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Biblical Meekness And Authority

Biblical Meekness And Authority

There’s a lot of confusion in today’s world about authority.  Do parents have authority over their children or does the State?  Do local communities have authority over their schools or does the federal government?  Does the Constitution have the ultimate legal authority in the U.S.A. or is our legal authority in the hands of judicial activists who overturn any law they don’t happen to like?

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A Return to Simplicity

A Return to Simplicity

Too often, government’s attempt to entangle works just fine and we become lost within our feelings of futility and despair. Why? Simply because our system has long ago ceased being simple. The governmental operations during the many decades following our Founding remained quite small and efficient. This in itself is an unmistakable message. Couple that reality with the growth of an illegal nature and the result which now presents itself is inescapable.

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Santorum Sweeps Three States

Santorum Sweeps Three States

Great news: we finally have a real Republican winning in the GOP presidential race! Rick Santorum swept Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado yesterday, well ahead of RINO Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney in every case. Santorum’s comments after the big win show that unlike Mitt “RomneyCare,” he gets it.  He understands-in the greatest tradition of Republican values-that our rights do not come from government, but from God, and that when we look to government for rights, we need to remember that government is fickle and often takes away those rights on a whim.

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Spirtual Leaders Summit Held in Pierre

Spirtual Leaders Summit Held in Pierre

The Family Heritage Alliance held a  Spirtual Leaders Summit at the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre yesterday. The event brought nearly 100 pastors and ministry leaders from across the state to learn about some of the legislation being considered, and to meet with legislators.

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How Government Bribes You With Your Own Money

How Government Bribes You With Your Own Money

Bill Whittle’s latest Firewall explains how politicians buy votes at the vote pump. We look at where federal revenue comes from, and where it is spent. We find that 60% of the money our government is spending is not authorized by the U.S. Constitution, and is also used to buy the good favor-and ultimately the votes-of those on the receiving end of the largess.

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Two Visions for America: Reagan and Obama

Two Visions for America: Reagan and Obama

The question for America is whether we want the state described by Reagan or Obama? A state where each individual has the freedom to succeed or fail? Or a state where the government punishes success and dictates who can succeed not based upon the quality of ideas, but instead on the depth of their White House contacts. We, the people, still have the right to embrace the hope that President Reagan offered in 1988, or the controlling bonds that our current president is trying to convince us to slip on willfully.

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U.S. v. Jones: The Battle for the Fourth Amendment Continues

U.S. v. Jones: The Battle for the Fourth Amendment Continues

In a unanimous 9-0 ruling in United States v. Jones, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that police must get a search warrant before using GPS technology to track criminal suspects. But what does this ruling, hailed as a victory by privacy advocates, really mean for the future of privacy and the Fourth Amendment? Obviously, the new era of technology, one that was completely unimaginable to the men who drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, requires an updated legal code to enshrine the right to privacy.

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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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Life as an Obama Voter

Life as an Obama Voter

A great visual representation of the typical Obama voter, the typical liberal who expects someone (government) to come to his aid every time life deals him a rough patch.

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Medicaid Expenses Drown State Budgets

Medicaid Expenses Drown State Budgets

The federal health care law formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) calls for state Medicaid programs to be expanded to the point where they cover non-pregnant, non-elderly individuals who have an income up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level. Moreover, states are required to utilize a “five percent income disregard,” which means that Medicaid eligibility actually reaches 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

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