RWReagan salutingAugust 7, 2014 6:00 p.m. @ Adams County Fairgrounds and Regional Park, Pavilion A (just east and after the Waymire Dome), 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, CO

Presented by The Reagan Club of Colorado

This was the theme at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit, held in Denver on July 18 thru July 20th and sponsored by the Centennial Institute, the Colorado Christian University’s Think Tank.

If you got to attend the “Summit” . . . you know that the theme could mean many things, but the primary meaning was that “America’s Best Days are the vision and mission fueling the enthusiasm of today’s conservatives Americans.”

The Reagan Club of Colorado was there . . . and one of the consistently recurring ideas was the values, ideals and leadership of Ronald W. Reagan. Our 40th President passed away 10 years ago; and has been out of office for 28 years . . . why the perennial memories and enduring admiration for President Reagan?

The Western Conservative Summit featured Reagan in publicizing the event . . . showing President Reagan from his 1964 speech, “A Time for Choosing”. . .

Where, then, is the road to peace? Well it’s a simple answer after all.

You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, there is a price we will not pay.  There is a point beyond which they must not advance.

There’s something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which,  whether we like it or not, spells duty. You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.

In the book “11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative”, Dr. Paul Kengor listed the foundation of Ronald Reagan’s life and presidency. One of them was “Belief In The Individual”

The importance of the individual to the history and success of our great land is undeniable – in spite of the rhetoric of the progressives and anti-American Tradition types.

The Reagan Club of Colorado is a group of and from the “grassroots” – and is committed to supporting the informing, involving and strengthening the individual and the families and communities in which they live and love.

To that aim – The Reagan Club of Colorado is throwing a BBQ that will focus on what makes America Her Best . . . faith, family and friends . . . for conservative voters of Adams County and the surrounding area.

The event will be a catered event – with “gourmet treatment” of those classic BBQ favorites . . . Grilled
Hamburgers and Hot Dogs. This includes toppings and side dishes that will delight the taste buds – while you share an enjoyable evening with other conservatives.

We are offering a substantial discount for tickets – if you pay online (http://www.reaganclubco.com/august-7th-meeting-tickets/) before August 5th at midnight.

The regular prices are $20.00 for Members and $25.00 for Non-Members . . . BUT – prepay online and the deal is . . .
$15.00 for Members – who can bring a guest for $5.00 . . . that’s $20.00 for two.
$20.00 for Non-Members – who also can bring a guest for just $5.00.

We’ll see you Thursday night, August 7th!

Join the Reagan Club for dinner and the 1940 movie “Knute Rockne: All American” starring Ronald Reagan on the eve of America’s 238th birthday. Buffet meal included with popcorn and a Cash Bar.

Dknute rockne all american herooors open at 5:30pm, greeting, prayer & the Pledge of Allegiance  begins at 6:00pm, dinner served at 6:15pm, grab a bag of popcorn to munch on as we watch The Gipper at 7:00pm, and finish up the night with dessert at 8:40pm and head home at 9:00pm.

We’re meeting in central Denver at CADA (Colorado Auto Dealers Association), 290 East Speer Blvd, Denver, CO, 80203.  Admission is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.  You can buy your tickets on our web site: http://www.reaganclubco.com/meeting-dues/ or pay at the door.

“I’ve decided to take up coaching as my life work,” Knute Rockne says. Coach he does, revolutionizing football with his strategies, winning close to 90 percent of his games, and helping establish the University of Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish as a gridiron powerhouse. But victories alone do not mean success to Rockne. He wants to shape his players into responsible and honorable men. This famed sports biopic combines a passion for the game (and footage of actual Notre Dame contests) with two superb performances: Pat O’Brien in the title role and Ronald Reagan as George Gipp, the gifted but doomed halfback whose deathbed plea is “win just one for the Gipper.” The line remains one of cinema’s most memorable. And for the rest of his life, Reagan would often be called the Gipper.

CADA is located on the Southwest corner of Grant and Speer Blvd; the two-story ivory colored building that looks like a small mansion. Parking is available on the south side of the building or on the street.

Directions from I-25 North:
Take I-25 south to the Speer Blvd. South exit. Continue on Speer Blvd. South going east. You will take Speer Blvd Southeast to Grant Street and make a right on Grant. CADA is located on the southwest corner of Grant and Speer. (While traveling east on Speer you will pass through a short tunnel, Grant is the first street right after you exit the tunnel; begin moving over the right-hand lane as quickly as possible after you exit the tunnel)

Directions from I-25 South:
Take I-25 south to the Broadway/Lincoln Ave. exit. Go north on Lincoln to Speer Blvd. Make a right on 4th Street, and turn left into the parking lot BEFORE you reach Grant Street (you will see the Red Cross trucks in the parking lot). The CADA Building will be to your left on the North side of the parking lot. CADA is located on the southwest corner of Grant and Speer.

Directions from 6th avenue:
Take 6th Avenue East to Speer Blvd. Go right on Speer Blvd. Make a right on Grant Street. (Grant is about 2 blocks up).

 RWR in Knute Rockne

 

Florida Senator Alan Hays is about to propose a bill that would require all schools in his state to show conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s movie - America. However, the film will not be mandatory for students whose parents don’t want them watching it.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

The plan is sure to draw fire from liberals not only because D’Souza is a prominent conservative but because he is also behind the movie, 2016: Obama’s America, which is a profoundly negative take on Democratic U.S. president Barack Obama.

