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What Are You Certain Of?

There are always unknowns in life, however the COVID reaction disruption was full of unknowns that we had to deal with. In his latest essay What Are You Certain Of? Brad Beck discusses a daily online community he participated in which gave him hope, inspiration and business ideas. He explains that the advice to focus on what you are certain of was and is great help in times of uncertainty.

I’ll Give You Amnesty on One Condition

In his essay I’ll Give you Amnesty on One Condition, author Allen Thomas addresses an article in The Atlantic opining for COVID amnesty. Thomas explains that the enormous power grab by PBIs (Politicians, Bureaucrats and Interested Parties) during the COVID reaction must be acknowledged and walked back to give the power over individuals lives back to the individuals.

Veterans’ Day 2022: The Past, Present, & Future of Healthcare

With many societal changes inflicted after the attacks on September 11, 2001, all sectors of government leaned into authoritarian policies which incrementally undermine freedom. This societal shift also influenced healthcare and medicine. Author Pam Long explains that if we lose autonomy over what technology is injected, ingested, or inserted into our bodies, then we have lost the foundation of all freedoms.

The Left’s War on Children

In this essay Rick Turnquist identifies and calls out the Left’s war on children. From insistence on the “right” to abortion to teaching gender ideology in schools to instilling climate change fear, it’s clear the Left is hostile to children today.

Vote Republican

In his latest essay, Rick Turnquist presents objective facts about how our economy is doing and makes the case for voting – and voting Republican. Rick unapologetically points out several ways in which Democrats are simply unfit to govern.

What Problem Are They Trying to Fix?

In his latest essay, What Problem Are They Trying to Fix?, Brad Beck recounts a conversation that he had with two neighbors regarding the Home Rule question 3E on the Erie, Colorado ballot this November. Brad discusses the supporter’s narrative regarding Home Rule and explains that ultimately their reasons will result in more government control over Erie citizen’s everyday lives

School Choice is Anti-Fascist

In his latest essay School Choice is Anti-Fascist, author Allen Thomas explains that Hitler and his Nazis recognized the power of control and indoctrination of the education of children. Thomas notes that there are several parallels between Hitler’s strategy and today’s government-run education system. Thomas recognizes that the antidote to educational fascism is school choice.

The Triad of Medical Fascism Emerged in September 2022

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) and the AMA (American Medical Association) were once very respected institutions. In her essay The Triad of Medical Fascism, author Pam Long discusses the politicization of what were once trusted organizations. Long connects the dots and the danger of censoring doctor’s voices, gender mutilation of our children and Joe Biden’s Executive Order regarding transhumanism.

The Road Less Travelled

In her essay The Road Less Traveled, Cindy Puhek shares thoughts about her and her husband’s decision and journey to homeschool their six children. Puhek explains that she was initially insecure about the decision and reflects on the successes of her children’s homeschool experience.

We Are the Problem

“Watching the news on any channel is an opportunity to talk back to the TV. The president of the United States demonizes 76 million of his fellow Americans as ‘semi-fascists.’ He speaks about unity, yet his rhetoric divides,” author Brad Beck notes in his latest essay. Beck explains that as much as we complain, we are really the problem. We have abdicated our civic duty and not paid attention. Brad shares that he can no longer sit on the sidelines. He is recommending a “NO” vote on the Erie, Colorado, Home Rule ballot question and discusses why he has put his name on the ballot for the Home Rule Charter Commission.

Book Review – San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities

In his latest essay, Rick Turnquist reviews Michael Shellenberger’s book San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities. In San Fransicko. Shellenberger discusses the causes of homelessness and how policies and strategies developed by the progressive Democrats who run our major cities are only making the problem worse. A cautionary tale that applies to any Democrat-run city…including Denver.

Becoming a Superpower by Using Our Superpower

In his essay Becoming a Superpower by Using Our Superpower, author Allen Thomas explains that when our Founding Fathers convened to create a new government, they had just bested one of the mightiest empires in history. It was remarkable. Thomas discusses the ideal that Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness is the foundation of America’s success.

Gov. Polis and CDPHE Conspire to Violate FERPA for Illegal Student Surveillance

In this essay Gov. Polis and CDPHE Conspire to Violate FERPA for Illegal Student Surveillance, author, West Point graduate and former Captain in the Army Medical Service Corps Pam Long explains the prior attempts and current attempt of the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) in its long term, incremental plan to obtain citizen’s personally identifying data (PII) under the guise of “health and safety” to strong arm vaccine uptake.

The American Creed and the Contemporary Crisis

In his most recent essay The American Creed and the Contemporary Crisis, Dr. Douglas Groothuis explains that the fiery race riots in 2020 revealed that many Americans no longer believe in America and want to burn it down. He explains that many hold high office and their ideas are part of the curricula of state schools. Groothuis challenges us to counter this unholy fire by understanding the American Creed and what America is truly about.

The Student Loan Forgiveness Program (SLFOP) is Purposely Misnamed

In his most recent essay The Student Loan Forgiveness Program (SLFOP) is Purposely Misnamed, Jay Davidson explains that it is not a “forgiveness” program but instead a transfer program that shifts the payment of the obligation from the person who benefitted from the money to those who did not. Davidson also explains that while it appears as a benefit to the student who borrowed and promised to pay the debt, it actually creates a defeatist psyche on the student borrower.

Is Homeschooling Possible for Your Family?

In this essay Is Homeschooling Possible for Your Family? Shari McMinn discusses the potential benefits of home schooling children. Her second oldest son was labeled both “highly gifted” and “special needs” half-way through second grade at the neighborhood elementary school. The principal recommended that McMinn consider home schooling. McMinn also explains what to do when experiencing a challenging home schooling day.

