Archive for January 16th, 2012

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Legislation for Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients

It seems someone realizes the voters are watching the 2012 South Dakota Legislative session. South Dakota Rep. Mark Kirkeby (R-Dist. 35) intends to submit another bill this session to authorize drug testing of welfare recipients who are believed to be using drugs, and subsequently cut off welfare checks if they are confirmed to be using drugs. While this common-sense legislation failed last year even with a large Republican majority, can we hope that this year-with voters watching more closely than ever-that this bill may have a chance?

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Weak Republicans Help Obama

Weak Republicans Help Obama

One by one, Republicans have ceded issue after issue to the Obama Administration — and it will likely have big implications on the outcome of the 2012 election. Defeat will come in one of two ways. Either the GOP will fail to capture the White House and make gains in Congress. That would be the conventional definition of “defeat.” Or, they will fail — even with the White House and Congressional majorities — to turn back the assaults on liberty that have become the hallmark of the Obama regime. Either way, America loses.

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As an American

As an American

As an American, I believe in the fundamental principles of the founding of our nation as it unfolded over almost 200 years, from Roanoke and Plymouth to the Constitutional Convention. Namely, as an American, I believe in the most fundamental of liberties, and all those liberties which follow in its path.

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Inside the Conservatives of Faith Conference in Texas

Inside the Conservatives of Faith Conference in Texas

Over 150 Christian conservatives met this weekend in Texas to discuss the presidential candidates and seek consensus on the one who could turn our nation back from its dangerous course. After much discussion and prayer, a strong consensus was reached on Rick Santorum. This is a look inside the process and motivations of those who came to that decision, and why they did what they did.

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South Dakota Legislative Update Jan. 16, 2012

South Dakota Legislative Update Jan. 16, 2012

The bills below are ones American Clarion is monitoring during the 2012 South Dakota legislative session. Those marked with an asterisk are scheduled for action this week, the week of Jan. 16-20.

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Can Freedom Survive or Is the Fix In?

Can Freedom Survive or Is the Fix In?

With their 24/7 news cycle and group-think barrage of positive/negative reinforcements the media seeks to promote those who will maintain the status quo and disqualify those they fear. Will we rise up and demand a return to limited government, personal liberty, and economic freedom, or will we the people meekly accept our assigned role as we the sheeple? Will the descendants of the founders wake up and reclaim their heritage, or will we believe the Progressive line that constitutionally limited government is an unworkable idea and that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is an antiquated principle?

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Best Marketing for a Small Business

Best Marketing for a Small Business

For a small business, marketing and advertising seeks an answer to the question “How will prospective customers find me?” People today no longer reply to direct mail. They don’t peruse the phone book. They use television, newspaper, magazines and other traditional media much less. In fact, they don’t even ask their friends in person. They use Google or they ask their online social contacts. As a result, most small businesses would benefit from enhancing their website presence by blogging and social media connections.

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A map showing U.S. states currently offering Powerball and Mega Millions, as of June 2009. Red states offer PowerBall, blue states offer Mega Millions, and fuchsia states offer both. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Did Powerball people make the right decision?

South Dakota was one of the first states to get on the band wagon supporting the decision to raise the price of a Powerball ticket from $1 to $2. The lottery folks said the higher price tickets would mean larger prizes. However, opponents argue that the lottery should be pushing for more prizes instead of larger prizes. Also, a look at speeding penalties and banning cell phones while driving.

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Govt Prohibited from Meddling With Religious Institutions

Govt Prohibited from Meddling With Religious Institutions

“Each year on JANUARY 16, we celebrate Religious Freedom Day in commemoration of the passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom,” wrote President George W. Bush in his 2003 Proclamation. In 1808, Jefferson wrote to Samuel Miller: “I consider the government of the United States as prohibited by the Constitution from intermeddling with religious institutions.”

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