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Rousing finale from Colonel Allen West: America at its best

By |July 20th, 2014|

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.” […]

A brighter tomorrow

By |July 20th, 2014|

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.

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Dr. Ben Carson wins #WCS14 Straw poll!

By |July 20th, 2014|

DENVER, Colo., July 20, 2014 –  Results of the 2014 Western Conservative Summit Denver Presidential Straw Poll are in and the winner is Dr. Ben Carson with 22 percent of the vote.  Senator Ted Cruz was the runner-up with 13 percent and Former Governor Sarah Palin was in third with 12 percent.
 

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From #WCS14 to the globe

By |July 20th, 2014|

In a rapidly advancing technological age, those at the Western Conservative Summit 2014 have brought the political conversation to the world.

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Governor Sarah Palin's remarks at #WCS14 (as prepared)

By |July 20th, 2014|

Nice to be back in the Mile-High City. Beautiful! Flyin’ in from ALASKA, over snow-capped hills (think you call mountains)! Stepped off the plane reminded Todd “don’t inhale!”

So, the President was here last week, gettin’ his Rocky Mt. High on.

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British politician Daniel Hannan: the anglosphere century

By |July 20th, 2014|

“A straight line runs from Runnymede to Philadelphia.” -Hatton Sumners

This blood-connection between the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence has disappeared from the public eye over the years, but British politician and author Daniel Hannan believes that the underlying link between the two is undeniable and unbreakable.

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Let freedom ring: words from the #WCS14

By |July 20th, 2014|

Saturday night marks the midpoint of the 2014 Western Conservative Summit, and attendees from all backgrounds and generations react to speakers throughout the weekend so far:

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Conservatism: more than skin-deep

By |July 20th, 2014|

“Do not allow them to define you as something you’re not.”

Radio host, author, and political commentator Tammy Bruce speaks defiantly to the WCS attendees at the afternoon panel on race in America.

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Mama Grizzly speaks out in the Rocky Mountains

By |July 20th, 2014|

“Governor Sarah Palin is the most influential woman in the history of the Republican party,” said Dan Caplis of KNUS moments before the Alaskan icon took the stage at the WCS 2014. “She stands before you today undeterred and undefeated,” said Caplis.

Glad to be back in the Mile High City, Palin went straight to work doing what she does best: breaking things down to common sense, something she called an endangered species in Washington.

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Can conservatives stand together?

By |July 19th, 2014|

“The left is winning the fight on the right.”
Fox News correspondent and conservative talk radio personality Guy Benson held nothing back in his blunt response on the first panel of the WCS 2014.

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