Personal thoughts on the launch of Guardian of the Republic

This will be a monumental week in my life: the release of my first book, Guardian of the Republic. It was exactly a year ago that I began this literary project and the day has come for its debut.

I will be on the road traveling a good deal this week from Washington, DC to Valley Forge, Penn. to Wenatchee, Wash. There is no greater honor than to stand before Americans and speak of what we can do to restore this great nation. I’ll try to provide daily summaries of my travels and some post assessing the days news. We’ll keep you apprised of the major media hits so you can tune in if you like.

These are indeed the times that try men’s and women’s souls and I wholeheartedly believe our greatest days are ahead. We are Americans and just too resilient to lie down without a fight. The nature of who we are is not weakness, it is exceptionalism in all we do. We just need to be reminded of the composition of our DNA and the American genetic code that we pass on to subsequent generations. My mom and dad have long since gone home to God, but their lessons, guidance, counsel, and love resides in me — and I shall pass it on.

Speaking of passing, congratulations to the NCAA Basketball Tournament Final Four: UConn, Florida, Wisconsin, and Kentucky — who said the Southeastern Conference didn’t play basketball? Our esteemed conference only sent three teams to March Madness — Tennessee (who made it to the Sweet 16 and lost by one to Michigan), Florida, and Kentucky. Could there be a rematch of the SEC Conference final between the Florida and Kentucky?

Very well, as you awake to read this little missive, I am probably already in Washington DC preparing to chat up Politico — fun times.

There will be a very surprising interview this week — but you’ll just have to find out on Tuesday.

Steadfast and Loyal!


  1. I can’t wait for my copy due from Amazon tomorrow! BTW but the possessives of men and women are men’s and women’s. Normally in the possessive of plural nouns (as you correctly assumed) the apostrophe comes after the s, but the words men and women are already plural. Please pardon the former English teacher in me. On another note, I wish I could write half as good as you!

  2. Oops, now my error! I should have written “half as well as you” since “good” is not an adverb. I told you my writing is weak!

  3. My prayer is that we as Christians first will ask God for forgiveness for our selfves and for country men and then our country! Repent from our pride that we could run this country without God! Then

  4. Then humbly ask for Divine Providence again on behalf of the unbelievable position we find ourselves in! ! And prayers to YOU Colonial West! Godspeed!

  5. DEO GRATIAS for His Provision of staunch, fearless, PRINCIPLED leaders like LTC West, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz …. whose FIRST allegiance is to WE The People and The Constitution …. who put the interests/welfare of fellow Americans

    before *party*,
    before *cronies*
    before *special interests*
    before *big donors* ….

    THESE are the leaders MULTITUDES of patriotic Americans will follow …. and so bring about the RESTORATION of This Republic

    #BeClingers ———————-> #AmericaRISING

  6. Wenatchee ought to be beautiful this time of year, with the apple blossoms coming out to join the honorable sounds heard only from conservatives like yourself, Lt Col West. Sweet! And everyone knows that I want a copy of your book for my birthday. Told them not to bother wrapping it, just have it on the table waiting for me. Pretty much already know what there is to know about you but having it in hard back will make it easier to use as a reference guide. Thanks!!

  7. I have just started reading this book and want to say that you are an amazing man and just the person to lead this country back to its exceptional standards.God bless you and your family (past and present).

  8. I am happy Col. West has found a life outside of Congress and appears to be doing well. As a parent of three kids who were in the Army with one still in, I commend his fortitude.


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