In the supposed state of nature, all men are equally bound by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of the Creator. — Samuel Adams, letter to the Legislature of Massachusetts, 17 January 1794

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Why Worry When You Can Pray

Dr. Robert R. Owens

How can I watch with the contextual awareness of an historian the seemingly unstoppable advance of the progressives in their quest to re-build America in their own image without falling victim to the lure of apathy and the thrill of the games?

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Thinking Reasonably Part 2

Dale Pflug

Did you ever have someone tell you that something was too political, or that they hate to discuss politics? If you mention the word politics, you will probably offend at least one person in any group. To shut off a conversation, just say “sorry, but I don’t talk about politics”.

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Thinking Reasonably, Part 1

Dale Pflug

Maybe people just don't know appreciate the importance of argument. The British Parliament is a wonderful example of how to argue. Sometimes fistfights even break out! You might call that "argument with style". Let's start with Webster's definition of the word itself. "Argument: a statement, reason, or fact for or against a point. An address or composition intended to convince or persuade". When you go back to the United States Founding Fathers, they were skilled users of argument.

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A Culture That Celebrates Stupidity

Bob Ellis

Bill Whittle's Firewall today talks about "the struggle for stupidity" in which our culture has been engaged for decades. He discusses a 1914 sixth-grade reader recently repblished by scifi author Jerry Pournelle. The richness of one paragraph from that 1914 sixth-grade book highlights the vast gulf between the comprehension of a 1914 sixth-grader, and a 2014 college student.

The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

The Authority of the Declaration of Independence

Bob Ellis

Does the Declaration of Independence have any authority in 2014? Is the Declaration of Independence relevant at all to our laws and government today, and what does it mean in the shadow of the U.S. Constitution? Is it, as liberals tell us, meaningless?

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Will We Be Ignorant or Free?

Michael Peroutka

“Anyone who desires to be ignorant and free, desires what never was and never will be.” When Jefferson, the principle author of the American Declaration of Independence, wrote these words, he was expressing a truth that relatively few Americans appreciate today.

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Obama Lies: Muslims Helped Build America’s ‘Very Fabric’

Gina Miller

We have seen that there is truly no outrageous lie Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) won’t tell, and he lied yet again in a White House statement from July 27th in “honor” of the end of Islam’s Ramadan holiday.

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Vietnam B-52 Veteran to speak on August 9

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Major Curtis Nupen (USAF ret) of Piedmont will offer a PowerPoint presentation about his experiences as an Electronic Warfare Officer in B-52s during the Vietnam War's Operation Linebacker II on Saturday, August 9, at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City, 9-11 am, sponsored by the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group.

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What Makes You an American?

Michael Peroutka

Are you an American? If you are, can I ask you a question? In your way of thinking, what makes you an American? Is it where you were born? Is it because of where you presently live? Does a SSN make you an American? Or a passport or driver’s License?

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrest (Photo credit: Department of Homeland Security)

The Bread of Life

David Whitney

The crisis on the border has just begun its planned devastation on our republic. It turns out there is an obscure Obama administration policy that’s deliberately driving this flood of illegal unaccompanied minors. “This policy [and executive order] issued in August of 2013… is called the ‘Family Interest Directive,’ and it essentially forbids Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from deporting, arresting or even detaining any illegal immigrant who is the caretaker of a child.

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Why Worry When You Can Pray

Dr. Robert R. Owens

How can I watch with the contextual awareness of an historian the seemingly unstoppable advance of the progressives in their quest to re-build America in their own image without falling victim to the lure of apathy and the thrill of the games?

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Spiritual Fruit vs. Religious Nuts

A.J. Castellitto

The world is a hard place. We’ve been made and formed with pain and trauma. We all have a story. We’ve all survived something or have been affected by someone who has. We all need relief. We all need comfort. We all need redemption. We all need JESUS!!!

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One of Five Questions With Gordon Howie

Bob Ellis

The Rapid City Journal asked five questions of conservative independent candidate for U.S. Senate Gordon Howie. Here's one of them: You say even the Republican in the race (Rounds) is not a "true conservative." What makes you the one truly conservative candidate?

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Gordon Howie: You Just Never Know…

Bob Ellis

You just never know where you're going to encounter a conservative, a freedom-lover, a believer in limited government, a person who cherishes Republican values...you know, a Gordon Howie for U.S. Senate supporter.

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Christianity in the Classroom

Ricki Pepin

We’re told by progressives and many public educators that God, specifically the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible, has no place in the classroom. Not only, they say, is this a bad idea, but it’s actually breaking the law - a violation of students’ religious liberties. Really? Christianity in the classroom is a historical fact. How would schools be different, and student’s behavior improved if we returned to teaching the moral values found in scripture? Spit wads or bullets?

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"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