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Independence Institute – Awards 2017

Tomorrow we announce which Coloradan wins our 2017 “Californian of the Year Award.”   That’s the person that best exemplifies the effort to transform our once liberty-loving state into East California.
The Colorado Character is craving the Freedom to make your own decisions. The Californian Character is making decisions for other people.  Last week we announced our five finalists:
Christine Berg, Mayor of Lafayette, for her leadership and vote to make Lafayette the first city in Colorado to bar local restaurants from advertising “sugar drinks” on kids’ menus.  (Click Here)

Jared Polis, gubernatorial hopeful, multi-millionaire, and US Congressman for his goal to out Cali Cali with his “goal” of 100% renewable energy by 2040 at a cost of only $44 billion.   (Click Here)

Brandon Rietheimer, citizen activist, Bernie-sycophant, and manager of a Red Robin restaurant, for his work in forcing Denver building owners to plant lawns on their roofs.  (Click Here)

Jerry Sonnenberg, state senator, conservative when in his rural home district and liberal when under the gold dome for destroying TABOR by raising taxes and debt to all Coloradans without asking voters first. (Click Here)

Aidan Cook, animal rights activist, and snazzy millennial-beard aficionado for his efforts to end the time-honored and children-loved activity of “mutton-busting” at the Western Stock Show.  (Click Here)
The winner will be chosen by our panel of judges, but you can spout off in our poll on ThinkFreedom.org.

Let’s celebrate those who are turning us into East California!
Think Freedom
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Roosevelt’s Glasses at Rush

by  fans of the Fab Four

Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore has a few surprises for folks that know something about Mt. Rushmore but have never been there.

President Teddy Roosevelt’s glasses are clearly carved out of the Rock.  Click On the photo below to enlarge it – You’ll see his glasses too!

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Mt. Rushmore Sculptors – Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln could have carved Roosevelt’s image without the glasses, however obviously choose a more challengingT_Roosevelt way to complete their multi-year work starting in 1927 and completed between 1934 and 1939.  The National Park Service along with Private Sector contributions has done an excellent Job with this national treasure.  Technically the Park is FREE however you have to pay to park ($11.00/day) in the (only) parking structure there.  At night they offer a special lighted ceremony (it’s very Patriotic) sure to warm the hearts of our American Vets.  Mt. Rushmore, their parking structure and a very nice Exhibit Hall – is all that is there in this part (Black Hills) of South Dakota – the closest town is a town called Keystone, SD and it’s down the road about 5 miles from Mt. Rushmore (aerial photo below).  With a little investigation you can also find places to take photos of Mt. Rushmore from angles you might not have known are possible!

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Photo Credit Below – Volkan Yukel

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SCOTUS – What you need to know

by  Clayton Moore

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down several of their decisions at the end of last month – June 2014.  (Click Here)

There is one decision handed down – the (Hobby Lobby) case that caught the ECT’s attention because of how it was reported by the media.

The Case in short – 1st Amendment (Religious Freedom) vs. the legal requirements of Obamacare.

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This Case and the Decision was so poorly reported in the media – it needs to be covered in this weeks ECT so you can factually understand what the Supremes (5-4) ruled.

The Constitutional question:  Can a privately held company (Hobby Lobby) be compelled by the Government to (pay for) Contraceptives that are in conflict with their Religious beliefs?

The Supreme’s Answer:  No.  (5-4)

Now for the Interesting Part – the left-leaning media – completely and deliberately misinformed Americans!

What you need to know.  The Facts of their Ruling.

FACT:  There are a class of “contraceptives” (~4 different pills/choices) that are specifically designed to terminate a pregnancy immediately AFTER fertilization of any egg by a sperm.  The so called “day after” pill, among others.

FACT:  The Religious belief (protected by our 1st Amendment) held by the Plaintiff’s (Hobby Lobby) is that – “life begins at Fertilization/Conception” – and that any Contraceptive specifically designed to terminate that pregnancy/fertilization – amounts to (in their Religious Belief) an Abortion.

FACT:  The Court ruled (5-4) that Hobby Lobby (as an employer) cannot be compelled to pay for (under Obamacare) those specific (post-fertilization) contraceptives for their employees.

Got it?

FACT:  Pre-fertilization contraceptives are still paid for by Hobby Lobby (and the rest of employers) under Obamacare.  Other employers can now choose to pay for (or not) the Post-Fertilization contraceptives objected to by the Plaintiff (Hobby Lobby).

FACT:  There has been zero change in the access and commercial availability of all Contraceptives to women and men under this very limited ruling.  Fact is, Women desiring a Post-Fertilization contraceptive can still easily get them – they just have to pay for them, themselves…or (example) visit Planned Parenthood.

FACT:  The (5-4) Ruling was limited to “who can be compelled to pay for what” under Obamacare.

Now for how the left leaning Media (led by public statements from Hillary Clinton) reported this Supreme Court Ruling…

1 – As some sort of continuing “war on women”!

2 –  That women would no longer have access to contraceptives they could easily buy the week before!  Or under Obamacare – could possibly have someone else pay for.

The lying and disingenuous nature of the liberal media in the Country is alarming.  They simply have an agenda to promote – and lying publically and repeatedly to promote that liberal agenda is completely unacceptable – and the ECT will add – insulting to reasonable and intelligent women everywhere.

The ECT has our own agenda.  It’s called “telling the truth”.  And we do.

You can leave an (anonymous or otherwise) Comment in the left margin of this ECT report.

Denver – Last Week

by   Clayton Moore

Here’s some news from Denver last week – the Fishwrap folks would prefer you not know about…

Obamacare Signups in Denver?  Why pay for medical insurance – when you can always signup for the “free stuff” – Medicaid…  Just (Click on) the graphic below to read the entire Denver Post story…

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Below from the Denver Post – just (Click On) the graphic to read the entire DP story.

Bottom Line?  Colorado’s new Pot Tax (54%) below what the proponents of “legal” Pot sales in Colorado…told you they would collect…

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Denver Public Schools – hiring Illegals…as a Teacher for your child’s Public School education.  Click On the graphic below to read story.

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