Release: Borglum fires back at subtle attack of voting record

From the Scyller Borglum for Senate Campaign:

Borglum fires back at subtle attack of voting record

Last week Senator Phil Jensen wrote an article applauding the conservative wins we had this past legislative session.

While I respect Jensen and agree with him on many issues, including constitutional rights, pro-life, and free speech, I do differ on his mischaracterization of what it means to be a conservative, particularly concerning legislation.

I am a firm believer in the saying, “that government is best which governs least.”

Every time we create a piece of legislation, we limit the freedom of ourselves and others. If we don’t need it, we should not create it. Thus, my disagreement in some of Jensen’s bills this past legislative session, and his subtle but clear assumption, that I am somehow less conservative.

First, let’s paint the entire picture…

Regarding Jensen’s comment “the only Rapid City legislator on this committee voting against parental rights was Rep. Scyller Borglum.”

The Health and Human Services committee consists of 13 legislators: 2 Democrats, and 11 Republicans. HB 1205 died in committee with a YEAS (5), NAYS (8) fail. I was 1 of 6 Republicans to vote no on this bill.

Secondly, I voted no on HB1205 which would have given the parent the “right to refuse consent to health care treatment of a minor child if the parent believes that the treatment would induce, confirm or promote the child’s belief that the child’s sex or gender identity is different from the child’s sex presented at birth.”

The logic is simple: with very few exceptions, minors currently need parental consent to medical treatment so it doesn’t make sense to create MORE legislation when what we have works. LESS government, not more.

Lastly, I don’t use legislation to wage wars against certain groups of people just because they aren’t like me. It isn’t our job to limit the freedom of others, just like it isn’t the government’s job to tell me how many guns I should or should not own.

Regarding SB55 (In God We Trust) and HB1108 (Not Teaching gender dysphoria in public schools), both of these bills are an example of government overreach. Our state government should support and empower local governments and school districts to lead, govern, and make their own decisions. I will vote consistently against any bill I believe is exercising government overreach. Period. LESS government, not more.

As a common sense conservative, I value my God-given brain and don’t solely vote for my own personal beliefs or to gain the acceptance of fellow legislators. I do the hard thing, the right thing, for ALL of South Dakota.

24 thoughts on “Release: Borglum fires back at subtle attack of voting record”

    1. She is basically saying she will NOT stand up for conservative principles. Liberals argue that the government has no business regulating abortion and claim it is government intrusion. Borglum is talking their talk.

      1. Deadwood Bill. If you support Donald Trump, then you are not supporting conservative values. Trump is and always has been a Democrat with leanings toward the US Labor Unions and anti-free trade.

    1. This recent fusillade, IMHO, represents the best the Borglum campaign has produced to date. Scyller scores points against Jensen. Of course, she’s not running vs. Jensen. She’s running against Mike Rounds!

      While I’ve often been critical of “SJB,” the anointed “Prairie Churchill,” I’ll give credit where credit is due. Nice shot! I’m still voting Mike Rounds for U.S. Senate, but Scyller’s astute jabs illustrate the political potential I observed & applauded. If only she’d have been patient…

  1. Borglum has a 100% pro-LBGTQ rating for a reason. She speaks about not wanting to “wage war” against this group, but the reality is true common-sense Republicans are playing defense against LGBTQ, not waging war. The truth of the matter is transgender ideology, that a by can be a girl and vice-versa, does not conform to reality. Do we really want our public-school children exposed to this? The truth is sex cannot be changed. But schools in other states are teaching children that gender-ideology is normal. Kids are coming home from school confused if they are a boy or a girl. But don’t take my word, google it. Do the research yourself. HB1108 wasn’t government overreach. It’s exactly what we charge the legislature to do – protect our children — and Borglum failed miserably.

    The second bill to protect SD children from transgender ideology that Borglum voted against, HB1205, would have given the parent the “right to refuse consent to health care treatment of a minor child if the parent believes that the treatment would induce, confirm or promote the child’s belief that the child’s sex or gender identity is different from the child’s sex presented at birth” was another defensive bill brought as a result of blue states removing parental rights for this purpose. Again, don’t believe me – google it yourself. Do the research.

