Hal BidlackHal BidlackJuly 31, 20187min248

George Washington didn’t use the internet. In the era the Constitution was written, information and opinions could travel no faster than a galloping horse or a ship at sea. And in that slower time, a remarkable group of intellectuals crafted what has become the longest lasting written constitution in world history. Pretty impressive, to be sure, but again, they didn’t have the internet.


Curtis J. PrestonCurtis J. PrestonDecember 4, 20174min1859

As a lifelong Christian and a local church pastor in Lakewood for nearly 10 years, I support people living out their religious values. In fact, I encourage it. But it breaks my heart to think that members of my church could worship with us on Sunday, hear a message about God’s love and the importance of caring for one another, and then on Monday walk into a local business only to face rejection and humiliation for who they are.


Tim NevilleTim NevilleSeptember 24, 20176min1093

In the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly, I cosponsored legislation to create additional protections for free speech on Colorado university campuses, and the bill passed with unanimous support from both Republicans and Democrats. Yet, what was most amazing was not the bipartisan support but the fact that the bill was necessary in the first place. Why is something as fundamental as freedom of speech suddenly under attack on so many fronts?


George AthanasopoulosGeorge AthanasopoulosMarch 6, 20175min746

Our election process is being hijacked by big money interests, and if we don’t take a stand today, tomorrow will be too late. To save our electoral process, the Colorado General Assembly must pass a bill this session delaying the implementation of Proposition 108. Proposition 108 was passed by the voters last November but it was sold under false pretenses. Based on the 2016 presidential caucuses, there were many Democrats and Republicans who were justifiably angry that they couldn’t vote for their preferred presidential candidate.


Jared WrightJared WrightFebruary 11, 20174min555

Have you ever noticed how often liberal feminists claim they speak for all women? They consistently insist their policy agenda is pro-female. Call me naive, but I believe liberals are about as pro-female as they are pro-choice. They claim to be pro-choice, but attempt to legislate everything under the sun, such as: soda sizes, guns, coal, car sizes, God, free speech, bathrooms, school choice, cake baking, salt, and cigarettes. For them, pro-choice boils down to just two options: Whatever they demand and abortions.


Paula NoonanPaula NoonanFebruary 8, 20174min390

Huey Long, the legendary populist from Louisiana, said “The time has come for all good men to rise above principle.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century transcendentalist, said, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Both aphorisms are much in play lately. Republican Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, is sponsoring a bill, SB17-062, on free speech. The bill “prohibits institutions of higher education from restricting a student's constitutional right to speak in any way in a public forum …” Anyone who supports the First Amendment should support this bill. Public institutions should not set aside special areas or "zones" for "free speech” to protect students from any ridiculous thing that someone may say in a public place.