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John Thune, Is He Really a Conservative?

October 18, 2013
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John Thune, Is He Really a Conservative?

South Dakota’s Senator John Thune will soon be the senior senator from conservative red state South Dakota. But is he really a conservative? In 2004, he defeated an ultra-left wing liberal Democrat, Tom Daschle vowing to advance the conservative values of South Dakotans. My how “the worm has turned.”   On the heels of voting…

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An Open Letter to South Dakota’s Legislators and Governor

April 30, 2013
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An Open Letter to South Dakota’s Legislators and Governor

Governor Daugaard claims to be conservative. Nearly all the South Dakota legislators, especially the Republicans, claim to be conservative.   But what have they collectively actually done?   We have in place a South Dakota Republican Party Platform, a decidedly conservative document. They all nod their heads and will tell you they support the platform.…

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Are Daugaard and Rounds the Collateral Damage of ACLU Suit?

March 26, 2013
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Are Daugaard and Rounds the Collateral Damage of ACLU Suit?

Not so quietly, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a class-action suit against the State of South Dakota claiming that the state is, and has been, in violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (1978). The suit alleges that South Dakota routinely separates Indian children from their parents, tribes and communities based on flimsy evidence…

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Washington’s Pervasive Evil Can Only Be Defeated By Grassroots Activism

March 11, 2013
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Washington’s Pervasive Evil Can Only Be Defeated By Grassroots Activism

Each day in Washington subjects even the most righteous public servants to the pervasive evil that has taken root in our nation’s capitol.   I am convinced that both Senator Thune (R-SD) and Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD) are both more conservative than their voting records. But upon arrival in DC they are besieged with their more senior…

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Kristi Noem Statement on the House Fiscal Cliff Vote

January 2, 2013
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Kristi Noem Statement on the House Fiscal Cliff Vote

The US House voted last night to approve the “Fiscal Cliff” bill.   Since the deadline for the expiration of the so-called Bush tax cuts had passed as of midnight on 1/1/2013, a vote to approve the Fiscal Cliff Crisis Bill (HR 8) was actually a vote to REDUCE taxes on most Americans.    …

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American Legion Post 22 Commander on Veterans Day 2012

November 12, 2012
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American Legion Post 22 Commander on Veterans Day 2012

Editor’s Note: The distinguished guest author of this article is District 2 Commander, Dr. Dennis Edwards, Rapid City American Legion Post 22. As we celebrate Veterans Day 2012 our thoughts and prayers are with those veterans who are still making sacrifices to keep our country safe. There can never be enough done or said to…

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South Dakotans Lost Today

November 1, 2012
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South Dakotans Lost Today

South Dakotans lost today when the South Dakota Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Stephanie Strong of Rapid City over a circuit judge’s decision to change the venue of her lawsuit seeking to demand that the Secretary of State remove GOP Representative Brian Gosch from the ballot on election day because he violated the law in notarizing…

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Noem v. Varilek Live Debate in Rapid City

October 13, 2012
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Noem v. Varilek Live Debate in Rapid City

On Friday, October 12, 2012, the Rapid City Journal hosted a debate between Congresswoman Kristi Noem and Democrat challenger Matt Varilek.   The debate was held at the University Center in Rapid City in the Lecture Room and various other rooms in the building as the main room was filled to capacity.   Congresswoman Noem…

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Senator Adelstein Says NO on Amendment P

October 11, 2012
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Senator Adelstein Says NO on Amendment P

Senator Stan Adelstein (District 32) stopped by the Liberty Today studios yesterday to talk with us about his position vis-a-vis Amendment P on the SD ballot on November 6 and he graciously accepted Gordon Howie’s invitation to discuss his thoughts on camera. ***Ed Randazzo, is a nationally syndicated author. He has been a conservative activist and consultant…

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Freedom in the Pulpit Secures Religious Freedom in the Land

October 9, 2012
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Freedom in the Pulpit Secures Religious Freedom in the Land

This past Sunday more than 1500 congregations were blessed with a sermon on politics. More than 1,500 pastors joined Pulpit Freedom Sunday, challenging the IRS’s rules on what churches can and can’t say about elections.   The annual challenge is part of Alliance Defending Freedom’s (ADF) outreach and was first accomplished in 2008. I am proud to say that my pastor,…

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