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February 4, 2023

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1. SB-101 Threatens to Eliminate Caucus and District Assembly System

2. Report on Special Republican Central Committee Meeting

3. Egg Yoke and COVID

4. NJ Republican Lawmaker Killed in Apparent ‘Targeted’ Attack

5. General Session Bills

6. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call on January 30

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1. SB-101 Threatens to Eliminate Caucus and District Assembly System

As I reported in a special report two days ago, SB-101 will radically change how primary candidates are selected in Colorado. For all of the details scroll down to the February 2 special report on this page.

2. Report on Special Republican Central Committee Meeting

This last Tuesday, January 31, the chairman of the state party called a special meeting to consider taking over the El Paso county party’s organizational meeting. The meeting was held virtually, on the Zoom platform. That system, while a great way to hold informational meetings, was entirely inadequate to allow a proper presentation of such a contentious controversy and the result was far less than satisfactory. The final vote was a close decision with the motion passing by a few votes. Unfortunately that did not settle the issue, as now there will be competing El Paso meetings and a lawsuit has already been filed. This special meeting did not fix anything, it just ramped it up to a statewide controversy.

If you want to review the details, click here To go to a page I reserved for this issue.

The one takeaway for everyone is never try to settle such a controversy without giving both sides adequate opportunity to present their cases and giving the committee enough time and information to make a well reasoned decision. Further, carefully follow the law when going down such a road. In this case the chair of the state party ignored the two week time limitation set in the party bylaws, further dooming the outcome of this meeting.

3. Egg Yoke and COVID

Here is a curious angle to the egg situation in our country. I really don’t know what conclusions to draw, but it is certainly odd that, in a paper published back in 2020, to quote the abstract: “It might be a feasible tool for the prevention and control of ongoing COVID-19.” And now, in 2023 we are experiencing a severe egg shortage. Hmmm…

4. NJ Republican Lawmaker Killed in Apparent ‘Targeted’ Attack

This report has not received much attention, but I think it worthy of noting that this “Republican member of a New Jersey borough council” was doing all the right things, and apparently gunned down in a “targeted attack.”

5. General Session Bills

282 bills have been introduced so far.

Here is a brief summary of 34 bills I think are most significant:

PLV means party line vote.

The best bills:

HB-1017 CONCERNING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ELECTRONIC SALES AND USE TAX SIMPLIFICATION SYSTEM  I don’t like the Colorado sales tax system at all, and this does not repeal it, but it is designed to take a little bit of the pain out of collecting sales taxes.

HB-1029 CONCERNING MEASURES TO PROHIBIT REQUIRING ADMINISTRATION OF A COVID-19 VACCINE TO A MINOR WITHOUT INFORMED CONSENT. 

HB-1038 CONCERNING THE REPLACEMENT OF A CATALYTIC CONVERTER THAT HAS BEEN STOLEN FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE   It would make it more possible and economical to replace a stolen catalytic converter. Lost in first committee, PLV.

HB 1044 “SECOND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION ACT”  This bill is designed to prohibit enforcement of federal laws that infringe on the right to bear arms.

HB-1050 USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE AGAINST A PERSON WHO HAS MADE AN ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO A PLACE OF BUSINESS   The business version of the make my day law.

HB-1054 CONCERNING REAL PROPERTY VALUATION   This bill will smooth out the property tax explosion we will see if this bill does not pass.

HB-1055 PROHIBIT WIRELESS NETWORKING VOTING SYSTEMS   They say the machines don’t have wireless connections, how about making it the law?

HB-1063 REDUCTION OF STATE INCOME TAX RATE to 3.5%

HB-1079 INCOME TAX CREDITS FOR NONPUBLIC EDUCATION This is a bill idea I first introduced nearly 20 years ago and somebody has carried it every year since then. The idea is sound, but the teacher’s union is opposed to it.

HB-1080 RELIABLE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES This bill encourages nuclear and hydro power.

HB-1085 RURAL ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING CODES Extends the dates that rural areas have to adopt these new, restrictive codes.

HB-1086 DUE PROCESS ASSET FORFEITURE ACT This places reasonable limits on civil forfeiture actions.

HB-1119 ABOLISHING ABORTIONS IN COLORADO The bill title says it all. Thank you Rep. Bottoms for sponsoring this bill. With Roe overturned this is no longer an academic exercise. To vote against this bill is to condemn thousands of children to certain death. To vote for the bill is to give them life!

HB-1127 Customer’s Right To Use Energy Prohibits local government from banning natural gas, etc.

HB-1142 Information Of Person Reporting Child Abuse This eliminates anonymous reporting.

HB-1150 Provide Information On Abortion Pill Reversal A pro-life bill

HB23-1163 Revoke Carbon Dioxide Status As A Pollutant This is a scientifically accurate proposal!
HB23-1166 Repeal Retail Delivery Fees This needs no explanation.

SB-025IN GOD WE TRUST” SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE

SB-026 PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA   This will prohibit a bank from discriminating against a borrower because of a perceived environmental impact from the loan. The bill is designed to stop woke virtue signaling in the banking industry. Lost in first committee, PLV.

SB-079 NUCLEAR ENERGY AS A CLEAN ENERGY RESOURCE This bill states the obvious: nuclear is a clean energy.

SB-108 Allowing Temporary Reductions In Property Tax Due

The worst bills:

HB-1003 “SIXTH THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACT” Pass this and schools may start acting like mental health wards.

HB-1020 CONCERNING SOCIAL EQUITY LICENSES IN THE REGULATED MARIJUANA BUSINESS.  First, what is a social equity license? Is it a streamlined licensing process? That may be a good idea, but not just for a privileged few. Simplify licensing, but do it for all. Better yet, get rid of most of the licensing authority of the state.

HB-1057 CERTAIN PUBLIC BUILDINGS HAVE RESTROOMS WITH AMENITIES FOR ALL GENDERS. What are “all” genders? Both genders (which is self evident) or dozens of genders (which is absurd nonsense).

