We must confine ourselves to the powers described in the Constitution, and the moment we pass it, we take an arbitrary stride towards a despotic Government. — James Jackson, First Congress, First Congress, 1st Annals of Congress, 489

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George Washington Condemns the Modern GOP

Bob Ellis

As I was reading and reflecting on George Washington's Farewell Address of 1796 today, it hit me like a soft ton of bricks how prescient President Washington was some 218 years ago. He warned against and soundly condemned the behavior that has unfortunately become the very heart and soul of the "Republican" agenda today.

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Lefty and Righty’s ‘Fake Fight’

Michael Peroutka

You notice two men fighting in your front yard. They are pushing and shoving and punching each other as they stumble up your driveway. Shouting and cursing at each other, they crash through your front door and continue the mayhem right into your living room. Suddenly, from another part of the house, you hear a thud of a door slamming and you realize with horror that while you were distracted by the fake fight in the front room, someone has made it out the back door with the contents of your safe, everything that you have ever worked for.

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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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An Open Letter to the Next Generation of Patriots

Steve Deace

It is the harmonic convergence of faith (your principles) and reason (tactics) that creates political success. If your principles/tactics are in conflict with one another you’re doing it wrong. When they complement one another you’re doing it right. If you don’t learn this lesson before it’s too late you become either “grump guy” or “groupie guy.”

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…And The Pulpits Are Silent

Dave Daubenmire

Despite what the political parties would like you to believe, the problem in America is not the politicians, it is the pulpits. I hate to break the news to you, but most of America’s pulpits are filled with cowardly men. They are a shame to the Christ they claim to serve.

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Play to Win, or Don’t Bother

Bob Ellis

Steve Deace has a great column at BarbWire, and it exposes...the lack of seriousness and dereliction of duty on the part of Christians and conservatives. You see, we on the Right face an enemy that understands we are in a war of good and evil (and they are Hell-bent on pursuing evil); they aren't fooled (by their own propaganda aimed at us) that politics is a game, or a social exercise, or a sport, or a friendly disagreement about how to get things done.

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No Political Fix to America’s Death Spiral

J. Matt Barber

I’m never going to win a popularity contest. It’s not my goal to be liked. I’ll probably never be a “Fox News contributor” or even broadly recognized as a dutifully compliant cog within the greater, GOP-heavy “conservative” political wheel. That’s because I say things like this: There is no political fix to America’s death spiral.

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When the News is Busted

Bob Ellis

When the news is so often bad, we could all use a laugh. Let's laugh about the news a little...

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A Poetic Perspective on Politics, Social Media and the Military

A.J. Castellitto

Fundamental transformation Almost complete, You plot, you position, you sow, you reap, Children and wife are by your side? But will you sleep tonight, A change of course A guilty plea, It’s not too late to make amends

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Thinking Reasonably Part 6

Dale Pflug

In this series, you have been challenged to think about the meaning of words we use every day such as truth, politics, and the law. Justice is the focus of this article. The dictionary defines justice as: the quality of being just; fair treatment, and due reward in accordance with honor, standards, or law; rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim; the quality of being true or correct; or the moral principle determining just conduct.

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Republicans Staggering Toward Election Finish Line

Rick Manning

The media has woken up and noticed that the Republican Party which should be on the precipice of enjoying a massive electoral victory based upon the unpopularity of President Obama, the economy and the number of red states Democrats are being forced to defend in the Senate, are not realizing that advantage in voter polls.

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Confirmed: ObamaCare Covering Abortions

Bob Ellis

The GAO has released a report confirming what many of us knew back in 2010: ObamaCare facilitates abortion, despite President Barack Obama's assurances to the contrary.

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How Did the SD GOP become Pro-Choice, Pro-ObamaCare, and Pro-Common Core?

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On a Christian radio program today it told of a much-loved pastor who had a sexual affair that almost ruined his ministry and his church. He recovered by confessing the affair; going to his church to ask forgiveness; and subjecting himself to his parishioner's scrutiny. One couple asked, "How did this happen?" He answered, "I just made small concessions, just a few minor excuses at a time."

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Thinking Reasonably Part 5

Dale Pflug

This whole article began with a simple frustration that many people don’t seem to grasp the basic need to include “truth” as an essential part of how they think. Seemed simple enough, do a Google search on “truth”, and understanding should follow!

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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