Photo of Allen West saluting, in an article he wrote about a veteran funeral for the Old School Patriot.

Statement by LTC Allen West

In Elections, Front Page, US Politics by Allen West

Greetings everyone, first, I would like to wish y’all a Happy 243rd American Independence Day. Truly, we live in the greatest nation the world has known. There is no place like America, founded on the fundamental principles of individual sovereignty, liberty, freedom, and rights. We have, over these past 243 years, striven to become a “more perfect Union,” as is stated in our Constitution, our rule of law.

Tomorrow is, indeed, our Independence Day, and we should participate in the grand celebrations and fireworks displays. However, before we turn to that celebratory manner, let us all take the time to do as those Americans did 243 years ago: read the entire Declaration of Independence. Gather ‘round in your homes, with your children and grandchildren, and share the words of Thomas Jefferson that set forth the establishment, creation, of our United States of America. It is the least we can do to honor our forefathers and foremothers.

However, Independence Day also has a special meaning for me, here, in the State of Texas, the place I have called home for the past five years.

It was on July 4th, 1867 that the Republican Party of Texas was established, down in the Houston-Galveston area. Y’all know that I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee, and we Volunteers have a special place in our hearts for Texas. As well, as a Constitutional Conservative black man, it warms my heart that on Independence Day, 152 years ago, 150 Blacks came together to form the Republican Party of Texas, yes, here in the Lone Star State. One of the early Chairmen of the Texas Republican Party was a man named Norris Wright Cuney, for whom today, Cuney Homes in Houston are named. He served as the RPT Chairman from 1884-1898 and was considered one of the most powerful black men of the 19th century. Something tells me that he would not be happy to have his name on a government housing project. That does not represent economic emancipation.

As I look ahead as to how I can best continue my service to our Constitutional Republic, and the great state of Texas, my family and I have decided to explore the opportunity for me to be the next Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.

Some of you may ponder why. Let me explain.

I am not into personal achievements; that is not the true nature of leadership. Leadership is about what you enable others to achieve, to attain their own greatness, and pursue their dreams, hopes, and aspirations. The fight for America is not in the US Senate or the US House of Representatives . . . it is right here in the state of Texas. It is here that an ideological battle is being waged, and as a soldier, we move to the sound of the guns.

My objective is to recruit, train, resource, equip, and deploy Constitutional Conservative candidates to win elections from the local, to the state, and the national level, and defeat the scourge of progressive socialism here in this blessed state of Texas.

It is here, in Texas, where we celebrate rugged individualism, not collective subjugation. It is here in Texas that we celebrate individual will, drive, and determination . . . not the surrender to the intrusive and onerous will of a few. It is here in Texas that the American character is defined, and recognized, worldwide. It is here in Texas where we shall make the stand as we pledge to “Hold Texas, Hold the Nation.” And, as Lt. Col William Travis said in his February 24th, 1836 letter from The Alamo, “Victory or Death.”

Between now and the Texas State GOP convention next May 2020 in Houston — how appropriate — I will be traveling the state and meeting you, the sons and daughters of Liberty in the Lone Star State.

I ask for your prayers as we embark upon this incredible journey. Now, of course, we can expect the opposition to do as they always have. As a matter of fact, when those 150 blacks established the Republican Party of Texas, they were confronted by a Democrat Party using the tactics of threats, coercion, intimidation, mandates (black codes), and even violence (Ku Klux Klan) to suppress their quest for liberty, freedom, and equality. There are some things in life that never change.

We have a landing page up and operational, and shortly we will have a website enabling you to support this endeavor, as well as be a part of this red wave of conservatism, meaning individual liberty and freedom.

But, for now, enjoy our American Independence Day, and the day the Republican Party of Texas was established. There is no coincidence there, as we will reestablish the home of Liberty, Freedom, and Individual rights here, in the Republican Party of Texas.

God bless y’all, God bless Texas, and God bless these United States of America.

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