RC Mayoral Candidate, Allender struggles with the Constitution

While I agree with Allender on the ban of certain kinds of ammo and firearms, he seems to be struggling a little with the US Constitution (From his FB page);

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Good thing Sam cleared it up for him;

The chief and I are in serious disagreement here. Defending the Constitution is everyone’s job, especially elected public officials. It may interest the chief to know that the first line of the Oath of Office for the mayor of Rapid City reads as follows:

“I solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States…”

Hey! Sam, you might want to pass that little tidbit of civic advice onto our police department, city attorney’s office, mayor’s office and the city council, some of them don’t seem to get that whole ‘oath’ thingy.



3 comments ↓

#1 rufusx on 05.20.15 at 9:35 am

I don’t think you quite understand what Sam’s saying. There is no question as to whether members of government are obligated to defend the constitution. Defense of the constitution is not something that should be made into a political issue – by QUESTIONING whether a government official is doing/would do so – which is what YOU are doing here – making it into a POLITICAL issue.

#2 The Daily Spin on 05.20.15 at 9:49 am

There’s focus now on Illinois corruption. Chicago is in default for a 50 million employees retirement fund payment. Bond rating has been lowered 3 levels. Given recent talk at city hall, I suspect there’s a similar problem in Sioux Falls. I’m hoping Rapid can keep their act together and remain democracy. Their mayor may be unusual but checks and balances Sioux Falls doesn’t have should keep him inside boundaries. West river is the worst place to bring up gun control. I suspect the Rapid mayor is at the end of his political career unless he moves to Sioux Falls. Voters here welcome unreal promises without considering pending default.

#3 The Daily Spin on 05.20.15 at 9:50 am

Correction, Chicago has a 1.2 billion pension fund payment they can’t make this week.

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