“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 June 21st, 2008

Cut Medical Costs by Reducing Frivolous Expenses

In advocating a government health care system, some people fail to realize that such a system would never function in the utopian manner they envision. The Rapid City Journal opinion page today provides a good example of why it would be so grossly inefficient and costly, and from an unlikely source. The Opinion Page reprints […]

The Religion of Liberty in America

American Minute from William J. Federer The U.S. Constitution went into effect JUNE 21, 1788, when New Hampshire became the 9th state to ratified it. The 55 writers of the U.S. Constitution consisted of: 26 Episcopalians, 11 Presbyterians, 7 Congregationalists, 2 Lutherans, 2 Dutch Reformed, 2 Methodists, 2 Roman Catholics, 2 Quakers and 1 Deist […]

Stan Adelstein: Candidates in Low Places

Pat Powers at the South Dakota War College tells of a disturbing story that happened recently when West River Republicans opened their campaign office. Despite the fact that Elli Schwiesow is running (against “Republican” Stan Adelstein and Democrat Tom Katus) for Dist. 32 Senate as an Independent, she is a life-long Republican who has served […]

Drive energy policy by markets, not politics

BY STAR PARKERFOUNDER & PRESIDENTCOALITION ON URBAN RENEWAL & EDUCATION Energy is too important to be left to businessmen and markets, right? We need people who we really can trust to get things under control. Like politicians. I’m looking at Carpe Diem, the blog of Dr Mark J. Perry, an economics professor at the University […]

Teacher Allegedly "Brands" Student With a Cross

Popular science teacher John Freshwater has the support of many of his students and their parents but has been canned by the Mount Vernon, Ohio school board for “branding” students on the forearms with a cross. At least that is the story as reported by the on-line news service Breitbart.Com (Report: Ohio teacher burned cross […]

UN Conference on AIDS Legitimizes Dangerous Behavior

Reprinted by permission of The Christian Post By Aaron LeichmanChristian Post ReporterFri, Jun. 20 2008 07:39 PM ET Conservative and pro-family groups expressed their shock and disappointment over efforts to legitimize aberrant sexual behavior during a recent high-level U.N. conference on AIDS and HIV. Thomas Jacobson, Focus on the Family Action’s representative to the United […]

U.S. House Candidate Chris Lien a Solid South Dakotan

The Rapid City Journal has an article today on Republican U.S. House candidate Chris Lien from Rapid City. The article is primarily about some of the things Lien has seen and heard from people as he’s traveled South Dakota recently, and about his upcoming trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska. It […]