Councilor Stehly; Leave the Initiative process alone

Theresa sent a fantastic letter to the editor to the Argus;

This is a letter to my dear Republican friends who are serving in the South Dakota legislature:

Please leave the initiated measure process alone. Having led two successful petition drives in Sioux Falls, I can tell you first hand that it is a huge undertaking for a grass roots campaign. It is working just fine the way it is. It is a valuable tool that the citizens can use to inject their voices into the process. It also serves as a “checks and balance” mechanism against bad legislation. To think that just because we are elected, that we make the best decisions at all times is arrogant, elitist and an abuse of power. This multifaceted effort to stifle citizen involvement and strengthen the agenda of the “power machine” in Pierre is an assault on the good people of this state.

The energy coming out of Pierre this year is very concerning to me and to many of the good citizens of South Dakota. Please leave the initiated petitioning process alone.



3 comments ↓

#1 Warren Phear on 02.16.18 at 7:05 am

Local. State National. Theresa calls it right.

To think that just because we are elected, that we make the best decisions at all times is arrogant, elitist and an abuse of power.

#2 The D@ily Spin on 02.16.18 at 10:36 am

There seems to be a disconnect from Pierre. We sent legislators there to protect and preserve democracy. Instead, they’ve become intent on destroying it. Pierre has a solitary confinement characteristic. When you’ve been there long enough, you tend to lose your mind.

#3 voter on 02.17.18 at 10:00 am

Sioux Falls Residents

Reminder: If the initiative process had not been in place, you would not have the benefit of snow gates clearing the end of your driveway!

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