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Hope for a weary nation gleamed at WCS14

By |July 26th, 2014|

The Western Conservative Summit 2014 concluded last weekend with its largest attendance, stellar presenters, and hopeful theme, “America at its Best.” WCS ’14 demonstrated that conservative ideas cross race and gender lines and represent the best hope for a nation weary after six years  of “hopeless chains.” WCS ’14 reminded us that there are big ideas and fundamental truths that can strengthen the world’s greatest nation and restore optimism to its people. […]

Watch out for Bobby Jindal

By |July 23rd, 2014|

Bobby Jindal once gave a speech inspiring TV entertainer-commentator Jon Stewart to respond with satiric torture, which is to say, the speech wasn’t just a little awful, but laughably awful. The other day, I saw Jindal give a speech inspiring a massive audience to a standing ovation, which is to say, it is untrue he’s all substance and no show. He has the oratorical oomph to get to the Oval Office. […]

Top 10 moments of the 2014 Western Conservative Summit

By |July 22nd, 2014|

“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.

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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.” […]

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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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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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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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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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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