stole it on his watch, not that he or you would have noticed “it is just a piece of paper”.

        And you got that Patriot Act extension passed today, good job, another protection of the the bill of rights, maybe Boehner can get the protector of the Constitution award next year, because it still won’t be stolen or valued by him.

        1. Just what has the fact that there are criminals in the military have to do with West? We have criminals everywhere, if there were no criminals in the military we would have no need of the UCMJ would we? As far as the extension of the three surveillance provisions goes,they still have to pass the Senate and be signed by the President. BTW, you are aware are you not that the extension is only for nine months, not the extension until December 2013 that the administration and Democrats prefer,right? http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2011/02/14/house-votes-extend-patriot-act/
          Pesky things those facts.

    2. having visited the site you posted and a couple of related ones, now i understand your mindset and I understand your comments. They are the result of your not understanding the difference between good and evil. Anyone who would not destroying an evil,if you have the opportunity, is MORE evil than the one committing the evil in the first place. God designed us to follow him and to use what ever means necessary to protect life and liberty. We don’t use violence FIRST, but when it is necessary it has to be done.

  15. The man is a fascist. Scary watching people fawn over him, I guess Hitler was quite the dynamic speaker also.

    1. You show the typical intellectual shallowness of a Leftist. So he speaks about American vaules, exceptionalism, and the need for self-reliance and that makes him a Facist?

      Or is it the part where he doesn’t think being weak is a good thing? Is that what makes him so Hitleresque in your mind?

      Or are you simply using some work your pony-tail wearing community college instructor used and think it might apply?

    2. You show the typical intellectual shallowness of a Leftist. So he speaks about American vaules, exceptionalism, and the need for self-reliance and that makes him a Facist?

      Or is it the part where he doesn’t think being weak is a good thing? Is that what makes him so Hitleresque in your mind?

      Or are you simply using some work your pony-tail wearing community college instructor used and think it might apply?

    3. standing for the constitution Is now “FASCIST” Hmmmm ! have you read the constitution and anything about the founding fathers and the Declaration of independence, lately.?

      suggestion— National Center for Constitutional Studies— buy a couple books and read for a few hours.

  16. Oh noooooo it’s happening…yes, it’s definately happening…it’s….it’s….a thrill going up my leg!

  17. HE WILL BE! So many great comments, what an amazing man. It’s a great speech when it comes from the heart of a man of integrity, honor, and faith. Allen West is my hero! America’s first Black/AMERICAN President vs America’s first AFRICAN/American President, hmmm.

    Right Scoop – You need to add Allen West to your Straw Poll – I want to see how those numbers change.

  18. I listened again to Mr. West’s speech and I felt SOOOOOOOOOOO proud to be an American! He has so many great ideas for undoing what has been done to Americans and to America in the last several years. I feel he would be a perfect President because he knows right from wrong – and knows what America needs.

    I feel our current President is way over his head – czars and non-business people in charge. After listening to Obama, I am depressed because of his constant campaigning and no substance. I m-a-k-e myself listen to him. It is so very painful!!!!!!

    WE NEED ALLEN WEST – AMERICA NEEDS ALLEN WEST.

  19. Great speech. He would be a great leader. I’m a hispanic/latino American, and I agree with everything Allen West have spoken. ENGLISH SHOULD BE A STANDARD LANDGUAGE IN THIS GREATEST REPUBLIC!!

  20. Great speech. He would be a great leader. I’m a hispanic/latino American, and I agree with everything Allen West have spoken. ENGLISH SHOULD BE A STANDARD LANDGUAGE IN THIS GREATEST REPUBLIC!!

  21. Well I gotta say he says all the “Hawkish” rhetoric defense contractors love to hear. The reality is this man would never be president, not because he is not qualified, but because the investors don’t want a real war. I feel this Colonel would take us to war in Texas with Mexico. Some might say that is what is needed , but the ones that say these things are never involved in a real way, or send thier children into harms way. Even Palin’s son is inna “safe” area, and Joe Biden’s. I will say this, there are no opponents to remove Obama unless he is defunded, so much money comes to him through bogus donations. I am rambling, so I will say this, West is a great voice in the wilderness.

  22. Allen West is so awesome. I wish he had more experience going into the election of 2012. Whoever wins the nomination is usually fairly well-known by now. These are not usual times though are they? West does have rocket boosters burning round the clock, and to a lesser degree, H. Cain. West is going to be huge! Not so much like the ever-increasing Huck and Christie, but huge in other, Reaganesque ways.

