Are you a Guardian of the Republic?

This week was the launch of my first book, Guardian of the Republic. I’m currently in Philadelphia (hat tip to Dom Giordano and the WPHT crew for a fantastic evening last night at Valley Forge Military Academy) and as I am writing this weekly reflection, from my hotel room I can see Independence Hall, the birthplace of the American Republic.

It’s a tangible reminder to me how exceptional and great this nation is – how I came from the inner city of Atlanta to be sitting in a room overlooking this symbol of our humble beginnings. I think about how Benjamin Franklin stepped outside that esteemed hall in 1787 and was queried whether the nation would have a monarchy or a Republic. His response was telling: “a Republic, if you can keep it.”

And so in writing Guardian of the Republic I wanted to talk about my humble beginnings and my life’s pursuit to meet Benjamin Franklin’s challenge. However, Franklin’s challenge was for all of us – even though many have declined to accept it.

A key question in the book stems from the words of then-Senator Barack Hussein Obama who said before Election Day in 2008, “we are five days from fundamentally transforming America.” No one ever asked, transform America to what? Or more importantly, transform America from what?

Could it be Obama seeks to destroy the very thing those humble men set out to establish over 200 years ago in the hall upon which I gaze? More importantly, has America awakened to that fact? And if we do realize Obama’s intent, what are we willing to do about it? Sadly, I believe there are too many who know nothing of our fundamental principles, as well as many who do not even care. People such as this enable someone like an Obama to rise and threaten to destroy that precious quality birthed right here in Philadelphia: individual liberty. A president who finds comfort in lying to the American people is one willing to do anything to achieve the ends of “fundamental transformation.”

Guardian of the Republic is my story, but it is also a clarion call to America to accept the challenge of Benjamin Franklin and become fellow Guardians of the Republic. I cannot think of a better way to end the first week of the book release than sitting here, looking at Independence Hall, and making a pledge to Benjamin Franklin and our Founding Fathers that I will be a Guardian of the Republic. I hope you will join me.


  1. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for having the courage to speak out in the face of all this. as I described to some friends..i so admire your calm fury! I will be meeting you tomorrow sir, and must say it will be the highlight of my life I am certain!

  2. Mr. West,

    As I was reading this article, I could not help but think of Thomas Paine: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink
    from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW deserves the
    love and thanks of man and woman.

    Thank you for your work and your voice. You are asking the same questions I asked during the presidential campaign. “What change?” Change for the sake of change may not always work to the positive, so why? To what purpose? As I reflect on the past few years, I see reflections from history, there are many alarming similarities.

    I will gladly accept Mr. Franklin’s challenge, it has a nice ring to it, Guardian of the Republic.

  3. 3-4 years ago, I remember reading some web page where the person was stating that Obama hates the US, and actually wants to ruin America. I thought that was far fetched, even though I did not vote for him and dislike everything about the man as a president, but now Obama is doing that exact thing, whether it is conscious or not, and therein we have a HUGE problem on our hands.

  4. When obama was running for President he stated during one of his speech’s ” I am proud to be a citizen of the greatest country in the world. Join me and help me change it.” The voters elected him and he is trying to change our Country…

    • He’s already changed it. The question is whether or not we can stop him before he drives us completely off the cliff. I don’t think we’re past the point of no return yet but I think we’re damn close to going over the edge if something is not done and done SOON! The elections this year are soooooo important if they turn out the way many are hoping then that’s how we can start to take our country back. But if we keep the House and win the Senate and then do nothing with it then we are screwed!

  5. Talk. That’s all I see. People with power in this country talk. About how things are and how they want them to be. Talk doesn’t fix a damn thing. And rarely these days does a vote. True revolution and change happens because someone gets off their ass and does something. The American Revolution did not come about because a bunch of bartenders, teamsters, barbers and such made it happen. It came about because the rich boys who were aware of what the ‘under’ class was dealing with in taxes along with their own exhorbitant taxes decided to do something. That’s the ‘Powers that Be’. And I’m pretty sure Allen B West is one of them today. Along with a bunch of folks he knows. You want Obama out of office? After Nov 2016 if we still hold the GOP House and hopefully hold the GOP Senate you start impeachment proceedings. If we hold both and the GOP does not start impeachment then it will never happen. Actions speak louder than words. And it takes power people to make that action happen.

