Could Your 2nd Amendment Rights Die in the American West?

Colorado’s Democrat state legislator has pushed some of the most sweeping anti 2nd amendment laws in the nation.

The controversial 2013 measures prompted 55 of Colorado’s 62 elected sheriffs to file a federal law suit against their own state, citing the new gun control mandates unconstitutional. These laws are so unpopular, their passing led to the prompt ousting of two Democratic state senators.

It really shouldn't come as a surprise that Colorado Governor Hickenlooper, who just scored a grade of “F” by the libertarian CATO Institute on fiscal policies from a limited-government perspective, has been such a staunch opponent against our right to bear arms. 

 

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Colorado Women Speak Out: "We Are Not One-Issue Voters"

An interesting turn of events is happening in Colorado. Not only is Senatorial Candidate Cory Gardner beginning to hold a respectable lead in the polls, but the push-back against embattled Sen. Mark Udall’s one-issued, “War On Women” campaign is, in many ways, taking center-stage.

The Denver Post recently endorsed Udall’s Republican opponent, and summed it up perfectly, 

“Rather than run on his record, Udall’s campaign has devoted a shocking amount of energy and money trying to convince voters that Gardner seeks to outlaw birth control despite the congressman’s call for the over-the-counter sales of contraceptives. Udall is trying to frighten voters rather than inspire them with a hopeful vision. His obnoxious one-issue campaign is an insult to those he seeks to convince.”

It looks like Udall’s fear mongering strategy is falling flat. More than that, it could be backfiring. Big time.

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Third Party Candidates and Georgia

This morning, I read an article written by someone I consider a friend. It was in regards to the Senate race in Georgia and after reading it, I was a little disappointed. Let me be clear, I am not disappointed because I disagree with her statements. I am disappointed that there seem to be a few things missing in the assessment.

First, there are more than two candidates running for US Senate in Georgia. We do have a third candidate, Libertarian Amanda Swafford. But I did not see her name anywhere in the article, and feel it does a disservice to those interested in all candidates.

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Losing Ground Globally

Recently the Argentine President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, remarked to the press that the United States was out to kill her.  This past summer, Iraq began a decent into anarchy as ISIS gained more control in the region. West Africa continues to experience an epidemic of tremendous proportions as Ebola rages on, and is spreading to the United States and Europe. Thousands are protesting in the streets of Hong Kong, begging for more democratic processes as the Chinese government continues pursuing communist policies.  Where is America amidst all these international issues?

America is in the backseat.

One need not have an interventionist philosophy to understand that world events impact the home front.

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Elections Should be About Issues, Not Insults

The midterm elections are now less than a month away, and I am the least excited I have ever been.  I won’t say this election is the most important in our history, but I will note that our country is at a crucial crossroads. We are at a pivotal point as a society, and leadership, across all spectrums and party lines, is faltering.

The other day I received a call to participate in a political survey for the Georgia senate race. I jumped at the chance.  While the crux of the call focused on Georgia, the pollster did ask numerous questions on my support and opinion of national leaders and policy initiative from both political parties.  About halfway through the conversation, the pollster said “wow, no one is doing too well in your book.”  The comment was comical, true and tragic.

There are important issues plaguing our nation.  Yet, all that comes out of Washington and the media is a lot of loud noise. 

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