“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!” – Samuel Adams

Archive for June 2011

Senate GOP Headed for 2012 Supermajority?

Senate GOP Headed for 2012 Supermajority?

US News & World Report is reporting that University of Virginia political analyst Larry Sabato predicts Republicans will end up with a 54-seat majority in the U.S. Senate in the 2012 election, and that a 60-seat supermajority is not out of the question. 2012 is Republicans’ to lose. If they stick to their principles and show some backbone, they will win and win big. Cave as they have done in the past, and they will put the whole thing in jeopardy.

Did Tampa Authorities Cover Up a Muslim Honor Killing?

Did Tampa Authorities Cover Up a Muslim Honor Killing?

In August of 2009 there was a suspicious death of a Muslim woman in Tampa, Florida. Her death was ruled “accidental” by Tampa authorities, but judging from the facts and circumstances of the case, it seems more likely that her death was murder, a so-called “honor killing” by her family. How many people have you heard of who killed themselves by throwing themselves on the floor?

Super Bowl Champion Fights to Preserve Marriage

Super Bowl Champion Fights to Preserve Marriage

We typically don’t expect a whole lot from professional athletes, at least in the arena of making a meaningful difference in the health and stability of society. But Super Bowl champion David Tyree has moved beyond a troubled youth and a football career to take a bold stand against the worst of pop culture rot and for what is right.

Bachmann Has Commanding Lead in Iowa Poll

Bachmann Has Commanding Lead in Iowa Poll

The 2012 Iowa Report says Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), whom I would consider to be the declared candidate who best exemplifies GOP values, has a commanding lead over every other Republican competitor. In a field of 11 names, Bachmann comes up with 33% support, with her next highest competitor (Herman Cain) at 15%. RINOs Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney and Jon Huntsman place a bleak 13% and 0.4% respectively.

Werthmann Warns of Threats to Freedom

Werthmann Warns of Threats to Freedom

Kitty Werthmann of South Dakota Eagle Forum spoke recently in New Jersey about her experiences growing up in Nazi-controlled Austria and then under Soviet rule before coming to the United States. The saying goes that those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it. Werthmann has some lessons we need to heed–lessons that were purchased with the blood of millions of innocent people.

RINO Huntsman is Win-Win Candidate for ‘Mainstream’ Media

RINO Huntsman is Win-Win Candidate for 'Mainstream' Media

Kurt Schlichter’s excellent analysis at Big Journalism points out that RINO John Huntsman’s GOP candidacy for the presidency is the ultimate win-win candidate for the “mainstream” media and other liberals. Huntsman is sure to lose in a contest with Barack Obama (voters always go with the real liberal over the cheap imitation), but if by some strange wrinkle of reality he won, they would still end up with a president who would wreak the same dead-end, bankrupt, destructive policies on America.

Bachmann Shoots to the Top of the GOP

Bachmann Shoots to the Top of the GOP

The Washington Times reports Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has shot to the top of Zogby’s latest poll of Republican primary voters. In a very large field of candidate, Bachmann pulled 24 % with Herman Cain and Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney tied at second with 15%. RINO-extraordinaire John Huntsman, the favorite Republican liberal of the “mainstream” media, comes in at a paltry 2%.

Confused Jon Huntsman Campaigning in Wrong Party

Confused Jon Huntsman Campaigning in Wrong Party

RINO John Huntsman has thrown his hat in the ring for the GOP presidential nomination. But when one looks at his very liberal record and sees little difference between him and Barack Obama, one has to wonder if he didn’t wander into the wrong political tent by mistake. Huntsman would be more at home–and more in line with the values–of the Democrat Party than in the party which has historically championed freedom, personal responsibility, the free market, family and the American way.

