We must not allow our desire to be decent and well-mannered people to overwhelm the substance of our principles or our determination to fight for their success. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, American Enterprise Institute speech, Feb 16, 2001

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Why Do Physicians Permit, If Not Encourage, Futile Medical Care?

David John Marotta

Medical care is measured in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). QALY measures how many years of additional life can be gained by any medical procedure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has set the cost threshold of one year's worth of quality life at $50,000.

Max De Pree has the answer to Ferguson

Star Parker

We cannot continue to ignore circumstances that practically guarantee ongoing intergenerational poverty and the dysfunctional behavior that accompanies it. The costs of not addressing and changing what has failed in low-income communities and the whole country are enormous. The moral costs speak to our willingness to tolerate hundreds of thousands of babies born in our country each year whose chances of a decent life are miniscule and yet continuing, year after year, the same failed policies that assure no future for these children.

Wanted: Prophets to Call America to Repentance

Bradlee Dean

It is interesting to note that big corporations in America will hire out troubleshooters to spot the problems within their companies to remove obstacles that stand in the way of the growth of their businesses. Yet, in America today, both the church and the government, which merely reflect the people, will have nothing to do with such troubleshooters when it comes to being corrected in the face of a just and holy God.

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The 17th Amendment: The Irrelevant States

Tom Toth

Elections to decide who will control Congressional majorities in the House and Senate are less than seven weeks away, and this calm before the political storm is as good a time as any to analyze the state our government’s most powerful branch—the people’s Congress. Specifically, why exactly do we have two chambers that are elected the same way, with one being less accountable to the people and yet more powerful than the other?

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Will The Fog Ever Lift?

Dave Daubenmire

Americans are in a fog. I don't have any other way of explaining what is going on. For the most part, otherwise sensible thinking people cannot put two and two together and come up with four.

Thinking Reasonably, Part 4

Dale Pflug

When Benjamin Franklin was asked, following the Constitutional Convention, what kind of government our new nation would have, he replied, “a Republic, if you can keep it!” If you asked the average citizen today, most believe we are a democracy. Few people understand the significant difference between a democracy and a republic, and yet this is one of the most fundamental principles that we must embrace today in protecting freedom.

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Federal Judge Envisions ‘Rape License’ for ‘Right to Rape’

J. Matt Barber

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner, hero of the counterfeit marriage movement, suggests perhaps it’s time the government begin issuing “rape licenses” since for some men at least, “exceeds the victim’s physical and emotional pain.”

I’m a Racist

Bob Ellis

Yes, I'm a racist, just like Niger Innis.

Amnesty With Open Borders Equals National Suicide

Dr. Robert R. Owens

Now the Southern border has been all but erased by a pre-arranged catastrophe. What does America’s Community Organizer in Chief say in response to Republican reticence in voting millions to pay for lawyers to argue against our own laws? He tells us he is going to unilaterally grant amnesty through executive edict to millions if not tens of millions while holding the door open to millions more. Of course he will wait till after the2014 midterms are over so that his party can campaign against amnesty while planning to grant it afterwards.

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A Sad Discrepancy

Jim Bowman

In retrospect, while Obama dangled possibilities of peace from a Middle East withdrawal, which included Afghanistan, today, his long ago campaign tactics are handcuffing his current options. Despite the chaotic threats now emerging from Iraq, Obama remains intent and is full speed ahead with his Afghanistan departure at year’s end. As such, one man’s stubbornness may be cited but there appears to be a more systemic factor with this impasse.

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The Dark Side of Humanity

A.J. Castellitto

Corruption, pride, control, deceit, dishonesty, etc., has permeated throughout Washington and Wall Street/Corporate America for many decades. Government, in particular, has steadily become a monster of man’s design, and it’s turning on us. Government cannot be trusted. The media cannot be trusted. Too many corporations cannot be trusted (to do right by their consumers and employees).

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George Washington Condemns the Modern GOP

Bob Ellis

As I was reading and reflecting on George Washington's Farewell Address of 1796 today, it hit me like a soft ton of bricks how prescient President Washington was some 218 years ago. He warned against and soundly condemned the behavior that has unfortunately become the very heart and soul of the "Republican" agenda today.

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Report: $120 Million in EB-5 Money Missing in South Dakota

Bob Ellis

David North at the Center for Immigration Studies has a new article on the South Dakota EB-5 scandal, and $120 million in EB-5 funds that are missing. CIS, as their name implies, is concerned with immigration into America, and as a part of that, they have been looking into the scandal surrounding EB-5 in South Dakota for some time now.

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On Crony Capitalism in South Dakota

Bob Ellis

As more and more liberals have infiltrated the Republican Party in recent years, crony capitalism has become embraced more and more by the "Republican" power structure. In fact, in a state like South Dakota where the GOP has been blessed to control most of the reins of government for many years, the practice has become deeply embedded in the GOP leadership and in our state government.

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The Continuing Blunder of Retreat

Victor Sharpe

If Israel was forced to commit national suicide by abandoning its historic, spiritual and strategic territory - in what the world prefers to call by its Jordanian occupation name, the West Bank - and exist in a narrow waist of land, a mere nine to 15 miles wide, it would not take long for the Palestinians and the Islamo-Nazis to finish it off.

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To Cross Israel’s Rubicon

Victor Sharpe

A great alliance exists between two peoples who share principles of democracy, the rule of law, freedom of religion and speech, and human rights. That alliance and friendship between the American and Israeli people largely remains, exemplified by the support of Congress, despite the policies of the current administration.

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Former USAF Fighter Pilot on Being Shot Down over North Vietnam

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Col. Martin H. Mahrt (USAF ret) of Custer will talk to the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group on Saturday, September 13, 9-11 am, about being shot down over North Vietnam in December 1965 while piloting an F-105D as part of the 333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron.

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Former Muslim Brotherhood Disciple to Speak in South Dakota

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Kamal Saleem will be speaking in Rapid City and Sioux Falls in September. Kamal was recruited by the Muslim Brotherhood at an early age but had his life turned upside down during an auto accident when devout Christians treated and cared for him.

U.S. Constitution - Yesterday & Today

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The 17th Amendment: The Irrelevant States

Tom Toth

Elections to decide who will control Congressional majorities in the House and Senate are less than seven weeks away, and this calm before the political storm is as good a time as any to analyze the state our government’s most powerful branch—the people’s Congress. Specifically, why exactly do we have two chambers that are elected the same way, with one being less accountable to the people and yet more powerful than the other?

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The Tyranny of Democracy

Michael Peroutka

Does it drive you crazy when you hear politicians and talking heads refer to America as a “democracy”? If it does, I sympathize with you. And so do the founders. What didJames Madison, our fourth President and the man they call the “Father of the Constitution,” say about democracies?

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We Don’t Need an Article V Convention to ‘Clarify’ Our Constitution!

Publius Huldah

Our Constitution is so simple that Alexander Hamilton expected us to be “enlightened enough to distinguish between a legal exercise and an illegal usurpation of authority”; and he said the people are “the natural guardians of the Constitution.” Well then, if our Constitution is something The People are expected to know and enforce; is it plausible to assert that the Representatives we send to Washington – and even supreme Court Justices – are incapable of understanding it?



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