    • You are mistaken, my friend. Words can change the world. The Founding Fathers were exceptionally well-versed in the ideas of liberty and power. Do you honestly think that their ideas just came out of nowhere? Or simply miraculously just came to them as they were running around ‘doing something’? No, they were the result of scholarship and dedication to principles that had been struggled over and fought for for around for many, many centuries. You might perhaps benefit from this excellent introduction to five documents that were written over the course of 1,000 years that were the making of the American Constitution:

      KrisAnne Hall – The “genealogy” of the Constitution

      We have to know what it is that we are defending. If we don’t, then we will be led into an Orwellian abyss.

      • We are already being led into an Abyss & yet you still want to talk.. Even our forfathers had to make a stand with force.. Talk is never enough.. Look at all of history?? The question is how long do we just Talk???

      • You are correct but you still sort of make my point for me too. Talk sometimes leads to action. A lot of times it doesn’t do anything. Yes the founding fathers were exceptionally brilliant. I believe that if you read my post you would have sort of figured that is what I meant about them. They were the power people. Power people have the money, the educations, the dollars or what ever, the contacts and connections to make things happen. I appreciate the link and will check it out. I do know already that the Magna Carta was a link to our Constitution. It takes power people to make things happen. And todays power people are talking us to death.

    • I’ve said the same thing to my aunt and mother. And I think you mean “After Nov 2014” not 2016. If we maintain the House and take over the Senate after this year’s midterm elections then impeachment proceedings should ABSOLUTELY be started!

      • Sometimes I get my numbers and words messed up. Drugged up disabled veteran here. You are correct, I meant 2014. Sure would be nice to live in a country where you don’t have to wonder what the hell is going on every morning you get up. I did a little over 12 years US Navy and I didn’t do it to live under some crap like Obama is pushing.

      • Well thank you for your service. My grandpa retired from a career with the navy. He served well over 20 years. He was a pilot in WWII and Korea. He died in 04, well before Obama took office and he’s gotta be rolling over in his grave at what this country is becoming knowing he didn’t serve and fight for this country only for it to be taken and “changed” like this. My dad and oldest brother served in the Army…. fought in Desert Storm and my middle brother was also Navy. Every morning when I get up and turn on the news (Fox News is the only REAL news as far as I’m concerned) I cringe to wonder what else has happened and what “King Obama” is gonna do next.

  6. LTC West my husband has been serving this country for 20 years and his admiration for you is 100% He made a comment to me that I really want to ask you. Would you
    considerate to run for president in 2016 ? we would love to know

  7. The Republicans on Capitol Hill are just stealth enablers of Obama. We are going to have to wait for the true patriots as Sheriff Joe and Mike Zullo to take Obama and his administration down. What sham and shame the republican party has become. Thank God for the Arizona Tea Party for standing up for America. Damn the rest of all the self-serving.

  8. God bless Col. West. Thank you for your service to this great country of ours. I will purchase your new book immediately.

  9. Wow, just read the excerpt of your book and I could not stop reading until the last page, I am a widow of an Air Force Chief Master Sergeant who retired in 1974 and our Son went on to join the Navy, My Dad, Brother and our Son were all Navy, one Brother was Army and I worked as an on base telephone operator, yes Sir, I am a proud Wife and Sister and Mother and just wanted to say Thank You for your service, Sir and May God Bless you and Dear GOD please bless our AMERICA again!!!

  10. I just listened to you on Tom Sullivan’s show, I will be promptly ordering “Guardian of the Republic.” We need more faces like “ours” standing up for our country. Being an artist, musician and a woman, I often feel that I cannot express my views and love of my country in public. That is wrong. Most people assume I am way out left, I’m here in solidarity, Mr. West. God Bless you and the United States of America.

  11. “They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” — Benjamin Franklin, Reply to the Governor (11 Nov. 1755)

    “Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.” — Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack (1738)

  12. Prophetic words of Daniel Webster
    “Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands … Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.

