Archive for January 2011

Striking Down ObamaCare: A Closer Look

Striking Down ObamaCare: A Closer Look

Federal Judge Vinson resoundingly struck down ObamaCare as unconstitutional today. His 78-page decision contains a wealth of valuable insight into our nation’s history, our great constitution, and the American way of life. Every American should read it, for we must know our heritage in order to preserve it.

Health Secretary: Feds Can Regulate, Mandate TV Purchases

Health Secretary: Feds Can Regulate, Mandate TV Purchases

How out of touch with reality is the Obama Administration? Last week, in defending unconstitutional ObamaCare, Secretary of Health Kathleen Sebelius likened government regulation of the health care industry, wealth redistribution through the ObamaCare program, and mandating that Americans buy health care products to…purchasing a TV. What’s next: the ObamaVision bill?

Hu’s on First

Hu’s on First

To watch our President bow, to see the communist flag flying at the White House it’s easy to believe China has assumed its place as the Middle Kingdom: the land between heaven and earth where Red Emperors sit on Dragon Thrones doling out cash to rescue the poor barbarians who can’t seem to balance their books. When will our increasingly imperious banker call the note? Perhaps only Hu knows Wen.

One of columnist’s worst fears can happen right here in South Dakota

One of columnist's worst fears can happen right here in South Dakota

In a joint session of the Legislature Jan. 19th, Gov. Daugaard said the state’s spending had to be reduced by $127 million in order to balance the budget with the estimated amounts of tax revenue for the 2012 fiscal year. This will begin July 1 of this year. Legislator responses were anywhere from complete opposition to “we’re going to have to bite the bullet to get the job done in just one fiscal year.”

Save Your Social Security Payroll Tax Cut

Save Your Social Security Payroll Tax Cut

This year the government reduced Social Security taxes by 2%. White House economic adviser Jason Furman said, “The payroll tax cut has absolutely no effect on the solvency of Social Security.” Only in Washington do they pretend the emperor is clothed. How can collecting $112 billion less in Social Security taxes have no effect? Take ownership of your own financial security and increase the rate you are saving and investing by at least the 2% Social Security tax cut.

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Jan. 29, 2011

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Jan. 29, 2011

The best of the best at Dakota Voice last week, including: States Set to Take on Presidential Eligibility Issue for 2012; Federal Judge Sides with Islamic Shariah Law over U.S. Constitution; Humane Society of the United States another liberal lie; Homosexual War on Normalcy Spreading; Assassin attacks Gov. MSM silent.; ALERT: SD Legislature Fails to Rise to the Challenge of ObamaCare; and more!

Exposing the Ideology of Islam

Exposing the Ideology of Islam

A four-hour seminar on “Exposing the System of Islam” was hosted in Rapid City, SD today by BigHorn Canyon Ministries, Family Heritage Alliance and Aglow Ministries. The seminar was provided at the BigHorn Canyon Ministries building for about 70 people in the morning, and was repeated for another 70 or so people in the afternoon. The seminar made the case that Islam is more than just a religion, that it is an ideology cloaked in a religion–one that demands supremacy in every part of life, in every part of the world.

DICISPLESHIP SERIES: Why Did Jesus Come to Earth?

DICISPLESHIP SERIES: Why Did Jesus Come to Earth?

This is the “mystery” of the kingdom to which Jesus referred. God’s kingdom is at work among men in two different stages. The world has yet to see the coming of God’s kingdom in its full and final power, but the mystery—the new revelation announced by Jesus—is that God’s kingdom has come to work among men but in an unexpected way. Perhaps the best way to understand the goal of the kingdom and why Jesus came to earth is to recall what sin has ruined.

SOS: Speaking of Seniors: Medicare a Problem for Doctors and Patients

SOS: Speaking of Seniors: Medicare a Problem for Doctors and Patients

Doctors are having a hard time keeping up with the rapid changes in Medicare. Thanks to ObamaCare, the system is on its fourth physician fee schedule of the year. Doctors are not required to be part of Medicare. So, when doctors start to drop their connection to Medicare, won’t that cause senior citizens some difficulty to find a doctor who accepts Medicare?

No more debt until spending is cut

No more debt until spending is cut

Republicans must stand firm on their proposed minimum of $100 billion in spending cuts — a paltry three percent of the federal budget — before agreeing to raise the debt ceiling. This could be easily pulled from the Energy and Education Departments alone. We’ve got to decide if the center of gravity of our nation has shifted to government and bureaucrats or if we can get it back to individuals and families.

Homosexual War on Normalcy Spreading

Homosexual War on Normalcy Spreading

A few days ago I wrote about the homosexual activist’s witch hunt against normalcy. I pointed out that the latest threshold of insanity is being pushed in the textbooks in Great Britain where activists would indoctrinate children to accept homosexuality not only in health class but in math and science class, and that it would only be a matter of time before Leftists pushed it here. Little did I know that it was already in an advanced stage in California.

The Road to Hell: Paved With Liberal Intentions

The Road to Hell: Paved With Liberal Intentions

In just three minutes, Andrew Klavan takes us on a tour of the road to Hell. It has long been said that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Well, to be extremely generous and attribute to liberals the best motives possible, this means the road to Hell is simultaneously paved with liberal intentions…because just like the proverbial “good intentions” described in the axiom, liberal intentions usually turn out for the worst.

