Monday, August 11, 2014

Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin's Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom by Allen West

Review: I read Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin's Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom by Allen West.  Allen West is a black conservative republican which some would think to be an oxymoron.  In his book he describes his upbringing as well as his military and brief political careers.

He gives great insight into the founding of America and the two diverse roads of political thinking in the black community dating back to the end of the Civil War.

The book is easy to read and very informative.

After finishing the book, I felt proud to be an American and a strong desire to do all I can to help America to be great again.  Allen West is direct and even blunt at times, but we are living in a time when we need to be spoken to directly.  This book is definitely and encouragement to conservatives. (reviewed by B.Lyles, Teacher)

About the book - Synopsis

The inspiring life and uncensored views of a veteran, patriot, former Congressman, conservative icon, and warrior for personal liberty…

Over the course of the past few decades, Allen West has had many titles bestowed on him, among them Lt. Colonel, U.S. Representative, “Dad,” and Scourge of the Far Left. He rose from humble beginnings in Atlanta where his father instilled in him a code of conduct that would inform his life ever after.  Throughout his years leading troops, raising a loving family, serving as Congressman in Florida’s 22nd district, and emerging as one of the most authentic voices in conservative politics, West has never compromised the core values on which he was raised: family, faith, tradition, service, honor, fiscal responsibility, courage, freedom.

Today, these values are under attack as never before, and as the far Left intensifies its assaults, few have been as vigorous as West in pushing back.  He refuses to let up, calling out an Obama administration that cares more about big government than following the Constitution, so-called black “leaders” who sell out their communities in exchange for pats on the head, and a segment of the media that sees vocal black conservatives as threats to be silenced.

Now more than ever, the American republic needs a guardian: a principled, informed conservative who understands where we came from, who can trace the philosophical roots of our faith and freedom, and who has a plan to get America back on track. West isn’t afraid to speak truth to power, and in this book he’ll share the experiences that shaped him and the beliefs he would die to defend.
About the authors: ALLEN WEST was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia--in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. He is the third of four generations of military members in his family. During his twenty-two year Army career he commanded troops and deployed to several combat zones. He was elected to Congress in 2010, representing the 22nd district of Florida for one term. A frequent commentator on Fox News and a sought after speaker, he lives with his family in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  Michele Hickford is a writer and communications strategist. She has held senior positions at Turner Broadcasting and USA Networks, and served as Congressman West's Director of Outreach and campaign Press Secretary.

DISCLOSURE: "We received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review. Opinions expressed are solely ours. No compensation was received for this review.

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