“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!” – Samuel Adams

Archive for July 2007

Chad Schuldt Accusation Reverberates to Louisiana

From the Bayou Buzz: According to an email sent by James Quinn of the LAGOP, the Executive Director of the Republican Party, “a Washington, D.C. newspaper just reported that a key State Sen. Walter Boasso advisor and national abortion advocate, Hildebrand Tewes, is at the center of an allegedly $100,000.00 embezzlement investigation. The Quinn statement […]

Judicial Nominee, War Veteran Leslie Southwick Maligned During Confirmation Process

WASHINGTON, July 26 /Christian Newswire/ — Senate Democrats are blocking the nomination of Judge Leslie Southwick for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Rated “unanimously well-qualified” by the American Bar Association, Judge Southwick sought an age waiver to serve in Iraq, requesting to be sent to the most dangerous area. Yet liberal […]

Open Letter to Mariott Hotels CEO: Get Rid of the Porn

NEW YORK, July 23 /Christian Newswire/ — Robert Peters, President of Morality in Media, sent the following letter to Marriott Hotels CEO Bill Marriott on July 18, 2007: Dear Mr. Marriott: Whenever possible, I avoid staying at Marriott Hotels, despite their quality and affordability, because Marriott Hotels is a major distributor of hardcore pornography on […]

Who supports Michael Vick’s Dog fighting?

I watched with mixed emotions at Sen. Byrds fit of apoplexy over dogfighting.He was almost insane with rage against the thought of dogs suffering. Surely the Democratic Candidates for President(top three) that railed against the Supreme Courts affirmation of the ban on Partial Birth Abortions would love to attend dog fights; or at least, stand […]

Judiciary Not Independent When Abortion’s In Jeopardy

According to The Politico, one of the chief RINOs in the U.S. Senate, Arlen Spectre (RINO-PA) plans to stick his nose into some of the recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. (What happened to those cries about an “independent judiciary” from the Left?) Why does Spectre want to do this? to determine if their […]

Beholden to Unions

The National Center for Policy Analysis highlights a Wall Street Journal article “Union Doozy” that points to government inefficiency and undue union influence. An example cited is that in Indiana, state officials moved to work with IBM to deliver welfare benefits to recipients more efficiently than the government could do it, and at a $500 […]

Bible Back in School.

A school in Chicago has backtracked on its efforts to ban the Bible after the Thomas More Law Center got involved, according to WorldNetDaily. Here’s what happened: Rhajheem Haymon was silently reading his Bible as his classmates pored over the reading materials of their choice when his substitute teacher informed him that he could not […]

Study: School Finance Lawsuits Only Produce Long-Term Tax Increases

WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new, first-of-its-kind study by the Tax Foundation reveals that lawsuits targeting “inequitable” or “inadequate” school funding have failed to produce long-term increases in school spending, but many have produced long-term tax increases. “Lawsuits may be able to build schools, but they haven’t proven effective at teaching kids,” said study […]

Free Market Needed to Keep Health Care Healthy

Economist Dr. Walter E. Williams’ TownHall.com column yesterday points out another important reason why government health care isn’t the answer to our medical woes: There’s absolutely no mystery why our greatest complaints are in the arena of government-delivered services and the fewest in market-delivered services. In the market, there are the ruthless forces of profit, […]

Lindsay Lohan needs Teen Challenge

Lindsay is lost in the swill of degraded fame. She is alone. She needs help.She needs people to love her as an eternal sister without strings and without judgement. Lindsay needs freedom from addictions and the desperate hunger that only the tender acceptance of Jesus can satisfy. There is a place where tough love and […]

Brilliant Answer of the Week

From Fox News: In the debate on Monday night, a question was asked by Rev. Reggie Longcrier of Hickory, N.C.: “Is it OK to cite religion as a reason to deny gay rights?” John Edwards: “I think Rev. Longcrier asks a very important question … whether it’s right for any of our faith beliefs to […]

