Post Tagged with: "death penalty"

Tim Kaine and Mike Pence

A Candidate’s Religion Must Govern Their Actions in Office

I watched the tail end of the vice presidential debates last week and was interested in the question about how the candidates handled the issue of their religious beliefs when it came to public policy, when that policy was against what they believed. The moderator asked, “Can you discuss in detail a time when you struggled to balance your personal faith and a public policy position?

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Without the Death Penalty, There is No Justice

Without the Death Penalty, There is No Justice

American is in a mind warp of sorts. The death of a black man at the hands of the police in Charlotte, North Carolina erupted into riots, property damage and stealing property.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 11, 2016

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 11, 2016

Some of the bills being considered by the South Dakota Legislature today include HB 1008 to deal with transgenders in opposite-sex locker rooms, a bill to prohibit hydraulic fracturing, and a bill to eliminate life sentences without parole for defendants under 18.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 10, 2016

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 10, 2016

Several important bills being considered by the South Dakota Legislature today include a repeal of the death penalty in South Dakota, a new bill calling for drug testing of welfare recipients, a new sales tax, a resolution dealing with affordable electricity, the Keystone XL pipeline, and more.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 9, 2016

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 9, 2016

The South Dakota Legislature will be looking at bills today dealing with pregancy resource centers, refugee settlement, gun rights, and more. Also coming up in a couple of days is consideration on a bill to repeal the death penalty in South Dakota. This issue is of incalculable importance; be sure you know the facts.

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Capital Punishment by God’s Standard

Capital Punishment by God’s Standard

If we were to take not just a twenty year snapshot, but rather an 100 year panoramic shot, we would see that America is a much more violent place than it was 100 years ago. Murders were exceedingly rare, violent crimes were few and far between and the populace was shocked when violent crimes occurred.

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Had Enough Crime Yet, America?

Had Enough Crime Yet, America?

America, you have a system that shows more sympathy for the criminals than for the victims. How ridiculous to overlook judgment because of kindness; because love wounds itself by killing justice.

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South Dakota State Prison

Death Penalty Opponent Advocates System of Vigilantism

Last Wednesday, the House State Affairs Committee heard testimony on two anti-death penalty bills brought by “Republican” Rep. Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls. The first was HB 1158 to “require that a victim’s opposition to the death penalty be presented at a presentence hearing,” and the second was HB 1159 to “permit South Dakotans to express opposition to the death penalty when applying for a state issued identification card.”

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Very Important Bills in the South Dakota Legislature

Very Important Bills in the South Dakota Legislature

Several important bills will be considered by the South Dakota legislature today. One of the most important deals with the latest effort of liberal legislators to give taxpayer-funded government health care benefits to pregnant illegal aliens. There are also four bills being considered today which are aimed at repealing the death penalty in South Dakota. If you don’t know why this is a horrible idea, please take the time to learn.

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Berget Again Appealing His Death Sentence

Berget Again Appealing His Death Sentence

The South Dakota Supreme Court will hear Rodney Scott Berget’s second appeal of his death sentence in argument scheduled for May 27, 2014. Berget was sentenced to death for the 2011 killing of Corrections Officer Ron Johnson during a failed attempt to escape from the Sioux Falls Penitentiary. Berget was serving a life sentence for attempted murder and an additional life sentence for raping a convenience store clerk.

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