• Freedom is best way to help low-income students

    Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas and Congressman Luke Messer of Indiana have introduced a bill that could produce positive, badly needed change in American K-12 education. The bill allows for Title 1 education funds “to follow low-income students to any public or private school of their choice.”

    Freedom is best way to help low-income students
  • Mercy Will Prevail

    Sometimes it feels as if we Christians are being scapegoated and ultimately driven unto the fringes of society. I am of no greater worth than my neighbor – no matter how he identifies himself. This trumped-up emphasis on sexual identity is way overblown. We are not what we desire, but rather, we are what we embrace.

    Mercy Will Prevail
  • Jan. 30 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

    It’s scheduled to be a busy day in the South Dakota Legislature today. Between the various committees, as well as the state House and Senate bodies, the legislature will be looking at bills dealing with concealed carry of a firearm, breastfeeding, Article V conventions, making it easier for convicted felons to vote, sex offender regulations, abortion reporting regulations, domestic abuse law, and health care sharing arrangements.

    Jan. 30 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch
  • SD Senate Calls for Internet Sales Tax

    The “Republican” supermajority South Dakota Senate voted 34-0 today of SCR 4, calling on congress to support “equity and sales tax fairness.” The text of the bill makes it clear that it targets internet sales when it talks about “remote sellers that have no physical presence in the taxing state.”

  • Freedom from Regulations Supported by SD House

    The South Dakota House of Representatives voted 56-14 in favor of HCR 1005, a resolution calling on congress to propose a “regulation freedom amendment” to the U.S. Constitution due to the encroachment of liberty perpetrated by our nation’s out-of-control regulatory environment. A key provision of the resolution calls for a majority vote by congress on any federal regulation that one-quarter of the members of congress oppose.

    Freedom from Regulations Supported by SD House
  • SD House Affirms Life, Calls for Roe Overturn

    The South Dakota House voted to pass HCR 1004 today, a resolution affirming the personhood of unborn children and calling for the overturn of the Roe v. Wade decision that “legalized” abortion on demand in the United States by judicial fiat.

    SD House Affirms Life, Calls for Roe Overturn
  • SD Senate Calls for for Abolition of US Dept of Education

    The South Dakota Senate voted today in favor of HCR 1003, calling on the president and congress to abolish the unconstitutional U.S. Department of Education. The SD Senate joins the SD House in support of the bill. The bill has no force of law, but is a statement of opinion, urging action by our federal elected leaders.

    SD Senate Calls for for Abolition of US Dept of Education
  • Will No One Blow the Trumpet?

    America was once known as “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. Today, we are neither. Oh for the good old days when men were brave and America was free. Has there ever been a time in American history when moral leadership was so lacking?

    Will No One Blow the Trumpet?
  • Who Owns the Land

    What we are witnessing is a war of worldviews. On the one hand we have the Biblical worldview, recognizing that God has authority over human government. On the other side of the worldview war is the atheist, humanist, progressive who claims they are the source of law, they are the elite who essentially are gods.

    Earth (NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring)
  • The President Undercuts Stay-at-Home Parents

    What do we want our homes to be like? Is it good for our parenting years to be consumed with work and kids to the exclusion of much of our leisure and to the detriment of our recommended sleep? Are we writing off the effect of having a parent “always around” when our children are growing up (especially in their earliest years)? And what does outsourcing our parenting for 6-10 hours per day do to our ability to raise them as we see fit from a religious and cultural perspective?

    The President Undercuts Stay-at-Home Parents

Key Quote

The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it. — James Wilson, signer of the Declaration, member of the Continental Congress, constructor of the Constitution, one of the original Supreme Court justices appointed by President George Washington., Of the Study of Law in the United States Circa, 1790

 

National »

Freedom is best way to help low-income students

Freedom is best way to help low-income students

January 30, 2015 at 11:13 am

Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas and Congressman Luke Messer of Indiana have introduced a bill that could produce positive, badly needed change in American...

  • Mercy Will Prevail
    Mercy Will Prevail

    The Struggle to Know the One True God There are many troubling developments unfolding to extinguish the lasting...

    January 30, 2015 at 7:29 am
  • Will No One Blow the Trumpet?
    Will No One Blow the Trumpet?

    America was once known as “the land of the free and the home of the brave”.  Today, we are neither. In fact,...

    January 29, 2015 at 12:47 pm
  • Earth (NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring)
    Who Owns the Land

    The battle of worldviews was on full display this week. Consider just Tuesday and Thursday for a moment. Thursday...

    January 29, 2015 at 12:40 pm
  • The President Undercuts Stay-at-Home Parents
    The President Undercuts Stay-at-Home Parents

    By Zachary Gappa President Obama’s State of the Union address was predictable for a President nearing the end...

    January 29, 2015 at 10:33 am
  • Zero Tolerance
    Zero Tolerance

    “Nones” ~ Those without any religious affiliation. (A label denoting the non-religious profile of young-adult...

