I find it more than a little interesting that within 48 hours we are celebrating the high holy days of two of the world's largest and oldest religions: Christianity and (the oldest) Paganism.
Once the pubic is reminded of the heinous crime that brought the convict to the death chamber, I believe watching the perpetrator receive his/her just deserts would bring some closure and some finality to the chain of events initiated by the original crime. It might also result in more respect for the law and restore, at least to some degree, people's faith in the system.
Public Opinion Strategies released a poll yesterday on the South Dakota U.S. Senate race. Not surprisingly, the poll found former governor Mike Rounds in the lead, followed by South Dakota Rep. Stace Nelson, Annette Bosworth, South Dakota Senator Larry Rhoden and Jason Ravnsborg.
The topic of a Convention of States is a polarizing one. The movement and debate, is largely being held within conservative schools of thought. Article V of the Constitution has been historically interpreted as the Founders provision for regulating an out of control federal government. However, the idea of an Article V convention has met fervent opposition from many conservatives.
This video features South Dakota Representative and U.S. Senate Candidate Stace Nelson on the floor of the South Dakota House of Representatives speaking in favor of HCR 1014, a resolution "demanding the end of federal deficit spending, the repayment of national debt, and the beginning of balanced budgets and sound U.S. fiscal policy."
Those tempted to write off the standoff at the Bundy Ranch as little more than a show of force by militia-minded citizens would do well to reconsider their easy dismissal of this brewing rebellion. This goes far beyond concerns about grazing rights or the tension between the state and the federal government.
A gold standard helps protect a currency from rampant inflation. The Fed could perform this function only if it could somehow display perfect self-control. Such an ideal may never occur and will never last when the temptation and incentives for the Fed to manipulate other parts of the economy are so great. Reform is necessary to protect our currency.Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964