HB-1068 PET ANIMAL OWNERSHIP IN HOUSING This creates a whole new category of regulations for rental properties, including banning any extra deposits or rent increase for pets.

HB-1095 LIMITATIONS ON RENTAL AGREEMENTS This is a long list of what cannot be in a housing rental agreement. This will inevitably drive up the cost of renting in Colorado, which is already way too high.

HB-1118 FAIR WORKWEEK EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS This looks like a union bill without the union. The bottom line is it makes it that much more complicated to hire somebody and will discourage businesses from creating more jobs and reduce potential wages for those jobs because of the additional costs of keeping employees.

HB23-1154 Ballot Issue Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report More global warming nonsense.
HB23-1165 County Authority To Prohibit Firearms Discharge Another gun control law.

SB-016 PROMOTE REDUCTIONS IN GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN COLORADO   This is a very dangerous bill, calling for ZERO CO2 emissions by 2050, and tightening up all target dates before that deadline. Passed first committee

SB-21 ORDERING OF NAMES ON PRIMARY BALLOTS   This will weaken the assembly system by not making the top vote in the district assembly the top line on the primary ballot and makes all primary ballot names (by district assembly and by petition) random. It is one more step toward a jungle primary mess. My thanks to the bill sponsor for requesting the bill be killed in committee, which they did.

SB-101 Candidate Ballot Access For Primary Elections This bill will force all primary candidates to petition on to the ballot.

SB-105 Ensure Equal Pay For Equal Work More micro managing private businesses. This bill, intended to “help” employees, will discourage job growth.

6. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call Next Monday

Every Monday morning at 7:30 AM we gather via Zoom to discuss the latest issues here in Colorado and beyond. With your computer or phone please be a part of the discussion.

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February 2, 2023

Special Report

Most of my reports are published weekly. However, from time-to-time something needs to be posted immediately. 

SB-101,  Candidate Ballot Access For Primary Elections, was introduced this week. It is essential that every Republican seeking an office at their county party organizational meeting reveal their position on this bill that will end all district assembly votes for primary candidates!

The main purpose and authority vested in the caucus and assembly process is to place party candidates on the primary ballot. It is the most grass roots way of selecting candidates, giving We the People a front row seat in the election process. SB-101  will eliminate all of this, requiring all candidates to petition on to the primary ballot. SB-101  will also allow unaffiliated voters to sign those petitions, further diminishing the influence of Republican, and Democratic voting citizens over their party’s ultimate general election candidates.

It should also be pointed out that the Senate and House prime sponsors to SB-101 are Republicans! This bill will strip the Republican Party in Colorado of most of it’s influence and ability to promote the core values of the Republican Party. I cannot state in strong enough terms how devastating this will be to the state of Colorado.

What is left is the pay-to-play rich man’s game of buying their way onto the ballot with petitions.

All county party organizations have until the 15th of this month to conduct their organizational meetings, electing their party officers and  bonus members. Every candidate for those offices should be held accountable for their position on this dangerous piece of legislation.

If you are on any county Republican central committee make sure you know how everyone seeking office in your county party stands on this critical issue before casting your vote for any of them.

For Life and Liberty!

Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator

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January 28, 2023

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1. Attention All Republican State Central Committee Members

2. $12k for the Homeless in Denver

3. School Choice is Alive and Well Across the Nation

4. CDPHE Report

5. General Session Bills

6. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call on January 30

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1. Attention All Republican State Central Committee Members

If you are on the Republican state central committee you should know that there is a special meeting next week, January 31, to consider a controversy that has been brewing in El Paso county for quite some time. I am disappointed that the state chair decided to call this meeting, but I urge all committee members to attend, or I should say watch…

It is being conducted as a zoom virtual meeting, which I fear will not afford an adequate opportunity for the debate needed for the serious questions this meeting will consider. It is also concerning that one side of this controversy has not been given the courtesy of having their written response distributed by the party prior to the meeting. I have prepared a more extensive discussion on this matter, including the information the chair of the state party has chosen to not distribute on the grounds that it contains a personal attack. In my opinion the charges from the other side of the issue also contain a personal attack, which is probably inevitable, given the incendiary nature of these accusations. This is a lengthy essay. To view my observations and the letters prepared by both sides of this controversy, click here.

2. $12k for the Homeless in Denver

Not to be outdone by other big cities in a race to the bottom, over eight million dollars is being distributed to the homeless with no strings attached. The goal is to help them get back on their feet, which is a good goal. However, color me a bit skeptical that giving out $1000 a month for a year with no accountability attached is the best way to help. It is also interesting to note that it is a private group, but they are using a great deal of public money from Denver and the state. Read more about this here.

3. School Choice is Alive and Well Across the Nation

Here is a great article on legislation across the nation to promote school choice. Not mentioned in the article, HB-1079 INCOME TAX CREDITS FOR NONPUBLIC EDUCATION is a bill idea I first introduced nearly 20 years ago and somebody has carried it here in Colorado every year since then. The idea is sound, but the teacher’s union is opposed to it. I don’t hold out much hope for its passage with today’s legislature, but I commend Rep. DeGraaf for taking on this worthy cause.

4. CDPHE Report

Here is a comprehensive slide deck from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This is, in my opinion, the most powerful department in the state of Colorado. They are the government busybodies that control a great deal of our lives, but they are rarely seen on the front page of the paper. I include this report they gave to the legislature because every responsible citizen needs to know what they are all about. If you have some time, takes a serious look at this visual report.

General Session Bills

212 bills have been introduced so far.

Here is a brief summary of the bills I think are most significant:

PLV means party line vote.

The best bills:

HB-1017 CONCERNING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ELECTRONIC SALES AND USE TAX SIMPLIFICATION SYSTEM  I don’t like the Colorado sales tax system at all, and this does not repeal it, but it is designed to take a little bit of the pain out of collecting sales taxes.

