Border Security Has Always Been The Government’s Primary Job
Several sinister changes at the border are bordering on dangerous: the control of Mexican cartels and the absolute chaos of large migrant groups rushing the border. Why is our federal government not acting and what is the proper role of the federal government in these cases? Author Allen Thomas explains that the Federalist Papers are the natural place to go, to begin to understand how our federal government was constructed to deal with these border issues.
School Mental Health Surveys Are a Tool for Expanding Pharmaceutical Drugs to Students
Pam Long explains that School mental health surveys, screenings, and assessments are third party data collection tools used to refer students to services which potentially will label students with disorders requiring psychiatric drugs and flag students for misconduct for the rest of their lives.
Republican Sponsored SB23-101 Silences Coloradans’ Voices
Radical Democrats and Republican Consultants are working together to censor the vote and the voice of everyday Coloradans. In this essay, Republican Sponsored SB23-101 Silences Coloradans Voices, Kim Monson explains that this bill enriches petition gathering businesses, and gives the power to the Secretary of State to determine which candidates will appear on Coloradans’ primary ballots.
California and Federalist #2
How is Federalist Paper #2 “Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence” relative to California’s actions in 2023? In this essay California and Federalist #2 Allen Thomas explains how California’s public policy regarding electric trucks is black-mailing other states and not beneficial to the states as a whole. Thomas explains that it is time for California to remember that they are but one piece of a whole and to act more amicably to their fellow partners
Ideas matter. In this essay Ideas Brad Beck explains that ideas comes from the source of all wealth, our minds. He shares examples of ideas as observation plus opportunity equals outcomes. Beck shares the recipe for Ideas to become reality.
Morality and Human Flourishing
In his latest essay, Rick Turnquist takes a look at Morality and Human Flourishing. What do these terms mean and how do they intersect?
Radical Democrats and Republican Consultants Are Complicit in Colorado’s Troubles
Colorado is in trouble. Car thefts, bank robberies, egg prices, homelessness, kids falling behind in reading, writing, and math, and expensive housing. In this essay Kim connects the dots between radical, activist Democrat and Republican Consultant Elite PBIs (Politicians, Bureaucrats, and Interested Parties) who have united to implement public policy futhering their new Green deal. This Green deal is about the Green that they put in the pockets.
How the New Office of Gun Control Shall Infringe on the Second Amendment
The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution ensures the right of everyday, hard-working individuals to protect themselves and their families from bad actors. In this essay, How the New Office of Gun Control Shall Infringe on the Second Amendment, West Point graduate and former Captain in the Army Medical Service Corps Pam Long explains that CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) will use rule-making to incrementally infringe on the Second Amendment using the back door of bureaucracy, while most watchdogs are focused on legislation.
A Pearl of Wisdom
There are plenty of issues in our lives that can be irritating. In his essay, A Pearl of Wisdom, Brad Beck explains how an oyster turns an irritant into a pearl. Beck challenges each of us to use irritants in our lives and our society to create something better, grow in wisdom, and improve our lives and our communities.
Where We Are (And Where We Came From)
In his latest essay Rick Turnquist takes a look at where humanity came from, where we are, and how it is all at risk from the regressive Left. Don’t take your modern life for granted!
Why We Should Not Fear Fascists
The word fascists is thrown around in America every day. In his essay Why We Should Not Fear Fascists, Allen Thomas explains that our Founders did not want us to fear the Tyranny of the powerful elite; instead they wanted to shackle the government to protect us from such power hungry demagogues. We now fear fascists, communists and all the tyrannies in between because we have forgotten our history and did not preserve the republic handed down to us for safe keeping. Thomas notes that despite constitutional erosion, the bedrock still remains and can be saved.
Colorado’s Scrambled Egg Policy
The price of eggs has increased from $2.99 a dozen to $6.99 a dozen since January of 2022. In this essay Kim Monson explains that the jump in price is primarily because of Colorado legislation HB20-1343 which was signed by this governor on July 1, 2020. HB20-1343 dictates the square footage that mid-level egg producers must provide for each chicken and that egg-laying hens must be “provided enrichments that allow them to exhibit natural behaviors, including a minimum, scratch areas, perches, nest boxes, and dust bathing areas.” These new regulations have increased the cost of breakfast for Coloradans by 133% which is affecting the food affordability and food security of children and adults across the state.
Best and Worst of Colorado Politics 2022
If you are an individual who values accountability, responsibility, and transparency, this essay of the Best and Worst of Colorado Politics in 2022 is a helpful summary of the past year. Hopefully, these stories will inspire all of us to focus our citizen engagement to improve our communities. Our state needs watchdogs over education, public health, and elected officials. Find the area that you can improve with your time and talents in 2023.
A Finance Professor’s Perspective on Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX
In his essay A Finance Professor’s Perspective Regarding Sam Bankman- Fried and FTX, Kurt Gerwitz discusses the facts regarding SBF, the narrative regarding SBF, why we should care, and recognizing human biases that we must understand to be better truth-seeking thinkers.
