Chuck Colson featured a great Breakpoint commentary today examining the denial many Americans are deep in regarding the Ponzi scheme entitlements that are already devouring more than 100% of our federal revenue. You can be greedy and make sure you get your mouthful, and the future and everyone else be damned…or you can suck it up and do what must be done to get our nation back on course.
America began its great experiment with the Welfare State under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his unconstitutional “New Deal”–an affair that became torrid under President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” that produced nothing but the “Dependent Society” and the “Decadent Society.” Yet this was not America’s first flirtation with socialism. America’s founders learned the sad truth about socialism early on, but not before it almost cost them their lives.
The Rapid City Journal took the time to tell us today that “South Dakota continues slide to bottom of education funding” with its front-page above-the-fold headline and 744-word article which says South Dakota spends less on education than most states. What you don’t find out until back on Page A6, 565 words into the 744-word article, or 16 paragraphs into a 19-paragraph article, is that though we are 44th in spending, South Dakota ranked 7th in ACT scores.
The most sickening part of the campaign to flood our nation with moral depravity is in the government-run public schools. The Oakland, California Unified School District is working to indoctrinate children beginning in kindergarten to believe that there are more than two genders. I have waded through some of the teaching materials, and I can tell you that we have some truly messed-up minds out there. Those messed-up minds are working overtime to mess up your kid’s mind, as well.
Few things are as powerful and seductive, or seem to give such immediate and desirable rewards, as sex. It has been said that all sin is really just the abuse of something good or harmless. Sex happens to be one of the most beautiful and valuable things that God has created, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that it’s also one of the most frequently misused and corrupted.
On March 19, 2011 President Obama’s administration declared war on Libya by launching 112 Tomahawk missiles at targets within the country. I say the administration declared war because the United States Congress was not consulted. Congressional leaders weren’t even advised of these acts of war until 90 minutes before the bombs started falling. And this was not really consultation. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said “I wouldn’t call it consultation as much as laying it out.” To quote Bob Dole, “Where’s the outrage?”
The Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for the past two years was 0.0%. The COLA legislation was passed in 1973 to ensure that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits would keep pace with inflation. Many other entitlements plus private- and public-sector employee salaries and benefits have become attached to the annual COLA computation. Every organization that uses the federal computation for a COLA has not adjusted salaries automatically. With unemployment running at 8.7%, most workers are just grateful to have a job.
The campaign by casino owners before the state’s smoking ban went into effect was the ban, if passed, would seriously hurt one of the state’s revenue sources. It’s been six months since the ban became law and the video lottery revenue is down more than 17 percent from the corresponding time a year ago. Because of the loss in lottery revenue in those six months, should some changes be made in the smoking ban law?
The best of the best articles at Dakota Voice last week, including: Video: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Speech to Congress; Suicidal Britain Continues Absurd Ban of Michael Savage; Herman Cain: Don’t Mess With Israel; When Radical Isn’t Radical Enough; The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama; Woe to You, Federal Fools!; Gov. Christie a Global Warming Disciple; and more!
This Memorial Day I encourage us all to pay homage to those who have given all they have for the unmerited benefit of so many. To give honor to whom honor is due. To Ryan Miller and so many others, we owe a great debt, a debt we can only pay in remembrance. One of the ways we remember them is to preserve the ideals and values they fought to defend and pass them along to our children. Secondly, we must teach our children to remember and honor those who have given so much for their benefit. In the same way we also remember the One who gave of himself for the unmerited benefit of so many.
Clearly, the Israel-Palestine conflict is not a simple issue, but the choice between alliance with radical anti-Semetic, anti-American factions and Israel should be an easy decision for the United States. There is nothing to be gained by forsaking our Jewish friends at this critical moment in time. Freedom and democracy will never thrive in the Middle East if America adopts an attitude of indifference towards the relentless campaign of terror being waged against the nation of Israel.
The question on the table today is whether revolutionary Tea Party sentiments that unseated 25 percent of the Democrats in Congress in 2010 have now vanished into a whimper. Supporters of the current administration would have us believe that this is the case. And at first glance, it seems they may have a point. If it is the case, then in all likelihood, we have a second term of President Barack Obama to look forward to.