HB-1029 CONCERNING MEASURES TO PROHIBIT REQUIRING ADMINISTRATION OF A COVID-19 VACCINE TO A MINOR WITHOUT INFORMED CONSENT. 

HB-1038 CONCERNING THE REPLACEMENT OF A CATALYTIC CONVERTER THAT HAS BEEN STOLEN FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE   It would make it more possible and economical to replace a stolen catalytic converter. Lost in first committee, PLV.

HB 1044 “SECOND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION ACT”  This bill is designed to prohibit enforcement of federal laws that infringe on the right to bear arms.

HB-1050 USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE AGAINST A PERSON WHO HAS MADE AN ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO A PLACE OF BUSINESS   The business version of the make my day law.

HB-1054 CONCERNING REAL PROPERTY VALUATION   This bill will smooth out the property tax explosion we will see if this bill does not pass.

HB-1055 PROHIBIT WIRELESS NETWORKING VOTING SYSTEMS   They say the machines don’t have wireless connections, how about making it the law?

HB-1063 REDUCTION OF STATE INCOME TAX RATE to 3.5%

HB-1079 INCOME TAX CREDITS FOR NONPUBLIC EDUCATION This is a bill idea I first introduced nearly 20 years ago and somebody has carried it every year since then. The idea is sound, but the teacher’s union is opposed to it.

HB-1080 RELIABLE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES This bill encouraged nuclear and hydro power.

HB-1085 RURAL ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING CODES Extends the dates that rural areas have to adopt these new, restrictive codes.

HB-1086 DUE PROCESS ASSET FORFEITURE ACT This places reasonable limits on civil forfeiture actions.

HB-1119 ABOLISHING ABORTIONS IN COLORADO The bill title says it all. Thank you Rep. Bottoms for sponsoring this bill. With Roe overturned this is no longer an academic exercise. To vote against this bill is to condemn thousands of children to certain death. To vote for the bill is to give them life!

SB-025IN GOD WE TRUST” SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE

SB-026 PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA   This will prohibit a bank from discriminating against a borrower because of a perceived environmental impact from the loan. The bill is designed to stop woke virtue signaling in the banking industry. Lost in first committee, PLV.

SB-079 NUCLEAR ENERGY AS A CLEAN ENERGY RESOURCE This bill states the obvious: nuclear is a clean energy.

The worst bills:

HB-1003 “SIXTH THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACT” Pass this and schools may start acting like mental health wards.

HB-1020 CONCERNING SOCIAL EQUITY LICENSES IN THE REGULATED MARIJUANA BUSINESS.  First, what is a social equity license? Is it a streamlined licensing process? That may be a good idea, but not just for a privileged few. Simplify licensing, but do it for all. Better yet, get rid of most of the licensing authority of the state.

HB-1057 CERTAIN PUBLIC BUILDINGS HAVE RESTROOMS WITH AMENITIES FOR ALL GENDERS. What are “all” genders? Both genders (which is self evident) or dozens of genders (which is absurd nonsense).

HB-1068 PET ANIMAL OWNERSHIP IN HOUSING This creates a whole new category of regulations for rental properties, including banning any extra deposits or rent increase for pets.

HB-1095 LIMITATIONS ON RENTAL AGREEMENTS This is a long list of what cannot be in a housing rental agreement. This will inevitably drive up the cost of renting in Colorado, which is already way too high.

HB-1118 FAIR WORKWEEK EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS This looks like a union bill without the union. The bottom line is it makes it that much more complicated to hire somebody and will discourage businesses from creating more jobs and reduce potential wages for those jobs because of the additional costs of keeping employees.

SB-016 PROMOTE REDUCTIONS IN GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN COLORADO   This is a very dangerous bill, calling for ZERO CO2 emissions by 2050, and tightening up all target dates before that deadline.

SB-21 ORDERING OF NAMES ON PRIMARY BALLOTS   This will weaken the assembly system by not making the top vote in the district assembly the top line on the primary ballot and makes all primary ballot names (by district assembly and by petition) random. It is one more step toward a jungle primary mess. My thanks to the bill sponsor for requesting the bill be killed in committee, which they did.

6. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call for January 30

Every Monday morning at 7:30 AM we gather via Zoom to discuss the latest issues here in Colorado and beyond. With your computer or phone please be a part of the discussion.

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Kevin Lundberg
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Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature.

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January 21, 2023

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1. Revisiting 2022 Election Results

2. MLK Day in the Colorado House

3. Is Global Warming Settled Science or Junk Science?

4. Prayer and the Speaker of the House

5. General Session Bills

6. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call on January 23

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1. Revisiting 2022 Election Results

Here is an interesting analysis, published by CNN right after the November election. It is a deep dive into their exit polling. What it shows makes the reported election results look very questionable. In almost every category the Democrats were in deep trouble, compared to previous years. And yet, the reported vote tallies did not reflect this trend in any way, except in Florida. Hmmm, how can this be? Bear in mind, these are not polls before the election. Exit polls are the day of the election and should be the most accurate poll of an election.

I do not include this to rehash the 2022 as much as to say we must fix the broken, vulnerable and hidden parts of our election process. Again, to review these numbers, click here.

2. MLK Day in the Colorado House

Please spend a few minutes watching the speech that Representative Bottoms gave during debate on a resolution honoring Martin Luther King. It is ten minutes long and can be found here.

3. Is Global Warming Settled Science or Junk Science?

This week the WEF, World Economic Forum, has been sounding the alarm over global warming, again. Their “fix” is to embark on an economic suicide plan, guaranteed to drive the whole world into poverty and immense suffering. But their initial premise is terribly flawed. Global warming is not about to destroy the planet, that is fear mongering of the highest order.

I have a book, written about a decade ago called Unstoppable Global Warming… Every 1500 years. I think that sums up the situation pretty well. We are in a gradual warming period, which has happened many times before. This week Complete Colorado published an article on NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, based here in Colorado. This analysis clearly demonstrates they are bending over backwards to try to prove their dire predictions, but those predictions just don’t hold up to serious scrutiny.  Read it here.

