'76 Blog

Identity politics are ruining America

Among all the founding fathers, I identify most with Alexander Hamilton. I am an immigrant just like him. Hamilton is a quintessential example of the American Dream. He embodied an archetype we as immigrants are […]

By |June 24th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |

Marriage decision will force resistance

The Supreme Court is expected to rule that defining marriage to be only between one man and one woman denies equal protection under the law and is therefore unconstitutional. The court could even rule that […]

By |June 24th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Evening Rallies Just $25

(By Western Conservative Summit staff) Like the WCS15 speaker lineup, but your budget or schedule won’t allow attending all three days?  Maybe your answer is to slice and dice the whopping Summit program into something that fits perfectly.  Check out our one-evening-only or one-day-only ticket options.
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Obama’s failed war on poverty

In his bow to holding a “conversation” about the poor, supported by two other progressives at liberal Georgetown University against one lone conservative, President Barack Obama’s big idea was to “invest” more to combat poverty, […]

By |June 13th, 2015|Categories: Economics, Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Can we focus for a moment on the real threats at hand?

Let’s take a quick stock of the world scene, shall we?

ISIS continues to ravage the cradle of humanity, taking and ransacking ancient cities, reversing the gains we fought for in Iraq and seemingly growing as […]

By |June 13th, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Freedom’s 800th birthday: Doing your part?

(By Douglas Bruce, ’76 Contributor) Tradition accepts June 15, 1215 as the start of limited government in Anglo-American law. Magna Carta (“great charter’) was signed under duress by King John. John was the brother and successor to Richard the Lion Heart, whose loyal subjects included that tax rebel, Robin Hood. […]

By |June 11th, 2015|Categories: History, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Still striving for freedom

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.” […]

By |June 11th, 2015|Categories: History|Tags: , , , |

Summit Surprises: Did You Know?

(By Centennial Institute Staff) Yes, Western Conservative Summit 2015 is very much about the invisible primary for president next year.  Seven GOP contenders are coming, others may come, and we even invited five Dems (not holding our breath).  But there’s a lot more to WCS15 that you maybe didn’t know about.
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Graduation advice for troubled times

It’s not a “Mad Max” world into which students are graduating, but it’s a mad, mad one, fraught with genocidal fanaticism, proliferating scandals and morally deficient leadership.
As terrorists claimed swaths of Iraq and Syria for […]

U.S. and British elections: changing patterns of party alignment

(By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow)  Dateline Washington, DC: As I write from the Imperial City- ablaze as always with partisan speculation – the conversation at our table at the Old Ebbitt Grill is about an […]

By |June 6th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |