Accidental Conservatives

Many celebrities and movies are accidentally conservative and they do not even realize it. In his essay, Accidental Conservatives, Allen Thomas explains that Liberty is ingrained in every human being. Allen shares examples of Hollywood supporting the tenants of conservatism: rule of law, intellectual & individual property rights, school choice, and free-market capitalism.

Cherry Creek School District Children Are Falling Behind

Cherry Creek School District is failing its students. Jen Gibbons explains that according to the Colorado Department of Education, in 2014, 75.72% of the children in Cherry Creek School District were reading at or above grade level. In 2019, the percentage of kids at or above grade level dropped to 50% and even lower after the pandemic. Gibbons addresses the change in curriculum that is causing this decline.

Light vs. Dark, Truth vs. Deceit

“Half-truths, intentional erroneous statements, inaccurate data and deception plague us on a daily basis. Social media and the onslaught of continual news and entertainment have many believing that their own good comes first,” notes Patti Kurgan in her essay Light vs. Dark, Truth vs. Deceit. Kurgan explains how to resist today’s secular movement and deflect the evil assault on Catholicism.

The $1 Million Cost Per Person for Gender Transition

In her recent essay The $1 Million Cost Per Person of Gender Transition, former Captain in the Army Medical Service Corps and West Point graduate Pam Long explains that gender transition has many costs: financial, physical and emotional. Pam notes that legislation has been passed in Colorado and signed by Polis that lowers the age of consent for psychotherapy drugs to 12 years old and parents are not permitted to obtain their child’s mental health records with the child’s permission.

You Don’t Know What You Got ‘Til It’s Gone

In his latest essay, Rick Turnquist talks about how we are in danger of losing the American dream due to the intentional acts of the progressive Democrats and their elected officials. From the war on energy to runaway inflation, tumbling stock markets and intensifying culture wars, everything happening is by design. Fortunately, we can turn it around in November by electing Republicans.

Vote Greg Lopez for Governer, Ron Hanks for Senate and Tina Peters for Secretary of State

Colorado is Broken, Grassroots Candidates Will Fix It!

We are living the consequences of bad public policy driven by radical, activist, ideologues who have taken over the Democrat party AND squishy big-government Republicans. In her essay Colorado Is Broken, Grassroots Candidates Will Fix It, author and radio show host Kim Monson explains, in detail, why we must elect candidates Greg Lopez for Governor, Ron Hanks for U.S. Senate, and Tina Peters for Secretary of State. Your ballot is due June 28th.

The Cerebral Crisis

Everything is labeled a crisis these days. However, as Brad Beck discusses in his essay, The Cerebral Crisis, today’s challenge is really one of individual thought and intellectual curiosity. Brad shares his experience of mentoring a young woman regarding her speaking skills. When realizing that the content of her speech was based on assumptions, half-truths, and unverified accusations, Brad encouraged her to think about issues through premises and context.

The Revolutionary Truth about Transgenderism

Dualistic Nihilism is a new term coined by Dr. Douglas Groothuis. In his essay, The Truth about Transgenderism, Groothuis explains that gender ideology applied to transgenderism is dualistic nihilism. Nihilism is the philosophy that existence has no meaning, purpose, or value. Gender ideology is dualistic because the mind floats free of the body and has no organic connection to it.

The Cosmology of Freedom

In her essay, The Cosmology of Freedom, Cathy McGowan Russell examines the difference between pessimistic cosmologies and optimistic cosmologies. Russell shares her life-changing moment that moved her from a victim cosmology to creator cosmology and how a creator cosmology can help others move from depression to hope.

Do Not Cross the Line

In his essay, Do Not Cross the Line, Allen Thomas explains that even when faced with the opportunity to use government force in response to tragic events or destructive Leftist policies, Freedom-loving individuals and elected representatives must not cross the line of sacrificing our principles to achieve our goals and outcomes.

Will Biden’s Stagflation Lead to Republican Victories in November?

In his essay, Will Biden’s Stagflation Lead to Republican Victories in November? Jay Davidson explains that the Left’s bad policies are leading to Stagflation. Stagflation combines high inflation with stagnant economic growth. It will hit every pocketbook of every person in America. People vote their pocketbooks, and “it’s the economy.” Davidson notes that this November is the perfect storm for freedom-loving candidates to wrest control from the Left.

Colorado Republicans’ Grizzly Rose “Rumble” Raises New June 28 Questions

In his essay, Colorado Republicans’ Grizzly Rose “Rumble” Raises New June 28 Questions, Charles Heatherly explains that Colorado’s open primary system, approved by a slim margin of voters in 2016, will be used to defeat freedom-loving Republican candidates in favor of weaker Republican candidates by Democrats and Dark Money groups from both sides of the political aisle.

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1934, 1984, and America in 2022

In his essay 1934, 1984 and America in 2022, 93 year-old Col. William Rutledge Ret. USAF shares his wisdom and observations regarding similarities between Germany in 1933-34 and America in 2021-22. Col. Rutledge explains that George Orwell predicted much of what is happening today in his book 1984.

