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I Have a Dream

By |January 18th, 2016|Categories: 1776 Scholars, America, Centennial Institute, History, People, Race|

(By Ellen Densmore, 1776 Student Scholar) Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice reality for all God’s children. One hundred years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation, Martin Luther King, Jr. led black Americans in the charge for civil rights. In the 1860s, they were freed from the literal bondage of slavery. In the 1960s, they sought liberty and equality legally and culturally—they sought to secure those rights that were acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence: […]

Jim Wallace remembered with Centennial Institute award

By |December 7th, 2015|Categories: Centennial Institute, Leadership, People|Tags: , , , |

James B. Wallace, the elder statesman of Colorado’s oil and gas industry and a founding member of Centennial Institute’s Board of Advisors, who died on November 5 at the age of 86, was honored with the 2015 Zebulon Pike Award at a reception on December 3.  “Jim Wallace was always there for us […]

The political left’s marriage to the Islamic jihad

By |February 18th, 2015|Categories: National Security, People, Religion|Tags: , , , , |

This is the first of a four (4) part series on the long historical relationship between the political left/Progressives and the global Jihadi Movement over the last century and its current culmination in the attempt to bring down Western civilization in general, and the United States specifically. In this first edition, we will review the general history of the relationship between the Left and the Islamic Jihad movement, and the disconnect from reality that must take place for the Left to believe the leaders of any totalitarian movement will allow them to survive despite a hundred years of history to the contrary. […]

To whom be the thanks?

By |November 23rd, 2014|Categories: People, Religion, Values|Tags: |

(’76 Contributor) The Grim Reaper once chased me across Arkansas in a dark rainstorm into the arms of an angel.I was driving alone to Atlanta to deliver my old car […]

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. […]

From the Land Down Under: motivational speaker, author, and Australian politician Nick Adams’ speech (as prepared)

By |July 20th, 2014|Categories: America, Centennial Institute, Conservatives, Liberty, People|Tags: , , , , , , |

Thank you. Thank you, Ladies and Gentlemen. Ladies and Gentlemen, I beg your indulgence for next couple of minutes. I’d like you to close your eyes, imagine what I am about to say. North Korea has invaded South Korea. Indonesian paratroopers have landed on Australian soil. Taiwan has been overrun by China. The Russian-Soviet Empire has been re-created. Tyrants in Africa run around more mercilessly than even now. Terrorists terrorize with impunity. War, maybe nuclear, has engulfed the Middle East and Israel stands to be destroyed. In democracy terms, Latin America is back to square one. Cataclysmic natural disasters have no leadership response. Liberty is extinguished, with terror, tyranny and torture reigning. […]

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

By |July 20th, 2014|Categories: America, Centennial Institute, Colorado, Conservatives, Government, People, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

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. […]

Let freedom ring: words from the #WCS14

By |July 20th, 2014|Categories: Centennial Institute, Conservatives, Government, Opinion, People, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

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: […]

My first Mom’s Day without my mom

By |May 13th, 2014|Categories: People, Religion|Tags: , , , |

Many emails the last couple of weeks reminded me to send Norma the flowers and candy I usually send her on Mother’s Day. But I didn’t order them. I haven’t spent that 45 minutes or so picking out the exactly-right Mother’s Day card. And I’ve made no Mother’s Day phone call to tell her how much I love her and talk about my next visit. There will be no next visit in this life because my Mom, Norma, went to be with her Jesus on December 19. […]

King’s dream made a major difference

By |August 27th, 2013|Categories: People|Tags: , , , |

Thank God for him, this preacher, this man of words, action, patriotism and nonviolence, this Christian who energized a movement, whose dream awakened a nation. I speak of Martin Luther King Jr. and ask that Americans do him the honor, please, please, of recognizing his accomplishment instead of pretending, as some do, that we haven’t come that far. […]