Commentary

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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.

Executive Orders

Executive Orders

Our nation was not founded to be a centrally planned socially straight-jacketed empire ruled by the decrees of a sovereign. With President Obama, seconded and supported by his Attorney General Holder, deciding not to enforce laws they disagree with, the rule of law has ended in the United States. We can date our passage from a nation of laws to a nation of men not with this momentous decision but more effectively from the moment our elected representatives declined to declare this action to be unconstitutional and illegal.

What Was Wrong With Tiny Tim?

What Was Wrong With Tiny Tim?

Other than Ebenezer Scrooge in Dickens’s story “A Christmas Carol,” Tiny Tim is certainly the most memorable character. Dickens used the boy in the story to soften the hearts of both Scrooge and his readers toward the worthy poor. Although Victorian sentiments questioned the thrift or industry of the masses, a crippled, saintly child was obviously above reproach. In Dickens’s day, the disabled were feared because people believed they could be contagious.

The story of the wooden bowl

The story of the wooden bowl

Here it is, Christmas time again. Digging into my files I discovered a story entitled simply, “The Wooden Bowl,” which is most appropriate for this time of the year. While Christmas is the season for giving, it is also the season for sharing and caring. Thus, today’s column.While I have added to the original story, it hasn’t changed its meaning. You don’t have to be embarrassed if a tear pops up in your eye.

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!

Why the Economy is Stifled

Why the Economy is Stifled

Why is the economy still stalled? As Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus put it (and I agree with him), the business community is in an extended holding pattern until we see whether we’ll have four more years of this anti-business Marxist in the White House.

The Orwellian Republican Voter Guide

The Orwellian Republican Voter Guide

Bill Whittle takes us through the Firewall to take a look at the Orwellian view of the “mainstream” media and others on the Left regarding politics. As you will see, people who want Americans to keep more of the money they have earned are evil, greedy jerks while those who want to take money from those who have earned it are “generous. But there are so many other differences between the two political ideologies…

Trucker Attacked: This is What Democracy Looks Like

Trucker Attacked: This is What Democracy Looks Like

The Marxist Occupy Wall Street tantrum in Portland are attempting to undermine the jobs of their fellow Americans, as well as the access of their fellow Americans to the goods coming through the port at Portland, Oregon. In their efforts to protect their fellow Americans from being contaminated by the free market in Portland, they found it necessary to throw a lit cigarette in the face of a trucker, damage his property, and attempt to drag him from his truck.

Rush Limbaugh Goes On the Record

Rush Limbaugh Goes On the Record

Rush Limbaugh went “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren. Limbaugh touches on a number of truths and answers several questions on many people’s minds today: Liberals have to lie about their agenda in order to get elected; Why Limbaugh hopes President Obama fails; The chip on Obama’s shoulder; Does Obama really believe that the nonsense he promotes will be good for America, or is he really an anti-American Marxist who wants to take down America?; Is there only one GOP candidate who can beat Obama?; The GOP establishment believes core Republican values are loser values; and more

And The Lights of Reason All Went Out in Massachusetts

And The Lights of Reason All Went Out in Massachusetts

Many of you will remember the classic Bee Gees song, “(The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts.” It was one of their early smash hits from the fall of 1967. That song immediately played in my mind when I read a December 12th email alert from Brian Camenker of Mass Resistance. He reported on what can only be described as an abominable piece of insanity. The Sunday front page story in the Boston Globe reported glowingly on a family with twin boys, one of whom believes he is a girl, and the boy’s parents are going to horrific lengths to encourage his delusion. A re-wording of the Bee Gees song could say that the lights of reason all went out in Massachusetts.

Yesterday’s Mitt Romney: I’m a Moderate, My Views are Progressive

Yesterday's Mitt Romney: I'm a Moderate, My Views are Progressive

Gee, thanks, Mitt, for admitting to us that you’re a liberal…nine years ago in n Worcester, MA. In this video from 2002, an endorsement of Mitt Romney from El Mundo, a Spanish-speaking newspaper in Massachusetts (where the overhwelming majority of legal residents speak English, and have for over 300 years), is the topic of discussion when Mr. RomneyCare admits to being a “moderate” with “progressive” views–code for a liberal with liberal views who doesn’t want to admit to being a liberal.

Teaching Children to be Takers

Teaching Children to be Takers

Leftists have long been very adept and ready to use children to promote their dark agenda. Now these Leftists are taking their children to the streets in celebration of a movement in pursuit of legal plunder, teaching them that the world owes them something they haven’t earned, that bullying others while calling others “bullies” is “what democracy looks like,” and that policemen who do their jobs are bad.

The Free Speech Kill Switch

The Free Speech Kill Switch

Proposed federal legislation purporting to protect online intellectual property would also impose sweeping new government mandates on internet service providers — a positively Orwellian power grab that would permit the U.S. Justice Department to shut down any internet site it doesn’t like (and cut off its sources of income) on nothing more than a whim.

Ice Cream in Hypocritical Flavors

Ice Cream in Hypocritical Flavors

Why do we never see questions like these being asked on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, Newsweek, Time, US News & World Report, et al? But hats-off to Daily Caller for asking relevant and important questions that expose the utter hypocrisy of the Left. Come learn about some really hypocritical ice cream.

Morality is Divinely Inspired

Morality is Divinely Inspired

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.

Muslim Terror Attack is only ‘Workplace Violence’? Stand Firmly, Lowes!

Muslim Terror Attack is only 'Workplace Violence'?  Stand Firmly, Lowes!

On the 70th anniversary of hte Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, we learned about the outrageous, despicable characterization by the Defense Department of the Fort Hood Muslim jihadist attack as an act of “workplace violence.” Meanwhile, TLC is trying to “normalize” Islam with a show called “All-American Muslim.” Why do we never learn?

The Stop Online Piracy Act: Yet Another Stealth Maneuver to Control the Internet

The Stop Online Piracy Act: Yet Another Stealth Maneuver to Control the Internet

Americans have seen their freedoms decline on almost every front over the past decade. We have been spied on by surveillance cameras, eavesdropped on by government agents, had our belongings searched, our phones tapped, our mail opened, our email monitored, our opinions questioned, our purchases scrutinized. One of the few things that has kept us teetering on the edge of a full slide into tyranny is the internet, the primary source of news and information for many people. Little wonder, then, that federal and state governments continue to try to gain control of the world wide web.

John Quinn on the American Economy

John Quinn on the American Economy

John Quinn was one of the featured speakers at the Dec. 10 meeting of the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. Quinn spoke about the American economy, what makes it great, and what holds it back. He also spoke about economic theory and how the political state of affairs affects the strength of our economy. This is the complete video of his presentation.

Economic Lessons from “Farmville”

Economic Lessons from

Zynga was already the leading Facebook platform developer when it launched Farmville in June 2009. The idea was not original, but Zynga implemented it better and advertised it more than other companies. A year later Farmville had 80 million users, with most people coming back every day and representing about 10% of the Facebook population. If we celebrated our efforts at financial responsibility as much as we do Farmville, the savings rate in this country would rise significantly.

Putting the Paste Back in the Tube

Putting the Paste Back in the Tube

Western Civilization burns while our Party of Power plays the fiat financial fiddle. Will we continue the shadow dance pretending we have a limited government or will we muster up the courage to tell our media enhance perpetually re-elected puppet master that he who pays the piper calls the tune? It is time for my generation to admit we have been ripped off for every cent ever extorted from us for Social Security, and the only way we can receive benefits is to have the government extort it from our children and give it to us.