  23. I’m a white, heterosexual, Born-Again Christian, conservative male and Viet Nam veteran, who loves his country, second only to God. In June of this year, I turn 65 years old.

    And now I pose this question:

    When was the last time any of us have seen the kind of character that this man, Lt. Col. Allen West, exemplifies in all that he has set his life, hands and heart to?

    If it has happened in my lifetime – I confess to having overlooked such a person. I’m a political junkie; who has studied, loved and followed my country’s history since I was seven years old. All my early heros were political: Washington, Lincoln, Adams, The Founding Fathers, etc.

    In recent years, I have prayed that God, our Father, would raise up in this day, a man (no offense ladies), who reflected His Own Heart.

    I believe He has answered that fervent prayer.

    I have researched and read everything I could find about this American solider, father, husband and now Congressman; and can at last say, with a measure of confidence:

    I would follow Lt. Col. Allen West – wherever he leads.

    If you are not completely familiar with this American solider, may I recommend you do some research and become so. Be wise, of course, in your pursuit of resources, and whenever possible, go to the source. YouTube is a good place to start; Lt. Col.’s own words speak for themselves. But find out what the men who served under him have to say as well.

    I hope greatly that we, as a Nation, do not let this man of God, of America, get away too quickly; or worse, fail to discover what he has to teach us.

    1. Sir may I say to you thank you for your service to God,country,and mankind! God bless you,John Stoudt

  24. Rep. West could be our first black president, since O’Bama is actually, half Irish (his mother was, as Barak stated, “white as milk.”)

  25. West/Rubio 2012!! The unbeatable, dynamic duo to help us take back our nation and restore true Conservatism!!

    1. Rubio – NEVER. He’s a Boosh neocon. We don’t need anyone like Rubio. Wait and see. Do your homework, bro.

  26. LTC Allen West represents everything we need in a candidate for the Republican Party for president. He is a true fiscal conservative that believes that this is the best country and that it deserves unapologetic representation! I received a call asking for a donation from the RNC and I refused because they to put up someone unless it is “their turn”. We need to put up somebody like Colonel West that can win – just like the liberals did! Can you imagine him debating Obama :)?!!!

  27. LTC Allen West represents everything we need in a candidate for the Republican Party for president. He is a true fiscal conservative that believes that this is the best country and that it deserves unapologetic representation! I received a call asking for a donation from the RNC and I refused because they to put up someone unless it is “their turn”. We need to put up somebody like Colonel West that can win – just like the liberals did! Can you imagine him debating Obama :)?!!!

    1. No credit to the Republican party is warranted. they are sell outs to the “status quo politcal process” just like the DEMs, they just don’t realize how co-oppted they are; and that is even more dangerous for our constitution.

  28. LTC Allen West represents everything we need in a candidate for the Republican Party for president. He is a true fiscal conservative that believes that this is the best country and that it deserves unapologetic representation! I received a call asking for a donation from the RNC and I refused because they to put up someone unless it is “their turn”. We need to put up somebody like Colonel West that can win – just like the liberals did! Can you imagine him debating Obama :)?!!!

  29. Obama ….. dont like the country… kills babies…. likes Islami…couldn’t give a speech like this wit out a tp if his life depended on it and yet……. he is the f-in pres????? WTF

  30. Sooner or later there was always going to be a ‘black’ President. As will there be a female President, a Muslim President, a gay President and so on. Sooner or later it will happen.

    But as far as a black President is concerned, it’s simply stunning to even try to comprehend how Obama beat out the likes of West and Cain. It’s even more stunning to try to comprehend how the media fawns over Obama in the manner that they do when there are such fabulous role models for the black community like West and Cain.

    It’s the (LS) media that’s the problem. When you get a robust media (in all forms), you’ll get a robust government. Sadly, the media has long ago lost it’s sheen.

    1. To Tinsley. To be sure America needs encouragement – BUT more importantly America needs LEADERSHIP. West is shaping up to qualify as the leadership we need. He needs more experiencwe and a BIG win at the state level to get name recognition. Foolish Americans vote for a familiar name (like Sen. Lieberman of CT), so let’s get West’s name in the forefront of everyone’s mind, and support his re-election campaign next year as I did last year.

