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Everything on the computer should not go into the trash

Everything on the computer should not go into the trash

There are oceans of stuff, yes, stuff, on the computer that we wade through that should go straight to the trash. Then, every now and then something pops up that needs to be shared. That is the basis for today’s column. This column generally deals with and is about South Dakota issues. Today’s column tells how the American Dream is being destroyed.

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.

Critical Differences Between Left and Right

Critical Differences Between Left and Right

Socialists on the Left would have us believe that their “progressive” (an Orwellian term designed to obfuscate the fact that they are liberal–modern liberal, not classic liberal) ideas can work in the real world. However, it only takes a cursory examination in the real world to realize these fantasies won’t withstand contact with reality. This video provides some insight into how and why these principles contrast, as well as how they work…or, in the case of liberalism, don’t work.

Give thanks for American exceptionalism

Give thanks for American exceptionalism

According to a recent report comparing attitudes in Europe and America, only 49 percent of Americans now feel that American culture is superior to others. This is down from 60 percent in 2002. What the study does not examine is what we mean by culture. Culture is about the prevailing core attitudes of a society. And, when we look further into this same study, we find that American attitudes are distinctly different from their European counterparts and that these attitudes very much reflect what is uniquely American.

Ronald Reagan Thanksgiving Proclamation

Ronald Reagan Thanksgiving Proclamation

This Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by President Ronald Reagan on November 15, 1985: Although the time and date of the first American thanksgiving observance may be uncertain, there is no question but that this treasured custom derives from our Judeo-Christian heritage. “Unto Thee, O God, do we give thanks,” the Psalmist sang, praising God not only for the “wondrous works” of His creation, but for loving guidance and deliverance from dangers…

John F. Kennedy Thanksgiving Proclamation

John F. Kennedy Thanksgiving Proclamation

This Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by President John F. Kennedy on October 27, 1961: “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.” More than three centuries ago, the Pilgrims, after a year of hardship and peril, humbly and reverently set aside a special day upon which to give thanks to God for their preservation and for the good harvest from the virgin soil upon which they had labored…

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

This Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on October 3, 1863 in the midst of America’s most bloody conflict ever: I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens…

Thanksgiving Proclamation of the Third President

Thanksgiving Proclamation of the Third President

This Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by our nation’s third president, James Madison, in 1815: The senate and House of Representatives of the United States have by a joint resolution signified their desire that a day may be recommended to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnity as a day of thanksgiving and of devout acknowledgments to Almighty God for His great goodness manifested in restoring to them the blessing of peace…

Rush Limbaugh on a Lesson for Today From Thanksgiving

Rush Limbaugh on a Lesson for Today From Thanksgiving

Yesterday on his show, Rush Limbaugh shared what he calls the “true story of Thanksgiving” as recorded in his best-seller “See I Told You So.” It’s the story of the Pilgrim’s well-intentioned but misguided and nearly disastrous flirtation with socialism (before there was such a name for such behavior), and how free market principles saved the colony. It’s a story that every, every, EVERY American needs to know.

The Secret Pilgrim History

The Secret Pilgrim History

If you’ve never heard Medved’s Thanksgiving story, then you are about to have all your assumptions about our Thanksgiving holiday challenged. Particularly, Medved talks about the economic model the pilgrims tried when they first came to New England. Medved tells when the pilgrims arrived, they instituted a socialist collective where everyone would work together and everyone would get a share of the crops. It turned out to be the same kind of debacle socialism always turns out to be.

Thanksgiving Proclamation of the Second President

Thanksgiving Proclamation of the Second President

This proclamation by America’s second president, John Adams, was actually for a day of fasting and humiliation, but it did contain a call for thanksgiving as well. It was issued in 1798: As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and the blessing of Almighty God, and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty which the people owe to Him…

Thomas Jefferson Thanksgiving Proclamation

Thomas Jefferson Thanksgiving Proclamation

This Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson in 1779: Whereas the Honourable the General Congress, impressed with a grateful sense of the goodness of Almighty God, in blessing the greater part of this extensive continent with plentiful harvests, crowning our arms with repeated successes, conducting us hitherto safely through the perils…

Thankful at the StopLight

Thankful at the StopLight

While you’re here at this StopLight, take a moment and think about what we have to be grateful for. Also, think about all that our forefathers went through, while still maintaining a thankful attitude.

