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Liberty vs. Religious Liberty

Liberty vs. Religious Liberty

In the most recent update to the Denver cake-baker saga, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, according to an article in the Denver Post, “cannot cite his religious beliefs or free-speech rights in refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.” Although this case is being hailed as a loss for religious liberty, I’d like to examine it from a different perspective. I think it’s a...

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The Death Penalty and George Brauchler

The Death Penalty and George Brauchler

Just uttering the words “death penalty” evokes strong emotions, regardless of where you stand on the issue. When the jury in the Aurora theater trial was unable to come to a unanimous decision for the death penalty, and imposed a life sentence without the possibility of parole, most were stunned. In a state where the death penalty is a legal sentence, it was difficult to reason how this horrific...

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Your Secret Ballot Is In Jeopardy

Your Secret Ballot Is In Jeopardy

There are few things more sacred to Americans than a secure and secret ballot. On August 1, 2015, Vincent Carroll of the Denver Post wrote a column entitled: The high risk of e-voting pointing out some concerns with electronic transmission of military and overseas balloting. This overview should cause us all concern about both the security and the secrecy of ballots that are cast in this manner....

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Can Government Make Children Healthier?

Can Government Make Children Healthier?

I look forward to the day when American society is facing a problem, and the first response is, “What can we do about this?” as opposed to, “What can the government do about this?” Today, we have an opportunity to see that difference in action with the publication of Healthier Colorado’s statewide poll on sugary drinks. Healthier Colorado says on its website, “Healthier Colorado is a...

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Less Opportunity To Boss Us Around

Less Opportunity To Boss Us Around

Kudos to Colorado State Representatives Paul Lundeen and Tim Dore and Senator Kevin Lundberg for at least trying to limit the ability of the Colorado State government to boss around its citizens. Late in the 2015 legislative session, these three Colorado state elected officials were the prime sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution 1003 (HCR-1003) which would have decreased the duration of the...

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No, I Will Not “Shut My Pie Hole”!

No, I Will Not “Shut My Pie Hole”!

There has been much discussion in the pro-gun community over the past two weeks about whether or not Colorado State Senate President Bill Cadman should offer a late bill to move the firearms magazine limit from 15 rounds to 30 rounds, while full repeal of the limitation is pursued in a future legislative session. Senate President Bill Cadman has the ability to introduce this bill in the...

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