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The American colonist’s believed it was necessary to build a moral culture in their communities if their experiment in self-government was to be successful. Their schools taught the moral values of Jesus Christ as recorded in the New Testament. But some 50 years ago, secularism became the new religion in our schools–bringing with it the tragedy of Columbine and similar incidents repeated every year.
Today, Secretary of State Jason Gant unveiled his upgrade to South Dakota’s campaign finance reporting system to all of South Dakota, taking the system live less than a year after taking office. “This is the most significant development in campaign finance for SD in over a decade,” said Gant.
An open letter from a Sean Hannity fan who is fed up that Hannity continues to give air time to RINO mudslinger Karl Rove. “Moving on to this primary season, its clear to anyone that the GOP has promised Mitt Romney the nomination and they are doing everything they can to see that, systematically, each of his rivals are destroyed.”
Not only do we have to eat our peas, but we might have to eat our broccoli as well. The Obama Administration reached a tyrannical high recently when, during oral arguments before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on the constitutionality of Obamacare’s health-insurance mandate, their lawyer, Beth Brinkmann, made the claim that a law requiring Americans to eat broccoli could be constitutional.
After visiting the website of Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength, the group demanding higher taxes on wealthy Americans like themselves, one may lament the defiant, don’t-tread-on-me spirit that once defined our national character. They believe that there is no problem that can’t be solved by giving more money to the federal government. Yet any millionaire could easily make better, more productive use of their money than the government ever will.
Today, Secretary of State Jason Gant announced that the petitions submitted for an initiated measure to increase South Dakota sales tax has passed the petition certification process, and will be placed on the November 2012 general election ballot.
Secretary of State Jason Gant noted today that the public should be aware that South Dakota Law places certain restrictions on trademarks, and those seeking to trademark their name for exclusive use need not apply. Gant clarified that personal names and geographical place names are not eligible to trademark. Recently, some have tried to trademark “Sturgis” and “Black Hills,” and a state prison inmate sued actor Mike Rowe because they share the same name.
While the Supreme Court decides the fate of Obamacare, there is no pause in the bureaucratic battle over Obamacare’s implementation. Since the passage of Obamacare a year and a half ago, there have been over 50 regulations. The regulatory documents that make up these regulations contain, by our count, 1,568,482 words. To put that into context, as massive as Obamacare was, its two statutes together consist of only 425,116 words.
Dr. Alveda King released a statement today defending Herman Cain against his attackers, stating that Cain naysayers want to slay the American Dream–and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream. “These are political ploys by the establishment to attempt a high tech lynching akin to racial profiling in a vicious attempt to eliminate this man who has the courage to present life affirming solutions for America’s problems.”
he Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today approved bipartisan legislation to provide much-needed certainty and regulatory relief to America’s farmers, ranchers, and rural businesses. H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, passed the panel by a vote of 12-9 and now moves to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration.
Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) announced today that the U.S. House Missouri River Flood Working Group will hold a hearing in Washington, DC on November 30th to discuss the Missouri River flooding of 2011. The Working Group has agreed that their top goal is to make flood control a greater priority in Missouri River management.
Secretary of State Jason M. Gant just announced that officials from the South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) and the South Dakota Association of Health Care Organizations (SDAHO) appeared at his office today to turn in petitions for a measure to place a one percent sales tax increase on the ballot, with the purpose of the additional funds raised by the tax increase to go towards education and Medicaid.
Recently, federal Judge Mary Scriven in Florida issued a temporary injunction against the law which requires all candidates for welfare to be drug tested. Judge Scriven’s crusade against welfare drug-testing, backed by the ACLU, is nothing short of ridiculous. It assumes that receiving welfare is a right deserving of constitutional protection.
The following is from a press release from Rep. Kristi Noem’s (R-SD) office concerning the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) efforts to regulate dust on farms. Rep. Noem has sponsored legislation to prevent the EPA from intruding in this area. The release deals with erroneous beliefs concerning the EPA, farm dust, and attempts to regulate yet another area of American’s lives.
Obviously, some changes are to be expected whenever redistricting is necessary – and inevitably some primaries are likely to result when changes like this are made. But it now appears that several pro-life legislators will be forced to run against each other in the next election, and thus reduce the number of conservative pro-life votes in the South Dakota Legislature. Is this by design by the RINO establishment?
The Occupy Wall Street protesters may not recognize it yet, but they have met the enemy. It’s not “corporate greed,” but rather a government that continues to prop up private sector failure (and individual irresponsibility) at the expense of the American taxpayer.
Many hard-working Americans wonder why Obama and the other Marxist politicians not only support but also encourage the anti-Semitic, anti-capitalist scoundrels that are defiling our cities. Could this be a part of the Cloward and Piven plan to destroy America and ‘fundamentally change’ it? This is a scenario built around the excessive and outrageous demands being put forth and supported by Obama and his ilk. While no one believes that Obama would implement things so drastic, one needs to ask why does he support the people that do?
COURAGEOUS—the current release from the makers of FIREPROOF and on track to top that surprise hit at the box office—expands to 48 new cities this weekend. COURAGEOUS remains a top 10 film in the weeks after its Sept. 30 premiere, after opening on 1,200 screens, compared to the 3,000 locations typical for a film in wide release.
For nearly 2,000 years, from the time, early in the third century, that churches began to build and maintain their own facilities, ecclesiastical architecture strained to direct the thoughts of worshipers to the unseen realm, where Christ is exalted in glory. Are we losing our vision of the unseen realm or just trading it in?
Pastors from more than 475 churches nationwide have registered to participate in the Alliance Defense Fund’s fourth annual Pulpit Freedom Sunday on Oct. 2. The total reflects nearly five times as many participants as last year’s total of approximately 100 pastors.
As part of a settlement of an Alliance Defense Fund lawsuit, the city of Mission voted Wednesday to exempt from its “driveway tax” churches and other entities who are exempt from property taxes under state law. The odd tax, similar to ones struck down by supreme courts in two other states, bills property owners based on the number of trips in and out of their driveways.
S.D. Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the United States Department of Justice has filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court seeking review of the lower court decisions holding the Federal Health Care Reform Act as unconstitutional. He and other State Attorneys General are responding in order to preserve and expand upon the lower courts decisions and emphasize the importance of individual and state rights.
As Barack Obama’s radical appointees on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continue their jihad against American jobs and the free market economy, many have wondered: Based on what warped ideological mooring does the leader of the free world summon the “audacity” to tell private companies where they can (or in Boeing’s case, “can’t”) locate new jobs? That’s easy — it’s “The Chicago Way.”
Timothy Goeglein spent nearly eight years in the White House as President George W. Bush’s key point of contact to American conservatives and the faith-based world and was frequently profiled in the national news media. But when a plagiarism scandal prompted his resignation, Goeglein chose not to dodge it but confront it, and was shown remarkable grace by the president. In fact, Bush showed more concern for Goeglein and his family than any personal political standing.
Taxpayers certainly deserve a full accounting on the Solyndra scandal, but it would be a mistake to assume that this scam is limited to one bad loan for $535 million. The true cost of government’s “green jobs” scam is much larger than that.