9 Replies to “Someone should go talk to those two guys.”

  1. Michael L. Wyland

    Good ad. As a consultant working with nonprofit sector clients, I’m further offended by the fact that the Massachusetts organization, Represent.us, is a 501(c)(4) that receives its funding from and shares leadership with a 501(c)(3) public charity. That means that tax-deductible charitable contributions are funding Amendment W, as they funded IM 22 in 2016.

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  2. Anonymous

    Represent us, where the “us” is the east coast liberals who don’t share any South Dakota values and seemingly no American values. Look at where the money is coming from and you’ll see why to vote against this abomination.

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    1. Anonymous

      There is an easy fix to that but Republicans play the same game so I doubt they would be on board. When it comes to elections and ballot questions, only allow funding to come from individuals and have it limited. Money is the biggest problem with our election process and it is why our public servants don’t even represent the people anymore. Even the largest grass roots movements can’t compete with the big money interests in politics. I say that about both parties whether it is Soros or the Kochs.

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      1. Michael L. Wyland

        Nice idea in theory, and some Republicans (e.g., Mark Mickelson) have explored the concept as it applies in South Dakota. The difficulty is that it’s unconstitutional. Both the Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions emphasize the primacy of the First Amendment and the requirement for demonstrating actual harm (as opposed to conceptual or potential harm) of political speech before abridging that speech (or broader political participation). Efforts to challenge the two decisions may even call Buckley v. Valeo into question, thereby potentially removing all campaign finance limitations for both individuals and corporations.

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        1. Anonymous

          Definitely tough to get rulings for the people when even those are bought and paid for by corporate interests. Citizens need to take back our elections. All these loopholes that are being used to fund things through back channels and hiding sources are taking over. It’s made a joke of our entire election process.

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  3. Anon

    Money and ideas are fungible. It only matters what they’re used for.
    How does demanding ethics and visibility in S.D. help out of state anybody? What are we supposed to be afraid of?

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