Obamanomics: Against Free Markets & Human Creativity

Obamanomics: Against Free Markets & Human Creativity

President Obama’s recent statement about ATMs hurting the economy reveals his ideological bias. Implicit in his statement is a suspicion of business, as if business leaders are plotting to replace human workers with machines. Also implicit is the idea that the free market drive to innovate and improve efficiency is harmful to human workers. The solution to the problems facing corporate America will not be found in restricting free markets or limiting the creation of wealth but in recovering the Judeo-Christian view of work and business as a moral enterprise intended to serve others and glorify God.

Real Republicans Don’t Curry Favor With Liberals

Real Republicans Don't Curry Favor With Liberals

Texas Governor Rick Perry said something last weekend at the Republican Leadership Conference (RLC) that every–every–Republican should take to heart, and should have already known, something that leads me to believe, if he really lives it out, that he gets it: “It saddens me when sometimes my fellow Republicans duck and cover in the face of pressure from the left…Our party cannot be all things to all people. Our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let’s quit trying to curry favor with them!”

Mindless Mob Attacks Pastor Terry Jones in Dearborn

Mindless Mob Attacks Pastor Terry Jones in Dearborn

This past Friday, Florida Pastor Terry Jones was attacked by a senseless mob of leftist goons as he led another protest against the invasion of America by adherents to Islamic Shariah law, who desire to subvert the United States Constitution to the perverse Muslim ideology. Mr. Jones held a “Saving America” rally at Dearborn, Michigan City Hall Friday afternoon in advance of another planned protest at the annual Arab International Festival, which has previously been a notorious event for anti-Christian free speech violations.

Yes, the Traditional Family Model is Still the Right One

Yes, the Traditional Family Model is Still the Right One

Leftist social engineers have been trying for several decades now to get us to believe that there is no difference between men and women, that each is interchangeable…and often that men are optional or disposable. Now the “professionals” are starting to figure out what those know-nothing primitives who lived prior to the 1950s knew all along: parents–including fathers–play a critical role in the healthy development of children.

The New FBI Powers: Cointelpro on Steroids

The New FBI Powers: Cointelpro on Steroids

Listen closely and what you will hear, beneath the babble of political chatter and other mindless political noises distracting you from what’s really going on, are the dying squeals of the Fourth Amendment. It dies a little more with every no-knock raid that is carried out by a SWAT team, every phone call eavesdropped on by FBI agents, and every piece of legislation passed that further undermines the right of every American to be free from governmental intrusions into their private affairs.

Letter: Kooiker Never Asked for Legal Expense Coverage

Letter: Kooiker Never Asked for Legal Expense Coverage

When I heard Mayor Alan Hanks’ latest campaign ad a few days ago, I took at face value the claim that Alderman Sam Kooiker had come to the city looking for certain expenses to be covered as the ad stated. After all, Hanks might smear an opponent unfairly at the last minute of a campaign, but I wouldn’t think he would publicize an ad that stated something flatly untrue. But now Kooiker has a letter on his website from his attorney to the city attorney which indicates Kooiker did not come to the city looking for reimbursement, but rather the city attorney requested information about Kooker’s legal expenses.

Energy independence, jobs within reach

Energy independence, jobs within reach

Fuel prices got you down? Need a job? Well, prepare to unlearn everything you’ve learned about domestic energy production. Don’t ever let another green “warmer” tell you, “We can’t drill our way out of this mess.” That’s a lie. Contrary to environmentalist talking points, we know that by conservative estimates, the United States enjoys three times the oil reserves of Saudi Arabia. Additionally, we have enough natural gas reserves to last nearly a century. Let that sink in.

America A Greek Tragedy

America A Greek Tragedy

The Greeks face an economic implosion, so President Obama wants to borrow money from China so he can bail out Greece. The looting of America has a tremendously high price, and it remains unclear whether Republicans in the House have what it takes to force responsible change. Come on Charlie Brown, kick the football. Lucy promised she won’t move it this time.

