(By Peg Brady, ’76 Contributor) Friday, 26 June – Convening: John Andrews and Bill Armstrong – To stirring cheers, Centennial Institute founder John Andrews welcomed us and proclaimed this year’s Western Conservative Summit theme, “Your Story: Freedom Alive.” Former state senate president Andrews declared, “.America’s future depends on
Eight hundred years ago on 15 June 1215, the English people compelled King John to endorse the Great Charter – Magna Carta. The Great Charter confirmed the ancient rights of “all the community.” So what?
(By Peg Brady, ’76 Contributor) Eight hundred years ago on 15 June 1215, the English people compelled King John to endorse the Great Charter – Magna Carta. The Great Charter confirmed the ancient rights of “all the community.” So what? Magna Carta is the foundation of America’s Constitution, our defense against tyranny, corruption and civil decay.
(’76 Contributor) Whatever our generation, we have watched and read many tales of daring and triumph. Our veterans, astronauts, scientists, and other heroes whom we honor achieved great wonders. We learned to believe that, however dire the challenges, “the good guys” win.
Editor: How does she do it? Peg Brady not only journals nonstop through the Western Conservative Summit main sessions. She also takes in the citizen action workshops and breakout sessions by great gulps
Editor: Peg Brady of Centennial CO has attended every Western Conservative Summit since the series started in 2010, and each year she keeps the most thorough and comprehensive journal of the proceedings, of anyone we know.
For this month’s Issue Monday on Oct. 14, Centennial Institute hosted a mixed panel to discuss current issues in Colorado, addressed through the larger lenses of policy and public attitude.
Referendum C set TABOR’s tax baseline at the highest amount collected between 2005 to 2010. Ref C’s big-spending advocates promised that its tax burden would last only five years. But Coloradans still pay $1 billion each year.
Editor’s Note: Peg Brady of Centennial CO, a Western Conservative Summit delegate since our first year in 2010, annually contributes her exhaustive program notes for the benefit of fellow summiteers as well as those who couldn’t attend. I liken her to James Madison, stenographer of the Founding, whose personal record [more] of the 1787 constitutional convention captured it forever in history. – John Andrews