• The legislature could pass a fee of some sort, but lawmakers would have to refer a tax hike to the ballot, because of the state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.
    Click (HERE) to read this story about TABOR
  • Joe Biden threatened to take this union worker’s “AR-14” in a train wreck of a viral video. That union worker’s name is Jerry Wayne and one day after the interaction, he went out and got an “AR-14” in honor of Joe. This is his message to America:

  • It’s clear that we still need Colorado oil and gas. “This blizzard proves that during extreme weather winter, solar panels and wind turbines are of little or no value to the electric grid.”

    • Snow on a photovoltaic system

    The massive blast of Siberia-like cold that is wreaking havoc across North America is proving that if we humans want to keep surviving frigid winters, we are going to have to keep burning natural gas — and lots of it — for decades to come.

    That cold reality contradicts the “electrify everything” scenario that’s being promoted by climate change activists, politicians, and academics. They claim that to avert the possibility of catastrophic climate change, we must stop burning hydrocarbons and convert all of our transportation, residential, commercial, and industrial systems so that they are powered solely on electricity, with most of that juice coming, of course, from forests of wind turbines and oceans of solar panels.

    But attempting to electrify everything would concentrate our energy risks on an electricity grid that is already breaking under the surge in demand caused by the crazy cold weather. Across America, countless people don’t have electricity. I’m one of them. Our power here in central Austin went out at about 3 am. I am writing this under a blanket, have multiple layers of clothes on, and am nervously watching my laptop’s battery indicator.

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):


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    We will also teach the skills you will need to apply for local positions and to serve as an effective leader. The training is hosted by the Independence Institute.  The training includes:

    • talk about the board/commission application process
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  • Ken Buck announces he won’t seek a second term chairing Colorado GOP

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    Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., the chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2019.

    U.S. Rep. Ken Buck said Thursday that he won’t seek a second term as chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, paving the way for several potential candidates to begin campaigning for the party position.

    “I’m proud to be a Colorado Republican and feel that I can best continue to fight for our state and conservative values in other capacities,” Buck said in an email sent to Colorado Republicans.

    “I am pleased with the work the state party has done over the last two years to create a strong base that will benefit our Party for years to come. We have reinvested in data, fundraising, communications, our volunteers, and have worked to show the people of Colorado that our Party is one that knows how much Results Matter.”

    Buck was elected in November to a fourth term representing the heavily Republican 4th Congressional District, anchored by Weld and Douglas counties and covering the Eastern Plains.

    The same night, Democrats notched wins across Colorado, with Joe Biden trouncing President Donald Trump in the state and former Gov. John Hickenlooper unseating U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. Democrats also padded their majority in the state Senate by a seat and maintained their 41-25 majority in the state House of Representatives.

    “I want to thank you all for allowing me the privilege of serving as chairman of the Colorado GOP,” he said. “I look forward to continuing to be a part of a unified Republican Party here in Colorado as we fight to retake our state and deliver meaningful results for the hard-working folks across the Centennial State.”

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):


  • The new NSRF is back!!!!

    Well, we were planning to, but the Tri-County Health Department (http://www.tchd.org/), whose mantra is “Bigger government control over your life is our goal,” using their 1984 playbook has decreed that our meeting is “null and void.” So, until we figure out a way to beat the system, probably with online video meetings, you have our permission to sleep in, or go protest, or sign a recall petition, or do something to irritate the party who values control over everything else. Stay tuned….

    The first 2021 meeting of “the New Forum” is scheduled for this upcoming Saturday morning, February 13, from 9:00am-11:00am.

    We have a NEW LOCATION!

    The meeting will be held at the Americans for Prosperity Office, 1305 West 121st Avenue , in Westminster.  It’s located at the northwest corner of Mariposa & 121st.  See the maps below.

    Join us to share your thoughts on: Read more …

  • ‘Crank up the volume’: Messaging maven who opposed Trump’s re-election mounts bid for Colorado GOP chair

    Jonathan Lockwood addresses a Dec. 7, 2019, rally held on the steps of the state Capitol in Denver in opposition to Colorado’s Exreme Risk Protection Order law, also known as the red flag law, which allows a judge to order the temporary seizure of firearms from people deemed a risk to themselves or others.

    (Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

    A veteran Republican strategist and communications specialist who turned against President Donald Trump in the last election announced Monday that he’s running to chair the Colorado GOP.

    Jonathan Lockwood, the 32-year-old campaign consultant and former party spokesman whose brash messaging was once labeled “flat-out deranged” by a newspaper editorial board, said he has the experience and skills to rebuild a party reeling from back-to-back drubbings at the ballot box in a state with an increasingly left-leaning electorate.

