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LETTER: Americans are tired of partisanship

To the Editor: The state motto may be "Under God the People Rule" but the people are losing faith. The success of the South Dakota Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act, (IM 22) at the polls is a clear statement of the people's desire to hold go...

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To the Editor:

The state motto may be "Under God the People Rule" but the people are losing faith.

The success of the South Dakota Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act, (IM 22) at the polls is a clear statement of the people's desire to hold government accountable. Claims of "hoodwinking" by elected officials were an assault on the intelligence of voters. Repealing the law showed the legislator's disdain for the people's will. One State Senator went so far as to invite a constituent to "move to Hawaii" at a recent cracker barrell

Legislators are scrambling how to create an appearance of compliance with the spirit of IM 22 while attacking the people's ability to participate in governance through ballot measures.

Meanwhile there are no fewer than seven empty shell bills approved by one chamber and waiting to receive whatever the other chamber wishes to legislate.

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It's time to participate. Read the bills at www.sdlegislature.gov/ and contact your legislators.

Mark Winegar,

Vermillion

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