    January 29, 2015 at 6:16 am
  • SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Hospital Ignored Medicare Ruling
    SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Hospital Ignored Medicare Ruling

    On January 28, 2015, I wrote a letter to a hospital to stop its attempt to collect $120.40 from a senior citizen...

    January 28, 2015 at 8:59 pm

South Dakota »

Jan. 30 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

Jan. 30 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

January 30, 2015 at 4:03 am

It’s scheduled to be a busy day in the South Dakota Legislature today. Between the various committees, as well as the state House and Senate bodies, the legislature...

RINO Watch »

SD Senate Calls for Internet Sales Tax

SD Senate Calls for Internet Sales Tax

January 29, 2015 at 7:27 pm

The “Republican” supermajority South Dakota Senate voted 34-0 today of SCR 4, calling on congress to support “equity and sales tax fairness.” The...

International »

Israeli Settlements: Barrier to Peace?

Israeli Settlements: Barrier to Peace?

January 12, 2015 at 12:40 pm

If you’ve followed the Arab-Israeli conflict at all in the past 20 years or more, you’ve no doubt heard the argument made by anti-Israel forces that the Israeli...

U.S. Constitution »

Delegates to an Article V Convention Can’t be Controlled by State Laws!

Delegates to an Article V Convention Can’t be Controlled by State Laws!

January 19, 2015 at 7:54 pm

Our Declaration of Independence (2nd para) sets forth our long forgotten Founding Principles that: All men are created equal. Rights come from God. People create governments...

Other News

Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance

The nones are in no way novel or unique in their rebellion. These nones merely reflect our natural propensity and complete denial of greater spiritual realities. For them, and a growing majority of secular society, to even promote the idea that we are sinners is considered “hate speech.” The foundational doctrine of original sin has become just another casualty of our religiously intolerant “progressive culture.”

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Jan. 29 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

Jan. 29 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

Among some of the important legislation being considered in the South Dakota Legislature today, there is SB 82 which would undermine marriage and family through domestic violence law, HCR 1003 which calls for the abolition of the unconstitutional US Dept of Education, HCR 1005 to limit regulation, and SCR 4 which seeks to impose an internet sales tax on the people of South Dakota.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Hospital Ignored Medicare Ruling

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Hospital Ignored Medicare Ruling

On January 28, 2015, I wrote a letter to a hospital to stop its attempt to collect $120.40 from a senior citizen client. I can show you the body of the letter without disclosing the details. Here is the body of the letter that I wrote to the hospital.

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Free Tax Preparation Now Available to Seniors, Low Income

Free Tax Preparation Now Available to Seniors, Low Income

From Jan. 28 through April 15, AARP will offer free tax preparation at nine Black Hills area locations through the AARP and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) programs. The programs are geared to senior citizens and low- to moderate-income families but there are no age or income requirements.

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Washington at Constitutional Convention of 1787, signing of U.S. Constitution.

SD House Panel Votes to Limit Article V Delegate Authority

The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee considered HB 1069 which seeks to limit the authority of delegates to an Article V convention to amend the U.S. Constitution, voting 9-3 in favor of advancing the bill to the full House.

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Taxes and Fees: A Rose By Any Other Name…

Taxes and Fees: A Rose By Any Other Name…

The South Dakota House voted today in favor of HCR 1001 which seeks to make a distinction between a tax and a fee. The bill says a tax is “a compulsory financial contribution levied by a government for the general support of the government and the services it provides,” while a fee is “a charge levied by a government on specific persons, activities, or properties as payment for a direct benefit received.”

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U.S. Dept of Education (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Eight SD ‘Republicans’ Vote to Maintain US Dept of Education

The South Dakota House voted today on HCR 1003 calling on the president and congress to abolish the U.S. Department of Education. The resolution passed 48-20. The U.S. Department of Education was created by President Jimmy Carter to pay back his teacher’s union supporters. How many “Republicans” voted to keep the Department of Education?

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Pop-Culturized History Channel

Pop-Culturized History Channel

I am grateful that the History Channel is bringing up the topic of our Founders, but I wonder – how accurate is it? For instance, the show inaccurately portrays Samuel Adams as a poor, bar-hopping, 30-year-old on probation. When in truth he inherited money and a business from his father, had a wife and children, was a political leader in Boston, had an abiding Christian faith, and was 43 years old when the events occurred. There is no evidence to support the “dramatic” depiction of Samuel Adams as a bar crawling, womanizing, street thug on probation.

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Jan. 28 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

Jan. 28 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

Some of the notable bills being considered by the South Dakota Legislature today include legislation on sex offenders, an Article V convention, a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution, taxes and fees, and election law.

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Daily Beast Lies: American Family Association is ‘Hate Group’

Daily Beast Lies: American Family Association is ‘Hate Group’

I stumbled on a column from the Daily Beast website in which the writer, Dean Obeidallah, hurled such lunatic accusations at the American Family Association (AFA) that you would think no one would give his thoughts a second glance. Sadly, that’s not the case, because his kind of twisted thinking is what is being spread and amplified across all “mainstream” media outlets in our nation, and it’s what is widely accepted as “truth” among the deluded minds of the low-information Left.

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