Dang—I wish Scyller Borglum would make up her mind: is she a real Trumpist, or does she actually believe in real common-sense conservatism? (“Trump” and “sense” are mutually exclusive.)
The rookie State Representative and primary challenger to rookie U.S. Senator Mike Rounds says she voted against South Dakota’s now notorious law requiring public schools to violate the First Amendment and promote Christofascism by posting “In God We Trust” because it’s government overreach:
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 [Rep. Scyller Borglum, campaign statement, in Pat Powers, “Release: Borglum Fires Back at Subtle Attack of Voting Record,” Dakota War College, 2019.07.29].
Borglum is right: this year’s Senate Bill 55 is another example of Rounds-style Republican hypocrisy, in which South Dakota pols claim to against big government until they need big government to do what they want and stifle their opponents… just like this year’s House Bill 1094, the circulator registry and badge requirement… which Representative Borglum voted for… twice.