The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government — Thomas Jefferson, From a letter by Thomas Jefferson to the Citizens of Washington County, Maryland 31 March 1809

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Motherhood: Women and Wages

Robert Romano

“[T]here is the issue of marriage and children. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that single women who have never married earned 96 percent of men’s earnings in 2012.The supposed pay gap appears when marriage and children enter the picture," said American Enterprise Institute’s Mark J. Perry and Andrew G. Biggs. It is stating the obvious. Women have babies, and when they do, a significant percentage of them leave the labor force.

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Feb. 7 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

Bob Ellis

p style="text-align: justify;">These are some of the more noteworthy bills which will be considered by the South Dakota Legislature today. They include the state aid to education formula, privacy protections in the education system, tobacco regulation, parental rights, abortion, and a waiting period before adopting new education standards. There are also three bills dealing with an Article V Constitutional Convention to be heard today.

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Abortion, Parenthood and Responsibility: The Double Standard

Bob Ellis

There is a double standard men face when it comes to abortion, parenthood and responsibility. Don't pro-aborts tell us that a woman shouldn't be forced to become a mother if she doesn't want to? Is the same true of a man? Should a man be forced to become a father if he doesn't want to?

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Children are the Path to Successful Tyranny

Michael Peroutka

You can't subjugate a Christian people. They won't stand for it! A Christian culture will recognize and reject tyranny before tyranny can get a foothold. This is because a Biblically-literate and devoted people will not allow their civil government to tyrannically usurp the jurisdictions of self-government, family government, and church government.

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Teach Your Children Well

David Whitney

Good fire building techniques are essential not only at the start but throughout the burn cycle. Unless you add fuel to the fire when necessary the fire will go out. It takes constant maintenance to have a fire which continues through the night. Jesus taught us that this was true of the Christian faith; unless we go forth and make disciples the Christian faith would die out on earth.

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Raising Children of Light in a Culture of Darkness

J. Matt Barber

In a culture that slaughters the unborn, mocks purity, celebrates sexual sin and makes a joke out of the institution of marriage by imagining sin-based counterfeits, it remains a daunting task for Christian parents to raise children with both the courage and conviction to stand unashamed for God’s truth. From an earthly standpoint, it seems counterintuitive to both welcome and find joy in being hated by the world. Even more, for young people who might prefer popularity over principle – at least for now – the prospect of being “hated by everyone” lacks a certain level of appeal.

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Your Safe, Moral Boy Scouts Alternative Is …

J. Matt Barber

It was Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 6, 2013. The huge hall was overflowing, the convention sold out. Over 1,200 attendees, with many spilling out into the foyer, eagerly awaited the announcement. What would this safe, moral and non-sexualized alternative to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) look like? With a stirring introductory video came the answer: “Trail Life USA” would now endeavor to “be the premier national character development organization for young men, which produces godly and responsible husbands, fathers and citizens.”

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‘Gay’ Lawmaker to Christians: ‘We’ll Take Your Children’

J. Matt Barber

Few people doubt that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hopes to become president in 2016. Unfortunately for him, he may have just signed away any chance of that. Last week, Christie signed A3371, a draconian piece of legislation that bars licensed therapists from helping children overcome unwanted same-sex attractions, behavior or identity even when – as is so often the case – those same-sex attractions arise from childhood sexual abuse by the likes of a Jerry Sandusky.

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Common Core Makes for Common Crud

Bob Ellis

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard may think Common Core standards are just dandy, but in addition to a number of reasons we should be cautious about embracing these nationwide standards, the crud and moral rot included on the Common Core reading list for 11th graders should disturb parents who value the innocence of their children.

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Homosexual Parenting is Harmful to Children

Bob Ellis

Homosexual activists would have us believe, despite thousands of years of experience to the contrary and decades of statistics to the contrary--that it is not necessary to raise a child with their mother and father. Yet adult children raised by homosexuals often tell a different story. Such is the case with Robert Oscar Lopez, who adds his voice to those who recognize the folly of counterfeit marriage and raising children in a homosexual home. He should know: he was raised by two lesbians.

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The Environmental Impact of Environmentalism

Rick Manning

The environmental orgy known as Earth Day has come and gone. In all the celebration, the one thing that is seemingly never asked is whether or not environmentalist policies by the government are actually helping the environment?

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A Way Out for College Kids

Guest Author

American education is in trouble—that much seems to be a given. Our public schools and colleges are getting poor results, our young people are drowning in debt, new graduates can't find jobs, and our overall rankings in the world are pretty dismal. We are greatly in need of a transformation, but we need to think big, because the problem is huge.

The Boy Scouts of America present a gift to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates after presenting a copy of their "Report to the Nation" at the Pentagon, Feb. 26, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

Liberals in California Target Judges with Boy Scout Ties

Gina Miller

Give them an inch, and they’ll demand a mile. We warned you that the terrible decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly homosexual boys into membership would only lead to further attacks against the organization by the militant homosexual Left. We were right, and the target is now judges who have ties to the Scouts.

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E-Cigarette Ban: Ideology Over Common Sense

Rick Manning

Ignorance amongst some politicians continues to rein as those who attack e-cigarettes in their war on tobacco are limiting the use of devices that help many smokers lessen or eliminate their tobacco dependency.

Pulling Down the Statue of King George III, N.Y.C. A romanticized depiction of the Sons of Liberty destroying the statue after the Declaration was read by George Washington to citizens and his troops in New York City on July 9, 1776.

The Rightful Remedy

Guest Author

Two hundred thirty years after the Founders won American independence from a tyrannical monarch, the inheritors of their estate are facing a hard reality: liberty is jealously defended or it is lost. As all three branches of the federal government exercise powers beyond those granted, our God-given rights are under sustained assault. The question is: what is the remedy?

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