Scott, McConnell part of Save America event

The second Save America convention in Grand Junction on Saturday will feature a Mesa County legislator and a congressional candidate who captured national attention last year.

State Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, is to discuss “America’s Energy Crisis” from the perspective of an energy entrepreneur and legislator from energy-rich western Colorado.

Bob McConnell, a Steamboat Springs lawyer and ski patroller who ran for the Republican nomination for the 3rd Congressional District in 2010, will discuss the 10th Amendment to the Constitution and states’ rights.

The keynote speaker, G. Edward Griffin, is a film producer, political lecturer and the author of “The Creature from Jekyll Island,” which takes its name from the island on which the planning for the establishment of the Federal Reserve took place in 1910.

Other speakers include: Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall, who will discuss state banks; Martin Mawyer, who will speak about Sharia law in the United States; economist Kirk Elliott; Paul St. John, the author of “The Great American Coup of 1913,” referring to the Federal Reserve; Blaire Bayliss, who will discuss “The Seductive Lure of Socialism;” and Save America Foundation founder John Michael Chambers.

The convention begins at 8 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive. Tickets range from $30 to $110 for the entire day and can be purchased at the convention website,

* A previous version of this story included the incorrect headline, “Tipton, McConnell part of Save America event”


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