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January 16
Mass Hysteria

Our nation has been gripped by a mass hysteria reaction to the recent events in our nation's capitol. Fueled by a media that is more interested in advocating for their political agenda rather than serious journalism, the American public have been sold a story that never happened.

And then, when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump they made a mockery of their august assembly. First, to accuse President

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Our nation has been gripped by a mass hysteria reaction to the recent events in our nation’s capitol. Fueled by a media that is more interested in advocating for their political agenda rather than serious journalism, the American public have been sold a story that never happened.

And then, when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump they made a mockery of their august assembly. First, to accuse President Trump of insurrection for what he did on January 6 is absurd. What the House did was pure and ugly political retribution. Retribution to the one man in Washington D.C. who had the strength and courage to stand up to the system that has become so corrupt that they can ignore the actual facts and proceed with this charade with a straight face.

A careful analysis of all President Trump said and did last week could not possibly be interpreted as advocating for any violence, or any other unlawful actions. I do not condone any unlawful acts that anyone did that day, but if entering the U.S. Capitol building, and then leaving a few hours later is insurrection, what of the sieges that BLM and Antifa conducted for weeks at the Colorado Capitol, downtown Seattle, Portland, and so many other places across the country? Why were those sustained attacks by violent and destructive mobs not immediately and universally condemned as insurrection? 

It is transparent to anyone who cares to look at all the facts that the actions of the U.S. House of Representatives, under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi, are at its best, childish retribution and those actions have done more damage to our institutions of government and the Constitution than anything our President did or said on January 6.

Those of us who still care to first look at the facts of the situation should never forget that dark day in the history of the U. S. House of Representatives when they voted to impeach the President, again on false charges – January 13, 2021.



January 9
A Republic, If You Can Keep It.
Much has been said from a dozen different perspectives on the dramatic developments we are seeing unfold in Washington. Rather than review most of this I will simply point out what I think is of paramount importance and admit that I don’t yet know all of the facts of all that has transpired in this first full week in January.

I do advise all of us to be very careful in analyzing what we hear and not jump to any conclusions without carefully sifting out the true facts ...
Read More Much has been said from a dozen different perspectives on the dramatic developments we are seeing unfold in Washington. Rather than review most of this I will simply point out what I think is of paramount importance and admit that I don’t yet know all of the facts of all that has transpired in this first full week in January.

I do advise all of us to be very careful in analyzing what we hear and not jump to any conclusions without carefully sifting out the true facts  from the fiction.

My concern is still focused on the massive election fraud that has been uncovered by literally hundreds of eyewitnesses. Anyone who categorically says there is no evidence that the election fraud actually stole the election, be they a local blogger or the Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate, is either ignorant of the facts or not willing to speak the truth.

This evidence of fraud needs to be meticulously examined, something no court of law has attempted and Congress has refused to honestly face. If there is nothing to be found, we should expect Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to be the most anxious to get this done. They are, instead, the first in line to deny any reason to look into this significant problem.

But, hey, government isn’t perfect, why should we expect elections to have a high degree of certainty? Why? Because this is a constitutional republic. The essential point of a republic is the people select their leaders. If the people’s vote can in any meaningful way be corrupted we are no longer a republic. It has become a dictatorship, or oligarchy, or some other form of centralized tyranny. A republic, which the Constitution guarantees for every state in the Union, cannot exist if the election system is rigged.

The most unconstitutional and un-American actions I have seen in these past few days are those that frustrate, or deny, or in any way try to ignore the ugly truth that there is a high probability that the presidential election was stolen from it’s rightful owners, the people of the United States of America.

Most everything else we are seeing is political theater, including the feigned, righteous indignation over the breach of the Capitol building. It was wrong for anyone to break into the building and disrupt the national legislature. But where were these “leaders” when Colorado’s capitol building was repeatedly vandalized during the legislative session, for weeks on end? Their claims of outrage for a disruption of a few hours in the nation’s capitol rings hollow in my ears.

Job one is still clean up the elections or our constitutional republic ceases to be a republic at all.


December 27
Will freedom be lost on our watch?
The 2020 Presidential election was a disaster that must be fixed before it destroys the Republic. The courts have refused to look at the facts, but state legislative hearings have looked far enough to uncover the vast corruption that flipped the results of the vote and tens of millions of American citizens know it.

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The 2020 Presidential election was a disaster that must be fixed before it destroys the Republic. The courts have refused to look at the facts, but state legislative hearings have looked far enough to uncover the vast corruption that flipped the results of the vote and tens of millions of American citizens know it.

