Archive for February 2009

TeenPact and Youth: Making a Difference in South Dakota

TeenPact, the national organization which teaches young people about God and government, was in Pierre, South Dakota this week.  The event was coordinated by Lisa Nehring of Sioux Falls and Joanne Woods of Rapid City, and was sponsored in part by the South Dakota Christian Home Educators (SDCHE). TeenPact youth leaders came from all across the country […]

Controlling the Board

From our friends at Americans for Limited Government.

The Cost and Value of a Founders Legacy

American Minute from William J. Federer His grandson, Robert, was the U.S. Navy Commodore who helped freed slaves found Liberia, West Africa, and in 1846 captured California-the city of Stockton named for him. His brother-in-law, Elias Boudinot, was a Continental Congress President and founder of the American Bible Society. His daughter married Declaration Signer Benjamin […]

More freedom, less government, for education

STAR PARKER FOUNDER & PRESIDENT COALITION ON URBAN RENEWAL & EDUCATION I share President Obama’s concerns about education. We certainly need to do a better job, particularly in our low-income communities. But, from what I see so far, we’re on very different pages regarding how to think about the problem. For Obama, the solution to […]

Staying in Pierre

My daughter Karissa and I had a great time at TeenPact in Pierre today.  She had been looking forward to it for some time, but had an even bigger blast than either she or I expected.   One of the things the kids had to do was write their own bill for consideration.  During the […]

Hillary Clinton Fails to Promote Human Rights to China

Reprinted by permission of the Christian Post By Ethan Cole Christian Post Reporter Wed, Feb. 25 2009 03:45 PM EST Several U.S. Congressmen expressed “dismay” this week over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statement that human rights would not be a top priority for the United States in its dealings with China. U.S. Congressman Frank R. […]

Cardinal Condemns Muzzling of Religious Freedom

Reprinted by permission of the Christian Post By Jennifer Gold Christian Today Reporter Thu, Feb. 26 2009 04:54 PM EST LONDON – Anti-discrimination legislation is being used to limit freedom of religion “in unacceptable ways,” says the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. In a lecture at Westminster Cathedral on the future […]

Survey Sheds Light on Generational Technology Use

Reprinted by permission of the Christian Post By Jennifer Riley Christian Post Reporter Thu, Feb. 26 2009 04:32 PM EST While it’s no surprise that young adults are more tech-savvy than the older generation, a new study examines specific details of the differences that could help church leaders better understand how to get their messages to […]

Newsbusted Conservative Comedy 2/27/2009

Topics in today’s show: –Obama still owes Chicago money –New stimulus plans facing more opposition –North Dakota passes major pro-life bill –Val Kilmer wants to run for governor Starring: Jodi Miller Director: Bruce Roundtower Executive Producer: Matthew Sheffield NewsBusted is a comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday.

Homosexual Propaganda Going to All US School Districts

LifeSiteNews reports on a new attempt to indoctrinate your children in the public schools: homosexual activists are making significant inroads in US schools, as a booklet titled, “Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth,” is set to be distributed to all 16,000 school districts in the country. The 24-page booklet by the National Education […]

Obama’s Investments: Not What You Might Expect

As Stuart Shepard points out in his Stoplight® commentary, President Obama was big on the word “investments” in his recent speech. But when Obama said “investments,” is it the same thing you would normally think of when you hear the word?   Or, like so many words when dealing with liberals, do you really need […]

Longfellow: An American Classic

American Minute from William J. Federer “Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere…Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch…One if by land, two if by sea…” These lines are from the poem, Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born FEBRUARY 27, 1807. An American poet and […]

Obama Will Take Care of It

Don’t you love “personal responsibility” in Obamaland? (I’m not sure we’re in America anymore, Toto) From our friends at Americans for Limited Government.

Reduced Posting

Posting will be reduced this afternoon and tomorrow. My daughter Karissa and I will be driving to Pierre for the one-day TeenPact class. TeenPact is a national program which helps young people learn more about their government and equips them to be better citizens. Though most of the students involved are homeschoolers, I understand that […]

State Dept Report Critical of Human Rights in China

Reprinted by permission of the Christian Post By Ethan Cole Christian Post Reporter Thu, Feb. 26 2009 11:15 AM EST In stark contrast to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s softer remarks on China’s human rights, the U.S. State Department report on Wednesday had sharp criticism for the eastern superpower over rights violations ranging from religious […]

Analysis: President Obama’s Actions Don’t Match His Words

As expected, President Obama expertly delivered his first speech to Congress. In the Focus Action Update, Tom Minnery, Ashley Horne and Stuart Shepard compare what he said to what he’s doing. Minnery said he heard some good things in the speech, such as Obama’s acknowledgement that fatherhood is important to education, and that this begins […]

The Bible Made England

American Minute from William J. Federer “God is behind everything, but everything hides God,” wrote Victor Hugo in his classic Les Miserables, Book 5, Chapter 4. Born FEBRUARY 26, 1802, Victor Marie Hugo was hailed as the greatest of the Romanticists poets. He is best know for writing Cromwell, 1827, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, […]

Japanese Researcher: Global Warming Theory like Ancient Astrology

Now some Japanese scientists are going off the reservation and blaspheming the religion of anthropogenic global warming. According to Newsmax, one scientist even compared AGW to “ancient astrology.”  Not exactly a ringing endorsement for the elites like Al Gore who fancy themselves the smartest and most “progressive” people in the room. From the Newsmax article: […]

Researchers Generate Neurons from Adult Stem Cells

LifeNews and MSNBC, among others, are reporting yet another success for adult stem cell research. A year or two ago it was reported that scientists had devised a way to reprogram adult stem cells to behave as if they were embryonic stem cells, producing what are known as induced pluripotent stem cells or iPS cells. […]

South Dakota Legislative Recap Feb. 25, 2009

[TABLE=54] For more information check the bill list at the South Dakota Legislature website.

Rolling the Dice on America’s Future

From our friends at Americans for Limited Government.

Obama Proposes Biggest Tax in American History

You might have missed it since the “mainstream” media works very hard to ensure the dark side of a liberal government gets obscured, but in last night’s speech President Barack Obama advocated the biggest annual tax increase in American history. So says Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), as reported by CNS News: In his speech to […]

The Chimp Cartoon and the Death of Free Speech

“There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches. Every minority, be it Baptist/ Unitarian, Irish/ Italian/ Octogenarian/ Zen Buddhist, Zionist/ Seventh-day Adventist, Women’s Lib/ Republican, Mattachine/FourSquareGospel feel it has the will, the right, the duty to douse the kerosene, light the […]

Man Has His Origins and His Destiny in God

  American Minute from William J. Federer  “Our institutions reflect the belief of our founders that all men were endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights…They believed that human institutions ought primarily to help men develop their God-given possibilities,” thus stated Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, who was born FEBRUARY 25, 1888, in the […]

South Dakota Legislative Update Feb. 25, 2009

[TABLE=53] For more information check the bill list at the South Dakota Legislature website.