    1. Actually I would rather see West mop the floor with Obama in a cage match, put it on PPV and pay down the national debt, but a debate would be a close second.

  31. Wow, substance! He really said something which is something you don’t get all the time from anyone in congress. I’d vote for West. As far as the Patriot Act goes, there is much I’ve learned over the past few years that make me wonder what West may know that tells him we need the Patriot Act even with all it’s flaws and infringements on civil rights. And really like Cain said, you will never find a candidate you will agree with all the time. West is better than 7 out of 10 in my book.

    1. So… it’s absolute allegiance to the constitution except when people in power decide that we need to violate it for reasons that they don’t share with us?

  32. I like that he can see the true threat of Islam.He says all the right things that people want to hear.”He spoke on the three pillars of conservatism: effective and efficient constitutional government”But yet he voted yay to the Patriot act some thing that is as unconstitutional as a law can get.It should never have been passed in the first place,but to vote yay to extend the Patriot act with a dictator like Obama and his regime in office just boggles the mind.There can not ever be any reason,excuses,or justification to vote for some thing that is unconstitutional.

    1. Whether or not you support the Patriot Act does not affirm nor deny its Constitutionality. There are times in history a leader has to step forward and make their best effort in a time of extreme crisis…many times without all the information you would like to have had to make a perfect decision. Bush did the patriot act and, ironically, it has endured trifectas of both political parties from Republicans in 2000 to recent Democrat super-majorities in 2008.

      There has been ample opportunity to dispute, modify, or repeal it. It appears you are likely on the wrong side of history.

      1. I highly doubt that. The Patriot act was not rewritten in response to the Terror Acts, These provisions were attempted time and time again for decades, only though fear & terror, were our “representatives” conned in to giving up our essential liberties for the perception of added security.

        Further any Congressman or women, any elected official that Votes in favor of any Unconstitutional law is violating their oath of office, can not be trusted to protect the scared liberties that this country was built upon, and disgraces the men and women the have died defending our liberties from all enemy’s foreign and domestic.

        Allen West, of all people should know that, if these power are needed, and if we have to give up our liberties, there is a constitutional way to have that happen, by constitutional amendment, and yes it will likely fail, BECAUSE WE VALUE LIBERTY ABOVE ALL ELSE.

        Guard with jealous attention the public liberty, Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. I know not what course others may take, but for me GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH.
        –Patrick Henry

        1. You could make that argument about any law or regulation that exists today. Anything written by Government essentially reduces your freedoms. And if you stretch far enough, like any democrat is willing to do, it will eventually apply to the Bill of Rights in some, tenuous fashion.

          By stating that these particular words in the patriot act finally cross the “line” and go too far would ring hollow to the farmer who has to pay illegal immigrants in Arizona for breaking our laws, trespassing on his property, and endangering an American Citizen. Where did his freedom to own property and safety go?

          Our freedoms are taken away every day by excessive political enforcement or non-enforcement. That is why there are periodic elections, and why Obama will join Carter as a one-termer.

          1. What does the Patriot Act have to do with Border Security and Immigration Enforcment, a Legitment Role of the Federal Government as Defined by the Constitution, The Patriot Act violates many constitutionally amendments, Namely the 4th, 5th, 10th and 14th just to name a few.

            As to your assertion that my argument can be made with any law or regulation today, That is only true for any law or regulation that exists at the federal level outside of the constitutionally authorized bounds of the federal government as enumerated in Article 1 Sec 8 of the US Constitution.

            1. If the liberal courts and leftist Congress ceased the bastardization and pillaging of our founding laws in their errant quest to undermine the nation at every turn, you would find the Patriot Act unnecessary and that the verbiage already existed in law to protect us. However, as long as Presidents and political parties are willing and allowed to redefine simple words such as “is”, the nation will struggle to preserve the legal clarity of language and continue to allow terrorists to roam free.

              The founding fathers never intended us to legislate in such a way that prevents us from defending ourselves from real threats, and the fact that so few challenges to the Patriot Act have been brought forth, even with recent Democrat super-majority rule, is a sign your verbose objections are likely not founded with merit.

              I wonder if you would be so quick to reference the Constitution if, for example, a Democrat President passed a massive law that a Federal judge struck down, declared unconstitutional, void, and that President simply chose to ignore the order to cease implementation through willful contempt?

