The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all of our civil constitutions and laws.… All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. — Noah Webster, Founder, lawyer, Yale graduate, creator of Websters Dictionary

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Protecting Religious Freedom is not ‘Extremism’

Bob Ellis

This is my letter to the editor, printed in the Rapid City Journal today, defending South Dakota Senator Phil Jensen against the extremism of a so-called "Republican" who obviously is a better fit in the Godless Democrat Party.

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Choose: A Real Conservative or Big Government Cronyism

Bob Ellis

I received a nice big color slick mailer today from Many True Conservatives which points out the differences between conservative independent U.S. Senate Candidate Gordon Howie and RINO "Republican" Candidate Mike Rounds. Though some Republicans would rather Howie wasn't in this race (to embarrass RINO Rounds), the differences are real, and they are big.

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Campbell and DiSanto: Second Amendment Supporters

Bob Ellis

South Dakota Gun Owners and the National Association for Gun Rights takes a lot of flack from liberal "Republicans" for hitting RINOs over the head with their own weak records on Second Amendment rights. Unlike the National Rifle Association (NRA) which usually endorses whoever is the incumbent or favored candidate in a race, even if they're a liberal Democrat, SDGO and NAGR don't suck up to the halls of power.

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What Real Republicans Look Like

Bob Ellis

This is what a pair of real Republicans look like. From South Dakota's District 35, Chip Campbell and Lynne DiSanto. Unapologetically standing for limited government, low taxes, traditional marriage, the Second Amendment and local control.

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USAF Air Advisor to Discuss Afghan Deployment

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MSGT James Blair of EAFB and Director of the South Dakota Air and Space Museum will visually present his recent experiences as a military Air Advisor to the Afghan National Air Force, teaching them technical orders and how to maintain and repair the aircraft, both fixed wing and rotary.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Town Hall Meeting

Bob Ellis

Conservative independent U.S. Senate candidate Gordon Howie is hosting a town hall meeting in Rapid City at Marlin's Restaurant in the Windmill Truckstop. All the U.S. Senate candidates from South Dakota have been invited. As you may know, Howie and Democrat candidate Rick Weiland recently held a forum where they discussed the issues in public.

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Former USAF Fighter Pilot on Being Shot Down over North Vietnam

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Col. Martin H. Mahrt (USAF ret) of Custer will talk to the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group on Saturday, September 13, 9-11 am, about being shot down over North Vietnam in December 1965 while piloting an F-105D as part of the 333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron.

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Ferguson: Seeking Justice in an Immoral World

Bob Ellis

The news has now hit the streets that the grand jury in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of "gentle giant" Michael Brown has examined the evidence, and rejected five offered charges against Officer Darren Wilson. So the logical response of the Left is to burn the city of Ferguson to the ground. That's what happens in a nation whose god is its belly.

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Jonathan Gruber: Lies and Glue

Michael Peroutka

Frederick Bastiat, in his famous work “The Law”, wrote that “no society can exist unless the laws are respected to a certain degree.” The way to make laws respected, Bastiat said, “is to make them respectable.” But “when law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law.”

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The Left’s Totalitarian Impulse

Bill Wilson

The modus operandi of America’s far left isn’t subtle: It’s all about “taking.” Money, property, privacy, speech, guns — you name it. Everywhere we look, the foundational underpinnings of our once-free, once-prosperous society are being encroached upon by government’s emboldened totalitarian impulses.

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Terrorists: They’re Coming to America

Victor Sharpe

According to recently released data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 5,063 individuals from nations that harbor Islamic terrorists were arrested last year alone trying to cross into America from Mexico. None of these were Mexicans, Guatemalans, or Hondurans; they were citizens from far-away nations consumed by militant Islam.

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The Economics of a Thanksgiving Turkey

David John Marotta

Turkeys have always been an interesting study for economics. Because of the consistency of their demand in America, the price of a Thanksgiving turkey can be used as an indicator of inflation.

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