Health care reform smells a lot like socialized medicine

Health care reform smells a lot like socialized medicine

The discussion of health care reform (Obamacare) appears to be moving into high gear here in South Dakota. Our state’s congressmen and woman seem to have trouble connecting with it. That may be for a good reason. To me, call it what you wish, public or private or a combination of those two plus whatever else Congress might throw into the pot, it still smells a lot like socialized medicine. I’m no expert on health care reform or socialized medicine, but I got awfully close to it once, British style, a long, long time ago. It was an incident that could even be called funny, if it didn’t have a smack of tragedy to it.

“Gone Fishing” American Style

Creating a gone-fishing portfolio begins with a top-level asset allocation. We use six asset categories. The three for stability are short money (maturing in less than two years), U.S. bonds and foreign bonds. The three asset categories we use for appreciation are U.S. stocks, foreign stocks and hard asset stocks. Setting these top-level asset allocation targets is the most important part of your investment management decisions.

NBC Shows Its Secularist Underbelly

NBC Shows Its Secularist Underbelly

With a God-hating Marxist in the White House, NBC must be in a big hurry to see their Leftist secularist agenda fully advanced. Why else would they leave out in their coverage today of the U.S. Open Golf Championship the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance? Americans aren’t ready to see their country turned into a Godless socialist enclave, however, as evidenced by the president’s low poll numbers.

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Jun. 18, 2011

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Jun. 18, 2011

The best of the best articles at Dakota Voice this past week, including: NBA, Old Navy Lend Support to Radical Homosexual Movement; Results of the New Hampshire GOP Debate; Dems object to amendments to DADT repeal bill; Homosexual Recruiting With Government Help; Hanks Campaign Ad May Backfire; Fathers: Key to their Childrens Faith; and more!

The Incalculable Value of Fatherhood.

The Incalculable Value of Fatherhood.

In TV shows, sitcoms, commercials and more, fathers are almost universally portrayed as bumbling oafs who must be shepherded and nursemaided through life by their wives and children. Yet all the research indicates that responsible fatherhood not only makes the lives of their children better in so many ways, it saves society billions of dollars every year.

And They’re Off!

And They're Off!

At this point, it’s difficult to tell who among the Republican candidates possesses the rare combination of wisdom, humility, and leadership necessary to break the poisonous cycle of big-government intervention and lead us out of this mess. Mitt Romney and Herman Cain have undeniable leadership and economic appeal, but the former has troubling gubernatorial baggage and the latter isn’t widely known. Can Michelle Bachmann’s ideological purity offset any concerns about her lack of executive experience, or will she be dismissed in the long run as too “Tea Party” for the GOP ticket? Does Pawlenty have the charisma necessary to convince voters he’s the one to beat Obama? Can Newt Gingrich recover from his early stumbles?

Michele Bachmann shines like GOP’s next star

Michele Bachmann shines like GOP's next star

A new Rasmussen poll shows that following the Republican debate in New Hampshire, Michele Bachmann catapulted into the No. 2 slot as a prospective nominee behind Mitt Romney. Bachmann’s performance at the debate, her national debut as a presidential candidate, may well be seen as “A Star is Born.” America needs an inspired and principled leader today, not a manager. I think Michele Bachmann may be the surprise of 2012.

Failure of the ‘Throw Money at It and Hope’ Education Strategy

Failure of the 'Throw Money at It and Hope' Education Strategy

This is a simple illustration from the good folks at the Heritage Foundation of how the “throw money at it and hope” approach of the Left to education simply does not work…while bleeding the public dry and leaving ignorant dufuses with diplomas in the process. Isn’t it time we quit throwing billions of dollars down a hole, and ensured our children get a quality education?

The Ryan-Obama Economic Smackdown

The Ryan-Obama Economic Smackdown

As only he can, Andrew Klavan takes a close and insightful look at two competing strategies for dealing with America’s out-of-control spending and entitlement meltdown. The choice is clear. Why would anyone choose do-nothing fear-mongering over returning America to solvency and prosperity…anyone who doesn’t have their head buried in the sand, that is?