BY SCOTTIE TAYLOR IVERSON
Defending Religious Freedom and America’s First Amendment was the theme for Centennial Institute’s annual summit for conservatives. The brainchild of the late William L. Armstrong who was president of Colorado Christian University (CCU), the Western Conservative Summit set record levels of attendance of approximately 1,000 on Friday alone. Colorado Convention Center was a perfect venue for speakers, panels, workshops, dinners and exhibitors. It may be called Western, but guests arrived from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming as well as Colorado. The halls were buzzing and stars were in abundance. Among the radio stations represented were KNUS, where Steffan Tubbs did a live interview with Monument, Colorado Mayor Don Wilson and Rose Pugliese on stopping the national popular vote. Ken Starr was on hand to autograph his book about the Clintons titled Contempt. Colorado’s Governor Polis was invited, accepted and gave a gracious greeting. The two-day event culminated with the Armstrong Dinner, a powerful speaker lineup and the honoring of Dr. Robert George.
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