Whose Child Is This?

The American people often cry out for the renewal of bipartisan government. The bipartisan needs of an efficient and functioning government are essential as we’ve learned over the years. Unfortunately when fear and disdain for our fellow countrymen manifests itself we elect monoscopic brawlers to the halls of government. Still most Americans would like to […]

Read the full article → November 14, 2013 by Tiberius Gracchus

And Now A Word From Our Sponsors

  It is a contemptible lie for the “Religious Right,” judgmental fascists who seek to impose their personal view of Christianity on the rest of the country through political activism, and who now invade and taint the Tea Party and Liberty Movements with hateful sophistry, to amazingly claim to wave the banner of liberty in […]

Read the full article → November 9, 2013 by Aspasia

‘V’ for Victory

The dilapidated state of South Dakota’s roads and bridges has been called a crisis by many with most deferring the problem to the next administration. Addressing the issue with a conservative approach may vary by individual, but possibilities should be examined to fund our aging infrastructure. One possible solution that has been effective in other […]

Read the full article → November 7, 2013 by Tiberius Gracchus

Big Tent Blues

Even here in South Dakota the Republican Party continues to grapple with the continual argument to ‘evolve’ and expand the party’s platform to better attract voters. Ha! The Republican Party’s biggest errors have come from allowing the piggybacking of interests that are not within the confines of the principles that originally formed our party. To […]

Read the full article → November 3, 2013 by Tiberius Gracchus

Man the Watchtower

As a taxpaying citizen, I demand the formation of the “South Dakota Department of Inspector General.” When asked of the need for greater oversight a State Representative, at a Cracker Barrel gathering, responded with the dismissal of the possibility of any current or past abuses that may call for the need for such oversight. I […]

Read the full article → October 22, 2013 by Tiberius Gracchus

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

Inside everyone’s mind there is an honored hall. Perhaps it has a marble floor with a fountain under a sky lit archway. Perhaps it’s a great wooden hall where the hearth fires never extinguish. The statues of your heroes stand proudly and captured words of wisdom adorn the walls. How many of us have developed […]

Read the full article → October 12, 2013 by Tiberius Gracchus

Off With Their Heads

The Governor’s Board of Economic Development should be replaced with a private entity, acting as a state economic development corporation, with a government contract and an end of year performance review by legislative committee. A group of appointed favorites of the current Governor, that has no performance review to determine a satisfactory use of tax […]

Read the full article → October 8, 2013 by Tiberius Gracchus

All the Governor’s Men

South Dakota has no legal protections against nepotism in government and that void of justice must be corrected. Neighboring states have nepotism laws regarding government hiring, as do the majority of states in the Union. The people of those states, with vigilant attitude, have made such protections a priority. Instead of placing blame at the […]

Read the full article → October 8, 2013 by Tiberius Gracchus

Property Tax Reform

Our property tax system is in desperate need of reform. No longer should we support an overly complex wealth redistribution bureaucracy with our tax dollars. We have a natural right to occupy land since God gave all mankind the earth. Our society respects that equal right amongst its citizenry and has been founded with the […]

Read the full article → October 30, 2012 by Tiberius Gracchus

Sunshine and Thunderstorms

There has been enough interest by some within the Pierre and Ft. Pierre communities to proposition and debate the possibility of establishing casino type gambling in Ft. Pierre through state legislation. I ask, is it a blessing or a punishment for the residents of Ft. Pierre? Our closest example of such a change is Deadwood. […]

Read the full article → October 29, 2012 by Tiberius Gracchus