Radio, April 30: Defend Colorado Now

Join us on radio every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, DenverTo listen online from anywhere, click ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday will be another day of massive demonstrations and boycotts by illegal aliens and their sympathizers, aimed at legitimizing some of the most widespread lawbreaking our nation has ever seen. But on Sunday evening our show will look at how patriotic Coloradans are pushing back with a petition drive to affirm the rule of law, a movement called Defend Colorado Now (DCN).

This issue transcends ethnicity or party. Dick Lamm, a Democrat and former governor, said at yesterday's DCN kickoff rally that a country without borders is no country at all. Speaking at the rally as a Republican and former senator, I framed the petition's goal as "No Taxation without Documentation" -- in other words, if you broke the law to come here, don't look for government subsidies in staying here.

Our April 30 edition of "Backbone Radio with John Andrews" will feature DCN executive director Fred Elbel. I'll talk with him about the fast-growing volunteer corps of petition carriers seeking to draw the line Congress and the state legislature have refused to draw, the line proclaiming "enough is enough" on this silent invasion.

** Also checking in will be two of this year's most outspoken Republican candidates on the immigration issue, State Sen. Doug Lamborn who's running for Congress in Colorado Springs, and Dr. Matt Dunn (my former radio partner) who's running for the legislature in Littleton.

** How did Aurora citizens abort that sneaky tax increase for mental health (crazy spending, literally) that was up for a vote on the now-cancelled May 2 ballot? What are the lessons for taxpayers elsewhere? Councilman Ryan Frazer will tell us.

** What did it feel like to make the MP3 recording heard round the world? Courageous young conservative Sean Allen, who unmasked Jay Bennish's classroom propaganda, will be in studio with his dad Jeff Allen for an update.

All told, three strong hours are on tap. So please join Krista Kafer, Joshua Sharf, and me from 5-8pm this Sunday, April 30, on 710 KNUS in Denver and around the world. Call in with your two-cents at 303-696-1971. Or comment by email, during the show or right now, at

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Yours for self-government, JOHN ANDREWS