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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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Hewitt's call for generational unity at #WCS14

By |July 19th, 2014|

Popular radio talk show host and author Hugh Hewitt took center stage Saturday morning amid thunderous applause from a corner of the Denver Hyatt Regency ballroom where over 200 young people sat in attendance at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit.

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Jindal energizes the crowd at #WCS14 Friday evening

By |July 19th, 2014|

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal sparked instant energy at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit with a kickoff speech that quickly catapulted #WCS14 to the top four Twitter trend in the country.

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Carson: practical and passionate at #WCS14

By |July 19th, 2014|

Dr. Ben Carson may have separated twins conjoined at the head, but at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit he joined American patriots at the heart.

A characteristically practical and inspirational speech from Dr. Carson ended Friday night’s opening session and left audience members chanting “Run, Ben, Run!” as they were empowered with specific strategies for saving America’s future.

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A mingle with Millennials

By |July 19th, 2014|

Like a 90s era, brick-sized cell-phone, much of the world sees conservatives as a worn out species with worn out ideas, completely incapable of connecting with the tech-savvy youth of the 21st Century. However, many at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit would beg to differ.

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Senator Mike Lee's remarks at #WCS14 (as prepared)

By |July 19th, 2014|

Senator Mike Lee, a politician and lawyer from Utah, spoke Friday at the Western Conservative Summit, “America At Its Best” (7/18/14). Below are his remarks prepared beforehand for the event:

Ideas to Action: Enacting a Conservative Reform Agenda

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Colorado politicians arrive in force at #WCS14

By |July 19th, 2014|

The Western Conservative Summit has proven in years past to be the event of choice for prominent Colorado politicians as well as candidates seeking public office.

As the Summit kicks off for 2014, Colorado’s conservative leaders have once again flocked to Denver both to speak with constituents and to educate themselves on current critical issues. […]