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Our Founding Document Is As Radical Now As It Was In 1776

By THOMAS KRANNAWITTER As we sip beer and watch fireworks this 4th of July, think of all the freedoms we enjoy: the freedom to speak our mind, to pray in a church we choose or not pray at all, to keep what we produce, to vote fellow citizens into or out of government office. No people ever have enjoyed the freedoms we have. Further, think of all the good Americans have accomplished. They instituted the first real government authorized entirely by the consent of the governed. They provided strict protection for property rights in their fundamental law. They solved the problem of religious persecution. They ended slavery at unimaginable costs in blood and money and sacrifice. The result of the American venture in self-government is the most prosperous, innovative, free society ever known. So while you bark at your smart phone because web pages load too slowly, or complain that your favorite gourmet cupcake shop has moved locations, think of how all these wonderful things came to be. They came because of a few simple, yet radical ideas articulated most beautifully in our own Declaration of Independence: Truth The premise of the Declaration is that objective truth exists and the human mind can discover it. The Declaration’s references to the “laws of nature and of nature’s God” and “self-evident truths” assume that: Nature is a larger whole of which man is part. Nature is rational, intelligible, knowable. Nature, including human nature, contains moral and political truth that can be known through investigation and study. Equality It’s true that “all men are created equal” because: Every human being is equally human. Human beings are the only compound being: part appetite, part reason and free-thinking mind. Human beings alone can choose right over appetite. No human being is a god, and none is a beast. That’s why it’s wrong to treat some men as if they were gods, in the case of kings, and others as if they were beasts, in the case of slaves. Natural Rights The natural rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness are inherent in human nature because every human being has the nature of a living being that can think and choose freely in the pursuit of happiness. Natural rights don’t come from government or laws. Natural rights belong equally to every individual human being, because every human being by nature owns his or her individual mind, body and life.Natural rights don’t depend on group membership, skin color, gender, religious views, or socio-economic status. If there’re no natural rights, then nothing is wrong. But we know wrongs exist, and therefore natural rights exist too. Purpose Of Government The only legitimate purpose of government is to protect the individual natural rights of those who are consenting citizens. Government requires the consent of the governed because “all men are created equal” and no person is authorized by nature to rule others without their permission. Government should offer effective protection from foreign threats to our natural rights, in the form of an adequate military, as well as domestic threats, in the form of police and a criminal justice system. When government takes from some in order to give to others, it is violating the natural rights of those from whom it takes and failing its basic purpose. People May Alter Or Abolish Government When a government violates rather than protects the natural rights of its citizens, the people may peacefully alter their government by adopting new laws or even a new constitution. When there’s no peaceful remedy for a government violating natural rights, the people may abolish government...

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U. of C. College Republicans

Whether bringing conservative guest speakers such as Mike Rosen, connecting our members with local or national campaigns and internships, or participating in meaningful social events like the 9/11 Flag Memorial, the CU Boulder College Republicans strive to provide an outlet for conservative students on campus.  We meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month in HUMN 125; like-minded students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  We hope to see you soon! In Liberty, College Republican Leadership Team...

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Liberty Toastmasters – North

Liberty Toastmasters-North is an  issues focused Toastmasters Club. We follow and use all the rules, structure and materials of a traditional Toastmasters Club. However, we focus our meeting content on the Founding Fathers, Founding Documents and the Founding Principles of: Personal Responsibility Individual Rights Free Markets Limited Government National Defense Like other Toastmasters Clubs we are a fun, safe and friendly place to learn and practice the skills of leadership and public speaking. Our club is made up of individuals who are activist, considering a role in politics, public policy speakers and people who want to have a command of founding principles and current issues to better converse and persuade their sphere of influence. Our club is open to all yet our members are center to right in their political thinking. The purpose of the club is to help our members achieve their goals. If practicing and learning your public speaking skills in a more focused environment is what you are seeking, please consider joining us. http://libertytoastmastersnorth.toastmastersclubs.org/ Liberty Toastmasters-North Club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. (Schedule subject to change based on holidays) 10:00 am – 11:45 am Guest, please arrive 15 minutes prior to the meeting to check in. 619 Ken Pratt Blvd. Longmont, Colorado 80501 *Behind the Goodfellas Restaurant – corner of Hwy 287(S.Main...

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Boulder Republican Women

Boulder Republican Women (BRW) is a part of the Colorado Federation of Republican Women (CFRW) and together we help to make up the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW).  NFRW is one of the largest grassroots political forces in America. Together, we work to promote the principles, objectives and policies of the Republican Party —  fiscal responsibility  self reliance  limited government  a strong national defense  elect Republican candidates  inform the public through political education and activity  increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government     Be sure to check out our website and see what conservatives are doing in Boulder County.  We currently have 167 members and offer, both, full and associate memberships.  BRW Luncheon Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 11 AM to 1 PM.  Along with great food and friendship, each meeting includes an ‘always informative’ guest speaker.  Visit our Events Calendar for more...

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Longmont Republican Women

Longmont Republican Women are a group of women in the Longmont, Colorado area who actively promote the conservative values of the Republican Party.  They host luncheons and dinners with featured guest speakers.  Learn more about this active group at their website...

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Liberty On The Rocks Flatirons

Liberty on the Rocks Flatirons is a group of individuals who gather to discuss political and economic topics in an effort to continue the ever-growing movement to promote freedom and individual liberty.  See https://www.facebook.com/LOTRFlatirons Mission Liberty on the Rocks (LOTR) is a grass-roots organization dedicated to promoting political education while fostering an environment where liberty-oriented persons can network and find their own voices in the liberty movement. We meet in local bars, restaurants and taverns in an effort to revive the tavern-style politics of our founding fathers. We focus on helping individuals to become better informed, connected and involved through lively conversation, good food, and libations. Liberty on the Rocks is a 501(c)(3), non-partisan social and educational organization committed to increasing the size and effectiveness of the liberty movement. Description Liberty on the Rocks Flatirons had its inaugural meeting on May 21, 2012 and meets each second and fourth Monday from 6 – 9pm. At each meeting you will have the opportunity to network with other Colorado liberty supporters, organize or participate in community events, contribute to the liberty movement by engaging other individuals, and occasionally listen to speakers who have played an integral part in local politics and economics. SIGN UP FOR EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS...

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