“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 15th, 2008

Study Examines the Unchurched

Reprinted by permission of The Christian Post By Audrey BarrickChristian Post ReporterTue, Jul. 15 2008 12:32 PM EDT With churches largely mapping out their local mission around what they identify to be an “unchurched” population, a research firm set out to paint a clearer picture of who unchurched Americans really are. “There’s a whole industry […]

Deploring the Engine of Success

Several of the Leftist South Dakota blogs have been making the rounds today touting a CNN video that bashes the Hyperion refinery project at Elk Point. I know liberals are usually too busy hating business and industry to slow down and think for a second, but there are some important things to consider about this […]

U.S. Senate Candidate Joel Dykstra’s Fundraising Increases

From today’s mailbag: Sioux Falls, S.D. – A strong second quarter of fundraising and the post-Primary wave of support have pushed Republican United States Senate candidate Joel Dykstra’s campaign contributions past the $380,000 mark. In his second quarter campaign finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission, Dykstra’s campaign reported raising total funds of $176,459 […]

Exodus Annual Conference Offers a Hand to Freedom

Reprinted by permission of The Christian Post By Lillian KwonChristian Post ReporterTue, Jul. 15 2008 07:58 AM EDTThere is a tremendous hunger among young people for the message Exodus International preaches – that freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ is possible, according to the ministry’s head. Exodus International, which claims to be […]

President Bush Pressures China on Religious Freedom

Reprinted by permission of The Christian Post By Ethan ColeChristian Post ReporterTue, Jul. 15 2008 08:07 AM EDTPresident Bush pledged to maintain pressure on China for its religious freedom violations in his speech Monday in honor of the 10th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act. “We remember those seeking religious freedom in China, and […]

A National Treasure

American Minute from William J. Federer The Continental Congress was evacuating Philadelphia as the British had just won the Battle of Brandywine, forcing Washington’s troops to retreat to Valley Forge. In addition, Congress was informed that the war had interrupted trade with the King’s authorized printers in England, thereby causing a shortage of Bibles, commonly […]

One-Size-Fits-All Environmental Policies May Not Fit

GUEST COLUMN BY ANTON KAISER Sometimes, while sifting through the daily news, one comes across a sparkling gem. In this case, it is a news article written by Terry Dillman in the Newport News-Times. Newport is a small town of 10,000 nestled on the Oregon coast. Tourism, fishing and wood products are its major industries. […]

NewsBusted Conservative Comedy 7/15/2008

Jodi’s back! Topics in today’s show: –Jesse Jackson’s Barack Obama comments provoke a firestorm –Iran’s fake missile launch –The U.S. removes 550 tons of uranium from Iraq –Is “black hole” a racist term instead of a scientific one? –Cher getting ready for her third marriage –A man dies from eating tainted crab meat at Ruby […]

Chris Lien Video Update from ANWR

Below is a quick update from U.S. House candidate Chris Lien from his hotel in Anchorage. He and several others will head out for their Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) visit later today, from the sound of things.

The Incorrect Assumptions of the Roe v. Wade Decision

Dakota Voice is reviewing the Report of the South Dakota Task Force to Study Abortion, in light of the upcoming November vote on Initiated Measure 11 to end most abortions in South Dakota. Pertinent sections of the report will be reviewed each week for the next several weeks which may shed light on Initiated Measure […]

Pelosi Uninformed and Out of Touch

In response to President Bush’s announcement yesterday that he will call for the lifting of the ban on off-shore drilling, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office had this news release: WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on President Bush’s announcement lifting the executive ban on drilling in […]

Poll: Fuel Prices More Important Than Global Warming

Looks like all it took to wake many Americans up from the daydream of global warming hysteria was a $4.00 bucket of gasoline-flavored reality. A poll from Investors Business Daily last week found 73% of Americans are more concerned about gas prices than Al Gore’s sci-fi thriller “Global Warming.” Offshore drilling comes in strong, too: […]

Lien ANWR Trip Update on Campaign Blog

Chris Lien has an update on the campaign blog about his trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska. In addition to a map of ANWR and the state of Alaska for comparison, the trip itinerary is also posted. I’ve contacted Chris’ campaign and plan to provide some information and photos of the […]