Letter to the Editor: Hypocrisy in North Dakota spendingDid you know we are putting more money than required into the legacy fund? We have so much money, our government does not want the public to know.
Did you know we are putting more money than required into the legacy fund? We have so much money, our government does not want the public to know.
Al Carlson was blaming the $800 million impact of Measure 2 Wednesday as if the sky was going to fall. The Legislature would have been in total armageddon, according to his testimony (about House Bill 3011). But it’s OK to give $700 million to out-of-state students to fill up our colleges.
Mr. Carlson has demonstrated true hypocrisy. I heard his speech on the seat belt issue and it was matter of personal liberty, what a crock. He is just like those in Washington who have sold out. He does not understand that the First Amendment came first for a reason. It is the most sacred of all the amendments, and without it we would have no other amendments.
The attack on the petition process in North Dakota is pure and simple corruption. It is a major power grab for all the billions now and for the future. When we have senators like David Hogue who say it’s OK to take rights away from the voters if the voters vote for it. These are not American principals by any means.
Rep. Keith Kempenich told a committee that we need to make the petition process so difficult because the voters are dangerous. Who are these people and why are the still in office? If they do not want to defend our Constitution and represent the people, they should resign from office.
They act like this money is theirs to do with what they want. Rep. Maragos from Minot bragged about how easy it was to get 30,000 signatures and no one should ever get paid to circulate a petition. Why does he think it’s OK for him to take tax dollars to be a legislator? At least petition circulators are paid for with private dollars.
But what about the hundreds of thousands of dollars to oppose Measure 2. It was out-of-state money that helped to create the lies about the property tax. Are any of these legislators complaining about that? No!
You see, complete hypocrisy and corruption. Please stand up for the people of North Dakota and not the special interests that have invaded this state. Vote no on House Bill 3011 and all the bills like it.
Common Sense North Dakota