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WELCOME TO BOULDER REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S EDUCATION PAGES

 

This area is a new addition to our website, and what we hope to do with these pages is to provide general information about timely issues and candidates running for office.

 

We also intend to provide a list of suggested readings, both for general education background in a number of areas, and to follow up with some additional and deeper references. Also, we may offer an occasional mention, or review of current publications, or new releases that are of interest.

 

PLEASE feel free to submit any and all ideas you may have for this purpose to any member of the BRW Board. We'll welcome input from our members. If you've read something that has set your hair on fire, or even just piqued your interest that you feel others might be interested in, by all means let us know.  We may also provide short articles, references, or essays which speak to our general mission of becoming more successful in electing Republicans to office and advocating our conservative values. We hope the education pages will prove useful, enjoyable, and informative.

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Conservative Thought and Policy Program

Classes Spring 2017

Following is a list of Spring 3017 classes taught by Visiting Scholar Dr. Francis Beckwith for the Conservative Thought and Policy Program, now under the umbrella of the Center for Western Civilization, College of Arts and Sciences.  They have also just been posted on the website:  

http://www.colorado.edu/cwctp/student-resources/conservative-thought-policy-courses

 

These CU classes begin Tuesday, September 17th.  On the above site is the opportunity to sign up for them.

 

Philosophy of Religion

PHIL 1600

Tues & Thurs: 8:00 a.m - 9:15 p.m. in HLMS 229


Special Topics: Religion and the Constitution

PSCI 2028

Tues & Thurs: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 p.m. in KTCH 1B87


Dr. Beckwith has a long, most interesting and accomplished resume.  After hearing him speak twice and talking with him, I’m sure it’s going to be an exciting scholastic year!  He is from Baylor University, my alma mater.  If you would like to attend an occasional class, I’m sure that would be acceptable for those of you out of town or who have other commitments, including if you are still working. 

   

Hope you can be with us for this new academic year.

Linda Feather


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One of the best answers to the Independent voters who say "I vote for the person, not the party" is Mike Rosen's column, republished every two to four years entitled "Why Party Trumps Person."


Here it is, to give you a few ideas for discussing this issue with less educated voters.

"Why Party Trumps Person" by Mike Rosen, from 2004

 

   With just 80 days to go before the election, it's time for my quadrennial column on party vs. person. I've been offering and updating this polemic for more than 20 years. For veteran voters, this may be review; for rookies, perhaps, a new concept.

   A time-honored cliche heard every election year goes something like this: "I'm an independent thinker; I vote the person, not the party." This pronouncement is supposed to demonstrate open-mindedness and political sophistication on the part of the pronouncer. It's your vote, cast it any way you like - or not at all. But idealism and naivete about the way our electoral process and system of government works shouldn't be mistaken for wisdom or savvy.

   For better or worse, we have a two-party system. And party trumps person. Either a Republican, George W. Bush, or a Democrat, John Kerry, is going to be elected president in November. No one else has a chance. Not Ralph Nader, not the Libertarian candidate, nor the Communist, nor the Green. Minor party candidates are sometimes spoilers - like Nader costing Gore the presidency in 2000 - but they don't win presidential elections. Ross Perot got 20 million popular votes in 1992, and exactly zero Electoral College votes.




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