              1. What do you think I am a Democrat??? I am against ALL political parties, I take Washington’s view of them (that they are a threat to liberty and to the republic). I am assuming your referring to Obamacare with your little hypothetical, you obviously know nothing about my politics. I am a small L libertarian and Individualist. I am against any Federal Law, Policy, Dept, or activity that is not authorized by Article 1 Sec 8 of the US Constitution. That includes but not limited to, Obamacare, SocSec, Medicare, DHS, BATFE, Dept of Education, DEA, FDA, USDA, About 70% of the FBI, Federal Reserve, and countless other Unconstitutional Agencies that I cant even begin to list here that have been created over the last 100+ years

                The founding fathers never intended us to legislate in such a way that prevents us from defending ourselves from real threats, and the fact that so few challenges to the Patriot Act have been brought forth, even with recent Democrat super-majority rule, is a sign your verbose objections are likely not founded with merit.

                The Patriot Act bars people that are impacted by it to ever talk about it,and many times are denied due process and the ability to challenge the orders or actions in a court of law. This a violation of not only the letter of the constitution but the very spirit of this nation. I have a problem with any action taken against US Citizens in secret and so would every one of the Founding Fathers.

      1. I’m done with the First Black or First Woman or First Gay or whatever.

        WE THE PEOPLE must elect the BEST CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or any other factor.

        We got our First Black President and it’s been a disaster!

        Elect candidates based on their position on issues and CONSIDER THEIR BACKGROUND AND CHARACTER.

        jmo of course.

      2. I’m done with the First Black or First Woman or First Gay or whatever.

        WE THE PEOPLE must elect the BEST CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or any other factor.

        We got our First Black President and it’s been a disaster!

        Elect candidates based on their position on issues and CONSIDER THEIR BACKGROUND AND CHARACTER.

        jmo of course.

      3. Sue, we the people should NEVER NEVER vote for anyone because of their sex or their pretty face. We need people in leadership who are educated but not Ivy League educated, well grounded in our unique American history, and who are people of PROVEN faith and with high moral standards. People like Ronald Reagan, the best example of the twentieth century, and the greatest president since Washington.

    1. I like Sarah too, BUT she is NOT presidential material. She is another pretty face with the right ideas but not the depth of experience and education. As a Governor – yes. West is more presidential than Sarah, but he still needs grooming. He has done his homework. He has the right foundation but lacks in experience. He must win BIG in a state election to get the national recognition. If he is promoted at the next Republican convention in 2012, perhaps as the keynote speaker, he will establish himself at the national level jusst as Reagan did. West certainly would make a good VP. He sounds to me like another Reagan, whom I knew, and who my nephew worked in the White House for eight years. Let’s all follow West and support West when he runs for re-election.

      1. moral integrity and correct principles are more than enough to overcome any perceived lack of “grooming. If the people of this country can have the FAITH to believe in character and God, We are better off WITHOUT someone who is GROOMED by the status quo. Please everyone stand on principle and values. CHARACTER DOES MATTER especially to GOD and HE is the one who makes things work when and if we act in truth and faith.

      1. Yeah, RyokTHEgod, there is a write in vote. I voted for Bill Cosby in 2008. Sure as hell couldn’t vote for Obama or McCain. They are just six of one and half dozen of the other.

      1. you’re right…”I shall not let Israel down” sounded like something he would vow if president. Great speech. I especially liked his comment about how conservatives are accused of being racist, and “look who is the keynote speaker” comment was great. He would have my vote!

    1. Well done, well said, what a “Great American” I solute you sir. May God bless you as this republic has need of men like you. Please carry on Sir.

    2. Well done, well said, what a “Great American” I solute you sir. May God bless you as this republic has need of men like you. Please carry on Sir.

    3. Just keep your eyes on Alan West. I supported him during his campaign last year by sending his campaign a personal check from my Social Security income because I heard him say the things that others were not saying. No matter how large or small, good people like Alan West must have our financial support to get them elected to office so that they can restore our national government to fiscal, moral and ethical sanity. He is from Fla, I’m from VT. I had nothing to gain from supporting West except to get a majority of conservatives to take control of the House of Reps. We did that. Never lose sight of the necessity of supporting such good people like West at election time. It’s the only way we can help America to survive as a free and sovereign nation. In God I/we trust.

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