I don’t know that enough can be said about the enormous, positive impact
the Tea Party movement has had on local, state and national elections
over the last couple of years. In our own state, the activism of these
passionate patriots helped make the ‘Campaign 2010’ political plan put
in place by the Alabama Republican Party a resounding success, ending
the 136 years of Democratic rule in Montgomery.
Tea Party groups embody the spirit of the early American colonists who fought to end tyranny imposed upon them by Britain. They
are working to elect office-holders who will uphold the Constitution
and honor the limited-government principles our Founding Fathers
intended the federal government to follow. Because of their
efforts, we have several strong leaders fighting for liberty in
Washington, D.C., and among these is the keynote speaker for our
upcoming ‘Patriots Dinner’ in Montgomery, U. S. Representative Allen West (R-Florida).
Congressman Allen West was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is
the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. His
parents instilled in him a very basic principle, love of God and country.
In 2004, upon retiring after 22 years of service in the United States
Army, he moved to Florida before returning to Afghanistan as a civilian
military adviser to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in
In November of 2010, Col. West was honored to be able to continue his
oath of service to his country when he was elected as a U. S.
Representative in the United States Congress. Like many other
Republicans that year, his election efforts were bolstered by a strong
and vibrant Tea Party movement in Florida. Once elected, Col. West
quickly joined the Congressional Tea Party Caucus which had been founded
by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) the summer before. He was also the first black Republican Congressman to be elected from Florida since 1876!
West’s no-nonsense, straight-shooting style of talking has put him in
high demand as a speaker for conservative groups across the nation. This
year, he was a featured speaker at the Conservative Political Action
Conference in DC, where he reiterated the truth that our Founding Fathers believed that the rights of all Americans include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Faithful Republicans, conservative activists and Tea Party members from across the state will join us at our Summer ‘Patriots Dinner’ on Friday, June 22nd at the Renaissance Hotel
in Montgomery to hear Col. Allen West as he shares his insights about
the dangerous ‘big-government’ path our nation is treading upon and why
the election in November will be the most vital in the history of our
nation. Col. West knows that it essential that we make sure that Barack
Obama is a one-term President so I encourage all Alabamians who value
liberty to come be a part of this special night. I am confident that
Col. West will play an important role in defeating Barack Obama in
November from whatever position he will hold at that time (some
speculate that he is a potential Vice Presidential running mate for Gov.
You can find important details about the Patriots Dinner on our website, as well as purchase your tickets online.
For those who need a hotel room after the dinner on Friday evening,
June 22nd, we still have a few rooms at the Renaissance Hotel at the
special rate that we have secured - $99 a night! But these rooms will
all be taken before the end of this week. So, make your reservations and
purchase your tickets today. Please call the ALGOP Headquarters office
at 205-212-5900 to ensure that you have a ticket for this exciting
Tickets are going fast, so don’t hesitate – buy yours today!
For the Cause,
Bill Armistead, Chairman
Alabama Republican Party