“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 January 15th, 2009

South Dakota Ponders Stronger Seat Belt Law

In these tough financial times, South Dakota is contemplating tightening seat belt laws with an eye on $5.2 million in one-time federal dollars that would come as a result.    Currently people can be cited for failure to use a seatbelt, but only if they are stopped for another offense.  In order to receive the […]

Rick Warren Commends Obama Invitation to Homosexual Priest

Thanks to Gay Christian Movement Watch and Independent Conservative, I learned today that Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church complimented President-Elect Barack Obama’s decision to invite the openly homosexual priest V. Gene Robinson to say a prayer at his inauguration. According to the Boston Herald, In a statement late Monday, Warren complimented Obama’s decision to invite […]

Rapid City Legislative Crackerbarrel Meetings Announced

The Rapid City Journal provides the schedule for this year’s legislative crackerbarrel meetings. They will be on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  Dates:  Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 21 and March 7 in the South Dakota School of Mines Didier Educational Center in the Classroom Building.    In addition to the Q&A session […]

2009: A Space Comedy

Of the reported landing of the Mars Phoenix explorer last May, I made a prediction here at Dakota Voice that seems too have come to pass, right on time:   “I will go on record as predicting that within a few weeks or months at most, we will see headlines proclaiming the tantalizing discovery of evidence […]

Can You Be a Voice of Compassion?

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is coming up January 18.  The day is set aside to recognize the sanctity of human life, from conception to natural death.  While we usually think of women who suffer guilt from having had an abortion, men do, too.   What can you do to uphold the sanctity of human […]

EPA Nominee Lisa Jackson Grilled on Global Warming

President-Elect Barack Obama’s  EPA administrator-designee Lisa Jackson was grilled on the theory of anthropogenic global warming at her confirmation hearing in the Senate yesterday. According to CNS News, she said   “If confirmed, I will serve with science as my guide,” That’s good, but then, the theory of man-made global warming is based on a whole […]

The Simple Truth

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Proposition 8 Field of Battle Becoming Crowded

Reprinted by permission of the Christian Post By Lillian Kwon Christian Post Reporter Wed, Jan. 14 2009 05:51 PM EST The legal battle over Proposition 8 continues as numerous groups continue filing briefs for and against the California marriage amendment ahead of a state Supreme Court hearing. The Pacific Justice Institute, a non-profit legal defense organization […]

Senator Thune Discusses Biofuels with Nominee Vilsack

This is a video from Senator John Thune’s new Senate YouTube channel. During an Ag Committee hearing, Senator Thune talks with Agriculture Secretary Nomminee Tom Vilsack about biofuels, fuel blends, fuel standards, EPA standards, etc. Vilsack is the former governor of Iowa and President-Elect Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Agriculture.    Other issues discussed were […]

Porn Industry Asks Congress for $5 Million Bailout

Reprinted by permission of the Christian Post By Eric Young Christian Post Reporter Wed, Jan. 14 2009 04:12 PM EST To most Americans, the recent request for a $5 million federal bail-out by leaders of the porn industry is something to laugh about. But for Larry Flynt, the publisher of Hustler magazine, and Joe Francis, the […]

The Most Sacred Values in Our Judeo-Christian Heritage

American Minute from William J. Federer Martin Luther King, Jr. was born JANUARY 15, 1929. A minister like his father and grandfather, he pastored Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery and Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. On April 16, 1963, King wrote: “As the Apostle Paul carried the […]