BTW, on a related topic, here is an article on how electricity is and will be rationed when too many EV cars get on the road. Put this on the insane public policy list, as there is not enough electrical generation today, and when the Polis regime in Colorado and other extremist leaders around the world shut down coal and eventually gas powered utilities, it will become an immense crisis.

4. Prayer and the Speaker

After much wrangling over many important issues the U.S. House has a speaker. Here is an inside look at one aspect of the political scene you won’t read much about in the main stream media.

5. General Session Bills

After two weeks 159 bills have been introduced.

Here is a brief summary of the bills I think are most significant:

PLV means party line vote.

The best bills:

HB-1017 CONCERNING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ELECTRONIC SALES AND USE TAX SIMPLIFICATION SYSTEM  I don’t like the Colorado sales tax system at all, and this does not repeal it, but it is designed to take a little bit of the pain out of collecting sales taxes.

HB-1029 CONCERNING MEASURES TO PROHIBIT REQUIRING ADMINISTRATION OF A COVID-19 VACCINE TO A MINOR WITHOUT INFORMED CONSENT. 

HB-1038 CONCERNING THE REPLACEMENT OF A CATALYTIC CONVERTER THAT HAS BEEN STOLEN FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE   It would make it more possible and economical to replace a stolen catalytic converter. 

HB 1044 “SECOND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION ACT”  This bill is designed to prohibit enforcement of federal laws that infringe on the right to bear arms.

HB-1050 USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE AGAINST A PERSON WHO HAS MADE AN ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO A PLACE OF BUSINESS   The business version of the make my day law.

HB-1054 CONCERNING REAL PROPERTY VALUATION   This bill will smooth out the property tax explosion we will see if this bill does not pass.

HB-1055 PROHIBIT WIRELESS NETWORKING VOTING SYSTEMS   They say the machines don’t have wireless connections, how about making it the law?

HB-1063 REDUCTION OF STATE INCOME TAX RATE to 3.5%

HB-1079 INCOME TAX CREDITS FOR NONPUBLIC EDUCATION This is a bill idea I first introduced nearly 20 years ago and somebody has carried it every year since then. The idea is sound, but the teacher’s union is opposed to it.

HB-1080 RELIABLE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES This bill encouraged nuclear and hydro power.

HB-1085 RURAL ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING CODES Extends the dates that rural areas have to adopt these new, restrictive codes.

HB-1086 DUE PROCESS ASSET FORFEITURE ACT This places reasonable limits on civil forfeiture actions.

SB-025IN GOD WE TRUST” SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE

SB-026 PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA   This will prohibit a bank from discriminating against a borrower because of a perceived environmental impact from the loan. The bill is designed to stop woke virtue signaling in the banking industry. 

The worst bills:

HB-1003 “SIXTH THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACT” Pass this and schools may start acting like mental health wards.

HB-1020 CONCERNING SOCIAL EQUITY LICENSES IN THE REGULATED MARIJUANA BUSINESS.  First, what is a social equity license? Is it a streamlined licensing process? That may be a good idea, but not just for a privileged few. Simplify licensing, but do it for all. Better yet, get rid of most of the licensing authority of the state.

HB-1057 CERTAIN PUBLIC BUILDINGS HAVE RESTROOMS WITH AMENITIES FOR ALL GENDERS. What are “all” genders? Both genders (which is self evident) or dozens of genders (which is absurd nonsense).

HB-1068 PET ANIMAL OWNERSHIP IN HOUSING This creates a whole new category of regulations for rental properties, including banning any extra deposits or rent increase for pets.

HB-1095 LIMITATIONS ON RENTAL AGREEMENTS This is a long list of what cannot be in a housing rental agreement. This will inevitably drive up the cost of renting in Colorado, which is already way too high.

HB-1118 FAIR WORKWEEK EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS This looks like a union bill without the union. The bottom line is it makes it that much more complicated to hire somebody and will discourage businesses from creating more jobs and reduce potential wages for those jobs because of the additional costs of keeping employees.

SB-016 PROMOTE REDUCTIONS IN GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN COLORADO   This is a very dangerous bill, calling for ZERO CO2 emissions by 2050, and tightening up all target dates before that deadline.

SB-21 ORDERING OF NAMES ON PRIMARY BALLOTS   This will weaken the assembly system by not making the top vote in the district assembly the top line on the primary ballot and makes all primary ballot names (by district assembly and by petition) random. It is one more step toward a jungle primary mess.

6. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call for January 23

Every Monday morning at 7:30 AM we gather via Zoom to discuss the latest issues here in Colorado and beyond. With your computer or phone please be a part of the discussion.

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Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator

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Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature.

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January 14, 2023

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1. Polis Continues COVID Emergency

2. National Ban on All Gas Stoves?

3. Supreme Court rejects Challenge of 2020 Election

4. 31,000 Invitations to Vote Sent to Non-citizens in Colorado

5. Its All a Coincidence?

6. “Field” Banned

7. Banning “Assault” Weapons in Colorado

8. 2023 Colorado General Session Begins

9. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call for January 9


1. Polis Continues COVID Emergency

After nearly two years Polis continues the COVID emergency with more executive orders. Click here for the document.

2. National Ban on All Gas Stoves?

Some cities in California already ban gas appliances in new construction, and I have heard that Fort Collins is also heading down this road. However, this call to nationalize this policy has stirred up a lot of people. I have since learned that the study being cited was deeply flawed and the food being cooked often gives off more fumes than the gas from the stove.

3. Supreme Court rejects Challenge of 2020 Election

I reported on this possible SCOTUS case several weeks ago. The court decided against looking at it. It is not very surprising, as they always receive hundreds of requests to consider, but it is still a disappointment that they are turning a blind eye to this long-term problem that must be fixed.

