Perhaps Both a Conservative Mind and Heart

By |December 14th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |

(By Donald Devine, '76 Contributor) With Donald Trump carrying the Republican brand in the primary season so far, thereby defining conservative/libertarian thought in the popular mind, there certainly is trademark confusion about what is conservatism these [...]

At #WCS15, John Fund on Voter Fraud

By |June 28th, 2015|Categories: Politics, Western Conservative Summit|Tags: , , |

John Fund, a national affairs columnist for National Review Online and a senior editor at The American Spectator spoke on voter fraud Sunday morning at the Western Conservative Summit. He started off strong, saying liberals [...]

Guy Benson, Mary Katharine Ham, and the End of Discussion

By |June 27th, 2015|Categories: Politics, Western Conservative Summit|Tags: , , |

Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham chatted together on stage during the Vision Luncheon Saturday, providing entertaining and refreshing commentary on “Why the Left Wants to End the Discussion.” They simultaneously promoted their new book [...]

Huckabee’s 3 Simple Steps For a Successful America

By |June 27th, 2015|Categories: Politics, Western Conservative Summit|Tags: , , |

Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and author, took the stage Saturday morning to a huge round of applause. His speech invigorated the audience and reaffirmed many conservative viewpoints promoted this weekend. He began by touching [...]

The enduring tension that is modern conservatism

By |May 26th, 2015|Categories: Ideas, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The preeminent conservative intellectual forum called the Philadelphia Society devoted its recent meeting to exploring the roots of its philosophy, especially conservatism’s mid-20th century rebirth at National Review magazine under William F. Buckley, Jr. and Frank Meyer. Discussants could not ignore an important fact: that the modern conservative movement was born bearing a revealing quirk. […]

Defending liberty

By |July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Ideas, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

We exist in a vast sea of ignorance and lack of understanding in regards to history, politics, and ideology. Not to mention the implications of each upon our nation and civilization. Perhaps we should not be surprised that large segments of society can’t put the Civil War in the correct century or begin to find major countries on a map. There are entire political ideologies that rely on that mind-numbing, and sometimes frightening, misunderstanding and basic ignorance that a significant portion of society manifests as a source for their power and strength. […]

Rousing finale from Colonel Allen West: America at its best

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

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|Categories: Centennial Institute, Conservatives, Elections, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

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.   […]

British politician Daniel Hannan: the anglosphere century

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

“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. […]

Conservatism: more than skin-deep

By |July 20th, 2014|Categories: Centennial Institute, Colorado, Colorado Christian University, Conservatives, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“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. […]