Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right. — Martin Luther King Jr.

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Why Social Security Hurts Society and Isn’t Secure

Dr. Robert R. Owens

In 2013, Social Security ran a $71 billion deficit. This means there have been four years of consecutive cash-flow deficits, which means that the inflow is less than the outflow. According to the 2014 annual report from the programs’ trustees, the combined 75-year unfunded obligation of the Social Security and Disability Insurance Trust Funds (referred to collectively as the OASDI Trust Fund) is $13.4 trillion.


Is Belief in God Required to Hold Office in America?

Jake MacAulay

There are seven states including Maryland with language in their constitutions that prohibits people who do not believe in God from holding public office. And now, according to a recent New York Times article by Laurie Goodstein, a coalition of nonbelievers including atheists, agnostics, humanists and freethinkers, led and primarily funded by atheist Todd Stiefel, says it is time to get rid of these atheist bans because they are discriminatory, offensive and unconstitutional.


The Ignorance of Blind Faith

A.J. Castellitto

Darwin's theory of evolution provided the extra bit of fuel needed to propel Karl's godless Marxism (or Blind Naturalism). Overall, a strong case can be made for the powerful impact Darwin's ideas have had on the embrace and promotion of Atheism both then and now. But how did Charles Darwin come upon his 'evidence'? How much of his theory was actually founded on sound scientific principles?


American Exceptionalism – National Arrogance or Historical Fact?

Ricki Pepin

American Exceptionalism. The very term evokes highly charged emotions backed by two very distinct schools of thought diametrically opposed to one another. Rather than adding yet another opinion to the mix, let’s search for principles in our founding documents, ask some questions and define a couple of terms.


War on Americans

A.J. Castellitto

Where are the policies and common sense solutions that help Americans and secure future generations? I'm concerned about my children, their well-being, and their future. Thankfully, our faith is with us wherever we go!


Some True Thanksgiving

Bob Ellis

As Godless liberalism has gained ascendancy in America and our heritage has been whitewashed, many Americans don't know some important facts about our nation's Christian history. Ben Shapiro at the Revolting Truth shares some important history about Thanksgiving--so important, there wouldn't have BEEN a first Thanksgiving without these truths.


How our Federal Constitution ‘Secures’ our God Given Rights

Publius Huldah

Our Declaration of Independence says the Creator God endowed us with Rights, and that the purpose of government is to “secure” the Rights God gave us. What does this mean? How does a government go about “securing” God given rights?

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The Assaults of Firecrackers, Murderers, and Odious Songs

Victor Sharpe

The Jewish faith has bestowed many wondrous divine blessings upon the world. Among them is, of course, the Sabbath day. It should be with a sense of horror and utter distress that the world should know that Muslim Arabs in Jerusalem deliberately and maliciously desecrate the peace on the eve of every Jewish Sabbath.


The People’s Choice

Dale Pflug

The latest polls indicate that 70% of Americans believe that our country is headed in the wrong direction. Those that claim to understand the polls would have us believe there will be a major change of political party control as a result. But that doesn’t mean a major change in the direction of the country. If recent history is any indicator, the political party in control does not accurately reflect the true desires of the people. A change in political party control similarly will have little to do with changing the country’s direction.


WW2 soldiers will tell about crossing Bridge at Remagen


On Saturday, November 8, WW2 US Army soldiers Paul Priest and Bill Lofgren, along with military historian LTC George Larson (USAF ret), will visually present their experiences crossing the Bridge at Remagen, scene of horrific fighting at the Ludendorff Railway Bridge spanning the Rhine River. Sponsored by the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group, the presentation will take place at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City at 9 am.

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A nativity scene in Portland, Oregon (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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.

President Bush issues statement on economic bailout in 2008 (White House photo by Chris Greenberg)

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.

Police car in Cuba (Photo credit: Dick Elbers)

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.


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?


"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