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Iran deal dangerous and disconnected from reality

(By John Guandolo, ’76 Contributor) The “Joint Comprehensive Plan”(JCP) – also known as the “Iran Deal” among many – is dangerous for America’s security and demonstrates a true disconnect from reality by those who work […]

By |July 18th, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

Stop calling them progressives

(By Joy Overbeck) Today’s “progressive” ideas are nothing but retreads of the notorious 19th and 20th century command-and-control tyrannies that killed about 120 million of their own citizens. Variously known as socialism, Communism, and Marxism, […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Letter to a cadet: How Christianity sparked Western civilization

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty)  This is from a letter I wrote to a young friend from my church, now a cadet at the United States Military Academy in West Point.  Dear Arthur: You mentioned that your history professor at West Point downplays the role of Christianity in the development of Western culture. I would like to give a different view. […]

By |July 5th, 2015|Categories: Christianity, History, Western Civilization|

Our James Madison: WCS15 as Peg saw it

(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 […]

By |July 5th, 2015|Categories: Western Conservative Summit|

Best by far: WCS15 as Charlie saw it


(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) Under the fog of freedom-of-religion destroying Supreme Court decisions, my wife, Mary, and I joined with over four thousand, like-minded-conservatives to prepare for a 2016 general election. The 2015 Western Conservative Summit began Friday night with rousing speeches […]

By |July 5th, 2015|Categories: Western Conservative Summit|

The Obergefell v. Hodges decision in biblical perspective

 (By Brad Hughes, Centennial Fellow) The US Supreme Court decision on Obergefell v. Hodges is a clear indicator that our judicial system is badly broken, a clear reminder that the court opposes the Judeo-Christian foundations upon which the nation was founded, and a clear omen that more moral and legal confusion is on the way in America. […]

By |July 5th, 2015|Categories: Courts, Culture Wars|

The Top 10 Moments of #WCS15

Mike Huckabee set the Summit on fire…literally

Former Governor Mike Huckabee spoke on Saturday morning. His speech invigorated the audience and reaffirmed many conservative viewpoints that were promoted this weekend. “Quit punishing productivity and rewarding irresponsibility,” […]

By |June 28th, 2015|Categories: Western Conservative Summit|

Gun Control vs. Gun Rights – Mark Levine and Katie Pavlich Debate

On the last day of the 2015 Western Conservative Summit, Fox News and TownHall.com journalist Katie Pavlich debated liberal talk radio show host Mark Levine on gun rights vs. gun control. Pavlich debated the affirmative, […]

Dr. Ben Carson Boasts Business-Based Leadership

Dr. Ben Carson brought a calm presence to the main stage Saturday night during WCS. He opened by reassuring the audience that his campaign has over 200,000 new donations, stating that he does not have […]

By |June 28th, 2015|Categories: Politics, Uncategorized, Western Conservative Summit|Tags: , , |

At #WCS15, John Fund on Voter Fraud

John Fund, a national affairs columnist for National Review Online and a senior editor at The American Spectator spoke on voter fraud Sunday morning at the Western Conservative Summit. He started off strong, saying liberals […]

By |June 28th, 2015|Categories: Politics, Western Conservative Summit|Tags: , , |