When I first heard that the U. S. Supreme Court’s timeline for proceeding with President Trump’s suit against the state of Pennsylvania stretches way beyond Inauguration Day, words like cowardly, unbelievable, inexcusable, incompetent, impotent, irresponsible, reckless and inconceivable came to mind. The Court is obviously dodging this critical issue, which should not, and ultimately cannot be ignored. As the Supreme Court of the land, they must take on the hard cases that demand resolution. Instead this court is trying to run and hide.

If there is any silver lining to this awful scenario, I wonder if the Court isn’t inadvertently realigning their position among the branches of government to a lesser role than the other branches and levels of government. I doubt if they are expecting this outcome, but if they are incapable of settling a legitimate complaint between individual states, as when they refused to hear the State of Texas complaint, or consider in a timely manner the suit presented by the sitting President of the United States, they have utterly failed to do their job.

It has been our legal tradition to rely on the courts to settle all disputes. The Constitution does not specifically authorize this ultimate authority, but that has been our practice. A more careful reading of the U. S. Constitution shows a division of that authority, with the people holding the ultimate authority, which is most directly transferred to civil government through their elected representatives in the U. S. Congress and their respective state legislatures (see Articles I, III and the Tenth Amendment).

When I was in the Colorado legislature it always troubled me that we never seriously questioned judicial decrees. We didn’t treat them as an equal branch, we treated them as kings and queens. Their word was law. Maybe now we can see them more clearly.

We are a constitutional republic. We are not ruled by kings and queens, even if they are in black robes. Now that the highest court has abandoned any semblance of justice for these really big questions, it is time for Congress to show some backbone and put off declaring a winner in the Presidential race until the significant questions of that election’s validity are firmly answered.

It is also time for state legislatures to shoulder their very real responsibility to govern. In this case it is to exercise their Constitutional duty to deliver valid electoral votes to Congress and stop playing the game of the Deep State with their current charade, operating under the color of non-constitutional statutory deadlines. They also must throw off the shackles of any governor who somehow holds them back from meeting as the elected legislature of their state.

This republic is at a critical point in history. As President Reagan reminded us, just about one generation ago: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

Will freedom be lost on our watch?


December 27
Has the Presidential Election Been Stolen?
I try to not be sensational but I also do not shy away from reporting the facts. For the past several weeks I have given an overview of the growing evidence of significant election problems, particularly in the six states that Trump held leads in on election night, but then they all flipped. Of course, here on Facebook most of my posts have been shadow banned by their censors.

On December 21, 2020, the Colorado Legislative Audit Committee held an extraordinary eight hour hearing e

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Read More I try to not be sensational but I also do not shy away from reporting the facts. For the past several weeks I have given an overview of the growing evidence of significant election problems, particularly in the six states that Trump held leads in on election night, but then they all flipped. Of course, here on Facebook most of my posts have been shadow banned by their censors.

On December 21, 2020, the Colorado Legislative Audit Committee held an extraordinary eight hour hearing examining election integrity in Colorado. The news reports declared the hearing found no evidence of voter fraud in Colorado. However, they were not listening very carefully. Some indeed claimed there was nothing wrong and we are the “gold standard” of elections. This chorus included all of the Democrat members of the committee and most county clerks and other past election officials. However, when the technical experts and election watchdogs, who dig deeper into the details spoke, many troubling facts came out.

It is a daunting task to unravel a hearing that lasted more than eight hours for this brief report, so I cannot give everything said right here. One thing was pointed out very clearly by a systems analyst who is familiar with military standards for cybersecurity. The Dominion system, which most of Colorado uses (62 counties and the Secretary of State), has never been adequately tested for security from outside manipulation. At one point he said: “If you don’t actively defend it the adversary will own it.”

He pointed out that the military does not even allow foreign computer chips in their most sensitive equipment over concerns of embedded back doors for controlling the systems, which could even include embedded radio receivers at the chip set level. Colorado has never put the Dominion system through a rigorous examination that would rule out these bizarre possibilities, let alone an ongoing defense of the integrity of the system. Dominion, as I have previously reported, has a murky past and today refuses to be fully transparent with their public voting systems. They should not be trusted, they should be tested. However, Colorado is not the real question. The question lies with the “swing” states that seemed to be flipped. Here is the report I want you to read that summarizes much of what we know today: https://bannonswarroom.com/…/The-Immaculate-Deception….

In answer to my original question, after all that I have learned in the last six weeks, if Biden is inaugurated President the election will have been stolen. Brazenly stolen right before our eyes with the courts, Congress, state legislatures and the deep state either timidly allowing or overtly promoting the biggest heist in the history of our nation.