    “The Republican Party needs to get back to its roots of prudence, limited government and free markets,” said Lockwood in a statement. “I am running for Colorado GOP chair to lead the party to victory. We don’t have to look at things as if we can win this one or two seats here, and maybe run a good go at the governor’s office. We will flip this state red.”

    Lockwood declared last summer that he planned to vote for Joe Biden after turning against Trump and reevaluating his alignment with the current incarnation of the GOP in the wake of Trump’s and the party’s reaction to the protests for racial justice that swept the country.

    “The Republican Party today is not the Republican Party I signed up to work for,” Lockwood told Colorado Politics in an August interview. “You don’t even hear Republicans talk about small government anymore. That’s why I was a Republican. I guess I’ve always been more libertarian than authoritarian.”

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):


  • Calling himself a ‘fighter, uniter and game-changer,’ Casper Stockham joins race for Colorado GOP chair


    Casper Stockham, a three-time GOP congressional nominee in Colorado, announces his campaign to chair the state’s Republican Party in a video on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Stockham, an Air Force veteran and Uber Eats driver, joins three other candidates for the open position.

    (via Facebook)

    Casper Stockham, a three-time Republican congressional nominee in Colorado, announced his candidacy for state GOP chair late Friday, describing himself as a grassroots candidate who can unify a party that has “lost the will to fight against overreaching government.”

    “I am a fighter, uniter and game changer!” the Air Force veteran and Uber Eats driver said in a Facebook video.

    “I stand for election integrity, growing our base, supporting all GOP candidates and supporting the Constitution. We must unite as a party if we’re going to take back our state.”

    Stockham joins three other candidates in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, who announced in December that he wasn’t seeking a second term heading the Colorado GOP.

    Already in the race are Kristi Burton Brown, the current vice chair of the state party and a constitutional law attorney; former Secretary of State Scott Gessler, an election law attorney; and Jonathan Lockwood, a veteran communications director for Republican candidates, elected officials and organizations.

    The Colorado GOP will elect state-level officers — a chair, vice chair and secretary — to two-year terms on March 27 in a virtual meeting of its central committee, made up of elected officials and county officers and bonus members elected in reorganization meetings held through February.

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):

  • Ex-Secretary of State Scott Gessler announces bid for Colorado Republican Party chairman

    In this file photo, then-Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler speaks to delegates at the state Republican Party assembly on April 12, 2014, in Boulder, during his campaign for governor. On Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, Gessler announced his run for state GOP chairman.

    (AP File Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Declaring that he wants to “remake the Republican Party into a strong, conservative organization” that can start winning elections again, election law attorney Scott Gessler, a former Colorado secretary of state and gubernatorial candidate, announced Monday that he’s running to chair the state GOP.

    “Success will not be handed to us,” Gessler said in email launching his campaign, which has been anticipated for months.

    “Doing the same thing over and over won’t make what’s happening go away. To win again, the Colorado Republican Party requires a new direction. It needs to be fearless. Unapologetic. Effective. Defeating the left-wing political/media/big tech matrix will be hard work. But we can do it — and put Colorado back on the path of freedom, prosperity, and justice.”

    The 55-year-old Army veteran served one term as secretary of state from 2011-2015 and mound an unsuccessful campaign for governor in 2014, when he finished third in a four-way primary.

    The state GOP elects officers to two-year terms at its central committee meeting in late March, following country reorganization meetings that take place in February.

    State Republican Party Chairman U.S. Rep. Ken Buck said in December that he won’t seek a second term.

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):

  • For almost three decades, TABOR has been a godsend for Colorado taxpayers.

    2:55 AM MST on Jan 24, 2021

    Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights is under attack once again, this time by the very politicians whose actions TABOR is intended to check.

    A lawsuit filed by state legislators and some local elected officials has been wending its way through the federal courts since 2011. They seek to overturn the voter-enacted TABOR amendment to the Colorado constitution, which requires voter approval before state and local legislative bodies can impose or raise taxes.

    The lawmakers’ case rests on the dubious idea that by denying legislators a free hand on matters of taxing and spending, TABOR denies Coloradans a republican form of government, in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

    It’s a specious, self-serving argument that ignores more than a century of case law and practical political experience with voter initiatives and referendums, in Colorado and elsewhere.

    The case will now be heard by the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, although it seems likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will eventually get the final word.

    It’s a complicated case involving questions of standing — who has the right to bring a case to court — and whether constitutional guarantees of a republican form of government include the actions of political subdivisions such as school boards.

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):

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