It’s hard to sugar-coat the decision of the South Dakota House today to kill a bill which called for drug testing for welfare recipients who might be using drugs. Lawmakers talk about financial responsibility and making cuts, but if you can’t bring yourself to cut the welfare check of someone who is using taxpayer money to buy illegal drugs…what in the world can you bring yourself to cut???
Liberals spend a lot of time putting perfume and lipstick on the pig of their anti-Americanism, so it is very refreshing when we get to see clear examples of how the Left really feels. Like the protester this weekend who said the Tea Party is more dangerous than the pro-terrorist Muslim Brotherhood.
There’s an old axiom that what children learn in school today will be the philosophy of government tomorrow. As surveillance cameras, metal detectors, police patrols, zero tolerance policies, lock downs, drug sniffing dogs and strip searches become the norm in elementary, middle and high schools across the nation, America is on a fast track to raising up an Orwellian generation–one populated by compliant citizens accustomed to living in a police state and who march in lockstep to the dictates of the government.
As badly as the Left wants Americans to buy into ObamaCare, the American people continue to reject this snake oil for what it it is. The latest from Rasmussen shows 58% of likely voters favor repealing ObamaCare. These results are not really different than polls we’ve seen over the past year which show that the American people just aren’t into the socialist promises of a “free lunch” ObamaCare offers.
Like many good Americans, Stanley Kurtz didn’t want to believe Barack Obama was a socialist during the 2008 presidential campaign. But when Kurtz took the time to investigate Obama’s beliefs and his past, he found that Obama is a “classic Marxist-Leninist.” There are important truths Americans must realize about socialism and how it has evolved to survive in America.
From the day the Constitution was signed to the day it was ratified this country rang with the impassioned speeches and stirring essays of the opponents and the proponents of our founding document. Today is the day and now is the time for the debate to once again stir the hearts of the nation, will we have a limited government, personal liberty and free enterprise or are we going to have something else?
Every 10 years South Dakota must rewrite its legislative districts following the 10-year census. This traditionally is proportioned according to equal populations in each district. When it comes to redistricting, odoriferous politics in our state has played a big part in how the areas actually came into being. Political parties aren’t the only challenges to this process: huge legislative districts and sparsely populated areas make for headaches,too.