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SD Update on the Federal Health Care Lawsuit

SD Update on the Federal Health Care Lawsuit

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley releases further details on the U.S. Supreme Court’s oral argument in the Federal Health Care Reform Act case. The Court has allotted five-and-a-half hours for oral arguments expected to be heard by this February or March, with a decision potentially by late June 2012.

RINO Romney Wilts Under the Light of Truth

RINO Romney Wilts Under the Light of Truth

RINO Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney finally got some tough questions (from Fox News, of course), and he wilted under the light of truth. Various pundits and media figures described his performance as “awkward” and “uncomfortable,” “rambling” and “exasperated,” “icily peevish” and more. Romney has received a free ride from the Leftist media…that would evaporate were he to go head-to-head with their Democrat favorite in the general election.

Comrade Sam: Eat Your Broccoli or Else

Comrade Sam: Eat Your Broccoli or Else

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.

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.

ObamaCare Fight Involves More Than Just SCOTUS

ObamaCare Fight Involves More Than Just SCOTUS

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.

Moral responsibilities are linked to fiscal responsibility

Moral responsibilities are linked to fiscal responsibility

Disrespect for life and disrespect for property go hand in hand. We can’t divorce our sexual promiscuity from our fiscal promiscuity. Restoring personal responsibility in both areas is what we need today to get our nation back on track. The “right to abortion” culture is simply a subset of the entitlement culture, the culture that says your life is about making claims on others rather than personal responsibility.

RomneyCare Architect: ObamaCare Based on RomneyCare

RomneyCare Architect: ObamaCare Based on RomneyCare

Apparently Mitt Romney is the only person in the country who doesn’t realize the unconstitutional health care bill known as ObamaCare is basically the same animal as what he forced on the once-free people of Massachusetts–and in fact ObamaCare is modeled on Romney’s Frankenstein. MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, who was involved in both RomneyCare and ObamaCare, says they are the same bad dog.

RomneyCare and ObamaCare: The Same Bad Prescription

RomneyCare and ObamaCare: The Same Bad Prescription

Rick Perry isn’t my first or even second choice for president of the United States, for a number of reasons. But there are some areas where he definitely gets it right, and one of them is RomneyCare. This state-level, prototype version of ObamaCare is almost identical to ObamaCare in every important way–and all of them are bad.

GOP Drafting Bill to Defund ObamaCare

GOP Drafting Bill to Defund ObamaCare

U.S. House Republicans are working on a bill to defund ObamaCare. Whether it makes it into law or not, it is important that House Republicans make very effort to defund, defang and bury this unconstitutional assault on the American way of life. The American people need to see who is serious about preserving our freedoms and restoring respect for the U.S. Constitution, so they will have no doubt about who to vote for in 2012.

SD Attny General Announces State SCOTUS Challenge to ObamaCare

SD Attny General Announces State SCOTUS Challenge to ObamaCare

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.

SD Freedom Index Reveals Friends, Enemies of Freedom in South Dakota

SD Freedom Index Reveals Friends, Enemies of Freedom in South Dakota

We’d like to think that in a conservative, patriotic state like South Dakota, we shouldn’t have to worry too much about people and politicians who are eager to take away the freedom of those they ostensibly represent. Unfortunately, with human nature being what it is, we must ALWAYS be ready to defend our freedom. Now the people have a new tool in their arsenal: the South Dakota Freedom Index, from the South Dakota Freedom Coalition. The Index looks at several votes in key areas and measures the votes of state senators and representatives regarding the protection of freedom. Find out how your senator/rep did.

Democrats Defend the Tea Party

Democrats Defend the Tea Party

You’ve probably heard it said on the Left that “all the Republican candidates worship at the altar of the Tea Party,” or something like that. But did you know that the Tea Party is a collection of citizens from all backgrounds that don’t like elected or appointed government officials who over tax, over spend, and over regulate to the point of strangulating our economy, our freedoms, and our lives. Did you know that there are Tea Party Democrats–and did you know they are letting the chair of the DNC know they aren’t happy with the Tea Party-bashing?

Newt Hits a Home Run

Newt Hits a Home Run

Other than Pravda’s, er, MSNBC’s attempt to make the debate what Drudge called the “Rick and Mitt Show” and minimize the more conservative candidates, the most interesting soundbite I’ve heard so far has come from Newt Gingrich. He did not pull any punches in denouncing ObamaCare for the “disaster” it is. He also showed a fire and boldness that most of the other candidates need to learn from.

11 Circuit Rules ObamaCare Mandate Unconstitutional

11 Circuit Rules ObamaCare Mandate Unconstitutional

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit is the latest court to strike down the unconstitutional ObamaCare scheme as, well, unconstitutional. They ruled that the mandate forcing Americans to buy a product they may not want or need violates the U.S. Constitution, upholding a fundamental level of freedom Americans once took for granted. Unlike a previous district court ruling, however, they did not rule that the unconstitutionality of the mandate invalidated the entire law.

