Archive for November 6th, 2010

For the Tea Party, Celebration and a Serious Message

For the Tea Party, Celebration and a Serious Message

Tonight the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance held their victory celebration in Rapid City to recount the hard work of the Tea Party movement over the past two years, and to prepare for the work ahead. A slide presentation illustrated the numerous events, forums and rallies hosted by the local Tea Party movement. Featured speaker Qusi Al-Haj, West River Regional Director for Senator John Thune, spoke about what to expect during the upcoming lame duck session. Former South Dakota State Senator and head of the local conservative Wingnuts group Bill Napoli discussed changes in political climate and urged the Tea Party movement to keep the politicians’ feet to the fire. Live music was provided by local country musician and singer Wes Hotchkiss.

Ain’t Obama’s Business If I Do

Ain't Obama's Business If I Do

This video might have been a little more topical a week ago, but the sentiments are no less true today than before the conservative rout on Tuesday. This is a reminder that the Tea Party movement has only just begun and there is still much work to be done. We now have a glimmer of hope for the future of our children and grandchildren, but we must not be lulled into thinking we’ve won the match.

Social Justice Is No Justice at All

Social Justice Is No Justice at All

The problem with “social justice” is that it typically means a forced type of justice, a justice that neither helps the poor and downtrodden in the end nor creates an atmosphere of kindness and mercy. It’s a type of justice that only creates a sense of resentment and mistrust of the government and its programs that were created to achieve those ends in the first place. In the end, social justice is no justice at all but just an empty vessel fit for serving no one.

Change and Hope

Change and Hope

The election results are in, and in the words of former President George W. Bush, it was a thumping. For their part, the President and Speaker-designate Boehner maintain that they have gotten the message. The whole nation will be watching to see if they mean what they say. They’d better, because if they don’t, the American people are prepared to effect additional change in order to restore the hope that was promised them.

Race and the 2010 elections

Race and the 2010 elections

Will the NAACP be celebrating the arrival of two new black faces to the U.S. House of Representatives? Don’t hold your breath. They certainly will not. These two new black congressmen are Republicans. We have arrived in post-racial America but establishment blacks–lodged in the political left–refuse to accept it and are doing all they can to get black citizens to refuse to accept it.