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As you may have heard, our governor, John Hickenlooper has announced that he will not refuse the Syrian refugees bound for Colorado and that Gitmo prisoners are welcome in Colorado!
CALL NOW:  Say NO to Syrian refugees and Gitmo prisoners in Colorado.
Governor Hickenlooper’s Office (303-866-2471) 
Because the Assembly is not in session, there is nothing our State Representatives or Senators can do right now so...that means we need to go higher. Please call the following people in Washington to tell them how you feel:

White House Comment Line – 1-202-456-1111


Congressman Jared Polis - 1-202-225-2161  Congressional District 2 -Boulder’s Congressman


Senator Cory Gardner – 1-202-224-5941 


Senator Michael Bennet – 1-202-224-5852   


Speaker Paul Ryan – 1-202-225-3031 


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – 1-202-224-2541

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  • Charlie is a BRW Associate Member - this editorial appeared in the Daily Camera


Charlie Danaher: Barbarism started long before the body parts

By Charlie Danaher

POSTED:   09/04/2015 07:40:40 PM MDT


Major outrage has followed the revelations of Planned Parenthood's side business of parting out the bodies of little ones. The sheer callousness and the nonchalant manner are disturbing for sure. The reducing of a deceased baby to merchandise and commodity is certainly barbaric. And the ability to lightheartedly desecrate and dismember a human being is depraved, to say the least. But I think we need to step back and check our outrage.


The outrage doesn't belong with the fact that people who are hired to destroy the lives of the smallest, then try to "break even" by selling the remains of the deceased. (BTW: You can call it "getting reimbursed for expenses," I call it "selling." And you can call it just "breaking even," I'm calling it making a profit.) No, the outrage is owed to the original idea that we can be justified in taking those lives. The outrage rightly lies with the fact that a so-called civilized people have stood by and allowed this killing to continue. The outrage lies with the fact that we can look at such killing and call it "choice" or "sexual liberty."

As sick as it is, it's tempting to think — as the Nazis did — that if we're just going to throw the bodies in the garbage, why not put them to good use? The reasoning goes: if it's ok to kill them, why not at least turn some part of the tragedy into a good for society. The idea is tempting. But of course, as in the case of the Nazis, the real dilemma started with the flawed and evil premise, "if we're going to kill them anyway."


Any reasoning person will quickly conclude that the reason that we don't "at least put them to good use" is that in doing so we legitimize the killing and encourage its future practice. The abortion apologists can claim all they want that Planned Parenthood selling body parts doesn't encourage abortion. Wrong. Certainly the procedure's price will be affected by the fact that they now have another revenue stream. And it doesn't take an Einstein to see how being able to sell the "tissue" would result in the PP "counselors" steering the "patients" toward an abortion, instead of toward adoption, for instance.


By the way, about 99 percent of women with unintended pregnancies that go into PP seeking "counseling" get an abortion. So much for encouraging "choice."


Let's get real here. Can we really be surprised at this situation? Can we not follow the money? What the heck did we think would happen when we allowed seven black robed officials to tell us that the unborn had no protection, clear up until their birthday? Can we not anticipate how doctors will react to the knowledge that healthy, fresh human tissue is readily available for experimentation?

No, none of this is any big surprise. And no, the outrage shouldn't be placed on the fact that an abortionist seeks to maximize the profit of their business by selling the remains. How far have we sunk that babies are discussed as commodities over salad and wine?


As barbaric as it is, we shouldn't be outraged that it's legal for doctors to sell the dead bodies. And as cold and brutal as it is, we shouldn't be outraged that PP schedules their day, and each killing, so as to match that day's order for organs, etc.


As awful as it is, the outrage shouldn't even reside with the fact that the killer chooses to do the job so that the body is fully intact upon removal. Do we think that it's any less horrific for Junior to have her brains sucked out while inside the womb versus outside? Do we think that it's less gruesome to die from having the your appendages ripped off, than to have your brain harvested by having your face cut open?


No, the horror started with the idea that those lives weren't worth protecting. The rest is just details. Unintended consequences, maybe. But foreseeable consequences, nonetheless.


But we can turn away from such insanity. We can wake up and realize that we've been sold a bill of goods. We can come to realize our complicity — either by omission or by commission — and decide to do something about it.


We can mourn the loss of those whose fate was abortion. We can seek forgiveness and repent. And we can renew our outlook and begin to cherish the lives of the unborn.

It is possible.


Charlie Danaher lives in Boulder.








Feminism and Hillary Clinton’s run for president (3 letters)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton during a campaign stop in North Charleston, S.C., last month. (David Goldman, The Associated Press)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton during a campaign stop in North Charleston, S.C., last month. (David Goldman, The Associated Press)

Re: “Hillary Clinton’s everyday feminism,” July 5 Lisa Wirthman column.

Lisa Wirthman’s column on Hillary Clinton’s everyday feminism seems to suggest that Clinton could run a winning campaign in Colorado on women’s issues. I would refer Wirthman back to the 2014 campaign that Sen. Mark Udall ran against Cory Gardner. Udall ran numerous campaign ads on women and birth control to the exclusion of other issues. It failed.

Feminist issues are far down the list. Female (and male) voters are worried about the economy, the debt, opportunities for their kids — and for me, the appearance of America as being weak in foreign policy.

I will grant that Hillary Clinton talks a good game, but talk is cheap. Much easier to accept millions in donations and speaking fees for her foundation from countries with lousy records on women’s rights.