Are we becoming a nation of turncoats? Not in the sense that we are becoming a nation of traitors, so much as it seems that as far as national policy goes, we are turning around and doing the opposite of what the United States has traditionally done. One such area has to do with Middle East policy and our support of our ally Israel. President Obama recently called for Israel to return to the indefensible 1967 borders.
I received some very disappointing news yesterday. It has to do with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, whom I’ve admired for some time. Though he is a straight-talking, no nonsense powerhouse for common sense and fiscal responsibility, apparently he supported a state-level cap and trade global warming tax, and believes in the hoax of anthropogenic global warming.
The powers-that-be, those who would cripple America’s economy, confiscate the wealth of the American people along with great amounts of their everyday freedom, would have us believe that “science” can predict what will happen with the earth’s planetary climate 100 years, 200 years, 500 years from now…yet we can’t even predict with any specificity what this year’s hurricane season will be like.
It isn’t often you receive such good live demonstrations of political truths. This is one that came earlier today as former Clinton advisor Simon Rosenberg and conservative talk show host Ben Ferguson went on Fox News to talk about the fear-mongering that Democrats are offering in response to our $1.6 TRILLION annual deficit, our $14 TRILLION national debt, and our entitlements implosion.
Have you ever wondered what makes America unique among all the nations of the earth? Have you ever wondered why the United States has enjoyed prosperity and domestic tranquility unparalleled in the world and throughout history? Perhaps it has something to do with our recognition of certain fundamental truths. What might those fundamental truths be?
If you’ve never stopped to consider how the “mainstream” media manipulates your thoughts, feelings and reactions to elicit a response favorable to their agenda, you should watch this presentation. Watch this. Be on guard. Don’t let yourself be taken in by the pap. The greatest republic in history depends on your clear thought and clear grasp of the issues.
Do I also need to point out the sheer, mind-numbing lunacy of the British government here? Britain is run by suicidal, socialist leaders who have allowed their land and laws to be overrun by Islamists. They allow wild animal Muslims to throw frenzied temper tantrums in their streets and threaten the country with destruction—and, hey! That’s A-OK! But, they will not tolerate a law-abiding American citizen who simply speaks about the danger we face from the radical Muslim maniacs who are hell-bent on destroying the West. They fear that if they now remove Dr. Savage from the list, the Muslims hordes in their country will blow a gasket and “engage in unacceptable behaviours.”
It’s amazing the kind of despicable behavior you can get away with, if you just couch it in the right terms or follow in the footsteps of the “right people” when doing so. Some would say President Obama is making it fashionable once again to show disrespect for the Jewish people and put lipstick on the pig of anti-semitism.
We’ve spent the last several decades spending more money than we have on things the U.S. Constitution doesn’t authorize. We’ve spent like we’d never have to pay for it and like there was no accountability. Both parties have done it, and both Democrats and Republicans share in the blame. We now have a clear choice before us: embrace the fantasy or embrace the truth; roll up our sleeves and work for prosperity…or continue the fantasy and end up in ruin?
When visiting Washington D.C., it’s almost impossible to visit any major site there without being reminded of America’s Christian heritage (if your eyes and mind are open, that is). This is especially true of the U.S. Capitol building where congress meets. This video shows how the capitol building was crafted, how it was used, and the testimony it gives to America’s unique Christian heritage.
It’s quite possible that there are a lot of people out there who don’t realize the gravity of the threats faced by Israel, and why President Barack Obama’s call for Israel to retreat to the 1967 border is so unacceptable. This short video from the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs provides an excellent overview of why Israel needs, at a minimum, the borders she has now. Anything less leaves Israel wide open to attack from multiple directions, and history teaches that those avenues will be exploited if left exposed.
Remember that a disproportionate number of waivers for ObamaCare that came from former Speaker of the House Nancy Peolosi’s (D-CA) district, including some very spendy restaurants? Fox News reporter Jesse Watters visited a few of those restaurants to ask them about the waivers they got to get out of ObamaCare’s mandates…but they were reluctant to talk about those waivers.