Archive for September, 2016

The Revelations of Donald Trump and His Affections

The Revelations of Donald Trump and His Affections

Over and over again, the American people play the fools to ill-designing men. How long have I been telling Americans that there is no difference between the Republicans and the Democrats? Of course, the two party systems is set up only to divide and conquer.

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Useful Idiots and the Theater of the Absurd

Useful Idiots and the Theater of the Absurd

Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with a person who would easily qualify as one of Lenin’s useful idiots. Here is a man who grabbed the brass ring. Not by government intervention. Not by being one of the bigtime crony capitalists who rig the system that chooses winners and losers. No, he had achieved success and fortune through his own ingenuity and hard work.

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American Lives Matter 1776

American Lives Matter 1776

Lately, much attention has been given to shameful events including criminals, police, arrest, murder, vandalism, rioting, and protests that have plagued the streets of America. These events, of course, are not isolated to just our modern times. During the time leading up to the Revolutionary War, there was a tumultuous stirring in the 1700’s, a movement which one might label, “American Lives Matter.” This righteous movement occurred after a long train of abuses against all American citizens of every color and nationality. From the Boston Massacre of 1770, the bombing of Boston and burning of Charlestown in 1774, or in the attacks on Williamsburg, Concord, or Lexington in 1775, Americans were attacked with lethal force! Beyond warfare here is a short list of bigoted and hateful things those Americans were forced to endure: The innocent were killed and oppressed Americans were being forced at gun point to share their homes […]

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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Real Lessons from Black History

In looking at the great civil rights struggle in America, we cannot forget that this was a Christian movement led by a Christian pastor. And this is how we must continue this movement in the future, united in faith. Any other approach, I believe, leads to despair rather than hope.

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Without the Death Penalty, There is No Justice

Without the Death Penalty, There is No Justice

American is in a mind warp of sorts. The death of a black man at the hands of the police in Charlotte, North Carolina erupted into riots, property damage and stealing property.

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Vietnam Vet’s Unit Wiped Out in Mekong Delta

Vietnam Vet’s Unit Wiped Out in Mekong Delta

On Saturday, October 8, Rapid City architect Richard J. McConnell will visually speak about his Vietnam War experiences as a riverine lieutenant in the Mekong Delta with the US Army’s 9th Infantry Division and 86th Engineer Battalion.

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Photo credit: Yuri Beletsky

God Gets the Glory in Creation

When mainstream scientists consider the origin of the universe, they try to figure out how natural forces and natural laws brought the universe about. This is one reason they start with the Big Bang theory, for it provides that kind of explanation.

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Candidates on the South Dakota GOP Platform, Part 6

Candidates on the South Dakota GOP Platform, Part 6

With the election coming up in South Dakota and a large crop of Republicans running for the state’s many legislative seats, people are interested in whether these representatives can be relied on to uphold Republican values and principles. As we saw last year and in previous years, “Republicans” don’t always behave like Republicans.

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What Debate? Hillary’s View of Life and Death Says it All

What Debate? Hillary’s View of Life and Death Says it All

The thing about politics that is easy to disdain is that it more often than not uses words to cover and mask serious errors in judgment with more publicly acceptable rhetorical phrases and words. Wickedness and immorality are clandestinely draped with words like liberalism, inclusion, civil rights and safety.

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Candidates on the South Dakota GOP Platform, Part 5

Candidates on the South Dakota GOP Platform, Part 5

With the election coming up in South Dakota and a large crop of Republicans running for the state’s many legislative seats, people are interested in whether these representatives can be relied on to uphold Republican values and principles. As we saw last year and in previous years, “Republicans” don’t always behave like Republicans.

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