Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Apr. 9, 2011

These are the best of the best articles at Dakota Voice last week. These are the articles people wanted to read most and talked about the most. If you missed one the first time around, this is your chance to get caught up!

Radical Homosexuals Target CA School Kids for Indoctrination – This really is a heartbreaking time in Americas history. We face the assault by evil on every front. Our nation is truly falling, crumbling from within, under the weight of widespread societal and institutional corruption, and its understandable that many of us may have the desire to check out. But if we don’t stand firm against the homosexualization of our institutions, our culture, our schools, and our laws, we will become a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah.

School Official Admits Goal: Replace Parents Values – Would you be surprised by a school official who admitted they want to indoctrinate children with a different set of values about humans sexuality before those children absorb their parents values? You shouldn’t be. Our government has been playing games with the truth about dangerous behaviors for a long time.

South Dakota Scholastic Chess Tournament – The 2011 South Dakota Scholastic Chess Tournament was held today in Rapid City, with students coming from all over the state–many from the Sioux Falls area–to participate. It was my homeschooled daughter Karissa’s first chess tournament, and though it was challenging, she and her team came away with a trophy.

Democracy and the Role of America in the Middle East – At present, revolutionaries in the Middle East are most likely motivated by one of two objectives, neither of which are democracy in the sense of freedom for all. In the Islamic world, namely the twenty-two member states of the League of Arab States, the concept of democracy does notindeed cannotfollow the same understanding held in the West. Modern interpretations of the Islamic religion include intrinsic barriers to freedom for all persons regardless of race, gender, religion, and ideologies. Liberal democracy is a uniquely Western concept that could not have arisen without Christianity.

Bitten by Cruel Logic – If you think there is no objective truth, no transcendent moral standard, that we are all simply products of millions of years of evolution who behave according to our particular genetic disposition, there are some things you might want to think about. You see, ideas have consequences. They always do. Any time you embrace a philosophical idea, you wittingly or unwittingly embrace the logical conclusions that come with that idea. This short film hops onboard a popular idea and takes it for a spin. Are you ready?

State budget cuts confronted by a lot of disappointment, dismay and frustration – As school boards across the state disappointingly sink their teeth into cutting their 2011-2012 budgets as mandated by the South Dakota Legislature and Governor Daugaard, we are seeing a variety of watered down budgets surfacing. With the reduction or elimination of programs in our schools the question must be asked, were they necessarily needed in the first place?

GOP Gets Serious: $4 TRILLION+ Spending Cuts – Republicans have been wrestling with Democrats over this year’s budget to get them to move up from their paltry proposed $6 billion in cuts to $30 or $60 billion in cuts–which is still far short of the $100 billion in cuts GOP supporters were expecting. But for next year’s budget–the first budget year House Republicans will have full control over–the GOP seems to be getting serious. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) went on Fox News Sunday yesterday to talk about the Republican proposal to cut $4 TRILLION or more (yes, $4 TRILLION or more) over the next 10 years.

Citizens Guide to a Government Shutdown – What happens if the government shuts down? Well, nothing really, and the consequences of a shutdown are really rather mundane. The worst part of it all, Congress would still be working, oh, and all government museums and tourist sites will close. For a more in-depth look at what day-to-day life would be like during a government shutdown, here are a few common questions answered.

Are Unintended Consequences the Intention? – The government drifts rudderless into the whitewaters of war, the mission changes with each new speaker at the podium, and the President appears more interested in sporting events and vacations than in doing his job. With a foreign policy this well directed, the unintended consequences are the only consequences we should count on, which makes one wonder how unintended they are.

Glenn Becks Overton Window is Todays Chilling Story – I just read Glenn Beck’s “The Overton Window.” The Overton Window is not a distraction from the real world, but a focus on the world as it is. So, if youre looking for an escape from the world, this book is not for you, but if you dont mind looking reality in the face and staring into the eyes of the truth behind the lies of the world, I recommend a dose of The Overton Window.

Thank you, faithful readers, for making these the best of the best!

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