4. 31,000 Invitations to Vote Sent to Non-citizens in Colorado

Here is an interesting article about the “mistake” by the Colorado secretary of state before the 2022 election (did I mention she was on the ballot?)

5. Its All a Coincidence?

Here is a spoof on the CDC ignoring the innumerable heart attacks of seemingly healthy people. BTW, this came out before Elvis Presley’s 54 year old daughter died this week. Again, it was another “heart attack” victim. What a coincidence!

6. “Field” Banned

“Field” is now racist term, according to some major universities. I can’t make up these absurdities, but here is the story.

7. Banning “Assault” Weapons in Colorado

Not yet introduced, but here is a draft of a bill designed to outlaw “assault” weapons in Colorado. BTW, the original link I put up did not work for everyone, so I found another link which I hope will work all the time. It was a bit wierd. The link would work for a while and then it would be blocked. This happened several times, hmmm…

8. 2023 Colorado General Session Begins

One week in and 107 bills have been introduced.

Here is a brief summary of the ones that have jumped out at me:

The best bills:

HB-1017 CONCERNING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ELECTRONIC SALES AND USE TAX SIMPLIFICATION SYSTEM  I don’t like the Colorado sales tax system at all, and this does not repeal it, but it is designed to take a little bit of the pain out of collecting sales taxes.

HB-1029 CONCERNING MEASURES TO PROHIBIT REQUIRING ADMINISTRATION OF A COVID-19 VACCINE TO A MINOR WITHOUT INFORMED CONSENT. 

HB-1038 CONCERNING THE REPLACEMENT OF A CATALYTIC CONVERTER THAT HAS BEEN STOLEN FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE   It would make it more possible and economical to replace a stolen catalytic converter.

HB 1044 “SECOND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION ACT”  This bill is designed to prohibit enforcement of federal laws that infringe on the right to bear arms.

HB-1050 USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE AGAINST A PERSON WHO HAS MADE AN ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO A PLACE OF BUSINESS   The business version of the make my day law.

HB-1054 CONCERNING REAL PROPERTY VALUATION   This bill will smooth out the property tax explosion we will see if this bill does not pass.

HB-1055 PROHIBIT WIRELESS NETWORKING VOTING SYSTEMS   They say the machines don’t have wireless connections, how about making it the law?

SB-025IN GOD WE TRUST” SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE

SB-026 PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA   This will prohibit a bank from discriminating against a borrower because of a perceived environmentalimpact from the loan. The bill is designed to stop woke virtue signaling in the banking industry.

The worst bills:

HB-1003 “SIXTH THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACT” Pass this and schools may start acting like mental health wards.

HB-1020 CONCERNING SOCIAL EQUITY LICENSES IN THE REGULATED MARIJUANA BUSINESS.  First, what is a social equity license? Is it a streamlined licensing process? That may be a good idea, but not just for a privileged few. Simplify licensing, but do it for all. Better yet, get rid of most of the licensing authority of the state.

HB-1057 CERTAIN PUBLIC BUILDINGS HAVE RESTROOMS WITH AMENITIES FOR ALL GENDERS. What are “all” genders? Both genders (which is self evident) or dozens of genders (which is absurd nonsense).

SB-016 PROMOTE REDUCTIONS IN GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN COLORADO   This is a very dangerous bill, calling for ZERO CO2 emissions by 2050, and tightening up all target dates before that deadline.

SB-21 ORDERING OF NAMES ON PRIMARY BALLOTS   This will weaken the assembly system by not making the top vote in the district assembly the top line on the primary ballot and makes all primary ballot names (by district assembly and by petition) random. It is one more step toward a jungle primary mess.

9. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call for January 9

We are back for 2023! Every Monday morning at 7:30 AM we gather via Zoom to discuss the latest issues here in Colorado and beyond. With your computer or phone please be a part of the discussion.

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January 7, 2023

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1. TABOR Turns 30

2. The Quiet Right

3. Division in El Paso GOP

4. Facial Recognition at DIA

5. Government Forced Twitter Censorship

6. Roe is Gone But Corporate America Amps Up the Slaughter

7. Electronic Voting is Not Secure

8. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call for January 9

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THE GOOD NEWS:

1. TABOR Turns 30

30 years ago TABOR became law in Colorado. It has been a rough ride ever since then as the big government advocates have repeatedly tried to dismantle this incredible policy for the citizens of Colorado. But the essence of TABOR continues to bless our state.

And there is a big party next Saturday to honor this milestone. I hope you can be a part of the celebration. For more information click here.

2. The Quiet Right

This is an analysis of our culture from a very positive perspective. If you need some encouragement, read this. It is said that it is darkest right before the dawn. Here is some light to consider.

THE OTHER NEWS:

3. Division in El Paso GOP

Things have gotten ugly in the ranks of the El Paso GOP. I have tried to stay out of this serious division, but Paul Prentice put together a good analysis of the situation and I recommend it for your reading list. Click here for his commentary.

4. Facial Recognition at DIA

This is a national story about a new technology being tried out at airports, but it has a local side as Denver International is a part of the experiment. Bear in mind that this digital information will probably be kept as a permanent record of the citizens it snags in this scheme. Should this constitute a violation of the Fourth Amendment “…right of the people to be secure in their persons,…?” Click here for the story.

5. Government Forced Twitter Censorship

The truth is coming out. Government power was used to suppress the truth about COVID. Click here for more.

6. Roe is Gone But Corporate America Amps Up the Slaughter

Did I write “slaughter?” Isn’t that a bit strong? Well, yes, but ending the life, however young, is at least that strong. Here is what I mean.

7. Electronic Voting is Not Secure

How many ways can this be said? Electronic voting systems are not secure and should never be used for an election that is to be trusted. That is why much of the civilized world has banned electronic systems. This is one more article giving us some of the details.

8. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call for January 9

We are back for 2023! Every Monday morning at 7:30 AM we gather via Zoom to discuss the latest issues here in Colorado and beyond. With your computer or phone please be a part of the discussion.

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As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature.

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December 31, 2022

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1. Courts (again) Turn Blind Eye Toward Election Fraud

2. Is Wadhams Still a Republican Strategist?

3. A Russian Christmas in Europe

4. No Breakfast Club Zoom Call for January 2

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1. Courts (again) Turn Blind Eye Toward Election Fraud

Kari Lake, Arizona candidate for governor, had a two day trial to present the evidence of significant incompetence and/or outright fraud in the 2022 election. Her team presented the case, but the judge refused to acknowledge the facts and ruled against her on every point. Here in Colorado another case was slowly moving to a trial, but again the judge did all he could to avoid ruling in favor of the people’s right to free and fair elections.

I have been reporting on this case for several weeks now. To wrap up this heroic attempt to find justice within the courts that seem incapable of blind justice I will quote the description from my good friend and retired attorney, Maurice Emmer (with his permission):

I had no confidence in the courts before this started.  I have less now.  Nevertheless we have journeyed down this path and I guess we will follow it to the end.

The case filed originally in Mesa and El Paso Counties, then in Denver because the Secretary of State’s actions happened there, led to a dismissal by the Denver court last week.

The case is about the illegality of the electronic voting system used in 62 counties (El Paso being representative).  The Denver court’s dismissal order discussed a lot of irrelevant legal doctrines, but it concluded with a statement that it was based on the plaintiffs’ not having exhausted their administrative remedies.  In this case the administrative remedy was to file a complaint with the secretary of state under CRS sec. 1-5-621.  This is laughable on its face because one of the plaintiffs not only had filed such a complaint, the secretary of state had issued an order saying (1) she had received that complaint, (2) she had investigated, (3) she found it was without merit, and (4) she was closing the file.  So the court was simply factually wrong to say the plaintiffs had not pursued CRS sec. 1-5-621.

This is the third Colorado district court judge in a row who has issued a dismissal order that was wrong on the facts and the law.  Can I not read the law? Or are all these judges incompetent?  Or is someone intimidating them into issuing these orders?

The cases(s) were filed under CRS (Colorado Revised Statutes) sec. 1-1-113.  An appeal from a dismissal of a case under that section can be made only to the Colorado Supreme Court within 3 days (holidays excluded) after the dismissal.  That put the deadline at yesterday.  The supreme court does not have to hear the appeal. 

The appeal comes in the form of a petition for the supreme court to order the defendants (secretary of state and various El Paso County officials) to “show cause” why the court should not reverse the Denver court’s order.

The petition and exhibits can be found at the Dropbox address below.  The petition is well argued.  I will not repeat it here.

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/odfhddv90a58kb53znjgz/h?dl=0&rlkey=auzyxspnpynbmcyf2f9at7sex

[Later this week the Colorado Supreme Court declined to hear the case]

2. Is Wadhams Still a Republican Strategist?

Dick Wadhams, a former Colorado GOP state chairman and often quoted by Colorado news services as a Republican strategist seems to have taken a very different political direction. According to the Secretary of State public records, he accepted $27,500 from Coloradans for Affordable Housing Now during the 2022 election.

This group was promoting Proposition 123, a $300,000,000 (per year) TABOR bashing, big government “affordable housing” scheme, which did end up passing with 52% of the vote. Wadhams is listed as a political consultant for the group.

Dick, have I got this right? Did you help promote Prop 123? If so, please turn in your GOP credentials, we wouldn’t want anyone to be confused as to your most recent loyalties.

3. A Russian Christmas in Europe

Russian TV posted a grim message for Europe this Christmas. This brief video on Twitter (about a minute) gives an ugly picture of what Putin wants to put in the minds of people in Europe.

To view the video click here.

3. No Breakfast Club Zoom Call for January 2

As has been our practice for several years, we take a break around Christmas. The next meeting will be on Monday, January 9. I will provide the Zoom link in the January 7, 2023 newsletter.

For Life and Liberty!

Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature.

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December 24, 2022

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1. Christmas Then and Now

2. Kari Lake’s Days in Court

3. No Breakfast Club Zoom Call for December 26 and January 2

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1. Christmas Then and Now

I have two videos to consider in this Christmas edition, and one simple story. The story is of a tradition that Justice Clarence Thomas has observed for many years. As is related in this article, without any fanfare or other attempts for publicity, he helps lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery, honoring the veterans buried there. This attitude of quiet service for others is a good example for all of us.

The first video is of the late Queen Elizabeth giving her first televised Christmas message in 1957. I recommend this brief historical film that clearly shows her firm faith in Jesus Christ and the leadership she provided for 70 years as monarch of the British Commonwealth.

The other video is a 2022 Christmas message from Billy Graham’s grandson, Will Graham. the celebration of Christmas has become many things, but this program from the third Graham generation focuses on the core message of Christmas, which we all need to consider, especially in these turbulent times.

2. Kari Lake’s Days in Court
For this Christmas edition I have put most of our political concerns aside, but a brief mention should be made that down in Arizona Kari Lake did get a two day trial this week, challenging the election process in Maricopa County. The judge has five days to render his decision, and as of the writing, nothing has been made public. I will follow up on this important case in next week’s edition.
12/25 – Late breaking news: On Saturday the judge ruled against Kari Lake’s challenge to the election results. News reports are still limited, but she said she will appeal the ruling. In my opinion this judge has proven to be as tone deaf to justice and election integrity as the judges in Colorado who refuse to admit, or seriously look into the clear evidence of widespread fraud in our election systems.

3. No Breakfast Club Zoom Call for December 26 and January 2

As has been our practice for several years, we take a break around Christmas. The next meeting will be on Monday, January 9. I will provide the Zoom link in the January 7, 2023 newsletter.

For Life and Liberty!

Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator

 

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature.

