(CCU Student) On Feb. 18, Presidents’ Day, the Centennial Institute gave a fascinating presentation on the presidency of our 40th president Ronald Reagan. Special guest speakers included Donald Hodel, former U.S. Secretary of Energy and Secretary of the Interior, and David Crouse, producer of the recently released documentary “The Reagan Presidency”. Donald Hodel spoke on his encounters with the famed President and his impressions of who Reagan really was. He saw that Reagan was a great man because of his abiding faith in God, his fundamental commitment to human freedom everywhere in the world, and his intense love for his country; and to further his recognition, he spoke of how Reagan was not in the mercy of his advisors when it came to economics like most Presidents are.
(CCU Student) On Monday night three Colorado legislators came to the Centennial Institute in Lakewood and discussed hot issues of 2013 that will arise in the legislative session this year. Guns, gay marriage, and health care heated up much of the discussion as Rep. Claire Levy, D –Boulder, House minority leader Mark Waller, R –Colorado Springs, and Senate minority leader Bill Cadman, R –Colorado Springs, conversed upon the implications of each.