First National Thanksgiving Proclamation

First National Thanksgiving Proclamation

This is the first national Thanksgiving proclamation of the United States, issued by Congress on Nov. 1, 1777: Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to him for benefits received, and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of; and it having pleased him in his abundant mercy…

Giving Thanks: A National Tradition

Giving Thanks: A National Tradition

As we, once again, approach this national day of “thanksgiving” I thought it necessary to reflect upon our nation’s long history of acknowledging and giving thanks to Almighty God. On October 3, 1789 George Washington issued the nation’s first presidential proclamation in which he called the nation to set aside a day for giving thanks to that “great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be….”

Assimilation: Is it time for another time out?

Assimilation: Is it time for another time out?

Millions of Muslims are seeking to immigrate to America. Islam is a civilization that has never accepted Christianity equally, and many seek Shariah Law that would expunge Christianity entirely. With this in mind, don’t you think we should solve the problem of their assimilation into our culture and language before we bring in millions more into this country? Or to put it another way, is it wise to bring in millions more into our country at such a time?

We’re ignoring the Constitution

We're ignoring the Constitution

As ObamaCare heads toward the Supreme Court, is it not sad that most basic violations of individual liberty are not intuitively obvious to so many citizens and members of Congress? It’s obvious what’s wrong today. We’ve either forgotten what being American means, or we no longer care.

2011 Pulpit Freedom Sunday a Success

2011 Pulpit Freedom Sunday a Success

Eric Stanley of the Alliance Defense Fund was on Wallbuilders Live yesterday, discussing the Pulpit Initiative. This effort started in 2007 by the Alliance Defense Fund to challenge the unconstitutional tax code provision fostered in 1954 by then Senator Lyndon Johnson to silence his nonprofit political enemies. This year, 539 pastors participated, and next year even more are expected to come on board.

Historic $15 TRILLION Debt

Historic $15 TRILLION Debt

On Nov. 16, the national debt surpassed $15 trillion for the first time in U.S. history to $15.026 trillion. And at its current trajectory, it will pass 100 percent of the $15.198 trillion Gross Domestic Product by the end of the year, if not early in 2012. Government borrowing becomes a drain on economic output.

Is There Hope for America?

Is There Hope for America?

Marybeth Hicks, author of Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-aid, says that she makes the statement that conservatives and Christians have pretty much lost the culture war for the hearts and minds of our children. But wars that once appeared lost can flare up anew, and the tables can turn. Do Christians who understand and appreciate our moral heritage in America have the determination to regain what we’ve forfeited in the last 50 years?

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.”

An RNC Veteran’s Day Message

An RNC Veteran's Day Message

This is a Veteran’s Day message from the Republican National Committee, and from veterans to veterans. Despite the RINOs and liberals in our midst, the Republican Party remains the only party that is still dedicated the defense and honor of America (sadly, though not all in its ranks have, the leadership of America’s other major party sold out over 40 years ago to defeatism and self-loathing).

Remembering all that served

Remembering all that served

During the Vietnam era we were told that for every man in combat there were seven soldiers needed in non-combat roles to provide necessary support. Each of those soldiers, whether in supply, payroll, mess service, intelligence, transportation, entertainment, communications, security, training, etc., all performed essential parts in making the very complex military system work, which contributed to our country’s interests and security. Their contributions are no less honorable than that of the grunt rifleman who took watch behind the concertina wire of the Phu Bai airstrip night after lonely night.

Who Votes for Democracy?

Who Votes for Democracy?

We are witnessing the tyranny not of the majority but instead of the majority of voters coming to fruition. In America in a typical election, only 50% or less of eligible voters bothers to cast their ballot. Many congressional districts are gerrymandered into personal possessions, local counties, cities and states belong to good-old-boy networks and the Senate is the province of millionaire media stars. The uninformed elect the unqualified to give them what is unearned.

The Story Behind the ‘Star Spangled Banner’

The Story Behind the 'Star Spangled Banner'

Do you know how the United States got its national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner”? If you don’t, you should. If you do, you probably thrill to hear the story again and again. Watch this vide of historian David Barton telling the story.