The fact that we are the products of thousands of years and hundreds of generations of institutional law makes us as blind to the intricate and all-encompassing nature of this skeleton upon which our society lives and moves. Just as a fish does not notice the water within which it moves, and we are not constantly aware of the air in which we move, our social self is not aware of the framework of laws which daily provide the context within which we find our meaning.
These are some of the important bills being considered by the South Dakota Legislature today. There is an animal cruelty bill, one on human trafficking, photographic traffic control devices, education funding, expansion of gambling, and more.
Under U.S. tax law, the entire tax burden of a small business flows directly onto the personal return of the owner. Profit is taxed immediately in the year it is earned. It takes between 5 and 40 years to fully amortize the deductions for capital expenditures. Most business owners need a tax preparer to assemble the binder-sized stack of tax forms required to comply fully.
I’m never going to win a popularity contest. It’s not my goal to be liked. I’ll probably never be a “Fox News contributor” or even broadly recognized as a dutifully compliant cog within the greater, GOP-heavy “conservative” political wheel. That’s because I say things like this: There is no political fix to America’s death spiral.
News story after news story, they all have one common denominator; they cry out for one thing. "Where is our Hero? Who's gonna' come and rescue us out of this pit we've dug for ourselves?" Will there be anyone who will have the courage to "stand in the hedge and make up the gap?" Or will it be as it was with Israel; God said He could find no one?
"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