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Justice Scorns the Constitution She Swore to Support

Justice Scorns the Constitution She Swore to Support

In a day when Presidents and Supreme Court Justices are ignoring the Constitution and the very oath they took to defend it, I believe we are on the verge of losing our identity as Americans. When our government officials turn to foreign law for their guidance, we the people of the United States, who place these individuals into office to protect us and our laws, will be subrogated to the whim of foreign jurists, who may not even share our same democratic form of government. By advocating her preference for foreign law over ours, Madam Justice Ginsburg has violated her oath and betrayed her country.

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Voting Republican in South Dakota Doesn’t Protect Freedom Anymore

Voting Republican in South Dakota Doesn’t Protect Freedom Anymore

Are you one of those poor folks who are scratching your head trying to figure out why the “Republican” leadership in Pierre doesn’t really seem too serious about stopping the implementation of PPACA (ObamaCare) in South Dakota ? You aren’t alone. But the money trail might provide some clues as to why the freedom of South Dakotans is being sold out by “Republicans.”

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A Virus in the Body Politic

A Virus in the Body Politic

Another state legislature approves same-sex “marriage.” Another chip in the foundation of civilization. Another moment closer to a death sentence for a nation, and not even ObamaCare will be able to stop it. But the trials that we face in this nation, and in the West, are not about healthcare or even a constitutional crisis, but a crisis of ethics and morality.

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Corruption on Parade in the South Dakota House

Corruption on Parade in the South Dakota House

Last year South Dakota accepted one million dollars to study the state acceptance of ObamaCare via Health Exchange. Of this amount, over $600,000 has been spent so far. Curiously, people like Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana refused the money and wrote a nice “Keep your money, we’re not going to do it” letter to Obama. This governor did not fall for the scam that is ObamaCare. This governor also showed backbone. We should take heart that there are still people in America like him.  Unfortunately, such backbone is extremely rare in South Dakota’s government, which seems hot-to-trot for federal cash while selling out the people of South Dakota

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Gov Daugaard: Math and Science Needs

Gov Daugaard: Math and Science Needs

In my Jan. 10 State of the State address, I proposed $3,500 bonuses to middle and high school math and science teachers, beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. The proposal attempts to address challenges faced in South Dakota. Jobs available today and projected jobs of tomorrow in our state demand higher knowledge and achievement in the fields of math and science.

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Investing in Teachers

Investing in Teachers

A column by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard on education. Excerpt: “South Dakota must use its resources wisely. We cannot continue to define success in education with dollars spent or staff hired.  We must change our focus. We must target our resources and provide incentives for student achievement. Research shows that effective teachers are the most important in-school factor in student achievement – more than class size, more than facility quality, and more than technology.”

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Super PACs = Super Free Speech

Super PACs = Super Free Speech

PACs are nothing but people coming together in cooperation on a political message with which they agree. Money will always find its way into politics because political power is worth so much money.  One legislative act can affect not just individual companies but entire segments of our economy.  You want to equalize the political process?  One step would be reducing the size of a federal behemoth that routinely enriches one group at the expense of another.  In short, make political power less attractive to groups and PACs.

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Caucus Across The Border

Caucus Across The Border

A first-hand look inside what it was like to be at the historic 2012 Iowa caucuses, from a couple of South Dakotans who crossed the border into Lyons County, Iowa to witness the vote count at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids. They drew the attention of an inquisitive figure, checked out and reported on the vote count, and made it out alive to tell about the experience.

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Morality is Divinely Inspired

Morality is Divinely Inspired

The American colonist’s believed it was necessary to build a moral culture in their communities if their experiment in self-government was to be successful. Their schools taught the moral values of Jesus Christ as recorded in the New Testament. But some 50 years ago, secularism became the new religion in our schools-bringing with it the tragedy of Columbine and similar incidents repeated every year.

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