Sen. Bennet must follow Schumer and Menendez on Iran

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | Comments (1)

Three weeks after the Iran deal, officially the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA), was announced, New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D) spoke out strongly against it, “We should go back and try to get a better deal.”  For the next Democratic senate leader to oppose a deal that President Obama considers a capstone achievement is praiseworthy. It is clear that Schumer is voting his conscience, putting his country’s vital interests before his party’s political well-being. 

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Independence Day Message

Saturday, July 04, 2015 | Comments (3)

Two hundred and thirty nine years ago today, John Hancock signed his name in bold, large script – so that King George could read it, Hancock said, without needing his glasses. Let us all be every bit as proud of that declaration and the amazing nation that sprang forth from it.

Our nation is the most powerful, most charitable and the wealthiest among nations. Our citizens have changed the world with innovations from the cotton gin to the Internet.

But material things are not the core contributions of our nation; the true contributions are moral. There is a sentence in the Declaration that each of us knows by heart: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Our nation has made permanent the ideas of equality; the requirement for the consent of the governed; and the centrality of basic freedoms like speech and worship. The vindication of the justice and power of these principals through these many years has created an ideal, a source of hope for individuals around the world. No matter our many imperfections, we are that “city upon a hill.”

As we enjoy hot dogs, fireworks and the company of family and friends, please take a reflective moment to join me in gratitude for our freedoms and for the wisdom of our founders.

May God watch over our uniformed men and women, fighting for our freedom this Independence Day, and may God bless the United States of America.


 

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Hey, Leader McConnell: It’s Time for Real Action

Monday, March 09, 2015 | Comments (2)

Our political system worked more or less well for more than two centuries, but its success has been based on the idea that the rules applied equally to all participants. 

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Congress Must Not Authorize Force in Syria

Monday, September 02, 2013 | Comments ((Disabled))

The President should be commended for following the Constitutional order and referring questions of initiating hostilities to the Congress.  Congress – and the nation – will have a debate.  Let’s be clear: The United States should not use military force in Syria. 

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Eric on the Peak: Romney Repudiates Obama's Weak Foreign Policy in Israel

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Comments (47)

"Mitt Romney’s visit to Israel, and in particular his remarkable speech in Jerusalem, sets forth a return to the moral clarity that underlies successful periods in America’s relations abroad." 

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Top Ten Reasons To Fire Jared Polis

Sunday, July 29, 2012 | Comments ((Disabled))

In the spirit of Late Night, here’s a “top ten” list – why Jared Polis must not be reelected.

10 - Polis is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.  This is a group of the 76 most liberal members of Congress.  The CPC supports tax increases, creation of a national investment bank, increased government employment, defense cuts, and increasing our involvement in the UN. 

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Statement on the primary election results

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | Comments (20)

Eric Weissmann released the following statement tonight regarding the results of the 2nd Congressional District primary:

"I would like to congratulate Kevin Lundberg on his victory tonight in the Republican primary for the Second Congressional District.  While this has been a hard fought contest, Kevin and I have maintained a friendly relationship throughout the process.  While we haven’t seen eye to eye on every issue, no one can question Kevin’s integrity and commitment to the Republican Party and the conservative cause.

"I urge all Republicans to unite behind Kevin in the days and weeks ahead so we can present the strongest possible challenge to liberal Jared Polis in the general election.  I will work to support Kevin – and our entire Republican ticket – throughout the fall campaign." 

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Donations Needed to Assist Those Affected by the High Park Fire

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | Comments (4)

Tonight is the night! The Eric Weissmann for Congress Election Night Party is from 7pm - 10pm tonight at the Walnut Brewery, 1123 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302. If you will be joining us, we ask that you consider bringing items from the following list to aid victims of the High Park Fire in Larimer County: 

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The NRA says Eric Weissmann is a pro-gun candidate, gives him an AQ rating on his support for pro-gun policies

Friday, June 22, 2012 | Comments (46)

Today Eric Weissmann, candidate for Congress in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, released the following statement regarding his AQ rating from the NRA.

"The NRA is the gold standard when it comes to advocating the rights of gun owners in this country and I am proud to have them recognize me as a pro-gun candidate," said Weissmann. "Government has overextended its reach into our lives in every possible way. I am committed to advancing the cause of limited government in Washington including protecting our 2nd Amendment rights."

"I am not just pro-gun-rights -- I am pro-constitutional rights. I support the entire Bill of Rights. We cannot let Washington pick and choose which should be upheld."

Please follow this link to view their rating. 

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In Case You Missed It: Jared Polis May Have Violated House Rules

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | Comments (1)

The Colorado Media Trackers website is reporting that Jared Polis may have violated House rules by using official resources to promote an out-of-district event...

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) may have violated House ethics rules last week when he used his official .gov website to broadcast the details of his visit to the High Park Fire Command Post, which is located outside of the congressional district Polis’ currently represents. Both the House ethics and administration committees have issued clear guidance prohibiting the use of official resources for out-of-district events. The recently completed decennial redistricting process added new territory to Polis’ district, but he will only represent the new areas if he is re-elected in November. 

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