Have helmet bag, will travel: I’m on the road again

Good Saturday morning, and as you’re reading this, I’m heading out for another road trip, heading to “Happy Valley” in Pennsylvania to stand in support of my former colleague and friend Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson. GT is hosting the “Rally in the Valley” picnic event in Julian, PA and I’m looking forward to sharing time with his constituents.

Plus I get the opportunity to see State College, the home of the Penn St Nittany Lions – as a matter of fact they have me bunking down at the Nittany Lion Inn. I’m also looking forward to a Sunday morning run on the campus, hopefully past the historic Beaver Stadium which has moved past my alma mater’s Neyland Stadium — speaking of the Tennessee Volunteers.

There’s a little football game Saturday night, which will have my attention as the Vols head out to Norman Oklahoma to take on the number four Sooners. It will be a big test for our young Volunteer football team in Coach Butch Jones’ second season. We had a fantastic recruiting class and are rebuilding the offensive and defensive lines, but have awesome skill players. Last year our Vols went out to Eugene Oregon and got whacked by the quack attack of the Ducks, yep, it was 59-3. I’m looking for the Vols to play a competitive game with a very talented Sooner squad who returned nearly the whole shooting match after their big Sugar Bowl win over Alabama back in January of this year. Hopefully I’ll get to sing “Rocky Top” more than I have to hear “Boomer Sooner.”

After Pennsylvania, I’ll head to Miilwaukee – my first time ever in Wisconsin! I hear the city lakefront is awesome which will make for a nice Monday morning run. I’ll be there to do that which I love best, speak on a university campus — this time it’s Marquette. I remember when Al McGuire and the Marquette Warriors (that was before they were forced to change their name) came into The Omni Atlanta and beat Dean Smith and the North Carolina Tar Heels in the 1977 NCAA basketball tournament — I was 16 and we were all enthralled with those Marquette uniforms — check out the video here. Those were the days before the college shot clock.

Marquette sadly is also the alma mater of the savagely murdered American journalist James Wright Foley…

My visit is being sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation and the Marquette University College Republicans. The topic will be the challenges facing our young generations — something I fully understand having a college senior daughter myself. We cannot be the first generation of Americans to leave less to a subsequent generation — not on our watch folks.

After my time in Milwaukee, where I hope to get a chance to see Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Jr. again, it’s off to Dallas.

In Dallas I’ll be the luncheon speaker for the National Center for Policy Analysis as part of the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series — ain’t America great? I will also have the honor of addressing the Sumners Foundation Scholars from local Texas and Oklahoma Universities — depending on the results of the Vols-Sooners game, I might not be too friendly to any Sooners. The luncheon will be Wednesday at the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas – hope you can make it – and I’ll also be signing copies of Guardian of the Republic. The topic will be “Political Philosophy, Principles, Policy and its Effects in America Today” — and I can’t think of a better theme for our Constitutional Republic.

I’ll finally head home Wednesday evening back to South Florida to prepare for a trip back to my hometown of Atlanta to end the week.

So be it in Happy Valley, Milwaukee, Dallas — or in transit — I look forward to seeing y’all!

Steadfast and Loyal…Molon Labe!

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BJ Dennis
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Col. West, may I extend an invitation to come to McAllen, TX. for Oct 25th Bikers for Boobs event to benefit Brest Cancer here in the Rio Grande Valley. Magic Valley Riders M/C is sponsoring the event. In April we also put on the Beach and Biker Fest on South Padre Island, our big fund raiser, the proceeds of which are donated to LOCAL charities throughout the year, and especially to purchase toys and needed food and gifts for local needy families. The invite is of course n open invite, should you ever find yourself down here near what used… Read more »
Richard M. Knittle Jr.
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Colors I pledge of allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands… I don’t know about you but a tear builds up in my eye when I recite that it reminds me of when I was a kid in this great country of ours, in a time when we played barefoot in the park until the street lights came on without fear. It reminds me of our bicentennial in 1976 when our country was strong and proud of our 200 year old birthday. Back when I served earning 3 honorable… Read more »
Len Reeve
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Well stated, my friend… even in peace united we stand, divided we fall… where do we meet for that beer?? Anyone want to join us…?

Richard M. Knittle Jr.
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Len anytime my friend! Lets hope we can get back to standing tall.. Mr West Sir please make this happen! Their is no one that can but you!

alnga
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It would take an Allen West to do that. I would put Allen west and Herman Cain on the ticket to get our country out of the hands of the liberal lunatics..

Rick Williams
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Have said many times that Cain/West or West/Cain would be one of the greatest presidencies in US history.

cweat
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Safe travels!

Poorlaggedman
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Aw man… I used to live right across the street this time a year ago from the Nittany Lion Inn and go for a run down Park up and around the stadium. Definitely a great run route. They just took the bibles out of that hotel last week. There used to be a Paterno statue on the other side of the Stadium that was my halfway mark, then they tore it down and removed the whole plaza. Very sad.

Earl Lee
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ALLEN west is a FRAUD!!! The GUARDIAN FUND has collected over 4 million dollars and has given only 20k to candidates while over 3 million has gone for fundraising! How in the WORLD do you spend 3 millions on fundraising to give away 20k?? You LOONS keep supporting this CON MAN!!! But you loons KEEP DONATING!!!

Mohammed's pink swastika
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Mohammed's pink swastika

Earl Lee masterbates to pictures of Allen West.

Earl Lee
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And you keep donating to the “GUARDIAN FUND”

Rick Williams
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Went on a 9/11 run today with over 1,000 bikes in Reno/Sparks, NV. It was amazing to see so many bikers come together to support people who serve the country and their families who have given and lost so much. Try to make it next year, Col. West. It’s the Iron Nation 9/11 run. Every year. they might even let you speak before the governor. 🙂

MotherBatherick
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LTC West: That’s an impressive schedule you are keeping. Even more impressive, is your commitment and dedicated loyalty to this nation and a beautiful nation it is!

Debby Ward
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Thank you for coming to Milwaukee. We need someone here who uses their brains, instead of handing out welfare checks to illegals. WI Democrats are destroying the younger population of Milwaukee, and many think (they said this) that if Dems stay in office, they get to stay on welfare because it is all they have ever known. ie…grandparents, parents, etc…and now them. Jobs are here but they REFUSE to work if they aren’t made to stand up for themselves. They want taxpayers to fund their drinking and drugs, while they go out and eat steak that our hard-earned money paid… Read more »
John h
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wow debby did they say that to you?

John h
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The GUARDIAN of the republic is smart,, their selling ads on here and collecting your donations good job