Archive for January 20th, 2012

Constitutional Carry Bill Killed In Committee

Constitutional Carry Bill Killed In Committee

The South Dakota House Judiciary Committee killed the Constitutional Carry Bill, HB 1015, in committee today in a 7-5 vote.  The bill’s sponsor, a representative of South Dakota Gun Owners, and another South Dakota State Representative spoke in favor of the bill, with a representative of the Department of Public Safety and of the South Dakota State’s Attorneys Association spoke against the bill. Some legislators made it clear they were trying to punish a state gun rights group with their vote against the bill.

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Dozens of Conservative Leaders Endorse Rick Santorum for President

Dozens of Conservative Leaders Endorse Rick Santorum for President

ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard Viguerie announced the first group of conservative leaders to join him in endorsing former Senator Rick Santorum for President.  Viguerie  pointed out that at a meeting of some 150 conservative leaders last weekend, a 75% consensus was reached in support of Rick Santorum for president.  Among the nearly three dozen leaders announcing their endorsement of Santorum today were Gary Bauer, Penna Dexter, James Dobson, Elaine Donnelly, Tim Echols, Joseph Farah, Maggie Gallagher, and Rebecca Hagelin.

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Have We Lost Our Republic?

Have We Lost Our Republic?

I wonder if we have lost our nation. I don’t come to the conclusion lightly. But, If those Americans who take more in benefits from the government than they produce have not already overwhelmed the system to form an effective majority, they are perilously close. There is no other issue facing our nation that is more important than this battle between those who are government wards and those who pay the freight. America has a choice of who she wants to be in the future. I pray that the voters choose wisely.

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Looking for a Reagan Conservative

Looking for a Reagan Conservative

A Reagan conservative believes in a balance of social conservatism, economic conservatism, and national security conservatism. Ronald Reagan understood the meaning of party unity. He also understood how to keep things clear, concise and focused. Ronald Reagan the conservative also communicated a program in language that Americans could plainly understand and goals that were easily grasped. Where do the GOP candidates stack up?

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Operation Slander: The Offensive from the Left

Operation Slander: The Offensive from the Left

In this last year, the lawless Left has absolutely manifested and demonstrated to the countless gullible moderates and middle of the roaders (IF THEY WOULD ONLY PAY ATTENTION) who and what they fully are. The Left’s actions have been on display for all to see, yet there are still countless Americans who willingly remain ignorant in their subjective, delusional, clueless, narcissistic and apathetic worlds. The Left can NOT abide in reality and truth so they MUST slander to survive in their self induced lawless delusions.

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Vetting the Vetters for Better Voting

Vetting the Vetters for Better Voting

Rush Limbaugh has a very good point here. If it’s important to properly vet the men and women who will run our country, isn’t it also important to vet the men and women who bring us the information we rely on to vet the men and women who will run our country?

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Some Thoughts on a Cell Phone/Texting Ban

Some Thoughts on a Cell Phone/Texting Ban

This PJTV discussion casts good light on discussions of cell phone bans and texting bans, both here in South Dakota and nationally. If something is already illegal according to existing law, do we need another law? Does passing a law fix a problem?

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South Dakota Legislative Update, Jan. 20, 2012

South Dakota Legislative Update, Jan. 20, 2012

The following bills are ones American Clarion will be monitoring during the 2012 South Dakota legislative session. Those marked with an asterisk (*) have action scheduled for today. Namely, the “constitutional carry” bill is up for a hearing today before the House Judiciary Committee. There are also two new bills dealing with health care freedom-one of which is a proposed South Dakota constitutional amendment that would be referred to a vote of the people in the next election.

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Romney Corrects Occupy Wall Street Marxist

Romney Corrects Occupy Wall Street Marxist

Mitt Romney is my last choice among the GOP presidential candidates, but when he set an Occupy Wall Street Marxist straight, you have to give credit where credit is due.

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Making the Right Call During Inaugurations

Making the Right Call During Inaugurations

The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1933, changed the date of Presidential Inaugurations from March 4th to JANUARY 20th.  Presidential comments since then have ranged from “Almighty God has blessed our land” by Franklin Roosevelt to “With God’s help, we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us. And after all, why shouldn’t we believe that? We are Americans” by Ronald Reagan.

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