Tag Archives: Independence

The secret of Easter: Just Believe

At this time of year it seems appropriate to describe the event in history that, at some point, forces each of us to make a decision. Easter is the holiday marked by a Christian claim that a man allegedly living … Continue reading

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51st state idea resulting from decades old issues

by Jack Minor —   While the move by residents in several Colorado counties to secede from the state has been described as frustration over recent moves by the legislature in Denver, a retired political scientist and author says the … Continue reading

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A eulogy to the Declaration of Independence

by Craig Masters As the United States continues its downward spiral toward less and less freedom and more and more government control over every aspect of our lives, it seems fitting to celebrate this coming Independence Day by remembering a … Continue reading

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Building for the future of a free Northern Colorado

by Craig Masters This November the residents of Weld County will have the opportunity to cast a vote to decide to follow a path of their own choosing; not at all unlike the colonists in 1776 who chose to fight … Continue reading

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Sheriffs, disabled file suit over Colo. gun laws

In a deliberate move to catch gun control activists off guard, an  organization representing Colorado sheriffs in a lawsuit over a series of  recently passed gun control laws abruptly announced the filing of the suit in  federal court today.   … Continue reading

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The Rant – “Honor” Missing From U.S. Government

by Mike McCune —     What damages America more, manipulated inflation or higher tax rates? Both pluck wealth from America at a devastating pace.   Earlier this week the President made an impassioned plea to gain support for his … Continue reading

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Cooke, other sheriffs sue Colorado over gun control laws

by Jack Minor —   Revealing the disconnect between Colorado politicians and the law enforcement  officers who are charged with making sure the state’s laws are followed, more  than half of the sheriffs in the state are planning to file … Continue reading

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Stockton bankruptcy, a rip in the Declaration of Independence

by Craiig Masters This week a federal judge accepted the bankruptcy of Stockton, California. earlier this year the Governor of Michigan appointed a man to totally manage the affairs of Detroit, Michigan. “Totally manage” means just what is says – … Continue reading

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Evidence confirms Jesus’ resurrection from the dead

At this time of year it seems appropriate to describe the event in history that, at some point, forces each of us to make a decision. Easter is the holiday marked by a Christian claim that a man allegedly living … Continue reading

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Reese stymies critics by expanding business dealings

by Peter Grady –   A series of attacks by various groups over the years to destroy Brett Reese appear to have backfired as his holdings have actually increased over the past year.   Last week, Pirate 104.7 won the … Continue reading

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Americans encouraged to read Declaration of Independence July 4th

by Jack Minor —   A college that teaches classes on the Constitution is challenging individuals to celebrate Independence Day by conducting public readings of America’s birth certificate as they meet for local barbeques and other celebrations today. President Calvin … Continue reading

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Debt-free Weld gets $52 million check from Anadarko

WELD COUNTY, CO – On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, Weld County Treasurer John Lefebvre and the Weld County Board of Commissioners recognized more than $52 million in tax payments from one of Weld County’s largest single property tax payers. Anadarko … Continue reading

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Colorado Online Education Leaders Chart Way Forward

Staff Reports — DENVER—Colorado online education leaders have charted a way forward to pursue policies that expand students’ digital learning opportunities. The new Independence Institute publication, “The Future of Colorado Digital Learning: Crafting a Policy Roadmap for Reform,” highlights recommended … Continue reading

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UN officials admit they want global tax

by Peter Grady – Long dismissed as the stuff of conspiracy “nuts” the United Nations has admitted that it really does want to impose a global tax. Opponents of the United Nations have long said that the organization wanted the … Continue reading

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America’s Monarchy, are they forcing a new Revolution?

                              by Craig Masters Historical accounts of early America explain that in the 1770’s King George III directed his law enforcement officers to push harder in … Continue reading

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Greeley/Evans almost there regarding transparency requirements

by Jack Minor – A new report by the Independence Institute reveals that Greeley/Evans School District 6 is just one step away from being fully compliant with a state law requiring online financial transparency. The Independence Institute, a non-partisan public … Continue reading

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PERA employees and public deserve answers

Is there something to hide? Who is juggling the books?   The transparency of a rock mentality of the Obama regime has spread like the proverbial rotten apple that spoils the whole bunch. In Colorado, the Public Employees Retirement Association … Continue reading

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House to vote on “in God we Trust” as national motto

by Jack Minor –   A bill to affirm “In God We Trust” as the national motto is scheduled to be voted on in Congress today. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), Co-Chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, reaffirms … Continue reading

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ACLU wins injunction to stop needy children from attending school of choice

by Jack Minor  — In a ruling that critics say will harm needy children, a Denver District Court judge has blocked Douglas County’s implementation of a scholarship program that would allow parents to send their children to the school of … Continue reading

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Creating a close family

by Vanessa Dominguez It’s never too late to start a family tradition. Many think because their children are older, the window for traditions has closed. No need to fret, there are many fun and creative activities families can do together … Continue reading

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Greeley Evans bus service increases service amidst cuts

by Jack Minor During the recent debate over the city budget, officials claimed that services would be cut if voters did not approve tax increases. One department appears to be going against the grain by increasing service availability with less … Continue reading

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Liberal groups, Congress members lament “fetish” for the Constitution

Story by Jack Minor While one of the key goals of the Republican majority in Congress is to hold a public reading of the Constitution and requiring bills to have an attachment citing its Constitutional authority not everyone is happy … Continue reading

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Senator Bennet thanks Colorado

United States Senator Michael Bennet was at the Kress Cinema and Lounge in Greeley Tuesday November 9th, during his “Thank You Tour”. Many Greeley residents attended to show their support. Bennet has gone from superintendent of Denver schools to United … Continue reading

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Weld County honored for having “zero long-term debt”

Story and photo by Jack Minor Weld County was recently honored by the Independence Institute and Mothers Against Debt for being the sole county in the state with zero long-term debt. The “Good Steward Award” was presented to current and … Continue reading

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Group encourages Greeley residents to rededicate to protecting Constitution

By Jack Minor While many media outlets are calling attention to Constitution Day Friday, Sept. 17, one group is going a step farther and calling on Greeley residents to celebrate Constitution week. The Daughters of the American Revolution, Centennial State … Continue reading

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2010 Stampede Independence Day Parade

Award Winners Horace Greeley Award (Best Overall Entry) Winner: Evans VFW Independence Award (Best Community Float) Winner: Dayspring Christian Academy Grand Marshall’s Award (Most Creative) Winner: Flags on Parade / Weld Veteran’s Memorial Longhorn Award (Best Equestrian Entry) Winner: Priefert … Continue reading

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Speech given by Patrick Henry

In honor of Independence Day we print the following speech given by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John’s Church in Virginia. No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of … Continue reading

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On Rights and Responsibilities

By Mike Bauman As Americans, we have a tendency to get caught up in our rights. We have the right to free speech, the right to keep and bear arms, the right to a free press, the right to peaceably … Continue reading

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Republicans cranking it up with Lincoln Day Dinner

by Brett Reese, for The Greeley Gazette Boasting over 450 people at the UNC Ballrooms last Saturday, the Weld County Republicans hosted their annual Lincoln Day Dinner April 17. Jon Caldera, a self-described “conservative living in Boulder” was the speaker. Caldera is president … Continue reading

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