I wanted to reach out to you, and let you know that the Adams & Broomfield Counties Victory office is open. We are in the same location we were in 2012, at the corner of E. 104th and York.
If Republicans are going to win this year we are going to need all the help we can get. We need to reach out to voters as many times as we can between now and November. Please consider spending some time making phone calls here at the office, or knocking doors in your neighborhood. The more times we reach out to voters the more likely we are to make an impact this year.
Adams & Broomfield Counties Field Director
2200 E. 104th Ave #103,
Thornton, CO 80233
The difference between the Adams County Republicans and the Adams County Democrats:
“We want to control our own life, not yours”
“We support every individual choice that does not take away someone else’s choice”.
“Freedom and Liberty vs. Control”
It’s an easy decision for us….
I don’t care if it’s legal, it’s wrong.
(U.S. companies) are essentially renouncing their American citizenship so that they can ship their profits overseas to avoid paying taxes, even as they benefit from all the advantages of being here in America.
In other words, he is trying to manipulate corporate behavior by making a distinction between the morality of an action and the legality of it with regard to the tax code. This is a new approach and not only is it absurd, it’s a clear-cut example of how the leftist administration is knee-capping business growth in the country.
To be sure, just because something is legal doesn’t make it moral. One can think of many examples, the biggest one in our history being be slavery. But applying it to the tax code has myriad problems.
- The tax code by its nature is values-free. Applying an amorphous sense of morality to particular financial activities based upon how the President wants a company to behave is a completely subjective standard that makes no sense.
- If paying more taxes is the correct moral choice, then any deduction or exemption is by definition immoral. For example, writing off mortgage interest is in effect stealing from the country.
- There’s no standard of how much more puts a company or individual on moral ground. Is paying 10% extra tax correct? 20%? How can one possibly know?
- Compliance to the massive tax code is already expensive and complicated, subjecting business to an additional layer of requirements, without any specificity and based upon value judgements, creates uncertainty which will only hurt commerce and job growth.
Scolding companies for following the law and playing the game per current rules is tyrannical behavior. An alternative approach, one that would actually benefit all Americans — and their pocketbooks — is to reduce restrictions on commerce to unleash the powers of the marketplace.
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!
The healthcare law crafted by Senator Udall and President Obama was dealt a major blow by the D.C. Circuit Court yesterday, after the court declared that millions of low-income Americans cannot access exchange subsidies to reduce their cost of healthcare. Coloradans know Obamacare is bad policy and this is yet another example proving them right. While Cory Gardner has promoted a new generation of leadership that’s accountable to the next generation, Senator Udall has stuck to the policies of the past and misled Coloradans time and again.
“Why didn’t Senator Udall apply his newfound appreciation for personal choice to healthcare when it mattered most?” Coryasked. “Thousands of Coloradans are reeling from the negative effects of Obamacare and it wouldn’t be law today without Senator Udall’s vote.”
At the time of passage, Senator Udall lied to Coloradans promising that Obamacare would “save money,” despite a recent report from the non-partisan Government Accountability Office that showed the law will add at least $6.2 trillion to the national deficit. Senator Udall promised Coloradans that if they liked their health insurance, they could keep it, and then more than 335,000 Coloradans received healthcare cancellation notices. When those cancellations didn’t suit Senator Udall’s political fortunes, he pressured the State Insurance Commissioner to change the numbers.
Far from expressing reservations about Obamacare, Senator Udall actively worked to expand one of its least popular features: an unelected panel of bureaucrats called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). While originally intended as a panel to enact cuts to Medicare, Senator Udall proposed an amendment that would have expanded this board’s authority over the entire healthcare system. His amendment didn’t make it into the final bill, but that didn’t stop Udall from trying to pretend that it did in a bizarre press release at the time.
President Obama and Senator Udall promised that healthcare premiums would dramatically decrease for families throughout Colorado, but Colorado’s mountain communities now pay the highest healthcare premiums in the nation. Senator Udall tells Coloradans that he opposes higher taxes on the middle class, but Obamacare will add billions in new taxes to families and businesses throughout the country.
