by Craig Masters
The regular bi-monthly meeting of Loveland’s 9-12 conservative group was highlighted by several celebrity speakers to boost enthusiasm for this Sunday’s Tax Day Rally along the Lake Loveland shoreline.
Colorado state representative, Marsha Looper from Colorado Springs, joined Grassroots Radio personality Ken Clark to impress upon the group the importance of staying engaged in working to regain control of government at every level from school boards to the White House. Their message was reinforced by CU Regent candidate Matt Arnold, who addressed the issues of state taxpayer tuition subsidies for illegal immigrants, the growing problem of high school graduates being academically unprepared for college, and the ever expanding costs of liberal agenda programs that are too often more about telling students how to live instead of education.
The featured speaker for the evening was former US Congressman Tom Tancredo. Tancredo shared some anecdotal stories of his 2007 presidential campaign. One of his stories tied together his strong stand against illegal immigration and the mainstream media accusations of bigotry involved his being the only republican candidate to appear at a debate sponsored by the NAACP in Detroit. He may not have won over the nation’s black voters, but the fact that he stood on the stage with 8 empty podiums and fielded the moderator’s questions certainly won over the respect of that audience that evening.
Tancredo, a 5-term congressman, makes no apologies for his call for the impeachment of Obama for a laundry list of impeachable offenses and yet blames political intimidation and the lack of “guts” as the reason we have not seen, “a deluge of bills of impeachment.”
As for the timing of calls for impeachment, Tancredo makes the point that congress will be attacked in the press whenever the process is begun. And, he says, if congress waits until after the election – should Obama win – then the “sour grapes” defense will gain sympathy and create a national division that might accelerate America’s demise.
In response to a question from the floor about education, Tancredo suggested that state colleges and universities should track the students who require remedial courses as freshmen and collect or recover the costs of those courses from the school districts which graduated those students. He goes so far as to accuse those districts graduating uneducated students as perpetrating a fraud on the public that paid for those students to be educated not just graduated.
The TAX DAY rally will be along the south shore of Lake Loveland Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 pm. Non-perishable food donations will be collected for the House of Neighborly service. More information about the event is available at the web site www.loveland912project.org.