Monthly Archives: December 2011

So it’s extreme to doubt the educrats’ money demands?

By |December 11th, 2011|

(‘76 Editor) I believe that Colorado taxpayers and the federal government are spending enough, if not too much, on education. I believe schooling would be more effective if competition, choice, market forces, and parental control were more prevalent. And I believe we would be a freer and better–educated society if at some point, decades from now, government no longer operated or subsidized schools in any way. Since the 1990s, in fact, I have been signatory on a vision statement to that effect. […]

Wealth doesn’t cause poverty, it cures poverty

By |December 11th, 2011|

(Centennial Fellow) Class warfare is alive and healthy in elite parts of America today. Yes, elite. Only elites—a tiny fraction of a fraction of the American public—are able to camp in public parks denouncing businesses, while other elites in high government offices and the media discuss them. The rest of us have to work. […]

What is conservative leadership? Sen. Mike Kopp’s answer

By |December 10th, 2011|

Centennial Institute honored Mike Kopp, former Colorado Senate Minority Leader, with the Zebulon Pike Award for Colorado Leadership in Fidelity to Jeffersonian Principles at a ceremony on Dec. 6.

The award will be presented annually to an outstanding conservative who has set a high example for Coloradans, providing a landmark as Pike’s mountain did for the 1806 exploring party sent out by President Jefferson, said Centennial Institute director John Andrews. […]