With his recent passing, we honor and will continue his legacy, passionate work and will always remember our fellow Colorado Free Press Contributor, Dennis Haugh.
As we shared from Dennis' profile, Dennis grew up on a dairy farm in Ohio where he learned how to fix things and solve real-world problems. After his mom filled out the application he landed at the Air Force Academy and later received his Master's at CU Boulder.
After a storied but not overly lucrative software engineering career working on the likes of cool NASA projects and converting TV from analog to digital, he channeled his inner Aristotle into analyzing good governance. He takes his oath to defend the Constitution seriously, and as a result authored three books: Stability, Clarity and Justice; The Road to Americanism, and Pocket Guide to Communism. Dennis published his work at www.libertyreads.com.
Our fellow Colorado Free Press teammate, Rich Haynie, shares this wonderful tribute to Dennis:
"Dennis Haugh was one of those really unique friends in life. But the trait that fits him best in my tribute today is that he was a true patriot of this country.
In an age of such turmoil, Dennis stood like a rock amongst his peers. Here is what distinguishes the last half a decade that he became a good friend to me.
Dennis was deeply "studied" on the issues of today's culture. In addition to writing about the US Constitution, he was a scholar in it's application to living life in the US.
Dennis was a man who took responsibility seriously. He even held others, certainly politicians and organizational leaders, to govern true to their word. Not many do that today, especially politicians who are even on our same side!
Dennis was a man of integrity. He followed the rules and worked tirelessly to ensure that elections are held with honesty. Colorado owes much to his continuous efforts toward fair elections.
Dennis was a giver not a taker. I knew him and honor him as a generous brother who gave and gave and gave. Just ask the staff at Colorado Free Press. They will vouch for these qualities in this great man . . . an alumnus of the Air Force Academy who lived out the Honor Code and held the rest of us to it as well.
Dennis, we salute you, our brother, and count it a great privilege to have been considered your teammate."
Rich Haynie, Class of 1974, US Air Force Academy
At the Colorado Free Press, we are committed to continuing Dennis' work, love, commitment and dedication to our country and Colorado and the truth he worked so hard to ensure every American he sought to educate. We were so blessed to have Dennis in our lives and as our teammate!