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Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Scott Walker is a columnist for the Washington Times. He was the 45th governor of Wisconsin and launched a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He lives in Milwaukee and is the proud owner of a 2003 Harley Davidson Road King. He can be reached at

Columns by Scott Walker

Illustration on Veterans Day by Alexander Hunter/The Washington times

We live in the land of the free, because of the brave

We live in the land of the free because of the brave. The students, staff, and parents at Christian Life School in Kenosha, Wisconsin, reminded me of that again the other day. Published November 11, 2021

Former President Ronald Reagan. (Courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library).

The wise words of Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan's nationally televised address, "A Time for Choosing," was the manifesto of the modern conservative movement. Published October 29, 2021

Mourners gather at the north pool adorned with flowers during ceremonies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Young people need to be reminded about 9/11

We need to tell young people about what happened on 9/11. We need to tell them who did it to us. And we need to tell them why they did it to us. Published September 11, 2021

Life lessons that shaped Ronald Reagan illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

The life lessons that shaped Ronald Reagan

Love for America. The dignity of work. Empathy for others. Intolerance for bigotry. Faith in God's Divine Plan. Our 40th President lived his values, and his Midwest upbringing shaped them. Published July 29, 2021

Illustration on steps taken against truant Democrats in Texas by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Petulant, childish Texas Democrats need to return home

"1 Walker Defeats 14 Runners!" That was the bumper sticker Congressman Sean Duffy and his wife, Rachel, gave to me at a supper club in Washburn, Wisconsin after we enacted our budget reforms. Published July 15, 2021

One Generation Away from Losing America Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

We’re only one generation away from losing America

Who is proud to be an American? I am. The good news is that an overwhelming majority of adults (68%) are very or extremely proud to be an American. The bad news is the only group that is not proud are young people. Only 36% of those aged 18 to 24 said that they were extremely or very proud. Published July 8, 2021