“Repitition, plus restatement gets people to remember,” notes Brad Beck regarding a presentation given by communication expert David Brooks. In his essay Reiterations Beck explains that persistence, positive messaging, and remembering will help us to achieve our New Year goals.
CDPHE Proposes Vaccine Rule Changes for Online Students and Natural Immunity
In her most recent essay Pam Long explains that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has proposed rule changes to 6 CCR 1009-2 – The Infant Immunization Program and Immunization of Students Attending School. CDPHE is taking public input until December 20, 2022 on these changes. CDPHE will present their proposed changes to the Board of Health on January 18, 2023, and the Board of Health will vote on these changes in March 2023. Long notes these changes affect online students and people with natural immunity.
Prices and Profits – Oil and Gas in the Real World
In his latest essay, Rick Turnquist goes over the fundamentals of how the oil and gas industry operates – and how oil companies have zero power to set prices at the gas pump.
The Moral Gaslighting of America
In his latest essay The Moral Gaslighting of America, Allen Thomas explains that Main Stream Media and Big Tech have discounted parents’ concerns about curriculum content in their children’s classrooms, buried the Epstein/Maxwell “client” list, and demonized Ye and Nick Fuentes regarding their Anti-Semitic comments while giving Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib passes on their Anti-Semitic comments and agendas.
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.
Setting the Record Straight on Douglas County School District 5A and 5B Property Tax Increases
In her recent essay Setting the Record Straight on Douglas County School District 5A and 5B Property Tax Increases, radio show host and author Kim Monson addresses the Douglas County School District’s rebuttal to her arguments against DCSD ballot questions 5A and 5B. Monson delves into the nuances and details of DCSD’s response as she refutes their comments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
“Western-style Democracy” in Afghanistan: How You Were Kept in the Dark
Author Karl Honegger sees the Afghanistan issue differently from last week’s Op-Ed author Anthony Hartsook. Karl explains that the news media and Republican politicians and pundits hid the truth from Americans because they did not want to be seen as against the troops.
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.
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.
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.
The Colorado Office of Economic Development’s Policy of Corporate Welfare
The Colorado Office of Economic Development’s tax-credit incentive to lure businesses to Colorado is a form of corporate welfare that encourages sweet-heart deals, political favoritism, and is poses a threat to native businesses.
Arbitrary Government is Bad Government—Here’s to You, Mr. Madison
James Madison warned us that an unpredictable government is dangerous. Roger Bianco explains why Madison’s warning was never more urgent than now.
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.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Mines the New Oil: Health Data
Colorado’s Department of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking to circumvent the legislature and the law in an attempt to collect the personally Identifiable Information of children—and their families—seeking vaccine exemptions.
Parents are Trading Guardianship of Children for College Financial Aid
In an environment of skyrocketing college tuition costs, some parents are making the decision to trade their parental rights for financial aid. Is this the only option left to them?
What Difference Does Property Make? Property Rights Abused in Denver
Tom Messina wants to sell his property, a property that he has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars and two decades of his time. But the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission interfered when Tom tried to sell his diner.
The Urgent Need for Classical Liberal Arts Education
Dr. Krannwitter of Speakeasy Ideas explains how a classic liberal arts educations guides people to understand how to live a good life.
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.
Are You Willing to Pay a Living Wage?
Consumers want to get the best deal they can when buying a product or service. So who is responsible for paying a living wage?
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.
Property: What Difference Does it Make?
James Madison defined private property and the Constitution protects it. The Supreme Court’s decision in the Kelo case encourages eminent domain abuse.
Higher Education Rarely Respects Conservative Donor Requests
The lawsuit between Hillsdale University and the University of Missouri is a warning to all conservative donors hoping to advance conservative ideals in higher education.
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.
Democrats Competing to Buy Votes in Bid for 2020 Presidential Election Nomination
Democrat presidential hopefuls are making big promises with taxpayer dollars in their bid run for president in 2020.
Wings of Freedom 2019
Kim Monson shares her experiences from the 2019 Wings of Freedom tour.
Proposition CC is an Attack on the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights
Proposition CC is the Colorado November ballot question that would take away hardworking Coloradans tax refunds—FOREVER. Vote no to this attack on TABOR.
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?
Medicare for All Will Create an American Healthcare Nightmare
Medicare for All will take away patient and care provider freedom while giving control to the government, an exchange that will make healthcare worse, not better.
Colorado Democrats, 1984, and Newspeak
The Newspeak of George Orwell’s near-future dystopian novel “1984” is a weapon Colorado Democrats use in pursuit of a progressive agenda.
The National Popular Vote Takes Away the Vote and the Voice of Coloradans
the National Popular Vote takes away the vote and the voice of Coloradans and gives our vote and voice to the large population centers such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Chicago.
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.
HB19-1312—If you ever want to skip ANY vaccine, you need to speak up NOW!
HB19-1312 could have dire consequences for your rights. If you want to protect your right to refuse any vaccine, you need to speak up now.
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.