“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 August 4th, 2008

Unions are Bad News for Wal-Mart and Everyone Else

In theory, unions sound like a good thing for workers and something completely compatible with the concepts of freedom which have made America the best country on earth. In practice, however, they’re something of a pox on the economy and downright injurious to freedom. While union membership in the United States has been on a […]

A Feral Girl’s Journey to Join Humanity

I thought that in my years in law enforcement, I had seen some extreme cases of child neglect. I hadn’t. At least not compared to Dani Lierow. This story of a “feral girl” from the St. Petersburg Times is heartbreaking. This little girl was shut away in a tiny room for practically her entire life […]

It’s Energy, Stupid!

GUEST COLUMN BY DON KOPP “It’s the economy, Stupid,” was Clinton’s campaign slogan in 1992. Today, Democrats are trying to revive the slogan for this election year and of course, blame our slumping economy on the President rather than where it belongs, on Congress. But the majority of our economic woes lie totally at the […]

Freedom Fighter Solzhenitsyn Dead at 89

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Russian author and freedom-fighter, has died at 89. The Associated Press has some excerpts from the works of this man who suffered under the brutal Soviet system, spending several years in the gulag. I read Solzhenitsyn’s “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” many years ago. It was a tough read, […]

Service of the Coast Guard

American Minute from William J. Federer “To sink the foe or save the maimed, Our mission and our pride, We’ll carry on ’til Kingdom Come, Ideals for which we’ve died.” Thus went the original anthem of the US Coast Guard, which was established AUGUST 4, 1790, when Congress authorized ten boats to be built for […]

Landstuhl Military Hospital Visit Brought Hope to Wounded Vets

GUEST COLUMN By JOSHUA REVAK (Ret.), U.S. Army When I heard Barack Obama had planned a trip to visit Landstuhl Military Hospital in Germany, I knew from personal experience how much of a lift it would have given the hundreds of soldiers recovering from war wounds there. As fate would have it, I was sent […]

Ethanol has taken an undeserved hit in the national blame game

By Gordon Garnos AT ISSUE: For the past several weeks the national media has had a ball blaming ethanol, which is one of South Dakota’s major industries, for all sorts of ills, including the high price of gasoline, the weak dollar and the increased cost of food. This negative national publicity to this fledgling South […]