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December 17, 2022

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1. Election Integrity Revisited

2. Arizona Goes to Court

3. 3.5 Million More Americans Voted Republican

4. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call Every Monday Morning, except December 26 and January 2


1. Election Integrity Revisited

I am devoting the bulk of this week’s report on election integrity as there are some hopeful signs that progress may be made in this vital area of concern in the very near future. This first article is an updated version of a piece I first published last January. I titled it: The Truth about the “Big Lie”

There is a big lie out there, a really big lie, but it is not what is being reported by virtually every media outlet, every Democrat leader and too many Republicans as well. We are all too familiar with this story. I have been reporting on it for now over two years.

Suffice it here to say that there is an overwhelming bank of evidence that the 2020 and 2022 elections had too much fraud. Part of the really big lie is that Colorado’s voting system is called the “gold standard.” Colorado has been a leader in establishing a voting system that is ripe for fraud and abuse, with automatic voter registration, same day voter registration, all mail ballots, a totally opaque electronic voting system and bloated voter registration roles that in some cases exceed the number of possible voters that exist in each county.

Calling this absurd and dangerous voting system the “gold standard” is the Orwellian part of this really big lie. It is obvious that the really big lie is actually being promulgated by those who coined the terms “gold standard” and “The Big Lie.” Of course, they insist that anyone who questions the integrity of this flimsy system is buying into “The Big Lie.”

Before leaving this part of the discussion, concerning the semantics of elections, it must be pointed out that an “election denier” cannot be someone who is following the evidence that indicates our elections systems are in need of significant reforms. As a more accurate term, an “election denier” should be attributed to anyone who insists the current practices in Colorado are perfectly fine or someone who refuses to look at the facts or someone who acts as if election fraud has never been a meaningful factor in any election outcomes.

Here is a sure way to test the veracity of these competing claims: Who is calling for audits, transparency of all the facts and verification of the claims? Who wants all of this to be given a fair hearing in the courts? Who wants the election equipment vendors to open up their boxes and their computer codes? Who is trying to get this all out in the open and who is insisting that we just cover it up and move along?

Too much has already come out to think this will ever go away before it is completely settled. The time has come to verify the facts on both sides of the argument. We must have election integrity, with verified, repeatable, and robust accuracy of the real, live, legitimate voting citizens. Anyone who refuses to get this sorted out is an election denier who is promoting the real, really big lie.

I wrap this up with the observation that a large majority of Republicans, many unaffiliated and even a big chunk of Democrats know that our election systems are broken. The opportunity for fraud is obvious to anyone who fairly assesses the shallow security measures and the evidence of fraud is overwhelming for those who actually take the time to look at the evidence.

There is a really big lie out there and I think of it every time I hear someone claim there is no evidence that the 2020 and 2022 elections had any significant fraud.

Look at all the facts and judge carefully. Our nation’s future depends upon it.

2. Arizona Goes to Court

Finally it looks like a major election race may get its day in court. Kari Lake has filed a lawsuit and, so far, the judge seems to be moving forward with the lawsuit. This suit claims Arizona’s largest county, Maricopa, was a total mess on election day and the election result for governor should be overturned, or a new election should be held. The court date is scheduled for later this month. For more information click here, here, here and here.

3. 3.5 Million More Americans Voted Republican

The 2022 election was not all we hoped for, but it also wasn’t what the Trump bashers and other left-leaning pundits have made it out to be. Here is an article that sheds some additional light on the 2022 election. note: I do not share all of the author’s slant on the abortion issue, but there is still much to be learned from this informative article.

4. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call Every Monday Morning except December 26 and January 2

For more discussion on the issues above and any other topic that may come up, join our Zoom call every Monday morning at 7:30 AM. Please note: we will have the December 19 Zoom call, but, as has been our custom, we will not hold the call on December 26 or January 2. We will resume the Monday morning calls on January 9, but please note that the Zoom link will change for 2023. I will publish that new number in the 2023 newsletters.

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Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature.

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December 10, 2022

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1. More on the (Dis)respect Marriage Act

2. Plastic Bag Ban

3. COVID Deaths

4. Pueblo City Council Attempts to Ban Pro-Life Speakers

5. Supreme Court: Brunson v. Alma S. Adams

6. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call Every Monday Morning


1. More on the (Dis)respect Marriage Act

Both houses in Congress have passed the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act. It now awaits Biden’s assured signature. At the same time the Supreme Court heard the oral arguments defending the free speech rights of a Denver web designer. This First Amendment case flies right into the face of the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act, which allows anyone to sue in a private action someone or organization who they claim is not giving full access to their services for same-sex affirming practices. It will be months before we know what the Court has ruled, but if they uphold the First Amendment, it should take some of the teeth out of the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act.

I trust the Court will help us find our way back to the principles of our God-given rights as a free people, and won’t give it all away to this dangerous political fad.

2. Plastic Bag Ban

In January there will be a mandatory ten cent fee placed on all plastic and paper bags currently given out by retail stores across Colorado. In 2024 the plastic bags will be banned. This is because of HB21-1162, which was signed by Polis in July of 2021. The bill had passed on a party-line vote in both houses.

This week on a community bulletin board for the Berthoud area someone asked what people thought about this new law. Of about 50 responses only three indicated any concern for this nanny government law, everyone else was in favor of this new tax and regulation.

One of the three was myself, I wrote:

“Elections have consequences. Elect nanny government officials and they will micro manage our lives. Government exists, according to the Declaration of Independence, to secure our rights. This anti-bag law looks a lot more like a highly regulated police state than the land of the free and home of the brave.”

In response to my post one person wrote:

It’s really about the next seven generations. We are huge over consumers. Human beings are really the worst invasive species on the planet.”

This was just one comment on a local community bulletin board, but it represents an attitude that is growing. If that person really means to call humansthe worst invasive species on the planet,” I can only conclude she would be in favor of eliminating many, if not most of this “worst invasive species on the planet.”

