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Overrruled: Parental Rights on the Ropes

Overrruled: Parental Rights on the Ropes

I think we can all agree that parents who willfullly do harm to their children should no longer be trusted with the welfare of those children. But what if it’s the state that means to do children harm? What are we to do then? Unfortunately, in a culture where government has little if any constitutional restraint anymore, where that government is filled with radicals who are hostile to families and parental rights, this is becoming more of the norm than the exception.

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Macy’s Shows Religious Freedom and Homosexual Agenda Cannot Coexist

Macy’s Shows Religious Freedom and Homosexual Agenda Cannot Coexist

We have seen the full-frontal assault against marriage by radical homosexual judges and homo-sympathizing legislators. Another current example of radical homosexuals pushing the envelope to force society to accept their behavior comes fromSan Antonio where an employee of Macy’s department store has been fired for refusing to allow a man to use the women’s dressing rooms. No, I’m not joking.

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Chinese Expansion Stepping on US Toes in the Pacific

Chinese Expansion Stepping on US Toes in the Pacific

Control of Micronesia was key to swift Japanese victories on Guam, the Philippines, Wake Island, Kiribati, New Guinea, and Nauru. During the war, much of the Japanese fleet was based in Truk Lagoon. Four years and one hundred thousand American lives later, the U.S. declared no nation would ever again enjoy such a strategic foothold in the Pacific. Yet we are watching the expansionist Chinese making incursions in that area, and the United States is doing little to maintain its foothold in this strategic location.

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Cleaning Up the Dust Threat

Cleaning Up the Dust Threat

Some jobs are dustier than others. Rural American jobs like tilling fields, herding cattle, driving along dirt roads or extracting important resources from the land are critical American jobs that sometimes kick up a little more dust than others. But as far as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is concerned, the dust is too much.

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Pride and Prejudice?

Pride and Prejudice?

Less than a month from the first presidential primary, the field remains uncertain… and somewhat less than inspiring. Mitt Romney wonders why no one likes him, Cain is out, Bachmann, Santorum, Paul and Huntsman don’t’ appear to be gaining traction and have little time for resurgence, and Gingrich is likely incapable of avoiding some form of self-immolation. So, is it too late for someone else to emerge from the wings?

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – A Very Unusual Report

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – A Very Unusual Report

An elderly couple brought some papers to our office and asked me what the papers meant. The couple brought three Medicare Summary Notice forms to me. They told me that they never had gotten Medicare Summary Notices until now. They should have been getting these forms since 1992 – almost twenty years ago – when the husband first went on Medicare. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to expect from our government–and that’s often the problem.

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Budget Column

Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Budget Column

A column from South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard on the Fiscal Year 2013 state budget, in which he urges continued caution but increases in spending in some areas. Increases include a 2.3% ongoing increase in K-12 education, coupled with one-time investments that total more than $12 million. Gov. Daugaard also proposes Medicaid providers and state employees receive extra one-time funds that are the result of strong revenue growth.

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New City Taxes for Five South Dakota Towns

New City Taxes for Five South Dakota Towns

Beginning January 1, 2012, five South Dakota communities will implement new municipal taxes or update their current city taxes. These towns include Bruce, Camp Crook, Frankfort, Oldham and Irene. The South Dakota Department of Revenue has Municipal Tax Information Bulletins available listing all municipal sales and use tax rates statewide as well as information on tribal sales, use and excise taxes.

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Court of Appeals to Hear SD Request Regarding 2005 Abortion Disclosure Requirement

Court of Appeals to Hear SD Request Regarding 2005 Abortion Disclosure Requirement

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a January 2012 rehearing of the entire eleven-member Court with regard to abortion disclosure requirements adopted by the legislature in 2005. The full Court will address the validity of the legislative requirement that women considering an abortion be advised of the association of suicide in relation to abortion.

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Homosexual Activist Tries, Fails to Embarrass Michele Bachmann

Homosexual Activist Tries, Fails to Embarrass Michele Bachmann

It’s bad enough that homosexual activists insist on broadcasting their sexual disorientation in public. It’s also bad enough that some homosexual activists expose their children shamelessly to their perverted lifestyle. But it is growing more and more common for some of these activists to use their children as instruments to strike out at people who refuse to accept their fantasy version of reality. Consider this incident at a book signing by Michele Bachmann in South Carolina where a homosexual activist prodded her child to make a statement to Bachmann in an attempt to make Bachmann look bad.

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