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Empty Houses

Home is where… no one is. That seems to be the modern trend. City dwellers lead hectic lives, our suburbs are “bedroom communities”, and the talent of the next generation is quickly fleeing small rural towns. Our homes are empty for far too many hours of the day, and this trend has been steadily reshaping society.

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An example of Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL) for food (Source: USDA)

An Open Letter to Rep. Noem on COOL

An open letter to Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) on Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL) for food, from Bill Kluck, Vice-President of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association.

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What the SD GOP Establishment Did in Butte County

What the SD GOP Establishment Did in Butte County

Retired Air Force Colonel Larry Klipp attended a recent “closed” meeting of the Butte County GOP Central Committee Meeting, as an elected Precinct Captain. Here is what Klipp says took place in an establishment takover of that organization.

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Cruz: First Top-Tier Movement Conservative Candidate Since Reagan

Cruz: First Top-Tier Movement Conservative Candidate Since Reagan

Ted Cruz is the first top-tier movement conservative candidate since Reagan for three reasons that separate him immediately from the rest of the Republican pack. First, is his ability to unite all three elements of the old Reagan coalition.

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Breaking the Ten Commandments

Breaking the Ten Commandments

“Whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.” (James 2:10) Have you ever wondered what this means? This has been very confusing for many people. I hope I can show you how this does make sense, and l will use stealing as an example.

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Decreasing the Surplus Population

Decreasing the Surplus Population

When considering how something like euthanasia impacts us as a society, a people, and a culture, the personal perspective cannot be our primary concern. But we have glorified our autonomy and individual choice to such an extent that it has radically skewed our perspective on life and death. Rather than asking questions about how our governments or healthcare systems ought to approach human life, or what the impact of a person’s death would be on her family, friends, and community, we instead fixate on whether the individual is faced with unwanted suffering or unhappiness.

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Senator John Thune (R-SD)

Senator Thune on Religious Freedom

With these most basic religious freedoms, comes the responsibility to protect and preserve these liberties not only for Americans, but also for the millions across the globe who are imprisoned, persecuted, and even killed because of their faith. Which is why, on February 5, 2015, I joined my colleagues in introducing a resolution defending religious freedom and calling for the protection of religious minorities worldwide.

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Fighting Federal Tyranny in Alabama

Fighting Federal Tyranny in Alabama

Politicians in other states may roll over and play dead as the federal courts trample their laws, but not Alabama! There’s an organized resistance developing in the Deep South, and it might just be the turning point on marriage that many Americans have been waiting for.

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Judicial Tyrants Again Trample Religious Freedom

Judicial Tyrants Again Trample Religious Freedom

Make them bake cake! That’s the verdict of an administrative judge in the case of Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein. The couple, who became the brave face of America’s religious liberty clash, were informed yesterday by the state’s Bureau of Labor and Industries that in the battle over marriage, their First Amendment rights no longer counted.

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The President Undercuts Stay-at-Home Parents

The President Undercuts Stay-at-Home Parents

What do we want our homes to be like? Is it good for our parenting years to be consumed with work and kids to the exclusion of much of our leisure and to the detriment of our recommended sleep? Are we writing off the effect of having a parent “always around” when our children are growing up (especially in their earliest years)? And what does outsourcing our parenting for 6-10 hours per day do to our ability to raise them as we see fit from a religious and cultural perspective?

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