“Senator Udall has had no trouble lying to Coloradans in an attempt to strengthen his electoral prospects,” Cory’s spokesmanAlex Siciliano said. “Unfortunately, Senator Udall’s poor choices have been disastrous for Coloradans and has kept them scrambling to pay for healthcare and doubling down on their hatred of politics in Washington as usual.”
Cory has advocated for sensible reform of our country’s healthcare system, while taking care to fix many of the problems Coloradans have faced in the past. He has introduced legislation to provide for those with pre-existing conditions and supports the sale of insurance across state lines to promote competition. He has also advocated for meaningful tort reform and bolstering state-based high risk pools.
Senator Udall has voted with President Obama 99% of the time and was recently called the “most liberal” candidate running in a competitive Senate race this cycle. A few month ago, Senator Udall brazenly ignored Coloradans’ complaints about Obamacare and promised that he’d “do it again” if given the chance.
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
Polling has shown that Colorado voters are just learning about U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who is running against the most liberal vulnerable Senator up for re-election, Sen. Mark Udall, for a seat in the Senate. This new ad from his campaign team gives Coloradans additional, much-needed background on Gardner.
From the ad:
Cory: My dad and granddad had big shoes to fill. So did I.
All of us in Colorado walk in footsteps of pioneers.
Cory: Now, the footsteps that guide us belong to the next generation.
Cory: Washington burdens them with debt. Mortgages their future.
We need to shake up the United States Senate. Put in a New Generation – one that’s accountable…to the Next Generation.
I’m Cory Gardner. I approved this message.
SD 24 Phone Bank Call Schedule
Wednesday nights 5pm – 8pm
Adams County Victory Field Office, 2200 E. 104th Avenue, Suite 103 Thornton, CO (in the office under the Grace Mgmt. Sign on the West end of the building)
SD 24 Walk Schedule
Please volunteer some time on one of these dates to help us walk!
For additional information regarding meet locations, walk books or the smartphone app, please contact: Kristian Hemphill Director at the ADCO Victory Field Office at 720-723-0211. Otherwise, you can call me, Nancy Thompson at 303-428-5624 or email me at XBeacon80x@aol.com
Sunday, July 20th: 2 pm – 6 pm
Monday, July 21st: 5 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, July 22nd: 9 am – 12 pm
Wednesday July 23rd: 9 am – 12 pm
Sunday, July 27th: 2 pm – 6 pm
Monday July 28th: 9 am – 12 pm
Wednesday, July 30th: 5 pm – 8 pm Continue reading
When I first wanted to write my opinion pieces, it was quite a few years ago, and long before I began writing for this paper. One day I submitted a piece to a magazine. The editor actually took the time to get back to me, and though she said she liked what I had written, she felt it could be improved if I got myself the Associated Press stylebook.
I had absolutely no idea what that was. And, I did not want to embarrass myself by asking.
So, it was off to the bookstore. Once there, I realized I was so in the dark as to what the stylebook was that I did not even know where to look for it. So, I gave in and asked someone, and I was guided to what is commonly referred to as the “AP Stylebook.”
I did not open it at the bookstore. I figured the editor of that magazine thought it would guide me in a way that I could better put my prose together so that they make more sense. I popped for the $20, took it home and sat down to read it.
To do a book report on the AP Stylebook would be like doing a book report on a dictionary, because that is basically what it is. Continue reading
Some Democrats in Colorado are feeling vulnerable for this 2014 election cycle, and it isn’t helping that one of their own is pushing anti-fracking ballot measures that Democrats fear are poised to rouse Republicans to the polls.
In 2008, Colorado began to “turn blue” with a famously concerted effort proclaimed the “Colorado Model” by which progressives systematically targeted the state with big government policy proposals that began to beat back the GOP primacy in the state.