May God have mercy on us all.


October 27
My Ballot Recommendations

For candidates my choice is rather simple: vote for the party that will be most likely to defend our freedoms. That is the Republican party. Some candidates are better than others, but either an "R" or a "D" will be elected and the "Ds" are the biggest threat we have to putting any limits on the growth and reach of government taxes, control, and busybodies. Additionally, for the U.S. Senate it is vitally import

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For candidates my choice is rather simple: vote for the party that will be most likely to defend our freedoms. That is the Republican party. Some candidates are better than others, but either an “R” or a “D” will be elected and the “Ds” are the biggest threat we have to putting any limits on the growth and reach of government taxes, control, and busybodies. Additionally, for the U.S. Senate it is vitally important that Colorado re-elect Cory Gardner to insure Republican control of the U.S. Senate.


For the statewide ballot issues:

I am voting no on Amendment B.

Amendment B repeals the Gallagher Amendment. It is one issue that not all conservatives agree upon, but here is my analysis. Some point to the excessive commercial property tax rates as the reason for supporting this measure. But it does not lower their rates at all. What it does do is unlink the ratio between commercial and residential property taxes. If you listen carefully to the adds for repealing Gallagher, it sets up an expectation that residential rates will eventually take on a greater share of the property tax burden. That inevitably means a property tax increase.

The passage of Amendment B will also eliminate a residential property tax assessment reduction of about 13% for next year.

Bottom line, if you think your residential taxes are not high enough, vote for it. If you want to hold the line on paying more property taxes, vote no.


I am voting no on Amendment C.

Amendment C loosens the laws regulations bingo-raffle licenses for nonprofit organizations. The most significant part of this proposal is the nonprofits would be able to hire people outside of their organizations to manage the bingo and raffle games. Currently bingo and raffle games are allowed as an exception to the limits Colorado places on gambling in the state. Amendment C will allow an expansion of this form of gambling in Colorado.

I am voting no because I believe limits on the gambling industry are appropriate state policy and relaxing those limits inevitably expands the gambling industry. A recent example is the sports betting that is now legal in Colorado. If you think the new focus on sports betting in Colorado is a good policy for the state, vote for Amendment C, but for me it is a no vote.


I am voting yes on Amendment 76.

This amendment seems to make a minor change to the wording of who can vote in Colorado, but there is a lot more to Amendment 76. In explicitly saying only U.S. citizens 18 and older are eligible to vote in our state constitution this change will prohibit the legislature from lowering the voting age, of which there have already been serious bills introduced, like HB20-1149, which would have allowed 16 year olds to vote in all school related elections. It will also prevent opening up elections to non citizens.

San Fransisco has already started to allow illegal non-citizens to vote in school board elections (https://www.latimes.com/…/la-me-san-francisco-election-immi…). Currently the Colorado constitution could allow this policy, but with Amendment 76 only U.S. citizens 18 and older will qualify to vote in all elections.


I am voting no on Amendment 77.

Amendment 77 would allow betting limits to be determined by local elections in the gambling towns of Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek. Allowing the local voters to change the betting limits is like letting the fox into the hen house (just about everyone in those towns are dependent on the casinos). It is a statewide concern to limit the betting in those towns which are allowed, by state policy, to have the only casinos in the state. The limits on those bets should be a statewide decision.


I am voting no on Proposition EE.

Prop EE raises taxes on nicotine products. It was a last ditch effort by the legislature this year to raise more money for all of their new programs and out of balance budget. It is also a huge tax increase that is irresponsible public policy.

 

I am voting no on Proposition 113.

This is the National Popular Vote, which the legislature passed and the governor signed last year. For the first time in over 80 years the people of Colorado are voting to specifically overturn a legislative bill, which the Colorado constitution clearly allows. A no vote rejects the legislature’s decision to give away Colorado’s vote for president in future elections. I am a big no on prop 113.

 

I am voting no on Proposition 114.

I covered this measure in more detail in a previous report. Briefly, the state has no good reason to reintroduce wolves into our state and it opens up the possibility of heavy Federal regulations for a new “endangered species” in our state.

 

I am voting yes on Proposition 115.

This is a big step for Colorado in the right direction. Colorado is currently one of a very few states that allow all abortions up to birth. Prop 115 will ban late term abortions except to protect the life of the mother.

 

I am voting yes on Proposition 116.

It is a small, but important state income tax reduction, from 4.63% to 4.55%. Need I say more?

 

I am voting yes on Proposition 117.