    And WHY the DEMONcrats worked so hard to kick God and His Word out of the American society?

    “That Book (the Bible) Sir, is the rock on which our Republic rests.” – Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States (1829–1837)

    “In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity. — John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States (1825-1829)

  13. COL West , I just returned from Philadelphia. I was there for two days to visit independence park and city tavern. I wanted to see where the constitutional convention was held. And guess what I read on my trip? Your book! Great read, and again, see you as presidential candidate and pres 2016!

  14. LTC West knows that after being lied to, laid off, terrorized and taxed by the regime in the White House, the majority of the country is MORE THAN READY to change course and right the ship that this dictator named “obama” has nearly sunk. Just the very idea that there are Guardians of the Republic throws chaos into a Liberal Leftist day and causes them to feel all out of sorts. Doubt ‘ol Frank (Marshall Davis) ever taught barry how to handle days like these and Alinsky certainly didn’t, either. Pretty soon, things will go dark for the Leftists.

  15. Kommunism/Marxism + Liberalism = Godlessness = Satanism

    The problem is godlessness !!!
    When God is kicked out from the life of the society Satan replaces God, because
    the Holy Place is NEVER empty.

    Did not you read in the Scripture “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers (politicians), transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For
    Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.”
    (2 Corinthians 11:13)

    The destruction of America ALREADY is going FROM WITHIN for decades. Did not you get yet, People?

    With the Korrupt Kenyan Kriminal it just took a suicidal speed in the FISCAL irresponsibility and Moral DECAY. You were promised of “the Fundamental TRANSFORMATION of America”. Well, you got it. Congratulation!

    Demoralization of the American youth is done.
    Demoralization of the U.S. Military is done.
    Now Demoralization is starting in the kindergartens with the so called sex “education”.
    The National debt is over $17 Trillion.
    Job market is destroyed.
    Health Care System is destroyed.
    American and Family Values are in the process of their destruction.

    But Almighty God tells you:
    “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and PRAY and
    seek My face, and TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, then I will hear from heaven,
    and will FORGIVE their sin and HEAL their land.
    15 Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made IN THIS PLACE.”
    (2Chronicles 7:14-15)

    People, “Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.” (Isaiah 55:6)

    People, Do not be late.

  16. I really look up to you, Col. West. I try to watch you every time your on Fox News. You make so much sense, and I wish you would run for president. You’ve got the American people’s back, and you’re God fearing, which is what this country needs. I will be buying your book my next paycheck. God bless you .

  17. Goodness, I hope that we can right the ship! Also to be noted is that it is starting to come out that massive fraud was apparent in both the 2008 and 2012 elections. It’s sickening! Clearly, over 50% don’t want anything to do with Obama and his minions. It’s not just Obama– he’s the figurehead for the Democratic party which has turned into the American Marxist party. So very sad!

    • You GO girl! You can help.
      Remember, remember
      The month of November,
      The health care debacle and plot.
      I see a good reason
      Why the voting season
      Should never be forgot.
      Spread the word!

    • So do I Katrina. I am 72 yrs. old but I will fight. It breaks my heart that my grandchildren & little great- granddaughter will never know the freedom I’ve had in my lifetime

      • They may yet know Freeedom if enough Americans stand up and demand that our Constitution be enforced as it was written and as our Founders intended. Like you, I am prepared to take such steps as necessary and while I have no desire to die, I will gladly do so if that is what it takes to restore our Constitutional Republic.

    • The Founders did not declare war against GB. They declared their Independence. Still, I get your point and agree that the time for talk is over. It is time to act which is why I have filed charges of Treason against Ovomit, plus I filed charges of Misprision of Treason against our elected reps for their failure to charge Ovomit with treason as the law requires.


  19. “I believe there are too many who know nothing of our fundamental principles, as well as many who do not even care”. Not to mention politicians that would rather write books and make money than actually come to the people in their community, organize them and LEAD them to take back their country. Mr. West, if you honestly believe what you have written, then LEAD the people. You can’t do that behind the pages of a book. Respectfully, SE Hanley.

