Lt. Col. Allen West will speak at Hillsdale College Saturday, March 11 in the Searle Center at 1 p.m.
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Lt. Col. Allen West will speak at Hillsdale College — “unfiltered,” Hillsdale Young Americans for Freedom President senior Frank Bruno said.
West, a guest of YAF, will speak Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m. on “For the Love of God and Country” in the Searle Center.
“West did not plan to speak anywhere this semester for YAF, but he was so excited to come to Hillsdale that he made an exception,” Hillsdale YAF Trustee sophomore English Hinton said.
West is a retired lieutenant colonel who served in Kuwait and Iraq. As a Republican, he represented Florida’s 22nd District in the House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013. Currently, West is a Fox News Channel contributor and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis.
“West is a strong Christian, and he also knows a lot about national defense, so he will focus on that knowledge and experience in his speech,” Hinton said.
Normally, YAF gives speakers general guidelines to follow for their speech, but it made no requirements for West.
“He knows Hillsdale College, and he will have complete control over his speech,” Bruno said.
So far, 150 non-students have RSVPed for his speech, according to Hinton.