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Dakota Voice is Moving to American Clarion

Dakota Voice is Moving to American Clarion

As the Good Lord has told us, there is a season for everything, and a time for every matter under heaven. The time for DakotaVoice.com is drawing to a close. It’s time for American Clarion to take hold of the torch and run forward into the future. Come find out about the new project of Dakota Voice, LLC: AmericanClarion.com.

Dakota Voice/American Clarion Week in Review, Ending Dec. 31, 2011

Dakota Voice/American Clarion Week in Review, Ending Dec. 31, 2011

These were the top articles at Dakota Voice (now becoming American Clarion) last week, including: Mary Did You Know?; SD Governor’s Clemency and Commutations; Occupy Wall Street Hypocrisy; SD Republican Legislator Scorecard; Hope Via Oil, Gas and Coal; Another Gospel; Ron Paul: Bush Happy Over 911 Attack; 2012 Restoration Rally Planned for SD Capitol; and more!

Occupy Wall Street Hypocrisy

Occupy Wall Street Hypocrisy

This video is a great primer on the hypocrisy of the Occupy Wall Street movement. It’s the same hypocrisy the Left has been promoting for decades, and it stinks just as bad (well, maybe worse from these unwashed modern-day hippies) as it ever did from the “respectable” mainline socialists in the Democrat Party. Remember it well, America, and keep it firmly fixed in your mental vision as we enter election year 2012. We have a country to save from these narcissistic maggots.

Progressive Label Rehabilitates the Same Old Liberal Poison

Progressive Label Rehabilitates the Same Old Liberal Poison

The Daily Caller has an interesting article entitled “‘Liberal’ unpopular, but newer ‘progressive’ label gets high marks in poll.” As the buyer should beware, so should the voter. Slick labels don’t always mean something good inside the packaging. In the case of the “progressive” label, it’s the same old poison that is destroying the greatest nation on the face of the earth.

SD Republican Legislator Scorecard

SD Republican Legislator Scorecard

The Life and Liberty Group in Rapid City sponsored a Pre-Session Legislative Forum Tuesday evening. During the gathering, a Republican Legislator Voting Scorecard, prepared by the Life and Liberty Group, was released. The scorecard examined the votes of South Dakota’s state senators and representatives on several votes in the last legislative session. With so many tools now available to alert voters to legislators who do not live up to the banner under which they sought office, the people will be watching the 2012 session (about to begin in a few days) very closely. And there will likely be some primary challenges in the 2012 election, as well as some new faces in Pierre next year.

Ron Paul: Bush Happy Over 911 Attack

Ron Paul: Bush Happy Over 911 Attack

One can admire, Ron Paul’s dedication to the U.S. Constitution and the limited government it mandates. But his craziness simply eclipses any good he brings to the table, including his insistence that the 911 terrorist attack that killed nearly 3,000 Americans was an “inside job” and that President Bush was full of glee to see it happen.

Mary Did You Know?

Mary Did You Know?

This is one of my most favorite songs, especially around Christmas. I can’t listen to it without getting emotional.Many people have done their own version of this song, but I like Michael English’s the best.  There is a different YouTube version of this video than the one below, one that contains clips from a Jesus […]

In The Beginning Was the Word

In The Beginning Was the Word

The Gospel of John, Chapter One: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that […]

Calgary Welcomes Occupiers, Arrests Christians

Calgary Welcomes Occupiers, Arrests Christians

The war against God in the public square is not confined to the United States. It is being waged in most Western countries to silence and curtail the religious freedom of Christians. Listen to this report about how Calgary’s Muslim mayor welcomed the Occupy Wall Street Marxists into city hall, but charged a Christian preacher with trespassing.

SD Legislators Respond to Denial of Information

SD Legislators Respond to Denial of Information

I received an email just a few minutes ago from South Dakota Rep. Stace Nelson with a letter sent by himself and three other legislators to Rep. Charles Turbiville, Chairman of the South Dakota Legislative Executive board. The letter concerns allegations that confidentiality may have been violated concerning legislative bill research when Republican members of South Dakota’s House leadership are said to have pressured members of the Legislative Research Council staff for the information.

Ron Paul’s Parochialism

Ron Paul's Parochialism

The Daily Caller has a writeup and video/audio segment of Mark Steyn (who sometimes subs for Rush Limbaugh on his radio show) on Hugh Hewitt’s show talking about Ron Paul’s crazy statements and the new light they’re receiving. I can’t decide which would be worse: our current president’s Apology Tour Foreign Policy, or Ron Paul’s Head-In-The-Sand Defense Posture.

Violating the 11th Commandment, or Upholding Its Intent?

Violating the 11th Commandment, or Upholding Its Intent?

As the lights begin to come up and expose the cockroach RINOs of the GOP who like carrying the name “Republican” but don’t like doing the work of one, there has been a lot of scurrying for cover from the aforementioned critters. Once again, those who are committed to upholding the values, principles and platform of the Republican Party have been portrayed as the bad guys while being forced to endure the bleatings about “different opinions” and Reagan’s 11th Commandment. But was the 11th Commandment intended to provide cover for those who willfully undermine the Republican agenda?

A Government-Sponsored Financial Meltdown

A Government-Sponsored Financial Meltdown

This video provides some great analysis from Mary Kissel at the Wall Street Journal over who’s really to blame for the 2008 financial and subsequent economic meltdown, and how a current lawsuit further reveals the guilty. And it seems Fannie and Freddie aren’t really contesting the ugly truth about this insanity.

