Archive for August 19th, 2009

An Unconstitutional Census?

The Wall Street Journal panel examines the upcoming census and the plan to count illegal aliens. This could easily result in skewed counts, especially in areas where local officials are pretty fast and loose about allowing illegals to vote in our elections. Statistical sampling is another problem. When many illegals may avoid contact with census […]

In the Government God We Trust?

Maybe when trusting government will mostly lead to my nameless, faceless neighbor getting the short end of the stick–sure.When it’s ME who’s likely to get the short end of the socialist stick (resulting in shoddy care, maybe NO care)–uh, not really.

Seniors Off the Reservation, Deserting AARP

The senior citizen/AARP bloc has always been a reliable source of support for Democrats. But with the advent of Obamacare, the certainty of rationing and likelihood of soft-euthanasia, suddenly the elderly are fleeing the government reservation in droves. Don’t give government bureaucrats a chance to put you on their kick-the-bucket list.

Voice of Freedom is Heard at Dakotafest

Crowds came out for Dakotafest in Mitchell, South Dakota but few were drinking the Koolaid offered at the Democrats booth. Rep. Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) was drowned out by booing and laughter when she told the crowd: “Don’t be scared that the Democrats are in charge.”

Welcome to the $192,920 Wage Earning Welfare Recipients

Would you think it irresponsible to provide government handouts to a family with an annual income of $192,920? The architects of the government health care plan in congress don’t seem to think so. Do you know where your tax dollars are going?

Govt Health Care Plan: Rationing R Us

From Harvard Economist Martin Feldstein in the Wall Street Journal: Although administration officials are eager to deny it, rationing health care is central to President Barack Obama’s health plan. The Obama strategy is to reduce health costs by rationing the services that we and future generations of patients will receive.

Citizens for Liberty Dissatisfied with Congressional Attendance at Town Hall

Citizens for Liberty President Gordon Howie says he and his group are dissatisfied that Senator John Thune, Senator Tim Johnson and Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will only be sending staffers to Saturday’s Recess Rally in Rapid City and not attending themselves.

Senator Thune to host Town Hall Meetings in Huron and Rapid City

Senator John Thune has added two additional town hall meetings to his Senate recess schedule. On Friday, August 28th at 8:30 AM MT he will hold a town hall in Rapid City at the Surbeck Center Ballroom on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and on Thursday, September 3rd at 11:30 AM CT he will hold one at the Dakota Land Stage during the State Fair in Huron.

Global Governance through Local Government

A startling look at the stealth agenda that some on city councils across America have in mind for you, the citizen. Do you consider property rights and freedom important? Kiss them goodbye under the “sustainability” agenda.

Health Care Reform Bill is Bad Medicine for Seniors

A letter from a doctor who is shocked by the brazenness of the government’s intrusion into the patient-physician relationship and concerned about the creation of a central committee to decide medical coverage decisions.

School Officials Fighting ‘Ridiculous’ Criminal Charges for Praying

Florida school officials Frank Lay and Robert Freeman recently received letters informing them that they could lose their retirement benefits because of a prayer said at a luncheon. The Pace High School principal and athletic director are accused of violating a consent decree – which prohibits all district school officials from promoting, endorsing, or causing religious prayers during school-sponsored events – and face criminal contempt charges.