"When they allow a talk show host to play them like a two-dollar banjo, they demonstrate what kind of backbone they'll bring to the job later on, if we elect them. After they get elected will they continue to allow Jeff Crank to put a nickel in them and wind them up every Saturday morning?"

Barry Noreen, former columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette

"There's a lot of talent there" - Shannon Fowler

Monday, July 2, 2018

Foundations of Freedom Event
Americans for Prosperity Foundation
for 9th-12th graders
July 17-18, 2018

Join the Colorado chapter of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation for an exciting event developed by the Grassroots Leadership Academy for high school students grades 9-12.

The programming will begin at 9:00 A.M. both mornings, and a free lunch will be served each day.
Foundations of Freedom

Free societies are the strongest force for prosperity and human flourishing the world has ever seen. Freedom eradicates diseases, ends poverty, and allows people to pursue their dreams. But unless a new generation of champions stands up and defends it, the light of freedom could be extinguished. Foundations of Freedom equips teenagers with the truth about our country’s unique role in the world. The course takes a comprehensive look at the history of free societies and their positive impact on the world in a fun, engaging way. Through Foundations of Freedom, each student will develop the vision, passion, and skills necessary to be a lifelong advocate for liberty.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wisdom of a Great Man: Charles Krauthammer

I learned a lot about politics from Charles Krauthammer.  More importantly, I learned a lot about life.

My favorite Krauthammer quotes are about life:

Talking about his accident in college that left him confined to a wheelchair, he told the Washington Post, "I don't like when they make a big thing about it.  And the worst thing is when they tell me how courageous I am. That drives me to distraction."
"That was the one thing that bothered me very early on," he said. "The first week, I thought, the terrible thing is that people are going to judge me now by a different standard. If I can just muddle through life, they'll say it was a great achievement, given this.”
"I thought that would be the worst, that would be the greatest defeat in my life -- if I allowed that. I decided if I could make people judge me by the old standard, that would be a triumph and that's what I try to do. It seemed to me the only way to live.”
Then, just two weeks before his death after getting his diagnosis, he said, "My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.  I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life -- full and complete with the great loves and great works that make it worth living.  I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.”