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Magpul vows to continue fight against gun laws despite relocating

A leading manufacturer of firearms accessories has followed through on its vow to relocate from Colorado after the state passed some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation.   Magpul Industries will be moving its business to … Continue reading

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2014 bringing new taxes on many Americans

Moving into 2014 and the mid-term elections, the Democrats have another obstacle to overcome as 2014 is currently expected to contain over $54 billion in tax increases in addition to their voting for the largest middle class tax hike in … Continue reading

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Sheriffs booted from gun control lawsuit

Fox News — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Colorado sheriffs suing the state over new firearm restrictions don’t have standing to proceed with the case as a group, but the legal battle is far from over. The ruling from … Continue reading

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Judge gives Colorado governor gets pass on anti-gun laws

By Jack Minor —   Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has referred to rural residents of his state as “backwards thinking” and that they would have to suffer some “inconvenience” over gun control has been told by a federal … Continue reading

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Supremes asked to overturn “compelled” support of lesbian “marriage”

In a case that has profound implications for the First Amendment and religious liberties, the United States Supreme Court is being asked to restore the religious rights of a New Mexico photographer who was recently told that abandoning one’s freedom … Continue reading

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Five Colorado counties vote to pursue forming own state

For the first time since the Civil War, residents in five counties voted to have their elected officials pursue the possibility of forming a 51st state.   The issue was on the ballot in 11 counties, but at the end … Continue reading

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Amendment 66: Taxpayer con job

By Tom Tancredo — (WND) – Next week voters across Colorado will be asked to approve Amendment 66, a nearly $1 billion tax increase supposedly designed to fund smaller classrooms and better education outcomes for all kids. What’s happening in … Continue reading

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Western slope support “game-changer” for 51st state initiative

Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway said recent interest in support for the 51st state movement from western slope counties  is a “game-changer” in the debate over water issues should residents succeed in forming a 51st state.   “We are now getting … Continue reading

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Are 51st state opponents attempting to declare votes illegitimate?

It appears critics may be attempting to adopt a strategy to prevent the votes from being counted on the issue after the election, with a call by a former county commissioner  to pressure Weld County commissioners to refuse to count … Continue reading

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UN Rapporteur explains US Transformation Process

by Craig Masters United Nations special rapporteur Pablo de Greiff may not have realized he was describing the decline of American Exceptionalism when he spoke to delegates. Mr. de Grieff was appointed to study and report on the conditions related … Continue reading

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Polis wants Obamacare exemption for wealthy ski-resort county

By Jack Minor –   Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat who proudly voted for Obamacare is now complaining that the price tag will be too expensive for residents in his county and is asking for an exemption for his … Continue reading

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Obamacare subsidy lawsuit could prove problematic

The president’s signature healthcare legislation, which has been plagued by a series of debacles since ignoring the advice of experts, the administration rolled out a website that was not ready, could now face a possible death blow over lawsuit filed … Continue reading

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Transforming America’s Schools into Authoritarian Instruments of Compliance

By John Whitehead —   “To the degree that we take away play, we deprive children of the ability to practise adulthood, and we create people who will go through life with a sense of dependence and victimisation, a sense … Continue reading

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Colorado sued over funding for abortion giant Planned Parenthood

Democratic leaders in Colorado, sympathetic to Planned Parenthood officials and their financial desires, have unconstitutionally handed over some $14 million from state taxpayers to the abortion industry giant, according to a new lawsuit has that been filed. The case is being … Continue reading

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Financing the 51st State

By Weld County Commissioner Bill Garcia —   When discussing a 51st State, questions arise regarding finances and budgets.  An excellent point from which to begin this discussion is the findings of I-News, an arm of Rocky Mountain PBS, which … Continue reading

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“Just get more lobbyists,” opponent of 51st state says during forum

By Jack Minor –   Participants in a forum to inform voters about the pros and cons of a 51st state perfectly illustrated the reason Colorado’s rural residents feel  urban legislators are ignoring them.   “No one has been disenfranchised. … Continue reading

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LESS FUNDING + MORE MANDATES + EROSION OF LOCAL CONTROL = UNACCEPTABLE RESULTS

By Weld Commissioner Mike Freeman–   With regard to the formation of a 51st state, no issue is more important than education. A new state with new educational goals would provide our children with the schooling they deserve and a … Continue reading

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Water rights in 51st state will be protected