    Borglum is not fit to be a legislator.

    1. Do we really want our public-school children exposed to this?

      They already are. Our middle-school student (SFSD) has often come home informing us of how some of the teachers talk LGBT rights and sneak in a woman’s right to an abortion and the gender pay-gap. You do know there are gay teachers in the school system? At this point, if you do not want your children/grandchildren being told lies and exposed to the LGBT agenda homeschool/private school is your best option.

  2. Zero chance now that I am going to be supporting her in the primary. Whenever it involves taking a principled stand for conservative ideals, it is conveniently a government overreach for Borglum. Exactly, what does she think liberals use to push their agenda? According to Borglum, liberals can use government to destroy conservativism, but conservatives need to take the higher road and not use government to push back. When she is not actively pushing back, she is being a willing stooge for the Left, and she is smart enough to know it, which begs the question about her motives for running.

      1. Borglum lacks both conservative values and common sense. I would never vote for her.

      2. Anti 2nd amendment
        Anti Trump
        Pro choice
        AFP fail
        Pro LGBT

        She’s a fake and says whatever the group or person in front of her wants to hear.

        1. AFP fail…GOOD they have sold out conservatives and are talking of supporting senate democrats….the rest I can live with but AFP is a fraud

  3. This confirms that so far, we have no conservatives running for the US Senate seat.

  4. A Libertarian in Republican clothing. It is this that is diluting the conservative effort in South Dakota. Conservatives reject, Republicans tolerate and often endorse.

  5. If I see Rounds’ staff spend any more ink on her I will think they live in a bubble.

  6. The Kelsey Coalition is a nonpartisan organization whose sole mission is to prevent psychological and medical harms to gender nonconforming young people. We implore everyone — particularly lawmakers — to educate themselves about this serious issue by examining the facts.

    There is currently an epidemic of young people who are suddenly expressing the belief they are transgender — often after learning about this at school. Just a simple search online for “gender unicorn” or “welcoming schools” will show what young children are being taught in schools and why they are so confused about their bodies and identities.

    When children express the belief they are transgender, their parents struggle to find proper help to help them explore the basis for their feelings and discomfort. Instead, they are pushed to consent to medical treatment without a single long-term study to support such drastic medical interventions.This consent is often coerced with false suicide statistics and incorrect assurances that medical interventions are safe and necessary, as many of the parents in the Kelsey Coalition can attest.

    One parent recently wrote: “We took our 13-year old daughter to a prestigious university’s gender clinic for an assessment. After spending only a couple of hours with us, without considering any other mental health or physical issues, the therapist told us she was transgender and that we should start her on testosterone that day.”

    And another: “I was directed to put her on puberty blocking drugs…and was falsely assured that these drugs were well-studied, and a perfectly safe way for her to ‘explore gender.’ I was told that if I did not comply, she would be at higher risk of suicide.”

    This medical scandal is currently being exposed by whistleblowers in the UK.

    Last month, the Royal College of General Practitioner issued this urgent warning.

    More recently, the dangerous and experimental use of puberty-blocking drugs on children was revealed in this expose.

    It is just a matter of time before the US media begins a similar investigation.

    Meanwhile, an increasing number of young people are beginning to express their painful regret of medical interventions that have irreversibly impacted their health, appearance, fertility, and sexual function. Many report that they did not receive proper counseling and were not encouraged to consider non-invasive options. You can read their painful stories of regret here:

    We urge lawmakers, regardless of political affiliation, to join together to protect children from these medical and psychological harms. Please visit our website to learn more:

  7. I would hope parents would protect their children medical and psychological harms, not government.

    1. Some parents are stupid, Tara. Some parents are told lies. Some parents arent’ given full informatoin. You and I can hope all parents make the best decisions for thier children, but sometimes it doesn’t work that way.

  8. When it comes to the biggest challenges and issues facing South Dakota, currently and in the future, where does LGBTQ issues rank? This is getting ridiculous.

    1. Do you mean in relations to the family and our children, or are you talking about the economy. There’s lots of ways to answer, Odin, depending on what’s important to you.

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