  20. Remove your children’s minds from government control now. They’re being brainwashed and taught to hate Christians, to embrace homosexuality, and embrace every political aspiration that will make money for the elite like global warming and recycling to name a few, They’re drugging them to shut them up and wonder why they lose it and become violent. God help us.

  21. Obama and his democrat party supporters are the biggest problem and threat this nation has ever faced! They are engaged in a massive conspiracy to “fundementally change America”. Another words, they are engaged in and committed to acts of “High Treason and Revolution” against our American Republic! They are ruthless liars, arch criminals, and they are now controlling this nation from the highest public offices we have. They all knowingly lied when they took their “oaths of office” and swore to uphold our constitution. They are still denying and hiding their true intentions, but their actions and the direction they are moving this country reveal exactly who they are, and what they are.

    • Right again, Mike. This is another reason why the traitors in government must be executed. Other wise nothing will ever change except that it will get much worse.

  22. If the Obama regime prevails in the 2014 elections, or, continues to hold the senate and/or, takes the house, you can “kiss this country goodbye forever”! Obama will have 3 years left to finish what he started, the “total transformation” of America. But not for the good of the public. Obama wants to create his own, personal, dictatorship. A cross between a communist dictatorship and a muslim califate. If that happens, I firmly believe that what will follow will “dwarf the holocost” in the persecutions of Obama’s enemies, both real and imagined. If the left wins the next elections, we will have a “civil war”, much worse than the last.

    • I wish you were wrong Mike, but I agree with you. Unfortunately for America, 2012 proved that elections can easily be manipulated by fraud so the outcome is known prior to voting.

      Either Ovomit is removed for his many crimes, or America is finished as you said.

  23. Col.West,

    Here is something you are going to want to read. If you haven’t already. This is the OFFICIAL Operation American Spring Restore the Constitution of The United States of America The Constitution of The United States of America

    The Declaration Of Independence


    How can Americans fight back


    OPERATION AMERICAN SPRING – Washington, D.C. in the cross-hairs – The Out-of-Control Government Leadership Must Be Stopped



    (Please add the above title and some or all data from below to your FB, Twitter, Blog, Email list)

    TO: Patriots (black, white, red, yellow, brown, male, female, civilian, military, truckers, bikers, militias, veterans, old, young, every American that loves freedom and liberty)

    Mission: Restoration of Constitutional government, rule of law, freedom, liberty “of the people, by the people, for the people” from despotic and tyrannical federal leadership.

    Millions of Americans will participate.
    American veterans and patriots are energized to end the tyranny, lawlessness, and shredding of the US Constitution.
    Government is not the target, it is sound; corrupt and criminal leadership must be replaced.
    Those in power will not hesitate to use force against unarmed, peaceful patriots exercising their constitutional rights.
    Patriots may be killed, wounded, incarcerated.
    There is no hope given today’s technology of secrecy for the effort nor do we want it secret.

    Concept of Operations:
    Phase 1 – Field millions, as many as ten million, patriots who will assemble in a peaceful, non-violent, physically unarmed (Spiritually/Constitutionally armed), display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership in Washington D.C., with the mission to replace with law abiding leadership. Go full-bore, no looking back, steadfast in the mission.

    Phase 2 – One million or more of the assembled 10 million must be prepared to stay in D.C. as long as it takes to see Obama, Biden, Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi, and Attorney General Holder removed from office.
    Consistent with the US Constitution, as required, the U.S. Congress will take appropriate action, execute appropriate legislation, deal with vacancies, or U.S. States will appoint replacements for positions vacated consistent with established constitutional requirements.

    Phase 3 – Those with the principles of a West, Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, Lee, DeMint, Paul, Gov Walker, Sessions, Gowdy, Jordan, should comprise a tribunal and assume positions of authority to convene investigations, recommend appropriate charges against politicians and government employees to the new U.S. Attorney General appointed by the new President.

    *All actions in Phase 2 & 3 will be consistent with the U.S. Constitution.