BY WELD COUNTY COMMISSIONER SEAN CONWAY Since discussion of creating a 51st State began, the most asked question I have had is how will the existing water rights our farmers and communities currently own be impacted? First and foremost, water rights … Continue reading

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Banks Disappear In Economic Weakness

By Mike McCune —   To paraphrase President Obama, “I took my eye off the [real economic] ball.” For that I apologize to Rant readers.   While trying to keep up with the messes scattered by this Administration–Benghazi, NSA, IRS, Syria, … Continue reading

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Report says Colorado flooding “likely a 100 year flood”

Coloradoan – The flood that ravaged Colorado earlier this month was “unprecedented,” according to a preliminary assessment issued by government and university scientists Wednesday. The report, which also stated that the flooding was “probably unmatched in at least 35 years,” … Continue reading

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Senate GOP sets sights on repealing gun laws

Brush News Tribune – This year’s statehouse battles over new gun regulations could all return next year with a renewed debate.   House and Senate Republicans are poised to present a series of bills in the 2014 session that look … Continue reading

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Cost of Colorado flood recovery begins to mount

Brush News Tribune – Throughout flood-ravaged communities, local, state and federal agencies are working together to restore normalcy and determine the extent of damage.   The repair estimate for state-owned roads and bridges alone is $430 million, according to Micki … Continue reading

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Lawlessness – not just fashionable any more.

by Craig Masters It is mandated so we can’t really do anything about it… so say the current and want-to-be school board members all across the country when questioned about the implementation of the federal/socialists’ take over of local education. … Continue reading

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Can you Hear them NOW!

The footsteps of the boots of the coming police state. by Craig Masters The first violence and arrest of what will be many incidents to come is now in the record of the meeting of the Maryland state board of … Continue reading

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Aurora shooter’s attorneys argue Colorado death penalty unconstitutional

Fort Morgan Times —  Lawyers for Aurora movie theater shooting defendant James Holmes want the judge in the case to declare Colorado’s death-penalty laws unconstitutional.   In multiple motions filed Friday and made public Tuesday, lawyers for Holmes say the state’s death-penalty … Continue reading

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Fort Collins council supports delay on marijuana businesses

Coloradoan — Retail marijuana stores won’t be allowed in Fort Collins soon, but their opening dates may not be as far off as expected.   The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to an ordinance that would … Continue reading

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Justice Department will not challenge state marijuana laws

Coloradoan — The Justice Department will not attempt to challenge state laws that allow for the medical and recreational use of marijuana as long as the drug sales do not conflict with eight new federal enforcement priorities. Those include the … Continue reading

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Colorado introduces new logo and slogan

Brush News Tribune – Fly the Colorado flag. Wave it. Love it. It’s a grand old flag. But the state flag couldn’t compete with a green triangle as the new Colorado logo. State officials will unveil the image and an … 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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Denver judge scolds Dem legislators for ignoring Constitution

by Jack Minor —   A series of bills passed by Colorado Democrats in the state legislature hit a snag last week after a judge berated the lawmakers for ignoring the state’s constitution.   “Writing an election law so clearly … Continue reading

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Colo. Planned Parenthood clinics shut down over costs of fighting personhood initiatives

by Jack Minor —   Planned Parenthood is closing a pair of clinics in Colorado, explaining it is short of money because of the millions of dollars it had to spend to convince voters not to approve so-called “personhood” amendments. … Continue reading

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Weld commissioners listen to residents, put 51st state issue on ballot

Striking a defiant tone against critics who have called them foolish, crybabies and other names, Weld County commissioners in Colorado voted unanimously to let the state’s residents vote on whether to pursue the idea of becoming the 51st state.   … Continue reading

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Two Judges rule against Obama / Reid

by Craig Masters In the state where card games are big money, two Nevada judges have called a spade a spade in ruling that Obama does not have the Constitutional authority to change law to suit his political agenda. This … Continue reading

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What’s in a Word?

by Craig Masters While it might not seem important in the era of horrible “txt splng,” but when some words are replaced by others the intent is too often odious. Such was the highly offensive case of the Republican National … Continue reading

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Million Moms Against Gun Control to march in Logan County Fair parade

Sterling Journal Advocate — The Colorado branch of 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control is bringing a new entry to the Logan County Fair parade this year. Linda Elliott, the state coordinator for the organization, said the group is organizing … Continue reading

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