About Independence Institute
The mission of the Independence Institute is to empower individuals and to educate citizens, legislators and opinion makers about public policies that enhance personal and economic freedom.
Because the pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of life and liberty are matters of individual choice, the Institute addresses a broad variety of public policy issues from a free-market, pro-freedom perspective.
Through the Institute’s Policy Centers, areas of critical importance are addressed with a dedicated focus. The centers allow the public and media access to a concentrated source of expertise on education, taxes, healthcare, the Second Amendment, the U.S. Constitution, energy and the environment, government transparency, transportation, personal freedom, government reform, and local government.
Unlike other organizations which see government intervention as the only solution, the Independence Institute seeks to explore all alternatives, emphasizing private-sector and community-based solutions. The Independence Institute is recognized by friend and foe alike as one of the most effective organizations at setting a freedom agenda for Colorado and the United States.
The race for the new Jefferson County Sheriff may come down to one major difference, the two candidates’ positions on the Second Amendment and local gun rights restrictions.