The Democrats at last overstepped with their massively strict anti-gun policies, which resulted in the 2013 recall elections that toppled no less than the president of the state’s Senate, Democrat John Morse, and another Senator who backed the anti-gun measures.
Since then the GOP has looked poised to take back some political territory, and the 2014 elections promise to bring them gains. With Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper and Democrat Senator Mark Udall in tough races, something like this could help turn the tide away from their re-election efforts.
So, with the “nail-biting” elections everyone expects this year, Democrats are cross with Congressman Jared Polis who is pushing several anti-business and anti-energy ballot initiatives that he hopes will put restrictions on fracking for oil and gas in the state. Continue reading
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Looking back, I am very lucky I wasn’t fired from my first job as a lawyer.
The year was 1991, the position was staff attorney in the Georgia Attorney General’s Office, and the issue was a same-sex marriage. A good friend and fellow law clerk had referred to herself as engaged and listed her female partner as her soon-to-be spouse on the office’s standard human resource’s forms. Her job offer was withdrawn.
I will never forget sitting across the desk from the attorney general himself, demanding an explanation of his legal position. I learned an important life lesson from that experience, though probably not the one my new boss thought he taught me.
I learned that a distinction must be drawn between an elected office and the person who holds it.
The office holder’s role is not to impose his agenda on the people he represents, but instead to explore avenues for change that respect the legal process and differing opinions. Justice may come too slowly for some, but the reward of a final outcome grounded in the rule of law is worth the patience and effort.
As the state’s chief legal officer, Colorado’s attorney general swears to uphold and defend the state’s laws – regardless of personal beliefs.
Carrying out this duty is not always easy. As an example, in recent months the Attorney General’s Office has received criticism from both ends of the political spectrum for its handling of two sets of cases: one involving a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple and another brought by same-sex couples seeking the right to marry.
In the first instance, the attorney general is accused of prioritizing same-sex marriage over a business owner’s religious liberty. In the second, he is accused of denying same-sex couples a proposed fundamental right to marry.
While in many ways philosophically opposed, the advocates in both two cases argue that the state is violating the constitution by enforcing unjust laws. These arguments are seriously made and the legal debate about them is crucial.
But some observers go a step further – they claim the Attorney General’s Office should effectively veto the laws in question by refusing to defend them in court. This is a dangerous idea.
Under our legal system of checks and balances, a law that is considered unjust can be rescinded in two ways: either the people or their elected representatives can vote to repeal it, or they can convince a court to declare it invalid.
Both processes involve careful thought, debate, and participation from all sides. Not everyone will like the result, but in our democratic process, everyone can know they had an opportunity to advocate their position.
Killing a law by declining to defend it bears none of these hallmarks. It should be no surprise that when some attorneys general choose this course, our system suffers for it. For example, had California’s attorney general defended her state’s marriage law, the U.S. Supreme Court could have resolved the constitutional status of same-sex marriage a year ago.
Instead, she essentially vetoed the law through her inaction, preventing the Supreme Court from reaching the substantive question.
The issue of same-sex marriage divides very good people with strongly held opinions.
Public debates can be contentious and polarizing.
Indeed, it is more difficult to defend laws in the eye of this public policy storm than it is to succumb to personal and political goals.
However, unlike my opponent in the race for attorney general, I do not confuse my policy preferences with my duty to defend laws with which I may disagree. When I chose to run for attorney general, I committed to set aside my opinions of what the law should be in favor of a higher legal system that recognizes the pivotal role of voters and the courts.
Efforts to change the law on same-sex marriage are now moving rapidly but are not yet settled, and until they are, the attorney general has a duty to play his part and defend current Colorado law.
Simply put, if our attorney general gets to pick and choose which laws to defend and which to disregard, whatever the justification, then we no longer are a nation of laws but a land of selective justice.
Cynthia Coffman is the Republican candidate for attorney general in Colorado. She serves as deputy attorney general of Colorado.