Government owned businesses, called “enterprises” have become a loophole for getting around TABOR limitations on new taxes. This will close much of that loophole.

 

I am voting no on Proposition 118.

This is the mandate for paid family leave for private businesses. Prop 118 will kill jobs in Colorado and hobble private businesses. This is a big no!



May 20
Polis Admits COVID-19 Deaths are Inflated by More than 30%

Polis Admits COVID-19 Deaths are Inflated by More than 30%

The state health department has been overstating the death count from the COVID-19 virus. Polis even said: "...what the people of Colorado want to know is not who died with COVID-19, but who died of COVID-19..." Consequently the official death count from COVID-19 is now almost 300 less than their original number.

Congratulations to Rep. Baisley for requesting a formal investigation that apparently motivated the governor to

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Polis Admits COVID-19 Deaths are Inflated by More than 30%

The state health department has been overstating the death count from the COVID-19 virus. Polis even said: “…what the people of Colorado want to know is not who died with COVID-19, but who died of COVID-19…” Consequently the official death count from COVID-19 is now almost 300 less than their original number.

Congratulations to Rep. Baisley for requesting a formal investigation that apparently motivated the governor to admit the numbers have been inflated by more than 30%. This is significant on several levels. These numbers are used to assess the mortality rate of the virus and the effectiveness of treatments and the effectiveness of the lockdown.

Finally they got caught where everyone can see their methods. I hope we can eventually change the laws to reduce their influence on the policies of this state.

However, the story does not end here. if you go to their website they now admit that far fewer people have actually died because of COVID-19, but they still keep reporting the inflated number of those who died with a positive COVID-19 test as well, and that larger number is still what the CDC is reporting for Colorado.

In my investigating further I have found that the inflated number is what CDC is requiring to be reported. Hence the CDC number for the entire nation must also be inflated. This means that if Colorado’s inflation rate (more than 30%) is the same as the nation, the overall number of deaths from COVID-19 in the nation is inflated by more than 26,000!



May 9
Open the Churches Now!
This should be seriously considered before another Sunday passes. The title sums it up, but the Townhall published my commentary on religious freedom and the the complete article can be found online Read More
This should be seriously considered before another Sunday passes. The title sums it up, but the Townhall published my commentary on religious freedom and the the complete article can be found online 
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May 4
One week ago the Colorado governor issued executive order #44 for the pandemic.

He calls it “Safer at Home,” as opposed to his previous “Stay at Home” order. When he discussed it a few days earlier at a press conference it was supposed to be the first step in opening up the state. However, in close examination this order is more like doubling down on the orders to keep Colorado closed, keeping everyone in something that looks a lot like house arrest and overall keeping a tight control on all we do in Colorado for the next 30 days... at least.

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He calls it “Safer at Home,” as opposed to his previous “Stay at Home” order. When he discussed it a few days earlier at a press conference it was supposed to be the first step in opening up the state. However, in close examination this order is more like doubling down on the orders to keep Colorado closed, keeping everyone in something that looks a lot like house arrest and overall keeping a tight control on all we do in Colorado for the next 30 days… at least.

George Orwell had a word for this kind of rhetoric. He called it “doublespeak.” This is when the government says one thing, and in fact does the opposite. Another literary example of this manipulation of the public through shrewdly constructed press statements can be found in C.S. Lewis’ book “That Hideous Strength.” In it the protagonist is hired to deceive the public with newspaper articles which made completely repulsive public policies sound reasonable and even desirable.

In “Safer at Home” the governor is actually consolidating his power by ordering the state health department and local health districts to also issue orders that reinforce his orders. He continues to make every order at least 30 days long, even though the law only allows him to declare an emergency for no more than 30 days at a time, and then issue orders within that limited time frame. Counties are required to go through a complex system of approvals if they want to modify the strict standards of his statewide orders. And for those of us older than 65? We are still under the more strict Stay at Home order.

Some businesses are allowed to operate in a very limited fashion, but in all cases we are being treated like subjects rather than free citizens. At this point of controlling the effects of this epidemic and properly managing a collapsing economy the decision making authority should be returned to the citizens. Instead we see a governor who is gathering all of the power to himself and his centralized government system.

This “new normal” cannot be allowed to continue.

IT WILL NOT MAKE THE VIRUS GO AWAY but it will undermine our inalienable, Constitutionally guaranteed rights

I am just giving a brief overview of his six page executive order, which was followed by a 34 page order from the state health department. For a more detailed and much longer description of the governor’s orders I highly recommend Rob Natelson’s article in Complete Colorado. https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/…/natelson-latest-cov…/

If you read Mr. Natelson’s article be prepared to be frustrated and confused. Not by his writing, for he is clear and concise, but by the complex, controlling and oblique commands the governor has created.