Defining Choices

The devotional I read in today’s Men of Integrity was a good one. The key verse: Those who … keep their promises even when it hurts … such people will stand firm forever (Psalm 15:4, 5). It tells the story of a boy who got a chance to play in a prestigious little league baseball […]

Ohio Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Protection, Domestic Violence

During last year’s election, proponents of homosexual “marriage” tried to undermine support in South Dakota for Amendment C with the claim that in other states where marriage protection amendments had been passed, women were losing domestic violence protection against live-in boyfriends who beat them up. Ohio was cited as one example where “people have lost […]

Dems Beating Repubs 10-1 in Fundraising

The Politico reports Democrats are beating Republicans 10-1 in fundraising. Dems are ahead in both House and presidential fundraising. This isn’t a big surprise, and doesn’t really seem inappropriate. People still aren’t seeing anything to get excited about from Republicans on the federal level. They still aren’t seeing any leadership from Republicans. They still aren’t […]

Abortion Clinic is a Pig pen

From the Atlantic City Press: Blood-stained operating tables and expired drugs were just some of the violations discovered by state officials after an inspection of the Alternatives abortion clinic last month, according to a report released Monday. The report also cited several sanitary issues, including “what appeared to be dried blood under the leg pads” […]

President Bush Explains the War on Terror In Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 24 /Christian Newswire/ — the following is the remarks by the President on the global war on terror: “Nearly six years after the 9/11 attacks, America remains a nation at war. The terrorist network that attacked us that day is determined to strike our country again, and we must do everything in our […]

Survey: Most Economists Believe Minimum Wage Hikes Increase Unemployment

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — An overwhelming majority of American labor economists agree that minimum wage hikes are an inefficient way to address the needs of poor families, according to a new national survey of the American Economic Association (AEA). The survey was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center and sponsored by […]

The Deadline of Innocence

By Carrie K. Hutchens There should be no statute of limitations, or deadlines without exceptions, when it comes to proof of innocence. No one should be forced to stay in prison or be executed, simply because the innocence issue wasn’t resolved in time. How ridiculous to suggest otherwise, especially when we have a judicial system […]

Hillary’s a Progressive?

Amanda Carpenter’s TownHall.com column today looks at Hillary Clinton’s claim that she’s not a liberal, she’s a “progressive.” Clinton lamented that the word “liberal” had been “turned on its head” to be “made to seem as though it’s a word that describes big government, totally contrary to what its meaning was in the 19th and […]

Mayor Works to Curtail Public Sex

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle is catching a lot of flack for taking on the problem of public homosexual sex in his city, especially in public restrooms. From the Sun-Sentinel: Naugle alerted the media that he was holding a news conference that would include “an apology.” But it wasn’t the apology the media expected. Instead […]

Smarter Health Care Reform

John C. Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, points out some things to avoid in health care reform efforts: – Do not turn a tax subsidy for health care into an entitlement; Medicare and Medicaid entitlements are already on a course to crowd out every other government program — we cannot survive […]

The Breck Dogg: Ya’ll Is Po’

From the folks at PatriotPost.us: [The Patriot Post (PatriotPost.US)]

Gov’t Gives 61 South Dakota Workers Payraise

Congratulations to all 61 South Dakota workers who received a state-mandated pay increase today. It’s a shame that in a country that calls itself a “free country” the government determines the value of a person’s labor instead of the worker and the employer. We went through this minimum wage increase exercise here in South Dakota […]

Never Good News for Bush

Without a doubt, there area legitimate things that are bringing down President Bush’s approval numbers. But without a doubt, his approval would be much higher if he and events of the nation received fair and balanced coverage. Consider that the Dow is hitting new, historic highs, closing at 14,000…but the “mainstream” media must do everything […]

Interview with Joel Dykstra

My column in the Rapid City Journal today features an interview I conducted last week with Republican Rep. Joel Dykstra of Canton who is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Senator Tim Johnson. Since Dykstra is on the Zaniya Project Health Care Reform Task Force, one of the things I asked […]