Archive for November 14th, 2011

My Ministry Dilemma

My Ministry Dilemma

I have been writing my weekly commentaries for nearly ten years now and I remain amazed and humbled by the scope and audience the Lord has granted. However, for those of you who have been following my ministry for at least the last couple of years, you know that I have recently added a new ministry direction. I will henceforth soften my self-imposed commitment to publishing an article each and every week.

You Don’t Even Have to Ask

You Don't Even Have to Ask

President Obama and other Leftists have made us laugh with their faux comparisons between the patriotic Tea Party movement and the anti-American Occupy Wall Street movement. There simply is no legitimate comparison.The vast difference has led the Media Research Center to put together a list of questions that might naturally come to mind for an Occupy Wall Street protestor, but you’d never have to ask a Tea Partier.

The Occupy Wall Street Devolution

The Occupy Wall Street Devolution

The person who titled this video hit the nail on the head. The Occupy Wall Street movement isn’t best described as a revolution (though it definitely has some of those characteristics). It is best described as devolution. It is a huge step back from the prosperity and advancements of the American Revolution and the principles that drove that revolution, backward into a mob of ignorance and lawlessness. The last time we saw a step backward that was as big as these Marxists want, we saw the advancements and learning of the Roman Empire fall at the hands of barbarians into 1,000 years of the Dark Ages.

Seven Reasons I Lean Libertarian

Seven Reasons I Lean Libertarian

Last week I listed the first three reasons why I lean libertarian. First, centralized power in government corrupts. Less government power means less government corruption by special interests. Second, controlling another person’s life through force is inherently wrong. Third, government-supplied security is an illusion. By its nature, government cannot function in that role.

Let’s Conversate about the Argubate 

Let’s Conversate about the Argubate 

A debate is merely an argument dressed up in its Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes.? So whether we should call our current national dialog a debate or an argument depends upon the sensibilities of the writer and the reader.? For the purposes of fairness and inclusiveness I will therefore coin a new term, “Argubate.”

Sending South Dakota ex-convicts back to prison is expensive

Sending South Dakota ex-convicts back to prison is expensive

Nearly 30 percent of those released from prison here in South Dakota return within a year. There is an attempt to cut that percentage in half, primarily because of the cost of “re-housing” those prisoners. The attempt is certainly a worthwhile effort because of the economy. South Dakota needs to figure out a way to keep so many of its ex-inmates from going back to prison. No, it isn’t because I am some kind of a bleeding heart. I am thinking more about the economy of cutting the number of those who have to go back to prison here in the state.