April 18
Thousands Sign Re-Open Colorado Declaration
The Declaration is calling on the governor to remove the stay at home orders. The alternative that I am seeking is letting individuals decide what works best for themselves. The vast majority will chose to continue to social distance and protect those most at risk. But at the same time businesses can start to rebuild. Churches can assemble (as each sees appropriate), people can begin to be productive again and life can start to return to a somewhat more normal pace.

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Read More The Declaration is calling on the governor to remove the stay at home orders. The alternative that I am seeking is letting individuals decide what works best for themselves. The vast majority will chose to continue to social distance and protect those most at risk. But at the same time businesses can start to rebuild. Churches can assemble (as each sees appropriate), people can begin to be productive again and life can start to return to a somewhat more normal pace.

For more information go to the April 18, 2020 Lundberg Report.


March 3
National Popular Vote Debate
On March 1, 2019, as a part of Centennial Institute's program for CPAC, I was a part of a debate on the National Popular Vote, which the Colorado legislature just passed. Here is a link to the debate and the written comments I prepared for the debate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quKYu2wlVEk&t=1751s

For the sake of brevity I will call the National Popular Vote Compact the NPV.

Senator Gardner and I both oppose this bill. He considered the bill this year and I had the opportu

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Read More On March 1, 2019, as a part of Centennial Institute’s program for CPAC, I was a part of a debate on the National Popular Vote, which the Colorado legislature just passed. Here is a link to the debate and the written comments I prepared for the debate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quKYu2wlVEk&t=1751s

For the sake of brevity I will call the National Popular Vote Compact the NPV.

Senator Gardner and I both oppose this bill. He considered the bill this year and I had the opportunity to hear this very same issue in 2007 in the House State Affairs Committee. That year it was called Senate Bill 46, which had passed the Senate. However, in the House committee, with seven Democrats and four Republicans we defeated the measure with a vote of 1-10. In 2007 this bill was killed with a strong bi-partisan vote. I wish I could say the same for this year.

The NPV will radically overturn the system we have for electing the President and it has the potential of doing much more damage to our civil government.

It severely upsets the balance of power between the states and the Federal government. It will deny all states not in the compact any meaningful role in selecting the President.

The compact violates several parts of the Constitution and, if it is implemented it may lead to a significant constitutional crisis.

I submit that the NPV could become a grave threat to the union of our republic.

In the current system the states elect the President, with the NPV individual state authority and influence will be severely diminished. Consequently the NPV will concentrate more power into the Federal government.

The NPV also violates several parts of the Constitution: Article I, Section 10, Article II, Section 1, Article V, and the Twelfth Amendment.

The proponents argue that in Article I each state is given the authority to determine how their electors are selected and all the NPV does is direct that state to ignore the will of their own citizens and follow the national vote totals. But, they are using this clause to completely destroy the reason the Electoral College system was created, which is to empower the states to elect the President.

The NPV is designed to become effective if a bare minimum of 270 electoral votes are controlled by the states participating in the compact. This would force at least 20-30 additional states who never adopted the compact to live under this new rule.

Additionally, the NPV does not require the approval of Congress, even though this is a constitutional mandate for all state compacts that affect the balance of powers between the states and the Federal government.

I conclude my opening remarks with bad news and good news.

First the bad: If the NPV is implemented, here is how it will play out. It will be challenged by some states not a part of the compact. I find it hard to believe the court will uphold the compact, but in either case the decision will cast a long, dark shadow of distrust on all succeeding presidential elections. We will have two separate, mutually exclusive mechanisms for electing the President, each endorsed by a large number of individual states. This will further divide the union into two distinct camps. In these times of razor sharp political conflict we cannot afford to fan these flames of disagreement and distrust.

Now the good news: There is a better way. If the proponents of the NPV are so convinced that the President should not be selected by the states, don’t try to work around the Constitution, amend it, as it is established in Article V. Go through Congress or go through the states directly, Article V provides both possibilities. Our Founders wisely knew that such dramatic changes needed to be a high bar, requiring a super majority of agreement.

The NPV Compact is an illegal end run around the principles and the process of our government. Please abandon this foolish and dangerous path. I welcome an honest and healthy debate on refining our civil government, but don’t tear down the authority of our Constitution. Work within that brilliant foundation which has guided our nation for nearly two and a half centuries.







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