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When Centennial Institute invited young conservatives to a leadership conference at CCU last month, chaired by radio host Hugh Hewitt, 123 came from 17 states. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
The Western Conservative Summit 2014 concluded last weekend with its largest attendance, stellar presenters, and hopeful theme, “America at its Best.” WCS ’14 demonstrated that conservative ideas cross race and gender lines and represent the best hope for a nation weary after six years of “hopeless chains.” WCS ’14 reminded us that there are big ideas and fundamental truths that can strengthen the world’s greatest nation and restore optimism to its people. Continue reading
Bobby Jindal once gave a speech inspiring TV entertainer-commentator Jon Stewart to respond with satiric torture, which is to say, the speech wasn’t just a little awful, but laughably awful. The other day, I saw Jindal give a speech inspiring a massive audience to a standing ovation, which is to say, it is untrue he’s all substance and no show. He has the oratorical oomph to get to the Oval Office. Continue reading
“The last bastion of freedom.” “The greatest nation in the history of mankind.”
Passionate, patriotic speakers at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit used these terms to describe “America at it’s best,” the theme of the 3-day weekend that called for unity, generational harmony, moral courage, and the preservation of America’s founding principles of faith, family, and freedom.
Thank you. Thank you, Ladies and Gentlemen.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I beg your indulgence for next couple of minutes. I’d like you to close your eyes, imagine what I am about to say.
North Korea has invaded South Korea. Indonesian paratroopers have landed on Australian soil. Taiwan has been overrun by China. The Russian-Soviet Empire has been re-created. Tyrants in Africa run around more mercilessly than even now. Terrorists terrorize with impunity. War, maybe nuclear, has engulfed the Middle East and Israel stands to be destroyed. In democracy terms, Latin America is back to square one. Cataclysmic natural disasters have no leadership response. Liberty is extinguished, with terror, tyranny and torture reigning.
Former Florida Congressman and Colonel Allen West summed up the Western Conservative Summit’s 2014 theme–America at its Best–perfectly late Sunday morning.
For West, the devil lies in the details. Conservatives must separate their version of “America at its Best” from the false message spread by the left. They must show the American people the difference between “economic empowerment and economic enslavement.” Continue reading
Warren Smith, Associate Publisher at World Magazine, and Nick Adams, author, media commentator, motivational speaker, and Australian politician, joined rising conservative stars Charlie Kirk, 21, and Ashley Pratte, 25, on Sunday morning to discuss the role of the Millennial Generation in the conservative movement.
Kirk is the founder and executive director of Turning Point USA, and Ashley Pratte serves as the spokeswoman for the Young America’s Foundation.
The panel of four brought young energy surging into the 2014 WCS as they inspired attendees to move the Millennial Generation forward.