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Freedom and Free Market say ‘No on 17′

Bob Ellis

Tomorrow, South Dakotans will go to the polls. Among the races and issues to be decided is one called Initiated Measure 17 which deals with the issue of in-network and out-of-network health care providers. It is being billed by supporters as a "patient choice" measure, and I suppose that is true. But like so many pieces of legislation that get government involved in the free market, it actually diminishes choice and freedom.

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The Choice is Clear in the SD U.S. Senate Race

Bob Ellis

The choice is clear, when you consider your values and stop listening to the empty rhetoric from fake conservatives.

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SD Senator Phil Jensen Mailer

Bob Ellis

South Dakota District 33 Senator Phil Jensen's mailer is out. One of our best Republicans in the South Dakota Legislature, Jensen points not only to conservative rhetoric, but a conservative record of leadership.

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Howie: South Dakota’s Real Conservative

Bob Ellis

Many True Conservatives has sent out another mailer, similar to but a little different from the last one a few days ago. If you're a conservative South Dakotan, you should consider voting for a real conservative instead of throwing away your vote on a RINO whose record proves he will betray your conservative values, if given the chance. Don't give him the chance.

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Gun Owners of America Voter Guide Out

Bob Ellis

Gun Owners of America's 2014 Voter Guide is out, and you can find out how your candidates for federal office stack up on their defense of your defense of liberty.

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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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Why Nativity Scenes Matter in the Public Square

Doug Carter

When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he explained that our freedoms come from God. “All men are created equal,” he says, and “they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” A nativity display on government property reminds us that all humans have unalienable rights- rights which cannot legitimately be taken away- because these rights come from God.

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Bush Paved Way for Obama Executive Abuse

Robert Romano

To save American car companies in 2008, then-President George W. Bush opted to use $17 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which had been enacted to extend loans to financial institutions caught in the mortgage backed securities meltdown. There was nothing in the law that had allowed the bailout funds to be used for auto manufacturers. The Administration just made it up.

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Congress Allows Obama to Slap Them With Cuba

Rick Manning

It only took a couple of days for the ink to dry on Congress' decision to fund the Obama administration's objectives for the rest of the year before it came back to bite them. The choice to fund all of the government for the next nine months, besides the Department of Homeland Security, means that Congress has little recourse to rein in Obama's Cuban bailout.

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It is Time for a Christian Values Party

Dave Daubenmire

This is the way the American political system works. Democrats/liberals are the counterweight to Republicans/conservatives. The constant teetering gives the impression of movement, but the status quo rarely changes. This has never been more evident than what has occurred in Congress since Obama was ‘handed his hat’ in the mid-term elections; except nothing has really changed. The teeter has tottered to Republican control of the Congress, yet the policies that Obama has pushed forward still remain in place.

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The Purpose of the Church

Michael Day

Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California has given us the idea of the purpose driven church and the purpose driven life. So, what are “the five basic fundamentals” of the Christian faith? Where did they come from?

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