FRC GOP Presidential Voter Guide Released

FRC GOP Presidential Voter Guide Released

The Family Research Council has released a 2012 presidential voter guide for the GOP candidates. Even though the scorecard takes the candidates at their word on the campaign trail even when their record differs, the differences are still very clear. The choices for a real Republican are very few, but are very good.

A Politically Incorrect Merry Christmas

A Politically Incorrect Merry Christmas

You may (or may not) have heard that the PC Police have been out on Capitol Hill during this Christmas, er, holiday, er, winter season and told congressmen that they are not allowed to wish their constituents “Merry Christmas” in official mailings. Representative Scott Rigell (R-VA) has a very politically incorrect Christmas message for you this Christmas season.

Occupy Wall Street Brought Us Crime, Socialism & Public Defecation

Occupy Wall Street Brought Us Crime, Socialism & Public Defecation

Bill Whittle provides excellent analysis of some key differences between the Tea Party movement and the Occupy Wall Street movement, including: The Tea Party talks about fiscal responsibility, the Federalist Papers, and the Constitution, the OWS movement…doesn’t do much talking or thinking, but a lot of chanting; While liberals want conservatives to shut up, conservatives want liberals to keep talking; and more.

Menorah Lighting Ceremony Held in Rapid City

Menorah Lighting Ceremony Held in Rapid City

Tonight the Synagogue of the Hills held a Hanukkah Menorah lighting ceremony in downtown Rapid City. Mayor Sam Kooiker was on hand with his daughter, and several other local officials were present also. South Dakota Dist. 32 Senator Stan Adelstein officiated. He explained the meaning of the ceremony, led in a responsive reading, and then lit the menorah.

The Alternative Energy US Navy

The Alternative Energy US Navy

From The Patriot Post (www.PatriotPost.US)

Using Anti-Bullying Laws to Bully Others

Using Anti-Bullying Laws to Bully Others

It seems the Left, along with a few naive individuals on the Right, are making their perreniel push for yet another vehicle to normalize and protect homosexual behavior in the public schools. Homosexual activists have been very successful in using “anti-bullying” legislation to silence their opponents, and they seek to expand that success. The reality is that bullying has always occurred and always will occur. There is no reason to believe educators do not already have the tools necessary to protect all students from bullying for all reasons–without providing a tool that homosexual activists are already using to bully those who disagree with them into silence.

Merry Christmas From a Non-Christian Head of State

Merry Christmas From a Non-Christian Head of State

While in some parts of the world, those in power want to kill and eradicate Christians, here we see the Prime Minister of the Jewish state of Israel wishing Christians a Merry Christmas. In this video clip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu–the Jewish head of a Jewish nation–wishes the Christians in his country and around the world a Merry Christmas (something a few people find themselves unable to do here in the United States where we have a 200+ year old Christian heritage and where more than 80% of Americans still call themselves Christians).

Celebrating Christmas Could Be a Death Sentence for Some

Celebrating Christmas Could Be a Death Sentence for Some

Despite several decades of war by secularists on Christianity and the celebration of Christmas, we still have it pretty good in America. When you take a look around the world, at the high cost in some places of identifying with the name of Christ, we are extremely blessed here. In many countries, it can cost you your life to be recognized as a Christian.

Michele Bachmann Smacks Media Deficit Propaganda

Michele Bachmann Smacks Media Deficit Propaganda

In an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Michele Bachmann had to straighten out a “mainstream” media “journalist” when he tried to pretty up Barack Obama’s record of adding trillions to the national debt. When Bachmann pointed out that deficits had exploded under Barack Obama and his Democrat congress, David Gregory had to rush to the aid of the Obamessiah. Bachmann wasn’t being the meek, compliant Republican she’s supposed to be, choosing instead to refute his lies. And the record backs her up.

Opening the Door on the Stench in South Dakota

Opening the Door on the Stench in South Dakota

There has been a nasty stench in the South Dakota Republican Party for several years now. If you don’t follow politics too closely, you may not have noticed it, and even if you do, the whiff comes and goes. But thankfully, there are a few who are actually within the party and serve in elected office who are willing to rock the boat, who won’t go along with what the establishment tells them to shut up and do, who are willing to swing wide the door on that stench and allow the public to get a good smell of that decay that’s been rotting for so long inside. Lately, thanks to Rep. Stace Nelson and a few others, that door is opening and the light of truth is beginning to shine in.

Tim Tebow Should Kill Dogs, Run Over People Like a Good Role Model

Tim Tebow Should Kill Dogs, Run Over People Like a Good Role Model

In a world where academia, the “mainstream” media and other elites have made it clear to the herd that religious beliefs have no place in the “real world,” it can be shocking to some to see a Christian like Tim Tebow who (duh!) takes his faith seriously enough to let it pervade every area of his life. But sportscaster Gregg Doyel gets it, and exposes the hypocrisy of the self-appointed pop-culture guardians.

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Dec. 17, 2011

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Dec. 17, 2011

These were the most in-demand, most read and most commented-on articles at Dakota Voice last week, including: And The Lights of Reason All Went Out in Massachusetts; Muslim Terror Attack is only ‘Workplace Violence’? Stand Firmly, Lowes!; The Free Speech Kill Switch; Yesterday’s Mitt Romney: I’m a Moderate, My Views are Progressive; Ice Cream in Hypocritical Flavors; Teaching Children to be Takers; Economic Lessons from “Farmville”; and more!