We find no constitutional requirement which makes it necessary for government to be hostile to religion and to throw its weight against efforts to widen the effective scope of religious influence. — Zorach v. Clauson, April 28, 1952, http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0343_0306_ZO.html

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Freedom Index: How Does Your Rep Measure Up?

Bob Ellis

A friend reminded me yesterday that the latest Freedom Index is out. You can see it in both pdf and an online version. The Freedom Index "rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements. "

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Impeachment: Why Should We Allow…?

Bob Ellis

Democrats have, predictably, pooh-poohed the idea of impeaching our lawless president Barack Obama. We expect that. But more than a few "Republicans" also don't want to impeach President Obama.

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Mike Rounds Tries to Fix His Big Mistake

Bob Ellis

Former Governor and now U.S. Senate Candidate Mike Rounds screwed up in 2010, and how he's busy trying to put a bandaid on his mistake. The killer of Debbie Martines and her unborn child had been locked away without possibility of parole. Now, thanks to Mike Rounds, Debbie Martines' family must endure parole hearings every eight months to keep him locked up.

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The Gordon Howie Highway

Bob Ellis

Highway 44 in Rapid Valley is becoming the "Gordon Howie Highway"! Gordon Howie for U.S. Senate signs continue to appear along this major thoroughfare through one of the most populated areas in South Dakota.

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Gordon Howie: Most Conservative in All the Races

Bob Ellis

David Montgomery has a very interesting post at the Argus Leader about the ideological gap of Democrat versus Republican candidates in several U.S. Senate races. In the South Dakota, RINO Mike Rounds comes in about where you'd expect: the mushy middle at +52 on their scale, while Democrat Rick Weiland comes in at -41.

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Gordon Howie Takes the High Road

Bob Ellis

Last night I noticed that I had started seeing Gordon Howie for U.S. Senate signs popping up around Rapid Valley. Today I got a picture of the third one I was not able to capture last night, plus a fourth that I saw anew today.

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Gordon Howie for U.S. Senate Signs Popping Up

Bob Ellis

U.S. Senate Candidate Gordon Howie is the first to get his signs up for the general election in the Rapid Valley area. He has big signs along three major arteries going into one of the most populated areas in the entire state of South Dakota. Gordon seems eager to win the U.S. Senate seat from South Dakota this fall.

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Immediate Opportunity to Capture, Deport Illegal Aliens

Bob Ellis

Illegal aliens are having a big protest right outside the White House today, demanding amnesty. This will be a great opportunity for our federal government to do its job by arresting and deporting a lot of these illegal aliens that are supposedly so hard to find.

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Devalued Border Sovereignty

Tom Toth

The apathetic responses to each of the crises from the last couple weeks reveals a trend showing exactly what Barack Obama thinks — or, rather, doesn’t think — about the value of border sovereignty. Whether it's Ukraine's borders, Israel's borders, or the borders of the United States, President Obama sees little value in the sovereignty of national borders.

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Chipotle’s Wisdom

David John Marotta

The marketing people at Chipotle Mexican Grill have a new promotional idea called "cultivating thought." They invited selected authors to write something designed to be read in two minutes. These pieces are printed on the sides of Chipotle takeout bags as well as drink cups.

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The Narrow Way (Ode to Pilgrim)

A.J. Castellitto

He will tell you there's no danger, He will tempt you on the way, He will seem the kindest stranger, He will be your hell to pay, He will lull you into slumber...

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Israel: The Palestinian People’s Greatest Ally

J. Matt Barber

Israel is not tame. But she is good. If a poacher shoots arrows at a pride of sleeping lions, are the lions to blame for rousing and defending themselves? What does one say of the shooter when he intentionally cowers behind the skirts of his own women and daughters, hoping, indeed praying, that these precious souls will inadvertently perish as a result? One calls him a coward, a fool and a monster.

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