The Stakeholders in Education

In his latest essay, The Stakeholders in Education, Allen Thomas delves deeper into the issues regarding education in America today. He notes that the real stakeholders in the education system are not politicians, bureaucrats, and interested parties but rather parents, teachers and the children. Government must take a step back and parents must remember that the education of their children is their responsibility.

Cherry Creek School District has School-Based, Community Health Care Centers, and We Have Questions

Cherry Creek School District has opened two school-based community health centers. In her latest essay, concerned mom Jen Gibbons, with Cherry Creek Parents Advocacy Network, explains that they have questions. She asks, “Who is responsible for the safety of our children attending the high schools and middle schools on that shared property?” She also asks, “Who is responsible for continued care and follow up if the parents have not consented to treatment, and there are resulting complications?” Gibbons notes that parents must get informed and become involved advocates for their children.

Thank You Takes Training

In his essay, Thank You Takes Training, Brad Beck discusses gratitude. He tells the story of a Jewish farmer who cannot see the blessings in his life until he takes the advice of the town rabbi. Beck explains that we can train ourselves to acknowledge blessings to ourselves and to others. He discusses the “thank you’s” he has received over the years for helping his customers succeed.

Protecting Senior Citizens From Asset Theft By Collusion of Doctors and Judges

Asset theft of seniors and the elderly is an organized crime racket that most Americans have never heard of. Pam Long explains in her latest essay, Protecting Senior Citizens From Asset Theft by Collusion of Doctors and Judges, that when a doctor asked her friend if she had a will, it raised a red flag. Long discusses Guardianship Fraud and how to prevent it.

Book Review – Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal and Natural Gas – Not Less

Rick Turnquist takes a look at Alex Epstein’s latest book Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal and Natural Gas – Not Less in his latest essay. In Fossil Future, Epstein reviews how our knowledge system is broken, how fossil fuels are necessary to human flourishing and how more fossil fuel use can empower even more people around the world. Oh, and reliable, affordable energy may not be that bad for the climate either.

What’s Going on In Education?

In her essay, What’s Going On in Education, Director of Government Relations for Christian Home Educators of Colorado Carolyn Martin discusses key concerns regarding children’s education in America today. Carolyn notes that state standards and data collection really are based on an agenda of more and more control by the state and less parental control of their children. Carolyn explains steps that parents can take to reclaim their children’s education.

The Excesses of Socialism Reap a Bitter Harvest

In his essay The Excesses of Socialism Reap a Bitter Harvest, Jay Davidson connects the dots to individual’s frustrations with the consequences of excessive government intervention in our lives. Davidson explains that the political tendencies toward Socialism and Communism inexorably grow central government control over the individual. Davidson notes that it is the individual’s fault for not getting involved earlier nor staying informed. However, the individual can fix it.

Finding The Funny

With all the headlines about “infections” in the media, Brad Beck discusses why laughter and humor are healthy “infections.” Beck explains that it is hard to change the world, but we can change our worlds by looking for humor in life everyday. He notes, “We need to seek humor as we emerge from the mandated restrictions created by an overreaching government. As human beings we need to look for the funny in things even when times are serious.”

When “Art Club” Is Child Abuse

In his latest essay, Rick Turnquist documents one family’s nightmare: about how a 12-year-old girl was invited to “art club” after school in a northern Colorado school district, only to find out it was a LGBTQ indoctrination session – and she was instructed to hide this fact from her parents. Rick describes this family’s story and asks the question: “When do we call child abuse “child abuse”?

What Conservatives Need to Know About Medical Cannabis

In this essay former Captain in the Army Medical Service Corps Pam Long addresses (1) the urban legend of marijuana, (2) the medical power of cannabis, (3) and the political costs for misinformed conservative candidates running for office. Long sheds light on the relationship between big Pharma and big government to restrict medical freedom regarding cannabis.

The Teacher’s Union is Politicizing Our Schools

In her most recent essay, concerned mother Jen Gibbons discusses the teacher’s union push of radical leftist agendas and racist ideology under the guise of equity. The teacher’s union agenda is causing our kids to fall behind. Less than half of the third graders in Cherry Creek School District and in Colorado are proficient in reading and math. Gibbons explains how we can turn this around and rescue our kids.

The Human Inclination Towards Liberty

In his essay, The Human Inclination Towards Liberty, Allen Thomas looks at human nature and whether or not human nature includes Liberty. Thomas notes that in these tasking times it can often seem as though the natural human tendency is not towards freedom but towards power. Yet he asks, “How could Jefferson write that this truth of Liberty was self-evident without it being ingrained in human nature?”

Critical Race Theory on Trial

In his essay Critical Race Theory on Trial, Dr. Douglas Groothuis examines the precepts of CRT and explains that CRT is based on false assumptions (many inherited from Marxism) and makes false promises of justice through grievance, social engineering, and reparation. Dr. Groothuis latest book Fire in the Streets: How You Can Confidently Respond to Incendiary Cultural Topics contains a more indepth commentary on the subject.

Created Different

Yvonne Paez was born on U.S. soil and spent most of her childhood growing up in Mexico. In her essay Created Different, Paez explains that she has the unique experience of viewing the United States both as a citizen and a foreigner. She discusses the difference between America and other countries and shares what we must do to protect what has been bequeathed to us from our Founding.

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.

SB22-153 is designed to circumvent election integrity

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.

Colorado baker and cake decorator Jack Phillips stands in front of the US congress in a composite image meant to show the peril of legislators not doing their job to protect rights.

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.

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.