Mike Pence: I Won’t Run for President

Mike Pence: I Won't Run for President

The Daily Caller reports Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), a possible contender for president in 2012, has announced that he will NOT run for the White House. That leaves us with the question of who will? Mike Huckabee? Mitt Romney? Sarah Palin? John Thune? Jim DeMint?

Joint Chiefs react to remarks about homosexuals in the military

Joint Chiefs react to remarks about homosexuals in the military

The Joint Chiefs at the SOTU address react unanimously to Obama’s mention of the change allowing open homosexuals in the military. Brought to us by the Thomas More Law Center, “The Sword and Shield for People of Faith.”

Thomas Jefferson on Good Government

Thomas Jefferson on Good Government

There is a lot of disagreement between Democrats and Republicans about what the United States government should be doing. But what would the founders–the men who gave birth to our nation, who set up its government and who led it in the early days of our republic–say about what government should be doing? After all, they should know better than anyone what the American government stands for and should be doing, right?

Land Grabs Put the Squeeze on Schools

Land Grabs Put the Squeeze on Schools

It is clear that education in this country has always been a priority. Troubling and a bit ironic then is the fact that some states are battling with the federal government over revenue sources for education. These states aren’t in a fight to receive any handouts from the federal government; instead they are struggling to keep a revenue source that belongs to them — their land.

ALERT: Tax Hikes Proposed for South Dakota

ALERT: Tax Hikes Proposed for South Dakota

An alert went out from South Dakota Campaign for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance this morning to warn South Dakotans about planned tax hikes. These tax hikes include a higher gas tax, increased vehicle fees, a “temporary” sales tax hike, and more. Together, these add up to a tune of $200 million a year or more in tax hikes. The legislature needs to hear from South Dakotans on their eagerness to pay these higher taxes.

ALERT: SD Legislature Fails to Rise to the Challenge of ObamaCare

ALERT: SD Legislature Fails to Rise to the Challenge of ObamaCare

An alert went out from the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance this morning in response to the South Dakota House State Affairs Committee’s failure to combat ObamaCare on behalf of the people of South Dakota yesterday. Though committee members received hundreds of emails in favor of the Health Care Freedom Act, they chose to listen to liberal fear-mongering about nullification and “secession.” But the bill can be revived with enough support from bill co-sponsors and from the people of South Dakota.

States Set to Take on Presidential Eligibility Issue for 2012

States Set to Take on Presidential Eligibility Issue for 2012

The states may not stand down for the 2012 election as they did back in 2008 when they allowed Obama to disregard the Constitutional requirements for being president. Once again, Arizona is rising to the occasion of taking on the federal government in its dereliction of duty—this time for not having confirmed Obama’s eligibility to hold the highest office in our nation. Arizona is one of a handful of states with pending legislation that would require presidential and vice-presidential candidates to prove their eligibility to be on the ballot.

South Dakota ‘Republicans’ Kill Health Care Freedom Act

South Dakota 'Republicans' Kill Health Care Freedom Act

The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee voted unanimously to kill HB 1088, the Health Care Freedom Act to nullify ObamaCare in South Dakota. ‘Republicans’ who voted against the bill claim they want to fight ObamaCare in other ways, but this excuse ignores the need for action now.

ObamaCare Repeal Bill Introduced in Senate

ObamaCare Repeal Bill Introduced in Senate

The Daily Caller reports Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to repeal the unconstitutional ObamaCare. The article says 34 Republicans are backing the bill, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Unfortunately, there are several Republicans who don’t know which party they should be in and aren’t on board with it (yet). They need to hear from Americans who will let them know we expect this un-American legislation to be repealed…or we will repeal them at the ballot box during their next primary.

The Myth of a Divided People

The Myth of a Divided People

You know the drill: Because we are so polarized, we must find common ground, we need to work together, and, in the spirit of unity, we have got to blah, blah, blah…True, we certainly appear divided, but our tradition of robust, spirited debate should be as much a source of pride as it is a cause for national handwringing. In fact, we remain a people galvanized behind such defining concepts as individual initiative, responsibility, free enterprise and American exceptionalism.

Humane Society of the United States another liberal lie

Humane Society of the United States another liberal lie

Most Americans — 71 percent, according to Opinion Research Corporation — believe HSUS is an umbrella group for pet shelters. (No wonder: “Humane Society” is right there in its name.) And 59 percent of us believe HSUS gives “most of its money” to the pet shelters in our cities and towns. Most of us are dead wrong.

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Sen. Rand Paul on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Sen. Rand Paul on President Obama's State of the Union Address

In addition to President Obama’s State of the Union speech last night, we also had a Republican Response by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), the head of the Tea Party Caucus in the House, also gave a response last night. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a Tea Party-supported candidate who won in 2010, gave a response last night as well. While you might be tired of hearing speeches on the state of the union by now, it is definitely worth listening to. Despite all the drooling for “bipartisanship, cooperation and working together,” there are some fundamental differences between the Left and Right, and Paul isn’t afraid to examine them.

The Tea Party Take on the State of the Union

The Tea Party Take on the State of the Union

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), the head of the U.S. House Tea Party Caucus, gave a Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address last night. This was in addition to the Republican response given by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Rep. Bachmann’s statement was focused more specifically on the main Tea Party concerns: limited government, return to a free market economy, property rights, repealing ObamaCare, and lower taxes.