What Is Government?
What is Government? Rick Turnquist breaks down what government is, what the proper functions of government are, and how government continues to grow over time. Is anarchy worse than tyranny?
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.