Anti-Life – Democrats, Abortion, and the Supreme Court

Rick Turnquist talks about abortion and how the Democratic Party, in thrall to its progressive base, will do anything to support the mythical “right” to kill the pre-born, up to and including tearing down the Supreme Court and the American system of government. Rick discusses further how he thinks that mainstream Democrats have become increasingly anti-life. Overturning Roe v Wade will cause the question of abortion law to be decided democratically in the various states. Democrats claim to be in favor of “democracy”, except when it comes to this.

Covid Court Martial

In her most recent essay, Covid Court Martial, author, former Captain in the Army Medical Service Corps, and West Point graduate Pam Long explains that the U.S. military currently has a man-power crisis on every front: recruiting, retention, attrition and morale. Pam notes that the commonality behind all these challenges is the toxic influence of prescription drug dependency on modern “public health.”

Free Speech in America

“The matter of free speech heated up several degrees when multi-billionaire Elon Musk purchased the social media platform, Twitter,” Dr. Douglas Groothuis explains in his recent essay Free Speech in America. He also notes that the “marketplace of ideas” is the best place for debate and discussion, and it is a high virtue to be willing to “disagree in an agreeable way.”

The Ultimate Rivalry: States’ Rights versus the Federal Government

Government is force. America’s Founders realized this. In his essay The Ultimate Rivalry: States’ Rights versus the Federal Government, Allen Thomas explains this is why the Founders wrestled not only with the fear that the federal government would become too large but also that a state’s sovereignty would become too robust or too diminutive. Allen notes that power should reside in the people, locally and nationally.

It Doesn’t Have to be that Complicated

In his essay It Doesn’t Have to be That Complicated, Brad Beck shares a simple formula to better understand the proper role of government. Brad also explains that as Conservatives preserve and guard the Blessings of Family, Faith, Friendship and Freedom, Conservatives welcome debate on diversity of ideas, include all in the big tent of freedom and celebrate our equity of being human.

Earth Day

It’s (probably) not a coincidence that Earth Day falls on Vladimir Lenin’s birthday. The concept of Earth Day is sound, but many of its founders are Leftists who tainted its conception with progressive ideology. Earth Day is a holiday that celebrates a war against modern society and embraces delusions about the benefits and sustainability of renewable energy. In his latest essay, Rick Turnquist examines Earth Day’s leftist origins and its use as a political tool by the Left.

Medical Surveillance from Womb to Tomb: Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS)

Each piece of legislation regarding vaccination tracking was the camel’s nose under the tent. The camel is now in the tent and the danger to our medical freedoms is in full sight. In her essay From Womb to Tomb: Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS), author Pam Long explains ten points that each of us should be concerned about. Pam notes that we must actively address these issues.

How to be an American Dissident

In his essay How to be an American Dissident, Dr. Douglas Groothuis explains that American Culture is in a dizzying freefall. He describes the dangers of the attack on free speech. Dr. Groothuis connects the dots from the 1960s sexual revolution to Colorado’s radical abortion bill HB22-1279 that makes it legal to abort a baby right up until the moment of birth. Dr. Groothuis shares three things each of us can do to change this destructive course for America.

The Slap

In his essay The Slap, author Jay Davidson asks, “How far have we come from perspective and reality when a slap is anything but proof of the effeminacy of “men” in entertainment?” Davidson draws the distinction between “The Slap” and how his WWII Veteran father and friends would handle an insult. Davidson shares his thoughts of healing a fractured America and uniting around the common cause of protecting our children’s future.

If You Are Getting a Lot of Flak, You Must Be Over the Target

In her essay, If You Are Getting a Lot of Flak, You Must Be Over the Target, radio show host Kim Monson sheds light on the courage of Mesa County Clerk and Recorder and candidate for Colorado Secretary of State Tina Peters, SB22-153 which centralizes power over our elections in the Secretary of State’s office and the troubling relationship of Republican Secretary of State candidate Pam Anderson’s board position on the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), the organization which received $350,000,000.00 from Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to influence the 2020 election.

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Democrat Bill SB22-153 Bans County Clerks from Securing Elections

Increasingly Americans are becoming aware of weird things that happened with the 2020 election. In her essay Democrat Bill SB22-153 Bans County Clerks from Securing Elections, columnist Joy Overbeck explains that centralizing Colorado elections in the Secretary of State’s office reduces the transparency, accountability and integrity of our election process. Most people, whether Blue Dog Democrats, Libertarians, Unaffiliateds, Republicans or Conservatives, know the importance of elections that we can trust.

The PDF of Life

In this essay, writer Brad Beck explains that the PDF of Life is persistence, determination and failure. Persistence is continuing on even when faced with hardships and barriers. Determination is taking setbacks in stride and reassessing ways and opportunities to continue. Lastly, instead of succumbing to failure, continue to strive for success.

Abortion, Law, and Human Value

After reading Whatever Happened to the Human Race? by philosopher, Francis Schaeffer, and surgeon, C. Everett Koop, Dr. Douglas Groothuis became pro-life. That was in 1979 and he was twenty-two years old. In his essay Abortion, Law, and Human Value Dr. Groothuis explains his grave concern regarding the barbaric legislation, House Bill 22-1279, which is making its’ way through the Colorado legislature and to Polis’s desk. HB22-1279: Reproductive Health Equity Act would codify into law that a baby can be aborted right up to the moment of birth. There is no humanity, no compassion, no kindness and no equity HB22-1279.

The Folly of Licensure Exams

Does licensing in America promote meritocracy or mediocrity? Do you want your brain surgeon to only pass/fail his exams with a 70% or better? Will you go back to a restaurant that only provides good food 70% of the time? What if your manicurist only did seven of your nails? In his essay The Folly of Licensure Exams, Allen Thomas explains that ultimately the free market can address the stated goals of government licensing.

Greg Lopez: Development in Colorado Requires Smart Growth & Experienced Leadership

In her Op-Ed Greg Lopez: Development in Colorado Requires Smart Growth & Experienced Leadership, West Point Graduate, former Captain in the Army Medical Services Corps and author Pam Long interviews Greg Lopez, Republican gubernatorial candidate, and shares Lopez’s perspective on the issues facing Colorado today: population growth, affordable housing, labor and training, development and public engagement, small business, transportation, water, preserving the natural beauty and wildlife of Colorado and our future.

Exactly Wrong — Democrats and Energy

War, enabled by American weakness, is driving energy prices up. Instead of asking American oil and gas producers to ramp up, Democrats continue to try to destroy the industry while approaching hostile regimes to increase THEIR oil production. Rick Turnquist takes a look at how Democrats are exactly wrong on energy policy, how “renewable” energy only provides a fraction of our energy needs, and how the upcoming elections are so important. Democrats are unfit to govern.

In Colorado's 2022 election for governor, voters need to be aware that some candidates will make campaign promises they cannot fulfill.

Colorado Gubernatorial Race: Campaign Rhetoric vs Reality

People are frustrated. The Democrat policies of Governor Polis and the activist elites in the Colorado State House are hurting everyday hard-working Coloradans. It is easy for campaign rhetoric to unrealistically address the frustration of “We the People.” In her Op-Ed Colorado Gubernatorial Race: Campaign Rhetoric vs Reality, Pam Long explains Polis’s actions that are detrimental to the people of Colorado. Long also offers solutions to these issues.

Follow the Leader?

What is leadership? In his Op-Ed Follow the Leader? Brad Beck examines the importance of demonstration to persuade people to follow instead of the use of force and coercion.

What The Anti-Federalists Got Right

At America’s Founding, who were the Anti-Federalists? What were their concerns? What can we learn from them? In his Op-Ed What the Anti-Federalists Got Right, author Allen Thomas explains that many points of the Anti-Federalists regarding an expanding federal government are coming to fruition in 2022 America.

Public Health “Partnerships” Sponsor Big Tech & Big Pharma Visions

Big business and big government love each other. Big pharma, the hospital industrial complex, Democrat politicians and public health bureaucrats really love each other. In her Op-Ed, “Public Health ‘Partnerships’ sponsor Big Tech & Big Pharma Visions,” West Point graduate and former Captain in the Army Medical Service Corps Pam Long sheds light on the Metro Denver Partnership of Health’s behind closed doors, non-transparent stated agenda focused on seven work groups: behavioral health, data sharing, healthy beverages, early childhood, climate change, health equity, and strategic partnerships.

Your Hand Always Fits a Broom

“There is dignity in all work, even sweeping the floor. Skills in one job or profession are often transferable to another even when they seem like they are not.” In his Op-Ed Your Hands Always Fit a Broom, Author Brad Beck shares invaluable lessons he learned from his Dad.

A look back at Joe Biden's disastrous first year as President.

One Year Later – America in Decline

Record inflation. Escalating crime. Our kids are falling behind. Unsustainable government spending. Immoral government debt. Rick Turnquist shares his thoughts about Biden’s public policies in his Op-Ed One Year In – America In Decline.

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Court Complacency

“The courts are supposed to be the bulwarks; they are to be stalwart authorities on the American founding documents, the defensive pillars from the whims of the mob, and they are to protect our Constitution from the infringements of the legislative and executive branches,” Allen Thomas notes in his most recent Op-Ed, “Court Complacency.” Allen continues that even though there may be cause for celebration in the Supreme Court’s OSHA vaccine mandate ruling, there is also cause for concern.

Colorado Was the First Abortion State, Even Before Roe vs. Wade

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on Roe vs Wade. Many think this is the ruling that made abortion legal. In her op-ed, ” Colorado was the First Abortion State, Even Before Roe vs. Wade,” author Patti Kurgan explains that six years before the passage of Rove V. Wade, state representative Dick Lamm (who went on to become Colorado’s governor) introduced an abortion bill that was eventually passed and signed by Governor John Love on April 25, 1967, the first of its kind in the nation.

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Best and Worst of Colorado Politics in 2021

Pam Long, author, West Point graduate and former Captain with the Army Medical Services Corp, pulls no punches in her Op-Ed, The Best and Worst of Colorado Politics in 2021. She notes both Jared Polis’ worst and best decisions, describes why Tri-County Health became no-county health, and explains the best and worst of school outcomes. Pam’s well-researched piece brings clarity to the chaos and confusion fomented in Colorado during 2021.

The Encouraging End to 2021

In his Op-Ed, The Encouraging End to 2021, author Allen Thomas explains that as radical progressivism seems to be invading every aspect of our lives, and as counties and school boards sought to mandate and demand wokeism, a sense of fight and camaraderie are resonating, building hope, to reclaim our American Idea. Allen notes that this hope is emerging in three key areas: the culture, the states, and the courts.

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Digging for Truth

In his Op-Ed Digging for Truth, Brad Beck draws on his college experience working at archeological sites, to explain how we can better process today’s news. Piecing together the past helps us better understand our future, Brad recommends that just as he meticulously searched and studied rock, bone, charred wood and pottery, we can use the same meticulous process when looking at today’s news. In doing so, we will more fully understand and repair the issues that we face today.

King of Kings, Lord of Lords

In her article King of King, and Lord of Lords, author and researcher Patti Kurgan explains that the word “Christmas” means Christ’s mass or the Mass of Christ, and that in a humble stable Christ was born as the Light of the World. He comes to bring us out of darkness. Patti shares excerpts from Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s (1895-1979) audio The True Meaning of Christmas that notes 465 prophecies proclaiming there will be a Savior and Redeemer have been fulfilled.

Exactly Wrong – Democrats and Crime

The media and political activists on the left handled the facts and situations of Julius Jones and Kyle Rittenhouse in a manner that shows that when it comes to crime and criminals, progressive Democrats are exactly wrong.

Mary, Holy Mother of God

In this season of Advent author and researcher Patti Kurgan explains the importance of Mary, mother of Jesus, and her desire for Christians, including fellow Catholics, to come to know Mary more intimately and her importance in our collective salvation history.

The Tragedy of Afghanistan: The US Role as the Shining Light of Freedom and Liberty

In Retired Army Lt. Col. Anthony Hartsook’s Op-Ed The Tragedy of Afghanistan: The U.S. Role as the Shining Light of Freedom and Liberty, Anthony addresses the anger and frustration that Americans are feeling because of the death of thirteen of our brave Army Soldiers and Marines. With the fluid geo-political landscape, Anthony explains that it is not in our best interest to withdraw from world affairs.

Life of Fear or Life of Peace

On this first Sunday of Advent 2021, author and researcher Patti Kurgan notes the choice that we each must make regarding living a Life of Fear or a Life of Peace. Patti addresses the eighty-eighth week of “two weeks to flatten the curve” and why looking to government for answers only creates stress, separation and sadness. Patti explains that there is light in this darkness and it is God.

The Civil War of Ideas

On the 158th anniversary of The Gettygburg Address, author Allen Thomas expounds on The Civil War of Ideas that we face in America today. Allen challenges us to take an honest look at our history. He explains that our failures occurred because we did not uphold the principles of our Founding and challenges us, like Lincoln, to reclaim our American Ideals.

Somnambulant, No More

Have we been walking around in our sleep? Are we waking up? In his Op-Ed Somnambulant No More author and speaker Brad Beck shares his perspective on the results of the 2021 election and the awakening of “We the People” to the danger to our American Republic. Brad shares strategies for our future so that we are no longer somnambulant.

Election 2022

Last Tuesday, election day, Virginians said enough is enough. Tired of being disrespected Virginians elected a Republican Governor, a Republican Lt. Governor, a Republican Attorney General and gave GOP control of the House of Delegates. In his Op-Ed Election 2022 author and blogger at toadvancefreedom.com Rick Turnquist dissects some of the big 2021 election results and shares his perspective and strategies for the 2022 mid-term elections.

Where The Heck Are “We the People?”

Is 2021 our 1776 moment? In Rick Turnquist’s Op-Ed Where the Heck Are We the People?, Rick addresses the awakening of Americans to the destruction caused by the far left radical activists that have taken over the Democrat party. Rick notes rumblings of everyday, hard-working people who are awakening to the risk to America. He calls us to no longer politely remain quiet but calls us to action to stand for America and the principles of America’s founding.

When to Call it Quits

In his most recent Op-Ed, “When to Call it Quits”, author Allen Thomas addresses the divisiveness in America today. He notes that many times arguments seem to fall on deaf ears or they seem to further entrench the other side in their beliefs. Allen explains that if we do not learn to walk away from these fruitless arguments they will win even if we are right. Why? Because these fruitless arguments win by taking our time and efforts away from those who could be persuaded.

Proposition 119: Cronyism’s LEAP For the Children

Proposition 119, LEAP, on your November ballot, is a new state retail marijuana tax “for the children.” In the fourth of her series of Op-Eds, author and researcher Patti Kurgan does a deep dive into the actual language of the fourteen page proposition. She explains that some children may partake in after school programs provided by LEAP but notes that LEAP is really a scheme for the well connected to pad their pockets for years to come, all “for the children.”

Help Wanted

Help Wanted! One of the keys to a successful business is the ability to deliver on a product or service. In the current economy, it has become difficult to find good employees who are willing to work. In his Op-Ed Help Wanted, author and speaker Brad Beck shares some solutions to finding employees in this challenging labor market.

The Difficulty of Living a Principled Life

Talk the talk but it is much more difficult to walk the walk. In his Op-Ed, “The Difficulty of Living a Principled Life”, author Allen Thomas breaks down the challenges we each face as humans trying to adhere to our higher calling.

Truth and Reconciliation

What’s in the Democratic Party’s massive 3.5 trillion reconciliation bill? Rick Turnquist gives an accounting.

The Insidious Nature of Pfizer’s Vaccine Bait and Switch

There is a social compact between We the American people and the representatives we elect. First and foremost we expect a relationship of Truth so that we can trust the actions of government representatives and those they appoint to serve us. In this eye-opening Op-Ed, West Point graduate and former Captain in the Army Service Medical Corps Pam Long explains a bait and switch narrative regarding the FDA’s “approval” of the Comirnaty vaccine.

The Issue is Private Sector Freedom

Jay Davidson notes in his Op-Ed, The Issue is Private Sector Freedom, that in the wrong hands, monetary and fiscal policy work to subvert, alter or even harm the private economy. Jay explains that it is the private economy that creates every sustainable job, every long-lasting profit, every opportunity to acquire personal wealth by providing a product or service that others want. Its’ foundational principle is freedom.

Still Unfit to Govern

Still Unfit to Govern is author and blogger Rick Turnquist’s follow up Op-Ed to last year’s Unfit to Govern. Rick painstakingly details the debacle of states and cities that have been run by Democrats for years. He dissects the policy decisions and effects of the Biden administration and how these decisions are hurting America. He shares his personal experience at the Colorado Capitol where state legislators dismissed the voices of the people and disrespected hard-working, everyday Coloradans.

A Woke Olympian Can Only be a Free Olympian

Many of us became dis-interested in the Tokyo Olympics when the media focused on U.S. athletes turning their backs on the flag or taking a knee during the national anthem. In his Op-Ed, A Woke Olympian can only be a Free Olympian, author Allen Thomas explains that “wokeness” actually shows the beauty of America.

Say “NO” to Lone Tree’s Proposed Massive 66% Sales Tax Increase

A 66% increase in your city sales tax? In her Op-Ed Say “NO” to Lone Tree’s Proposed Massive 66% Sales Tax Increase, author Kim Monson explains that because of COVID policy decisions people are hurting, businesses have suffered and kids have lost a year of learning. Now is not the time to increase the cost of school supplies, household items and the items that individuals purchase online.

Colorado Initiative 25: LEAP For Who?

What could possibly go wrong with a new marijuana tax “for the children?” In her third related Op-Ed Colorado Initiative 25: LEAP for Who?, author Patti Kurgan connects the dots regarding Tony Lewis and Amy Anderson with RESCHOOL. Patti explains that their goal is to create a parallel school system to the public school system for “eligible” children, initially funded by new marijuana taxes and governed by an unelected, unaccountable Authority Board.

LEAP Into Higher Taxes: Colorado Initiative 25

Politicians love to take money from citizens,” notes Rick Turnquist, author and blogger at toadvancefreedom.com. In addition he also explains that politicians also love so-called “sin taxes,” which are taxes levied on things that people consume for pleasure. In his Op-Ed LEAP Into Higher Taxes: Colorado Initiative 25, Rick delves into the details of the potential marijuana tax increase “for the children.”

The Right to Luxury Won’t Lead to a Life of Luxury

We are living at the pinnacle of human flourishing. Taking these Blessings for granted has caused some politicians, bureaucrats and interested parties (PBIs) to push forward a narrative that people have a “right” to luxury. In his Op-Ed, Allen Thomas explains that The Right to Luxury Won’t Lead to a Life of Luxury.

LEAP from Dot to Dot and Where Do You Land?

In her Op-Ed LEAP from Dot to Dot and Where Do You Land?, author and researcher Patti Kurgan connects the special interest dots of two men who stand to significantly benefit financially if “LEAP: Learning Enrichment and Academic Progress Program” is approved by Colorado voters in November, 2021. Patti painstakingly connects the special interest dots on this potential new additional retail marijuana tax “for the children.” She explains that LEAP would create a new government-run education program that would run parallel to our current public education system and LEAP would be controlled by unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats.

Ten Reasons to Decline to Sign Colorado Initiative 25: LEAP

Petitioners are in front of your grocery store encouraging you to sign the petition for Colorado Initiative 25: LEAP. In her Op-Ed Ten Reasons to Decline to Sign Colorado Initiative 25: LEAP, radio show host, speaker and author Kim Monson delves into the real language of this initiative and explains why LEAP is a very bad idea for Colorado.

Act II

The words that many of us fear, “The good news is the company was sold. The bad news is they have no position for you going forward. I’m sorry.” Author and speaker Brad Beck recently heard those words. In his Op-Ed, ACT II, Brad recounts his thoughts about losing his job and shares his recipe for success.

The American Idea

What is the American Idea? How did it come to be? Where are we? Where are we going? In his Op-Ed The American Idea, author and blogger at www.toadvancefreedom.com. Rick Turnquist reminds and reacquaints us with our United States history. He explains the challenges that we face today and what we must do to reclaim the vision of our American Idea.

Colorado’s Proposition 119: A Blind LEAP of Faith!

In her Op-Ed, Colorado Initiative 25: A Blind LEAP of Faith, author and researcher Patti Kurgan explains the fine print of this very bad initiative. While supporters of the initiative opine that it is a step toward school choice, Patti delves into the bait and switch of this narrative. She sheds light on a new bureaucracy, funded by a new 5% tax on marijuana and money from the state land trust, that is unelected and unaccountable to every-day, hard-working Coloradans.

School Choice Is Half the Issue

=Our kids are falling behind. Instead of using the hours in the school day to make sure that our children learn reading, writing, arithmetic and critical thinking, many school districts and educators are teaching division through CRT (Critical Race Theory) and sexualizing our kids through the LGTBQ curriculum. What to do? In his Op-Ed, School Choice is Half the Issue, author Allen Thomas explains the other portion of the solution.

The Collection

We can learn so much from children. In his Op-Ed, The Collection, Brad Beck explains how his little nine-year-old daughter achieved her desired results by using the four Ps: Prepare, Practice, Pursue and Persist. These are actions that will help you move beyond the COVID 19/Wuhan China Virus disruption.

The Mistake of Banning Critical Race Theory

Milton Friedman notes, “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” Our knee jerk reaction to bad public policy is to enact other public policy to thwart the bad ideas. Seems to make sense on the surface. In his Op-Ed The Mistake of Banning Critical Race Theory, Allen Thomas explains that the freedom answer lies within us as individuals, not public policy.

Minimum Wage Fail

It is truly uncompassionate; politicians, bureaucrats and interested parties instituting forced minimum wages that make it illegal to hire teenagers, minorities, the less educated and the less fortunate. In his Op-Ed Minimum Wage Fail, Rick Turnquist notes that forced minimum wages are actually reverse Robin Hood-ism, taking jobs and income from the poorest to give to those who are better off.

Comply, I don’t think so!

There is a lot of force and coercion in our society today. Instead of freedom for everyday people to make informed decisions there is tremendous pressure to comply from politicians, bureaucrats, interested parties, media, education and big business. In his Op-Ed Comply, I Don’t Think So, Brad shares his thoughtful perspective on coercion, vac shaming and coloring outside the lines.

No Freedom in Exemptions

Is it fair? Is it right? Is it “equitable?” In his Op-Ed, No Freedom in Exemptions, author Allen Thomas explains how politicians, bureaucrats and interested parties (PBIs), working together to award special treatment to individuals, businesses and non-profits, are antithetical to our American Founding and an affront to the Bill of Rights. Allen explains what we must do to fix this political problem.

Free Market Solutions to the Student Loan Crisis

Government is not the answer. Government is the problem. Government’s involvement in the student loan market has increased the cost of education and encouraged students to take on student loan debt. In his Op-Ed, Free Market Solutions to the Student Loan Crisis, Allen Thomas shares five ideas that we can implement to fix this mess.

Colorado Democrats’ War on Colorado

In his Op-Ed Colorado Democrats’ War on Colorado, author and blogger Rick Turnquist explains how Colorado Democrats are attacking free speech, our oil and gas industry, rural Colorado and our livestock producers. Colorado Democrats are not done making your life more complicated and increasing the cost of the basic items everyday Coloradans need to thrive and prosper. What can you do?

Catching Leprechauns

In his Op-Ed Catching Leprechauns, Brad Beck notes that in some hyper-sensitive enclaves, especially on college and university campuses, there are professors and students who only see people as members of groups instead of individuals. These same professors and students dictate that a person in one group cannot enjoy the food, customs and celebrations of another group. Brad explains that even though each individual is different, it is time that we push back on those who will not accept that we are all created equal as humans; no one is more human than another.

