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Publius #3 – Our Factious Nature

By |January 31st, 2016|Categories: America, Conservatives, constitution, Culture Wars, Economics, Eye On Politics, Government, History, Ideas, Law, Leadership, Liberty, Media, Opinion, Policy, Politics, Republicans, Uncategorized, Values|

“The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man; and we see them everywhere brought into different degrees of activity, according to the different circumstances of civil society. A zeal for [...]

Publius #2 – No Angels Among Us

By |January 30th, 2016|Categories: America, Conservatives, constitution, Culture Wars, Elections, Events, Eye On Politics, Government, History, Ideas, Justice, Leadership, Liberty, Opinion, Policy, Politics, Republicans, Uncategorized, Values|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be [...]

Publius #1 – Oh, Posterity! We Need to Talk …

By |January 28th, 2016|Categories: America, Conservatives, Elections, Liberty, Politics|Tags: , , |

“Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” – John Adams, 1777 My Dear Descendants, We need to talk about this election. You see, for far too long, your forbearers have been dismayed at all the ruinous ways in which you are sullying the fruits of our labor and sacrifice, our legacy, our gift to you and the rest of the world: a free, constitutional republic. To paraphrase my dear friend Dr. Franklin, we gave you a republic, if you could keep it. […]

Beware, politics isn’t everything

By |January 13th, 2016|Categories: Books, Centennial Institute, Conservatives, Elections, Politics|Tags: , , , |

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Who do you like for President? Many Americans this year seem inclined to answer that question with another: What’s today? The polls are volatile. We’ve already seen surprises, and we’ll see more. […]

Let’s Make Our Country Better

By |January 7th, 2016|Categories: Colorado, Colorado Christian University, Conservatives, Students|

I believe we can create a better country if more conservative women are in leadership positions and active in their communities. 10 years from now - I would like key leaders in our political systems [...]

What if it’s not possible to be both a good Muslim and a good American?

By |January 3rd, 2016|Categories: America, Books, Colorado, Conservatives, Ideas, Islam, Jihad, National Security|Tags: , , , |

  (By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Can a good Muslim be a good American? Brian, a constitutional scholar, put the question to Michael, a national security expert, […]

Relay handoff: Hunt to take baton from Andrews

By |October 19th, 2015|Categories: Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University, Conservatives|Tags: , , , |

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) The appointment of my great friend and colleague Jeff Hunt to take the baton and run the next leg of Centennial Institute’s long relay for faith, family, and freedom is good news for the conservative cause. […]

Intellectual diversity endangered or extinct on most campuses

By |August 18th, 2015|Categories: Christianity, Conservatives, Education|Tags: , |

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty) Honorable Members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents: I have been informed of your concern about the lack of intellectual diversity at CU and am responding with insights gained from my own experiences. […]

I left you a voicemail for Presidents’ Day

By |February 11th, 2015|Categories: Centennial Institute, Conservatives|Tags: |

Reagan’s birthday last week, Lincoln’s birthday this week, Washington’s birthday next week. In their honor, Western Conservative Summit tickets are at special prices through Saturday, Feb. 14. […]

Top 10 moments of the 2014 Western Conservative Summit

By |July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University, Conservatives, Liberty, Media, People, Politics, Values|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“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. […]