How are we going to die? Car accident, cancer, homicide? Most of us will die from organ failure after a long illness. Some of us will die from reading columns by Ben Shapiro regularly in the P&D. Apparently Shapiro, a Harvard Law School graduate, could not find employment as an ambulance chaser. When he noticed the big money, he decided on hack journalism.

Recently (Press & Dakotan, June 3), Shapiro decided to ridicule the anti-racist, Ibram X. Kendi, for the way he thinks about race. This is odd because Kendi’s books are well researched, carefully footnoted and at times gut wrenching. His source material comes from direct quotes found in letters, speeches, log books and legal papers. Kendi holds up a lens for us to see history more clearly. He is beyond compelling and we owe him a debt of gratitude. For people who read, his books should be on your list this summer.

Ben Shapiro is a wordsmith educated at the best institution money can buy. He is a privileged character out of touch with real American history and what we need to do to reach our potential. Nor does he even care. He is truly the Norman Bates of hack journalism and let us not become the Bates Motel.

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I love when a democrat despises when a republican speaks what they believe, immediately the name calling starts and how they are racists, bigots, hateful people for having their own opinion. Why don't you look at your own party and your own sources for news like CNN who are celebrating the 100 years of communist reign over a county where millions have been murdered, imprisoned, tortured, etc. but your leader in information thinks they have a great and loving leader. Why don't you look at your leaders in your party that think showing up 800 miles from the border crisis is solving the issue, leaders in your own party that believe the U.S. is a terrorist organization and comparing Israel and the Jewish people to Hamas and the Taliban. People in your own party that believe socialism is better than capitalism, I could go on and on, but you don't want to hear those things, you just want to fall down and worship the ground these people walk on and believe everything they say. I am tired of your leaders taking my hard earned money and giving it to people that don't want to work, to people that only want to enjoy take all the benefits and not have to earn a dime, I am tired of people saying how this county is such an awful place to live and hate being here, fine, leave then, leave this county so that those that do can make it a better place for those that want to.


You complain about Democrats and that your tired of them taking your hard earned money. Well it was Republican President Franklin D Roosevelt that began the welfare program in 1935. SO it wasn't the Dem government that began taking you hard earned money, to use your own words " Why don't you look at your own party".


Actually FDR was a Dem.

But the larger point is that expectations of welfare are now shared by both Republicans and Democrats - whether it’s money for farmers or food stamps for kids.

The only difference is WHO gets the government money.

For guys like VoiceforAll, if government money 💰 is going to someone else, it’s Socialism. If government money 💰 is coming to him and his friends, it’s not. 🤑


voice for all, I think you are the pot calling the kettle black. But I guess that is a new "norm". Everyone has a right to their own opinion. but we need to focus on facts. I don't have all the statistics but i am fairly sure that the hard-earned money that goes to people that do not work is far less than the money that goes to the big corporations and in this part of the country the farming subsidies.

Gimmy A. Breake

At most “VoiceforAll” speaks for 30%

For everyone else, it’s without their consent

From dubious sources his wisdom is drawn

One thing is certain, he’ll “go on and on…”



Jolly Roger

Here Mr. Voice goes again with his silly complaint that the government is giving away his hard earned money.

He’s willfully unaware he lives in the “taker” state of South Dakota that happily receives more of the nation’s tax dollars than it’s citizens pay in Federal taxes.


Life is full of compromises. Ben Shapiro is the price we pay to the Press & Dakotan publisher for his forbearance in allowing Kelly Hertz to keep his job.

For me, it’s a price worth paying…

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