Stand in the Gap for Agriculture

If the assault on Colorado’s agriculture industry continues, we will lose the National Western Stock Show, $$$ SEVEN BILLION annually to Colorado’s economy and the rugged, individual spirit that built our state. Food will become more expensive and less abundant. In her Op-Ed, Stand in the Gap for Agriculture, assistant editor at The Fence Post Rachel Gabel introduces us to the consequences of a dangerous potential Colorado ballot initiative.

The Myth of Government Benevolence

What is the root cause of the monumental divide we see in America today? To those on the Right, they believe that the proper role of government is to protect Life, Liberty and our Pursuit of Happiness. To those on the Left, they believe that individuals are too dumb to take care of themselves and that government should step in to take care of their every need. Author and blogger Rick Turnquist explains in his Op-Ed that government benevolence is a myth.

Compassionate Student Loan Forgiveness

Student loan debt has Americans very concerned. In his Op-Ed, Compassionate Student Loan Forgiveness, author and millennial Allen Thomas explains that student loan debt is the result of a bigger problem and bigger narrative. He shares his thoughts on how kids have been encouraged to incur debt and the frustration in realizing that the promises made were not promises kept.

The Blessing of 2020 and the Promise of 2021 and Beyond

“Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the broken areas with lacquer dust mixed with powdered gold, silver and platinum,” Brad Beck notes in his Op-Ed, The Blessing of 2020 and the Promise of 2021 and Beyond. Brad writes that this concept states that breakage and repair are part of the rich history of any object and it embraces the flawed and imperfect. 2020 certainly had its flaws but there is much to embrace. Brad encourages us to seek wisdom, which is very different from knowledge, in 2021 and beyond.

The Path Forward

Rick Turnquist reflects on the need for election reform and the challenges Colorado’s Republican Party must overcome going forward.

Free to Be

“There is a growing trend across the country to turn to the government and trust regulators, politicians, and bureaucrats before trusting our neighbor, and honestly, even before trusting ourselves.” In this Op-Ed Free to Be, millennial author Allen Thomas challenges us to have a healthy skepticism of government and to rely on ourselves to make the decisions for our lives.

Hotel California: Colorado’s 5 Star State Certification Program

In Kim Monson’s Op-Ed, Hotel California: Colorado’s 5 Star Certification Program, Kim explains that you can check in, but you can’t check out! Colorado’s 5 Star State Certification Program, ostensibly to get our restaurants, bars, taverns and gyms open, is terrible. It has no sunset, creates a powerful new government bureaucracy that will need to be funded and is based on flawed COVID modeling instead of real data. Kim dissects the program and recommends steps you can take to push back.

Tyranny and Bankruptcy

Rick Turnquist explains that the radical activists that have taken over the Democrat party now have absolute power in Colorado. He notes that individuals and businesses are fleeing the state that Colorado Democrats seem to want to emulate: California.

Sheep or Shepherd?

Are we becoming sheep? In his Op-Ed Sheep or Shepherd, author Brad Beck relates his experience in visiting his father in Southern California recently. The initial trepidation about his trip from warnings by “experts, leaders and authorities” that only essential workers should fly caused Brad to ask, “Who should decide who is essential?”

Time for Colorado’s $100-Million-Plus COVID-19 “Insurance Policy” to Pay Up

In her Op-Ed, Time for Colorado’s $100-million-plus COVID-19 “Insurance Policy” to Pay Up, former Rocky Mountain News columnist Dahlia Weinstein sheds light on the enormous amount of our money that has and is spent on empty or closed facilities. She suggests that these funds can be better utilized to fill staffing gaps at our hospitals.

A Proposition To End Ballot Propositions

There is a saying that when two wolves and sheep vote on what to have for dinner, the sheep is going to be disappointed that lamb chops are on order. Have Colorado voters put ourselves on the menu? In his Op-Ed, A Proposition to End Ballot Propositions, millennial author and commentator Allen Thomas challenges Coloradans to rethink our romance with ballot propositions.

A Wise Old Owl…

Have you ever missed the opportunity to listen to a friend, a significant other, or a co-worker? In this Op-Ed Brad Beck, author, speaker and Liberty Toastmaster, explains that our challenge is to listen respectfully to those voices who might have something important to share even if we disagree with what they have to say. Listening will help sharpen our own position and make our ideas stronger.

Just As Important As How We Vote Is That We Vote

“Just as important as how we vote is that we vote,” Ronald Reagan famously said. In this Op-Ed, author and researcher Patti Kurgan explains that the biggest take-away from the last Presidential Debate is that you must vote and not sit on the sidelines. Patti explains that our country is depending on your vote. Similarities between the two candidates are non-existent. Stand united and preserve the American Idea of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The other choice will abolish private property and you will be controlled by elite politicians.

Monsters – Real or Imagined

Our minds see monsters all over the place especially when we have just viewed or read something disturbing and our subconscious plays it back in the form of a bad dream. In this Op-Ed, Brad Beck explains that there are many imagined monsters that lurk in our local, state, and national government, service organizations, schools, and businesses which are being molded into golems. Brad explains that if we are to address the real monsters of today, we must have clarity on what they are.