    Date of Operation: “OPERATION AMERICAN SPRING – Beginning Of Tyranny Housecleaning, May 16, 2014, completion to be determined

    We are past the point of no return, thus must move forward with an effort to save our nation, as there is no other choice. We are asking, pleading with you, and any others that have resources, national voices, email lists, blogs, FB, Twitter, to call for a non-violent American Spring May 16 2014 in Washington D.C. We must appeal to ten million and more American patriots to come and stay in Washington, D.C. to stop the White House and Congress from total destruction of the United States. It’s now or never. God help us.

    …..the law of nature rules. A fluffy, cuddly lamb gets eaten by a mean old wolf is not an illegal or immoral event…the law of nature. When some greedy, self-serving occupant of the White House or Congress, or elements outside America, is threatening our existence, our freedom, our liberty, our Constitution, our life resources, our America, then we fight back to destroy the threat and there is nothing immoral or illegal about it. When the government becomes lawless, then “we the people” no longer are obligated to follow the government……there is no law when government picks and chooses for political purposes or personal agenda. At this time the government is performing as a lawless entity……

    A duck cannot be turned into a fox; an elephant cannot be turned into a flea; the laws of nature will not permit.
    Likewise, a nation ordained and principled by the laws of nature, sovereign, free, with liberty for all cannot naturally become a nation guided by royalty, decrees, tyranny, elitist, self-serving criminals. The former has proven desirable, the latter has proven human pain.
    “We can become a nation guided by royalty IF “we the people” beguiled by the government in surrender to our lusts for that which we have not earned –for what is not natural –if we have become intoxicated by unbroken success” as Lincoln proclaimed in March 30 ,1863 call for fasting, humiliation, and prayer–we can very easily heap to ourselves leaders, and with itching ears, be turned from the Truth to become enslaved by the LIE.”
    The United States of America (elephant) while embracing the “LIE” is teetering on the abyss of becoming a sniveling, blood sucking, undesirable nation (flea).

    OPERATION AMERICAN SPRING will be a gigantic step in removing the flea infestation that is sucking the blood out of America.

    We see no reasonable, hopeful sign that indicates there are honorable, loyal, mature, critical thinking, experienced people in government that understands the chaos about to rain down on America, nor do they care….our only hope is that “we the people” call, organize, and draw a few million patriots to stay in D.C. for an “American Spring”. It would be the catalyst to draw the line and bring to a conclusion a decision on the out of control government, one way or the other. America will rise up or surrender………for me, I only go to my knees in the presence of God Almighty……… knees will not touch the surface as a result of some piss ant occupant of the White House or a corrupt legislator, or outside element…I will fall to my death standing if necessary.

    There is not much time and the only planning necessary is to select a starting date, which we have done, and then show up in Washington, D.C. on that date, and plan to stay for the duration. The goal is restoring the US Constitution as the law of the land, removing the lawless leadership. Will this be a cake-walk? No, it will be painful, and some people may die because the government will not be non-violent; some of us will end up in a cell, and some may be injured. If that’s what it will take to save our nation, do we have any choice? Freedom loving Americans will say there is no choice, we must begin the second American Revolution. Not with guns, but with millions of Americans demanding a return to constitutional government and the resignation of Obama, Biden, Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi, and Holder as a start…then the constitutional restoration process can begin. An AMERICAN SPRING can be avoided only if the above mentioned officials resign.

    Will our national patriot leaders step forward and declare, “send me”, I’ll lead? There are millions of veterans and patriots ready to follow and have said “I will go”.

    I urge all organizations, groups, particularly veterans and military retirees begin planning to visit Washington, D.C beginning May 16, 2014. Keep tuned to Constitutional Emergency/Patriots for America for updates and guidance.

    Please bathe this effort in prayer as there is no personal agenda or gain save liberty, freedom, and restoration of constitutional government for “we the people”.

    Harry Riley, COL, USA, Ret

  24. Allen, so are YOU a Guardian? If so, why haven’t you charged Ovomit with treason and fraud? I did and many people I know have. Have you charged anyone in congress with Misprision of Treason for failing to charge Ovomit with his many Treasonous acts? I did.

    Talk is cheap. While I respect your service, you have a duty to charge Ovomit for his many crimes which include Treason. If you don’t, then you are all talk like any other stinking politician.


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