Do not underestimate the intentions of this philosophy of our day that rejects the principles upon which our nation was founded. Those principles are neatly summed up in the Declaration of Independence as our God-given right to life and liberty.

3. COVID Deaths

While we are on the subject of dealing with the “worst invasive species on the planet,” prominent cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough continues to warn about the dangers of the COVID-19 mRNA shots. In this report he gives some evidence for his concerns with a study from Germany.

4. Pueblo City Council Attempts to Ban Pro-Life Speakers

This week the Pueblo City Council tried to ban all pro-life speakers in the public comments section of their public meeting. It turned out to be a very bad idea. Read all about it here.

5. Supreme Court: Brunson v. Alma S. Adams

Finally, here is a case that the high court will consider taking next year that probably won’t be reported on in the Denver Post. It is challenging the process Congress took in certifying the 2020 presidential election. If they do take this on it will be the first time they will actually look at some of the particulars of the 2020 election.

For more information, including how you can get involved click here.

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Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature.

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December 3, 2022

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1. (Dis)respect Marriage Act

2. Protests Continue in Brazil

3. Florida Uncovers More Fraud

4. Free Speech and SCOTUS

5. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call Every Monday Morning

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1. (Dis)respect Marriage Act
This past week the US Senate passed the (Dis)respect Marriage Act. It is a very dangerous piece of legislation which violates the First Amendment. It will force every person and organization to accept the values of the the homosexual agenda (same-sex marriage) or face significant potential punishment.
An amendment was offered that would have protected some freedom of conscience, but that was rejected. This lame duck Congress is doing all they can to ram through hard left policies before they lose control of the House.
2. Protests Continue in Brazil
You can’t find this in any main-line media in the US, but millions of people in Brazil have been protesting the election results in their presidential election for over a month.
Click here for more on this little known story.

3. Florida Uncovers More Fraud

An election denier is one who refuses look at all of evidence of election fraud. Fortunately Florida’s governor is not denying anything. He is going after the bad guys who are committing the fraud. Here is a story about how their Election Crime Unit is prosecuting the bad guys.

4. Free Speech and SCOTUS

On Monday the Supreme Court will hear a case defending the rights of a Denver website designer. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is representing her right to refuse to design websites that violate her moral values. This is a free speech and religious liberty question which may have far reaching consequences, including the legality of parts of the (Dis)respect Marriage Act. Here is the story.

5. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call Every Monday Morning

For more discussion on the issues above and any other topic that may come up, join our Zoom call every Monday morning at 7:30 AM.

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Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature.

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November 26, 2022

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1. Election Law in Colorado

2. It is Not Settled Science

3. Arizona Election is not Over

4. Federalism Works, Even Today

5. Join the Breakfast Club Zoom Call Every Monday Morning

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1. Election Law in Colorado

Two weeks ago I spoke at an election integrity symposium in Holyoke. Everyone presented the hard facts that the registration lists are corrupted, ballot harvesting is rampant, the secretary of state is not following the law and the machines are capable of being manipulated.

Here is a link to the speech I gave on election laws in Colorado (it is 26 minutes). If you can, please watch this, it covers much of the reasons why Colorado has one of the worst voting systems in the country.

2. It is Not Settled Science

I devote much of this newsletter to the global warming hoax*, because too many powerful forces have bought into it, and they are moving to destroy our culture in many significant ways. This past week I ran across several reports that demonstrate my contention.

The first is a survey of scientists in meteorology, climatology, and closely related fields. 59% said global warming will cause significant harm to human living conditions, but 39% say it will cause little or no significant harm. Among those who study this issue most closely, the primary question is not a settled issue.

This clearly demonstrates that the scientists who actually deal with the particulars of our climate are not all in agreement with the extreme opinions of far too many powerful political leaders who are implementing policies that will, at the minimum, cripple our economies and culture. This report can be found by clicking here.

Speaking of dangerous political leaders, here is a scathing commentary on just how dangerous they really are.

Finally, all of their global warming claims are based on faulty assumptions and exaggerated predictions. Here is one more pin to pop that cataclysmic bubble. This report shows how surface temperature recording stations have not fully accounted for the rise of temperatures due to the recording locations becoming hotter because of urban growth immediately around them (a parking lot tends to be hotter than an open field of grass). This has skewed the raw data for measuring actual climate warming patterns for those locations.

*I call the global warming extremism a hoax because it is a very dangerous and evil political trick. The globe has been on a slow warming trend since about 1850, and there have been shorter warming and cooling cycles (every 30-40 years) within this longer warming trend. But for the past 30 years there has been a concerted effort to convince us that it is primarily due to human activity and we are currently on the edge of a great cataclysmic cliff that will make the world uninhabitable. I totally reject that scenario. 

BTW, 30 years ago the end was predicted to be around 2010. Now it is supposed to be in another ten years. By 2030 I expect they will say 2035, or 2040. To any careful observer it is obvious their predictions are just fear mongering. Recent history has already proven their falseness.

The reality is that China, Russia, and any other developing nation that is looking to become the rulers of the world are playing the US and other western nations like a fiddle. We are spending our wealth on policies that destroy our productivity while these other nations are building their strength, increasing their productivity and (wisely) ignoring the dire predictions that CO2 is destroying the planet. 

3. Arizona Election is not Over

Arizona’s election continues to be an open question as more evidence mounts that it was manipulated in many ways. Either through incompetence, fraud, or both, Maricopa County was a colossal failure. Here and here are two stories about this incredible example of an election disaster. Read them for yourself and stay tuned for further developments.

4. Federalism Works, Even Today

Finally, lest this report be all bad news, here are some encouraging thoughts about what is working: federalism! States are showing that they can thrive in today’s world, when they have good leadership and haven’t been taken over by the woke left. Our system of government divides the political power between the three branches (horizontally) and the federal government and the 50 states (vertically). This allows bright islands of freedom to survive, thrive and show the way forward for the entire nation.

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For Life and Liberty!

Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature.

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