What is the Point in a Legislature?

Chairman’s Note: After the Tea-Party affiliated Life & Liberty Group published a new legislator report card in which Republican legislators were scored on their adherence to true conservative principles, Rep. Mark Kirkeby (R-Rapid City) reminded his fellow Republicans whom they must serve in the Legislature:

“It’s our job as soldiers to hopefully pass legislation supported by the ‘Supreme Being’ of our Republican Party, and that is Gov. Dennis Daugaard.”

Make no mistake – this is what the Republican legislature in South Dakota has come to: complete obedience to their ‘Supreme Being,” Governor Dennis Daugaard. Obedience not to the voters, not the general population, just the Governor. My open question to Republican legislators then follows: If you are just going to be puppets, why bother having a legislative branch at all?

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