Hays said the purpose of his proposal is to introduce more balance into Florida schools.

D’Souza’s film America focuses on teaching the history of the United States from a patriotic perspective. In addition, the film highlights America as one of the greatest ideas throughout the history of civilization.

Senator Hays said of his efforts:

“The most dreaded disease in America today is political correctness. We need to inform our students of our whole history, and teach them how to think, not what to think,” 

Whether Hays’s bill ends up passing is up for debate. But in a public education system run nearly exclusively by the Democrat Party, it would be refreshing to know students were being taught a different point of view. It appears Senator Hays just wants to even the playing the field by mandating America to be shown in schools.

We can only hope lawmakers keep an open mind when the bill is ready to go through Florida’s legislature. Because as Abraham Lincoln said ofeducation, “Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.”

 

 

Reagan peace through strength

I’m happy to report a Utopia had a wildly successful opening weekend in Denver – we took in $ 31,710, making it the number one per screen average grossing film in the USA for the weekend! The enthusiasm in the audiences was incredible, a standing ovation at every screening!  Group even came back again with American flags!

Due to this success, we are now expanding in the Denver area, in addition to the Colorado Center, we are adding the following venues as of August 1st.  PLEASE email, Facebook, and spread the word!

Many thanks,

Joel Gilbert

http://theresnoplacelikeutopia.com/

There's no place like Utophia

After initially supporting incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo.), through the first quarter of this year, oil and natural gas companies have since overwhelmingly supported his challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner (R., Colo.), over Mr. Udall.

Mr. Udall was among this election cycle’s top recipients of oil and gas money through March, having received $201,550 from the sector, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics up to March. At that time,  Mr. Gardner, who announced at the end of February his intent to challenge Mr. Udall after getting three other GOP candidates to bow out of a potentially bruising Republican primary, had received just $79,300 from the oil and gas industry for his House re-election bid.

Since Mr. Gardner entered the Senate race, the oil and gas industry has been pouring money into Mr. Gardner’s campaign. Between the first and second quarters, the industry gave $223,600 to Mr. Gardner and just $41,460 to Mr. Udall, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Continue reading

Watch: The Western Conservative Summit Live Stream: Some of the biggest names in the conservative movement — … bit.ly/1rcp30C

Some of the biggest names in the conservative movement — including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Dr. Ben Carson — will speak in Denver this weekend for the Western Conservative Summit.

The annual event comes as President Barack Obama’s popularity is cratering and the scandals attached to his administration are only getting worse.

Breitbart News will livestream the three-day conference, which also feature our own Ben Shapiro, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).

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Democrats were for suing the president before they were against it.

In the tiny House Rules Committee room in Congress on Wednesday, New York Democrat Louise Slaughter let roll her grievances against House Republicans’ lawsuit against Barack Obama. It took a lot of coffee.

The suit, which sues the president for unilaterally changing a core provision of ObamaCare, is a “political stunt,” declared Ms. Slaughter. Republicans have “timed” it to “peak . . . right as the midterm elections are happening,” said the ranking Rules member. Having failed to stop ObamaCare, they have chosen to “run to the judicial branch.” And, she lectured, a “lawsuit against the president brought by half of the Congress” is “certainly” not the “correct way to resolve” a “political dispute.”

As for the legal merits, well! Ms. Slaughter feted her witness, lawyer Walter Dellinger, praising his work on Raines v. Byrd , a 1997 case in which the Supreme Court found members of Congress do not have automatic standing to sue. The courts, she insisted, had no business settling such disputes. A lawsuit against the president, she declared, “is preposterous.”

About the only thing Ms. Slaughter didn’t do in five hours was offer House Speaker John Boehner her litigation notes. For it seems to have slipped Ms. Slaughter’s mind—and the press’s attention—that a mere eight years ago she was a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by congressional Democrats against George W. Bush. The year was 2006, just as Democrats were, uh, peaking in their campaign to take back the House.

Democrats were sore that they’d lost a fight over a budget bill that made cuts to Medicaid and student loans. They dredged up a technical mistake—a tiny difference between the House and Senate version of the bill. Michigan Democrat John Conyers, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, decided to (how did Ms. Slaughter put it?) file a lawsuit against the president brought by half of the Congress. He was joined as a plaintiff by nearly every other then-ranking Democratic member and titan in the House— Charles Rangel, John Dingell, George Miller, Collin Peterson, Bennie Thompson, Barney Frank, Pete Stark, James Oberstar and Ms. Slaughter herself.

Rep. Louise Slaughter at Wednesday’s House Rules Committee hearing. Win McNamee/Getty Images

In an April 2006 Huffington Post piece titled “Taking the President to Court,” Mr. Conyers explained that he was “alarmed by the erosion of our constitutional form of government,” and by a president who “shrugged” about “the law.” After “consulting with some of the foremost constitutional experts in the nation,” he had determined that there was “one group of people” who were “injured” by Mr. Bush’s lack of respect for “checks and balances”: Congress. So he was “going”—or as Ms. Slaughter might put it, “running”—”to court.” Continue reading