You Can’t and Shouldn’t Legislate Morality

Morality has been a topic of discussion for several millennia from the Bible to Aristotle, Kant, utilitarianism and most recently moral relativism and multiculturalism. In his Op-Ed, You Can’t and Shouldn’t Legislate Morality, millennial author, frequent radio show guest and Christian, Allen Thomas, explains that we individually must take more responsibility for ourselves and our culture.

Free to Choose

2020. The year we hope will be over soon. But what if a temporal solution doesn’t exist? Are we stuck with this level of civil unrest, destruction, and disease? It isn’t one thing that offends our sense of right, justice or freedom. It is many. In this Op-Ed, Founder and CEO of First American State Bank Jay Davidson gets to the core of the matter: what offends us most are the lies that so many citizens buy into and we have the freedom of choice to believe or not believe.

We Must Change or We’ll Burn

We must change or we’ll burn. The wildfires Colorado is experiencing today were predictable and preventable. In this Op-Ed, former Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish Wildlife and Parks Lyle Laverty explains what is causing these intense fires in the west. Lyle encourages us to create a conservation vision to keep our forests, watersheds and communities healthy.

When Politics Become Follow the Leader

During election season, current political rhetoric encourages us to think about who we want to “lead” us and our country. In his Op-Ed, When Politics Becomes Follow the Leader, millennial Allen Thomas makes the case that independent, free-thinking citizens do not need a “leader.” We should elect representatives that will protect our natural rights.

Important Speeches and Documents in the Formation of America: Ratification of The US Constitution

Ben Martin outlines the process of the ratification of the United States Constitution. Because of his work not only on the composition of the document but ensuring its’ ratification, James Madison is known as “The Father of our Constitution.” George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton developed a strategy to “win big, win early and gain momentum” to gain the necessary number of states approval for ratification.


Under the principle of self-ownership, which is intrinsic to us as human beings, we own the product of our minds and our productive labor. Using the force of government to deprive us of what we earn is immoral and wrong. Saying your “need” gives you the right to my earnings and property is not just immoral, it’s evil.

Not My Capitalism!

Media, scholars and politicians have conflated cronyism with capitalism. The two are very different. In this Op-Ed, Allen Thomas explains that it is cronyism not capitalism that has eroded and destroyed the trust of all involved in a transaction. Allen notes that cronyism is the corrupt, immoral and money centric beast that has been touted and promulgated as an example of capitalism all the while it stinks of communism

Bringing Home the Bacon is Getting More Expensive

The COVID-19/Wuhan Virus Reaction Disruption created meat processing slow downs and closures that left distribution channels tangled, cattle in feedyards past their endpoint and hogs backed up on farms to the point some were euthanized. How will this play out when urbanites and suburbanites go to the grocery store? In this Op-Ed Rachel Gabel, assistant editor with The Fence Post, explains that consumers must recognize the importance of agriculture production and vote like their next meal depends on it.

Edward Snowden’s Permanent Record

In the Age of Information, data is power. Susan Kochevar reviews National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden’s book, Permanent Record.

Winning the Race for a Second Term

Susan Kochevar takes a look at President Trump’s record on reducing regulations and how this might impact his chances at a second term in office.

Taxation and Wealth

Rick Turnquist looks at the moral basis for acquiring wealth and how taxation impacts individuals and state economies.

You Promised You Would Be There

The Air Quality and Control Commission promised the public a chance to comment at the hearing for Colorado Low Emission Automobile Regulation (CLEAR). They did not keep that promise. Kim Monson shares her view on CLEAR after being denied the chance to do so at the hearing.

The Proper Role of Government

With Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) under legislative attack, Rick Turnquist examines the proper role of government and Colorado’s use of taxpayer dollars.

The Moral Problem With Socialism

The results of socialism are incidental to the central problem of socialism: The fundamental problem with socialism is that it’s intrinsically immoral, inherently unjust.

Why TABOR Matters

For over almost three decades Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights has protected taxpayers and the state’s economy. Proposition CC is an attack on those protections.

Blood Reparations for Slavery

Congress has recently raised the specter of reparations for slavery, but what about the hundreds of thousands of soldiers who paid in blood to end that most wicked institution?

Who Are We?

The Pro-Choice Viable Life Initiative/Act does not stop or prohibit abortions. It redirects the federal focus of promoting and funding death to funding and promoting life. Life of the mother and life of the baby are priority one.

Recall Tom Sullivan

To support the effort to recall Tom Sullivan, go to www.recallcolorado.org, or sign the recall petition at the HD 37 Recall office at 7308 S Alton Way, Unit G, Centennial 80112.

Staving Off the Tyranny of the Majority

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact threatens to undo the protections of the Electoral College and take away the will of smaller states in presidential elections.

What’s in a Name?

Featured guest contributor, Jay Davidson, explains the depth in the name of these United States, and the importance of the Electoral College.

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