Kim encourages listeners to read Allen Thomas’ op-ed, School Choice is Half the Issue, and Patti Kurgan’s piece, Colorado Initiative 25: A Blind LEAP of Faith! It is fitting to have General Arbuckle for the Fourth of July America’s Veterans Stories show this Sunday at 3pm and 10pm on KLZ 560 AM and KLZ 100.7 FM. General Arbuckle has established a template to conserve and preserve the American Idea. Housing has become less affordable due to policies by PBIs (Politicians, Bureaucrats and Interested Parties). The Common Sense Institute releases a report that Colorado needs 51,000 units per year to meet demand. Kim addresses the need for free market solutions and not government solutions, a view in opposition to PBIs. Kim connects the dots on some of the PBIs advocating for “transformational changes.” California targets another six states for their travel ban due to “discriminatory policies.” Parents have lost patience with schools that teach social issues instead of academics. Lorne Levy, mortgage specialist with Polygon Financial, reminiscences on the historical significance of Boston. Lorne reports that the 10-year Treasury note has remained constant and therefore mortgage rates are steady and remain in the two’s. Give Lorne a call at 303-880-8881 to find a mortgage that works for you, whether it is a new mortgage or a refinance.
Guest Josh Dunn, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, joins Kim for a discussion on Alexis de Tocqueville’s study of the most democratic nation in the world recorded in his book Democracy in America. De Tocqueville wrote the biggest threat to democracy was that people would vote their freedom away for their security as they looked to the national government to care for them. Once you give up your freedom you are vulnerable to any invasion of your individual rights. De Tocqueville called this a “soft despotism.” Put in the context of the response to the Wuhan-China virus/COVID-19 and years earlier the Patriot Act, this is very dangerous. Long term, we see a tendency to isolate ourselves with limited interaction with others which in turn makes us more dependent on others and specifically the government. The weak want to be protected. We need to focus our attention on the radical, activist’s indoctrination in K-12 education. Professor Dunn concludes stating that a free society requires an engaged society. To keep your freedom, show up … to school board meetings, town council meetings, civic organizations, etc. This cannot be outsourced to someone else, only you can be involved.