Electric anticipation fills the air in downtown Denver at the Hyatt Regency as dozens of event staff and volunteers make last minute preparations for the nearly 2500 patriots attending the 2014 Western Conservative Summit just hours from now.
With less than 48 hours until the Western Conservative Summit begins, many are already gearing up for an inspirational and educational weekend. Calendars have been cleared out in anticipation of great political leaders and commentators of the conservative movement such as Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin. While making the trek Continue reading →
(’76 Editor) “Contrition is BS.” Press secretary Ronald Ziegler’s acid tone shocked me – and he didn’t use the initials. It was 1973, a bad year in a bad decade for America. I was a young speechwriter in the Nixon White House, assigned to gather input from Ziegler and national security advisor Henry Kissinger for a TV address Continue reading →
Western Conservative Summit 2014 reminds delegates of the power of conservative film with its popular nightcap feature, “The Right Movies.” Feature films and documentaries that friends of freedom can applaud are screened Friday and Saturday evenings Continue reading →
(Editor) Western Conservative Summit 2014, Centennial Institute’s fifth annual rally on the right, features 20 top speakers from politics, public policy, media, and the battle of ideas. But that’s not all. Continue reading →
(’76 Contributor) Let me comment on the March 10 forum at Centennial Institute, “Can We Legislate Morality? Marijuana, Marriage, Murder,” which I was unable to attend. It’s an attention-getting topic, since in my view the libertarian trend is becoming a suicidal libertine trend, demanding total freedom and a social safety net which becomes unaffordable. It’s also on its way to endorsing NAMBLA as the next step after gay marriage. Eventually the victim list will get some attention. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
It happened right under our noses, even though we all knew better: a cabal of determined con men and women got everyone to believe that they were championing open and enlightened discourse, while they were actually just frightening everyone into silence ahead of the reality that the oligarchic governmentality to which they entitled themselves was in fact completely incoherent. Continue reading →
For presidential hopefuls, it’s never too early to begin the campaign. Stump speeches are formed and exploratory polling is conducted shortly after the induction of the current President. While potential nominees are far from declaring their presidential bids, Continue reading →
After a moving speech by Mia Love, encouraging insights from Governor Mike Huckabee, and a profound expose of the left’s moral bankruptcy by Bill Whittle, Colonel Allen West took the stage to bring the fourth annual Western Conservative Summit to a close. The former Florida U.S. Representative touched on the topics that had been echoed throughout the weekend by such speakers as KT McFarland, Jonah Goldberg, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and others.
“So here we are, on the Lord’s Day, committed to the timeless principles of conservatism that have made us, America, the envy of the world,” West began. His remarks were Continue reading →