Susan MuellerBoulder

This letter was published in the July 12 edition.

KUDO'S ELLYN HILLIARD, Chair Boulder Country Republicans
Letter to The Boulder Camera, printed Thursday, July 16:


Party offers more common sense approach

As a former Democrat, I keep in touch with all my liberal friends, though I have switched parties to GOP. I saw the writing on the wall in 2008 when “common sense” seemed to be thrown out the window.

I couldn’t believe that the Boulder County commissioners defended renting open space land to GMO farmers, or granted prairie dogs rights over property tax- paying homeowners. The final straw came when our local Democratic state representatives supported Big Pharma over alternative medicine with Amy-Care, naturopathic licensure, mandatory vaccines and opposition of health freedom petitions. But now, the rural road tax, municipalization and finally the multiple lane closure for bikes has pushed many of my good progressive buddies over the edge.

This might be a good time for a changing of the guard at the Boulder City Council level. Any candidate running on a common sense agenda has a good possibility of squeezing the crazies off the stage. I would also like to invite Boulderites to check out the Boulder County Republican Party at the annual Lincoln Dinner on Aug. 22 at Vance Airport in Longmont.

You actually might find some friendly neighbors that speak an inclusive language, understand fiscal responsibility, and are hard working, proud Americans who believe in conscious capitalism as the only moral form of economic freedom. Give us a try. We really aren’t as scary as has successfully painted us. We believe in you, not central planners.


Chairman BCR Lyons



It's the Soldier,

not the reporter

Who has given us the freedom of the press.


It's the Soldier,

not the poet,

Who has given us the freedom of speech.


It's the Soldier,

not the politicians that ensures

Our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.


It's the Soldier

who salutes the flag, 

who serves beneath the flag,

and whose coffin is draped by the flag.





Get the latest facts about Colorado's fracking debate.


EPA: Fracking Doesn’t Cause “Widespread, Systemic” Water Pollution

By Karen Crummy

Fractivists have worked hard to burn images of flaming water faucets and massive drinking water contamination into Americans’ minds to show “the dangers of fracking.”

But last week, an EPA report exposed these scare tactics for what they are: pure myth.

After four years of research and analysis, the EPA’s long-awaited report on fracking and water contamination concluded that there are zero signs of “widespread, systemic” drinking water pollution from hydraulic fracturing.

That’s right—the EPA and the Obama administration have found that fracking is safe. This finding proves existing regulations to prevent water contamination are effective. Additionally, it shoots a gaping hole into anti-fracking groups’ case against hydraulic fracturing.

For years, fractivists have promoted the burning tap water scene from Gasland—a 2010 film about the supposed dangers of oil and gas development—as evidence that fracking causes water contamination. They continue to do this even though the COGCC, Colorado’s oil and gas regulatory agency, found that the flammable water was not a result of fracking. The EPA’s ruling is the final nail in the coffin of Gasland’s credibility.

The EPA report proves that anti-fracking groups rely on fear rather than fact. Fractivists don’t care to conduct tests or analyze the data. Rather, they choose to believe that fracking isn’t safe and will say and do anything to scare you into siding with them. That’s not science—that’s a hoax.


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 Welcome to the Boulder Republican Women Website!



We appreciate your interest and welcome your membership.


Boulder Republican Women (BRW) is a part of the Colorado Federation of Republican Women (CFRW) and together we help to make up the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW).  NFRW is one of the largest grassroots political forces in America. 


Together, we work to promote the principles, objectives and policies of the Republican Party --

  •  fiscal responsibility
  •  self reliance
  •  limited government
  •  a strong national defense
  •  elect Republican candidates
  •  inform the public through political education and activity
  •  increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government        

We currently have 167 members and offer, both, full and associate memberships.  BRW Luncheon Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 11 AM to 1 PM.  Along with great food and friendship, each meeting includes an 'always informative' guest speaker.  Visit our Events Calendar for more information.

President:    Susan Littmann
1st VP-Programs    Theresa Watson
2nd VP-Membership    Susan Mueller
Secretary    Susan Kolwicz
Treasurer    Carolyn Hauser
CFRW District II Dir.    Gerry Gifford
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BRW Directory    Cathy Zabel
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Enjoy the following submitted by a BRW member and spouse.


Our Roots, Our Republic, Our Responsibilities

March 2015




John Quincy Adams served as our nation’s 6th president.  President Adams gave an address wherein he compared the two “most joyous and most venerated” holidays celebrated each year in America…..


“Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, you’re most joyous and venerated festival returns on July 4th?  Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior?  That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation?  Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth?  That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity?”

 John Quincy Adams, Independence Day Speech, July 4, 1837


“To those who cite the First Amendment as reason for excluding God from more and more of our institutions everyday; I say: The First Amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect religious values from government tyranny.”

   President Ronald Reagan


“Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress.  If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.  If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature…If the next centennial does not find us a great nation…it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”

 James A. Garfield (1831-1881), US President, Minister of the Gospel


“In questions of power; let no more be heard of confidence in man but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”

 Thomas Jefferson


“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Benjamin Franklin


“Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have…The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.”

 Thomas Jefferson


In 1787, George Mason of Virginia asked rhetorically, while arguing for the adoption of the Bill of Rights.  “Who is the militia?”  Mason’s answer:  “They are the whole people.”

 George Mason, framer of the Constitution and author of the Virginia Bill of Rights



Sue Rehg

CFRW Americanism Chair.

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