Government

Ten Things I Learned in the Legislature

By |February 1st, 2015|

Editor: Republican attorney and businessman Spencer Swalm served in the Colorado General Assembly (as his late father also did), representing House District 37 in Centennial from 2007 to 2015, departing under term limits on January 7. We asked him to sum up the lessons learned from those eight years, all but two of them […]

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.” […]

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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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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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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No 51st state, but researchers laud "Weld County model"

By |May 11th, 2014|

Weld County, big, oil-rich, and self-confident, the birthplace of last year’s secession movement, still wants bragging rights over its neighbors, even though voters squelched the 51st state idea. That’s the implication of a research report […]

Can we legislate morality? Yes and no

By |March 15th, 2014|

(CCU Faculty) I would like to begin and end my comments this evening rather inauspiciously by referring to my two favorite curses, the first of which has most certainly alighted upon our nation, and the second of which we may yet hope to escape. […]