Two bills have been submitted to the South Dakota Legislature to provide better stewardship of the taxpayer’s money with regard to welfare payments. HB 1120 was submitted on Jan. 24 to allow for drug testing of any welfare recipient whom the Department of Social Services believes is using illegal drugs. That seems reasonable, right? Not according to some of the stewards of your money.
The Florida Commission Against Human Trafficking estimated that “tens of thousands of women and minors were trafficked in the Miami area during the last Super Bowl.” One such trafficker, Manuel A. Walcott, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for offering a 14-year-old girl as a “Super Bowl Special” during the 2009 game in Tampa. When undercover investigators inquired about the special, they were quoted a price of $300 for two girls—a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old who had been a prostitute for two years.
Caught on video: A Planned Parenthood manager in New Jersey coaches a man and a woman posing as sex traffickers how to to secure secret abortions, STD testing, and contraception for their female underage sex slaves, and make their whole operation “look as legit as possible” in an undercover video released this morning.
After the South Dakota House State Affairs Committee shot down the Health Care Freedom Act last week, I received some replies from committee members to my earlier email urging passage of the bill. Without fail, each and every one of the responses from committee members contained expressions of seeming desire to shield South Dakotans from ObamaCare, but a uniform expression of powerlessness to do so. Why are our leaders so ignorant of our bold heritage of freedom, and so unwilling to go to the mat for liberty as our ancestors were?
Of all the heads of companies that allow themselves to be intimidated by the militant homosexual campaign, it’s doubly disappointing to see the caving of Chick-fil-A, one of the few, large, American companies that was proudly based on Christian principles. In this case, “fillet” is correct. Having made a clear stand for God in the past, it seems Chick-fil-A has opted for the “boneless chicken” this time.
HB 1133 has been submitted in the South Dakota Legislature to make it easier to file the annual homeschool exception form and consider it valid when submitted, not weeks or months or months later when the bureaucracy finally gets around to it. The bill is scheduled for a committee hearing on Feb. 2.
HB 1217 was introduced in the South Dakota House of Representatives yesterday. HB 1217 will require that before an abortion can be performed, a woman must first be seen by the acting abortion doctor and undergo a survey of potential health and emotional risks along with identifying potential coercion. Currently a woman speaks only to a receptionist when scheduling an abortion, then sees the doctor just before the procedure.