“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 February 10th, 2010

Legislative Committee Kills Bill Curtailing Out-of-State Taxpayer-Funded Travel

Legislative Committee Kills Bill Curtailing Out-of-State Taxpayer-Funded Travel

During lean times, average Americans usually cut back on extravagances. But today the South Dakota House State Affairs Committee took a pass on cutting back on out-of-state taxpayer-funded trips, voting down a bill to curtail this activity 8-4.

SCOTUS Eminent Domain Case: Rights Trampled for Nothing

SCOTUS Eminent Domain Case: Rights Trampled for Nothing

The end result of the Kelo vs. New London should serve as a fresh warning to Americans that we must hold our government and government officials accountable for their oath of office. When we allow our government to trample the rights of some, we are all at risk.

After Super Bowl Ad, Tebow Story Receives 760,000 Hits

After Super Bowl Ad, Tebow Story Receives 760,000 Hits

An interview with Pam and Bob Tebow about their “miracle baby” received over 760,000 hits after a Super Bowl ad directed viewers to the video, said an official at Focus on the Family. After the highly-anticipated Tebow ad aired during the big game on Sunday, the ministry said its website traffic increased 40 times its normal volume.

South Dakota Veterans’ Organizations Unanimously Support Iran Divestment Legislation

South Dakota Veterans’ Organizations Unanimously Support Iran Divestment Legislation

South Dakota’s major veterans’ organizations announced their support of SB 134, a bill in the South Dakota Legislature that requires the State Investment Council to divest holdings in companies that do business in Iran. The bill focuses on foreign oil companies to target Iran’s oil refining capacity.