About American Clarion

Bob Ellis, Owner

Bob Ellis, Owner


The American Clarion exists to enunciate and defend American principles loudly and clearly. We feature contributors from around the country with their own unique perspective on issues from local to global focus, but always with a mind to American principles and the Judeo-Christian values that made this country the greatest in human history.

American principles include:

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  • Acknowledgement of our God-given rights and their Source
  • Limited government that empowers private individuals and groups
  • Loyalty to the principles of federalism
  • Commitment to freedom
  • Steadfast personal responsibility
  • Faithfulness to community

Judeo-Christian values include:

  • Respect for innocent human life
  • The sacredness of property rights
  • Responsibility over serving the self
  • Recognition that humanity is in a fallen, corrupt state with a natural tendency toward evil
  • Affirmation of the right and freedom of conscience
  • Acknowledgement of God as the author of all blessings and provision

The American Clarion was launched on January 1, 2012 as a project of Dakota Voice, LLC which is based in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Dakota Voice, formerly The Bird, was established in 2005 with a print newspaper and online version. The print version of Dakota Voice had subscribers in over 90 South Dakota towns and was offered in dozens of churches and businesses around the state. The website sees visitors each month from all around the world. In 2007, Dakota Voice became exclusively online with the website and blog.

The mission of Dakota Voice, LLC is to provide news and commentary of interest to conservatives and Christians. While most news sites see events through a secular worldview, Dakota Voice, LLC strives to maintain a biblical, Christian worldview. Whether the topic is religious or political, we seek to provide information and insight without the taint of liberal bias which dominates most of the information market today.

Our contributing authors include:

 Dakota Voice, LLC and American Clarion are guided by several key Biblical principles including:

  • The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it  (Psalm 24:1)
  • I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. (Ezekiel 3:17)
  • We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
  • I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. (Colossians 2:4)
  • The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it (John 1:5)
  • Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes. (Proverbs 26:4-5)

Bob Ellis, Owner
Dakota Voice, LLC


Dakota Voice, LLC
2600 Plateau Lane
Rapid City, SD 57703-6422

Email: [email protected]


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