New Obamacare violations of personal liberty

New Obamacare violations of personal liberty

Obamacare is a masterpiece in its achievement of leaving no corner of our personal freedoms unviolated. It hijacks our pocketbook, our autonomy of action, and our conscience. The result is to leave us economically and morally impoverished. Americans need to sober up. Repeal of Obamacare is on a growing and most challenging list of things to do.

Study: ObamaCare Already Killing Employer Health Coverage

Study: ObamaCare Already Killing Employer Health Coverage

The American people continue to loathe the stench of unconstitutional ObamaCare more than a year after it was passed. Opposition remains as strong as it was the day Democrats forced this on the American people. A new study points out one of the many reasons why it’s a stinker: employers are already moving to drop health care coverage to allow their employees to fall onto the government plan.

West’s gentlemanly behavior

West's gentlemanly behavior

Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is also Democratic National Committee chair, suggested that the nasty email she got from her state’s Republican counterpart Allen West, responding to her attack on him in the House of Representatives, resulted from him being “under pressure.” Of course, Allen West is under pressure. As is every freedom loving American, as we watch our great country sink. Given the damage inflicted by Wasserman Schultz and her party to our nation, Allen West has been quite the gentleman.

Obama Health Care Lie: Nothing to See, Move Along

Obama Health Care Lie: Nothing to See, Move Along

When a conservative–especially a “traitorous” conservative woman–says something that isn’t backed up by seven sworn witnesses and videotape from three different angles, this is more than enough cause for the “mainstream” media to loose the hounds of Hell to inform the American people of their henious act and demand that the conservatives’ birthday be taken away. When a liberal such as Barack Obama tells a flat-out lie…there’s nothing to see here. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. Move along. Move along.

Health Care: RomneyCare Makes Things Worse

Health Care: RomneyCare Makes Things Worse

One of the main selling points for ObamaCare (for any socialized health care scheme) is the ludicrious claim that it will lower costs. What happened when Governor Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney and a gang of socialist Democrats imposed socialized health care on the people of Massachusetts in 2006? The opposite of what was promised: higher premiums, higher costs overall, and long wait times for care. Is this the direction we want for America?

Noem on Unemployment, Economy

Noem on Unemployment, Economy

In the latest job numbers, unemployment is up to 9.2% and overall the economy still looks very anemic, despite being over 2 years into the Obama Administration and the waste, er, expenditure of a trillion dollars in porkulus, er, stimulus spending. South Dakota’ s Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) hits the nail on the head when she says in this press conference that in order to get the economy going again, we need to stop wasting money, stop calling for more taxes on the American people and American businesses, and stop burdening us all with more onerous government regulations.

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Jul. 2, 2011

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Jul. 2, 2011

The best of the best articles at Dakota Voice last week, including: Michele Bachmann on Fox News Sunday; Herman Cain Ad Nails Barack Obama and Birds of a Feather; Young Guns Take Their First Shots; Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients Makes Sense; The ‘Mainstream’ Media War on Michele Bachmann Has Begun; TSA: Stop Treating Americans Like Criminals; and more!

South Dakota Health Care Bill Repeal Effort Fails

South Dakota Health Care Bill Repeal Effort Fails

Secretary of State Jason M. Gant announced that ballot submissions to repeal SB 38 and SB 43 did not meet today’s deadline and will not be on the ballot for the November 2012 election. Since they did not meet the deadline, they will take effect as other laws would on July 1st. The bills were related to South Dakota’s compliance with the federal Affordable Care Act (commonly known as President Obama’s Health Care reform).

Health care reform smells a lot like socialized medicine

Health care reform smells a lot like socialized medicine

The discussion of health care reform (Obamacare) appears to be moving into high gear here in South Dakota. Our state’s congressmen and woman seem to have trouble connecting with it. That may be for a good reason. To me, call it what you wish, public or private or a combination of those two plus whatever else Congress might throw into the pot, it still smells a lot like socialized medicine. I’m no expert on health care reform or socialized medicine, but I got awfully close to it once, British style, a long, long time ago. It was an incident that could even be called funny, if it didn’t have a smack of tragedy to it.

Govt Creates Atmosphere of Nervousness for Business

Govt Creates Atmosphere of Nervousness for Business

Raymond Keating, chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship (SBE) Council, said many businesses are nervous about the cost of energy, public policy changes, government spending and debt, and regulatory issues like ObamaCare. This atmosphere of uncertainty is causing businesses to hold off on hiring, investing and growing. All of this comes together to keep our economy struggling.

Results of the New Hampshire GOP Debate

Results of the New Hampshire GOP Debate

The second GOP debate of the 2012 election season was held tonight in New Hampsire and aired on CNN. Present for the debate were the following candidates: Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, and Ron Paul. Questions dealt with what candidates would do to spur economic growth, ObamaCare, repealing ObamaCare, the Tea Party, bringing back jobs from overseas and more.