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“Liberty is the essence of the American ideal, and that this philosophy can only be advanced by the individual.  At the core of this founding philosophy lies one fundamental requirement – critical thought.  Without critical thought, Liberty is in free fall, and subject to opinion, innuendo and ridicule. Worse yet, where critical thinking is absent, we too often see Egoism, greed and unprincipled aggression against the helpless.

Restoring Liberty is a journey that begins today with you, everyone that you meet, and everyone that they meet. The key to success, like anything we wish to perfect, is in the practice and hard work necessary to achieve our goals. The goal of mastering the foundation on which Liberty stands is still in sight, and is only possible through Critical Thought!

Today we begin to Think Critically; tomorrow we Act Critically, and the next day we are no longer in Critical Condition! Like our founding fathers, we–the people who must think critically–are the hope and the promise of this great experiment – AMERICA!”

(Glendale Mayor Mike Dunafon, November, 2013)

 

The antithesis of a professional politician, Mayor Mike Dunafon is fiercely independent and refuses to accept any money from anyone. Mike believes that both the Democrats on the left and the Republicans on the right have sold out America pandering for their share of corporate and PAC money. He understands that the intellectual elites running the Democrats want to control your decisions because they know better than you, what is best for you and your family.  Mike fundamentally rejects this idea and big government categorically, and believes that we need to reverse our current path toward socialism, by creating more liberty and less government. On the other side of the spectrum, Mike also rejects the imposition of religious intolerance by segments within the Republican Party, specifically on the social issues of reproductive liberty and marital equality. These social matters are best resolved by adopting public policy choices that promote liberty for women (over their bodies) and marriage equality for all couples, irrespective of sexual orientation.

His track record in Glendale over the past 15 years includes reducing the size of the city staff by 40%, improving the City’s bond rating from BB to AA-, redeveloping the City’s municipal center to add world-class amenities, including the Infinity Park Stadium & Events Center, plus a new recreation center for local residents, and Glendale’s High Altitude Training Center. But most of all, Mike’s leadership in Glendale has led to the City becoming re-branded as “RugbyTown, USA” and being known as an oasis for liberty in the middle of Denver. To watch a video on Deb’s & Mike’s families and their personal backgrounds, click here.

But the real measure of the man is not his list of accomplishments, but rather, it is his deep commitment to learning and critical thinking. He takes positions that are consistent with his philosophy of life that the best way to foster innovation, competition and increased productivity is for government to get out of the way of business and let self-interested individuals and corporations drive the economy.
Mike is attempting to start a political revolution, or as he puts it “An American Spring,” by showing that a regular independent citizen, who refuses to take money from anyone, can win a major political office using social media to unleash the power of the ideas of liberty, independence and individual rights to overcome the overwhelming big money advantages enjoyed by the political parties and incumbent candidates.

So if you agree that we need to get the money out of politics, and that we need more liberty and less government surveillance and control, and that politicians should only be beholden to voters rather than corporate sponsors, then ‘LIKE’ his Facebook page, follow Mike on Twitter, and volunteer to join our movement to spread the word about Mike to folks in your area, as we change the face of American politics.