Archive for July 5th, 2010

Hiking Harney Peak

Hiking Harney Peak

My children and I hiked up Harney Peak in the middle of the Black Hills today. I hadn’t been up there in 17 years, and my son and daughter have wanted to go up there for a long time. You can see the peak from most places around Rapid City and the Black Hills, so it’s been a source of curiosity for them for some time. What a view from 7,242 feet!

Yes, Free Speech Does Belong in the Pulpit

Yes, Free Speech Does Belong in the Pulpit

Randy Rasmussen at the Rapid City Journal had a great column today examining the recent controversy over Rapid City Pastor H. Wayne Williams’ endorsement of Republican candidate Gordon Howie for governor of South Dakota. Rasmussen expresses amazement that the 1954 tax code revision has remained unchallenged this long, and points out the hypocrisy of those who want to keep America’s voice of conscience out of the public debate.

Rapid City Journal Continues War on Conservative Candidates

Rapid City Journal Continues War on Conservative Candidates

Did you know that Jordan Mason, the newly-elected Rapid City councilman from Ward 4, is an evil, evil man? He dared to purchase campaign ads on electronic billboards all around Rapid City…angering the source of all truth, righteousness and wisdom in western South Dakota: the Rapid City Journal.

Murderers Tend to Discover Late the Value of Life

Murderers Tend to Discover Late the Value of Life

Murderers choose to take the life of an innocent human being. Yet frequently when they receive the death penalty for their crime, suddenly they begin to appreciate the value of human life. It’s odd how their perspective changes when their life hangs in the balance.

What is needed now is Constitution Day

What is needed now is Constitution Day

HISTORY TELLS US that the American Revolutionary War started April 19, 1775, and Independence Day followed on July 4, 1776. But it wasn’t until 1789 when our nation’s Constitution was established that, in effect, put our Declaration of Independence to work. Yes, there is a Bill of Rights Day on Dec. 15. On Sept. 25, 1789, Congress approved 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification, but it wasn’t until Dec. 15, 1791, when 10 of the 12 were ratified and Virginia ratified the Bill of rights.