Don’t give up your ideals, don’t compromise, don’t turn to expediency — and don’t, for heaven’s sake, having seen the inner workings of the watch — don’t get cynical. — Ronald Reagan

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Senator Thune Rated ‘RINO’ by Heritage Action

Bob Ellis

There's some interesting reading at ReadState about the Heritage Action rankings of Senate Republicans. Heritage Action is the advocacy arm of Heritage Foundation, the time-honored and respected conservative organization.

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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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Christian Coalition Publishes Flawed, Incomplete Voter Guide

Bob Ellis

The Christian Coalition emailed me about their 2014 voter guides today. I can't speak to all of them, but the one for South Dakota is flawed and incomplete...an apparent trend among voter guides and endorsements from conservative groups this year.

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National Right to Life Publishes Inaccurate, Anti-Conservative Voter Guide

Bob Ellis

You can add another one to the list of pro-family groups you can no longer put your trust in. National Right to Life has, like the Family Research Council, sent out an inaccurate, anti-conservative voter guide. It leaves off the only candidate in the South Dakota U.S. Senate race who has a consistent pro-life record: Gordon Howie.

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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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Confusing Divergence With Adherence

Bob Ellis

How can you defend Christianity when there are so many bad things from within Christendom? What about all the wars in which Christians have fought? What about all the TV preachers who have abused the trust of people who listen to them? What about all the evil and harmful things done by people who call themselves Christians?

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Thoughts on the Coming Election

Dr. Robert R. Owens

The courts have been packed, the banks have been bought off, and the unions use legally mandated dues to support candidates and policies their unwilling members don’t want. Check and check-mate. The situation has become so dire and the hour so late that it appears the only line of defense we have left between the USA and the USSA is a House of Representatives controlled by Progressive Republicans and the hope of a Senate controlled by the same crowd. The old bulls talk conservative to get elected, then join hands across the aisles in a marriage of despotism with deceit.

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You Can’t Tame God

Dave Daubenmire

Population statistics reveal that Muslims make up less than 1% of the American population. Government statistics recently showed that the homosexual population makes up 1.6 % of the American population. Let those numbers sink in. Why do both groups make Christians cower and run for cover?

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Not the Pastor America Needs, but the Pastor We Deserve

Steve Deace

From the outside, Joel Osteen lives a life the world covets. There’s just one problem with that. I can’t think of a single truly great figure in the 2,000-year history of Christianity who didn’t pay some kind of worldly price for defending the faith—beginning with Christ himself at the Cross. On the other hand, it seems as if the world is paying Osteen quite handsomely for the self-esteem gospel according to Joel.

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Cruz: More RINOs Will Get Hillary Elected

Bob Ellis

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has highlighted the insanity of once more in 2016 allowing the liberal RINO establishment to push candidates on us who have proven they will betray Republican (and American) principles. You know, of course, that Albert Einstein is credited with stating that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.

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"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