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What Are You: Rebel, Revolutionary or Slave?

John W. Whitehead

Those tempted to write off the standoff at the Bundy Ranch as little more than a show of force by militia-minded citizens would do well to reconsider their easy dismissal of this brewing rebellion. This goes far beyond concerns about grazing rights or the tension between the state and the federal government.

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Alice in Wonderland in Nevada

Michael Peroutka

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice (remember Alice in Wonderland), “whether you can make words mean different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “who is to be master – that is all.” Perhaps Alice can give us some insight into what the government is doing right now in Bunkerville, Nevada.

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The Turtle Rebellion

JD Longstreet

Militias are reforming and retraining. Citizens are cleaning their guns and counting rounds of ammunition for them. Why? The government's heavy-handed way of dealing with a Nevada rancher whose cattle are being seized by the federal government at the point of a federal gun. Are we looking at another Ruby Ridge or yet another Waco? I certainly hope not. But the truth is, America cannot continue as the police state she has become.

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Bringing Balance to the Endangered Species Act

Rick Manning

The positive and negative impacts of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) will be examined by a special working group within the House Resources Committee. The committee should explore how the broadest possible application of the ESA has impacted communities, private property rights and in some cases has actually harmed the species recovery itself.

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Rep. Noem Asks Important Questions About Endangered Species.

Bob Ellis

A few weeks ago, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) asked some important questions about the Endangered Species Act in the Natural Resources Committee. Noem has offered an amendment which would help combat the pine beetle infestation in the Black Hills, and plans to designate the black-backed woodpecker as threatened or endangered would hinder these efforts.

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EPA Smacked: The Good Guys Win One

Bob Ellis

Great news! In this day and age when the anti-American Leftists win too many battles over their fellow American's freedom, the good guys finally won one yesterday in the U.S. Supreme Court. Chantell and Michael Sackett, who bought some land and were beginning to build their dreamhouse only to have the EPA shut them down, have finally received justice from the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision against the EPA's tyranny.

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Hiding Another Land Grab in the Transportation Bill

Rebekah Rast

The U.S. Senate has approved of a $109 billion bill that provides two years of funding for transportation and transit projects around the country. Included in that is $1.4 billion in funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which helps purchase and lock off land across the country. Evidently the line of thinking within the Senate is more U.S. lands are in need of being purchased and protected by the federal government.

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Killing Owls to Save Owls: You Can’t Make This Up

Rebekah Rast

A 1-pound bird attributed to the demise of the logging industry some 20 years ago in the northwest part of the country is back in the news. The northern spotted owl is still struggling to survive, and the latest plan by President Obama is to shoot barred owls, a rival bird that has dominated its smaller counterpart. As with all things that come from the loony world of the Left, you just can't make this stuff up.

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GAO: Obama Prisoner Swap Illegal

Bob Ellis

As reported by National Review, President Barack Obama's trade of five Club Gitmo terrorists for traitor/deserter Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was illegal. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report today which found the action did not comply with the law.

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America in 2039: What if Revival Doesn’t Happen?

Steve Deace

Beyond the obvious technological advancements that have mostly benefited our lives, many of the issues we are currently wrestling with as a people weren’t even conceivable in 1989. Given that trend line, and the fact we are domestically debating unprecedented existential threats to individual liberty, the next 25 years could become American Exceptionalism’s tipping point moment barring revival.

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Which Jesus Are You Following?

Dave Daubenmire

That may seem like an odd question to ask. After all, everyone knows Jesus. At least that is what they tell me when we’re out on the streets. Rather than get into an argument with them, I chose to simply ask them a question. This is the same question I would like to put to the millions sitting in the pews of America's churches: Which Jesus? Which Jesus do you “believe” in? Which Jesus do you serve?

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South Dakota DUI Implied Consent Law Ruled Unconstitutional

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South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s DUI Implied Consent Law is unconstitutional by affirming the Circuit Court’s grant of the suppression of blood evidence in State of South Dakota vs. Shauna Fierro.

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Mike Rounds Lies about ObamaCare

Bob Ellis

During the U.S. Senate debate at Dakotafest yesterday, conservative candidate Gordon Howie pointed out that while Mike Rounds likes to talk as if he's a conservative and hates ObamaCare, Rounds actually worked to defeat Howie's attempt to protect South Dakota from ObamaCare in 2010.

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