Archive for May 5th, 2013

Boston Celtics forward Sasha Pavlović (left) and Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collins (right)  Photo credit: Joshua S. Kelly

NBA’s Jason Collins: ‘Gay’ Superhero!

So I guess you’ve heard. Fading, 34 year-old NBA free agent Jason Collins has been declared a hero for publicly announcing that he digs dudes. Well, it’s about time! Used to be all a guy had to do was die at Omaha Beach or some other such nonsense. The Imperialist USA is finally seeing some major progress.

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South Dakota Rep. Chip Campbell

Rep. Chip Campbell at the Constitution Rally

Rep. Chip Campbell of Rapid City spoke yesterday at the SD Citizens for Liberty Constitution Rally in Rapid City. Campbell mentioned that the bandshell location where he was speaking was the place the Tea Party first came to Rapid City four years ago. Campbell said that the direction American politics is tending is not constistent with the Constitution. He said that has been happening all his life, but that it has accelerated lately. Despite this, he said that America is still the greatest country in the world.

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South Dakota Rep. Lance Russell

Rep. Lance Russell at the Constitution Rally

South Dakota Rep. Lance Russell of Hot Springs spoke at the SD Citizens for Liberty Constitution in Rapid City yesterday. Russell currently serves in the South Dakota House of Representatives as one of the most conservative members, and has served as State’s Attorney of Fall River County. Russell spoke about the founders of our nation, the Federalist Papers, and of how our federalist system is supposed to work–but no longer does. Russell also pointed out how our own state government accepts taxpayer-funded bribes from the federal government to turn a blind eye to the protection of South Dakotans, and allow the rule of law to be trampled.

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Stephanie Strong

Stephanie Strong at the Constitution Rally

Conservative activist Stephanie Strong spoke at the Constitution Rally in Rapid City yesterday. The event was sponsored by SD Citizens for Liberty. Strong is a pleasant, gentle woman who has a great passion for freedom and the founding ideals that gave birth to the United States. Not too long ago, she took a course on the U.S. Constitution in Pennsylvania presented by Rick Green and David Barton of Wallbuilders. Strong discussed the loss of freedom our people are facing, from the really big ones all the way down to the micromanaging regulations that dictate how and what a property owner may or may not do with their own property.

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Peter Vodenka

Peter Vodenka at the Constitution Rally

Peter Vodenka spoke at the Constitution Rally sponsored by SD Citizens for Liberty in Rapid City yesterday. Vodenka is an American citizen who came to this country from communist Czechoslovakia when, on a rainy night, he and his family barely escaped to freedom ahead of the soldiers chasing them at the border. Vodenka knows how precious and fragile freedom is, and how easily it can be lost by a people.

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Scott Bartlett

Scott Bartlett at the Constitution Rally

Scott Bartlett of Sioux Falls spoke at the Constitution Rally in Rapid City yesterday. SD Citizens for Liberty sponsored the rally to raise awareness of the constitution and current threats to it. Bartlett is a conservative activist from Sioux Falls, South Dakota who has been active in politics for many years. He has run for state legislature and has served as Chairman of the Constitution Party in South Dakota.

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"Polar Bear" Memorial Chapel, LZ West  4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 196th LIB -- 1969  Photograph by Michael D. Day

Military Chaplains Sharing Faith

Military history, dating back to ancient times, includes the element of seeking spiritual guidance and strength. Armies have typically sought the favor of God or gods, being sure to have among their ranks spiritual advisors to consult on all spiritual matters affecting not only the outcome of battles, but the well-being of the troops. When human beings know that death in battle is not just a vague possibility, but a statistical likelihood, they want to be spiritually prepared.

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Obama & the “Permission Structure”

Obama & the “Permission Structure”

I was reading, “Obama pursues ‘permission structure’ politics in second term” and was both annoyed and snickering. President Obama wants to work on giving the Republicans a “permission structure” so they can support his agenda? Well, all is fair in love and war and politics. Can the politicians and American people have permission to not to agree with Obama’s agenda, too, or is permission a one-sided opportunity?

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