The promulgation of the great doctrines of religion, the being, and attributes, and providence of one Almighty God; the responsibility to him for all our actions, founded upon moral freedom and accountability; a future state of rewards and punishments; the cultivation of all the personal, social, and benevolent virtues;–these never can be a matter of indifference in any well ordered community. It is, indeed, difficult to conceive, how any civilized society can well exist without them. — Justice Joseph Story, 1833, Commentaries on the Constitution 3:§§ 1865–73

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Earth Day — High Holy Day of Paganism

JD Longstreet

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.

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Public Hangings? Bring ‘Em Back!

JD Longstreet

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.

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Decision Time Coming in South Dakota U.S. Senate Race

Bob Ellis

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.

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Article V: An Appeal to Justice and Consanguinity

John Heidisch

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.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Stace Nelson on Spending

Bob Ellis

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."

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What Are You: Rebel, Revolutionary or Slave?

John W. Whitehead

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.

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What Happened to the Gold Standard?

David John Marotta

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.

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The Boy Scouts of America present a gift to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates after presenting a copy of their "Report to the Nation" at the Pentagon, Feb. 26, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

Liberals in California Target Judges with Boy Scout Ties

Gina Miller

Give them an inch, and they’ll demand a mile. We warned you that the terrible decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly homosexual boys into membership would only lead to further attacks against the organization by the militant homosexual Left. We were right, and the target is now judges who have ties to the Scouts.

A female model demonstrating use of an electronic cigarette. (Photo credit: Michael Dorausch)

E-Cigarette Ban: Ideology Over Common Sense

Rick Manning

Ignorance amongst some politicians continues to rein as those who attack e-cigarettes in their war on tobacco are limiting the use of devices that help many smokers lessen or eliminate their tobacco dependency.

Pulling Down the Statue of King George III, N.Y.C. A romanticized depiction of the Sons of Liberty destroying the statue after the Declaration was read by George Washington to citizens and his troops in New York City on July 9, 1776.

The Rightful Remedy

Guest Author

Two hundred thirty years after the Founders won American independence from a tyrannical monarch, the inheritors of their estate are facing a hard reality: liberty is jealously defended or it is lost. As all three branches of the federal government exercise powers beyond those granted, our God-given rights are under sustained assault. The question is: what is the remedy?

Japanese Coast Guard Cutters stand watch over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. While disputed by China, Japan currently controls the island chain and has fiercely chased vessels from China and Taiwan that have entered the waters without permission. (Photo credit: Al Jazeera)

Rumors of War

Victor Sharpe

Despite the swirling tensions in the ever perilous Middle East and the current hostilities between Russia and the Ukraine, the real powder keg that could ignite a potential World War Three lies in the Far East as Japan and China fight over ownership of five uninhabited islands and three barren rocks.

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Earth Day — High Holy Day of Paganism

JD Longstreet

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.

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