As conservatives we are called to limit the power & size of government. Govt mandates of any kind are not a tool that any America First Conservative would or should consider. We should not be in the business of forcing behavior of any kind on to the people.https://t.co/wiUuAKjM94— Kristi Noem (@KristiNoem) August 31, 2021
To the families of the 7 South Dakotans who died serving in Afghanistan – & the families of the 36 total who were killed fighting the War on Terror – I want to say that your sacrifice in service to our country was worth it. America is safer because of you.— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) August 26, 2021
Afghan women and children have an example of freedom because of you. We stand with you and thank you for your service. And we are here to serve you.— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) August 26, 2021
Give us power.
We promise that we can’t do anything for you. It is a matter of principle. If we took any action on your behalf to promote your interest like keeping “trans women” out of women’s sports in South Dakota, it would open up Pandora’s Box. Crazy things would happen!
It would threaten “limited government” which is a principle that we care deeply about. The government should be “limited” in the sense that it ought to do nothing for you.
“You can’t be a constitutional conservative only when it suits you.
We are now seeing a battle in the Republican Party between the populist wing and traditional limited government conservatism. Some so-called conservatives want to regulate businesses to prevent them from requiring a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Still, my beliefs do not allow me to waive the constitution because I disagree with a private business.
It is human nature to want to wield power, and a crisis adds to that impulse. As an emergency unfolds, many will insist that “somebody should do something,” and governments, eager to pass laws and hire people with weapons to enforce them, step in. It’s up to pro-liberty conservatives to stand on principle and to stand up to government mandates. …
Once we, as a people, open the door to increased government power to put mandates on businesses, expect a Pandora’s Box of liberal mandates to hit in the future that touch on faith, the right to keep and bear arms, and the expanding list of genders the left has invented. …”
Sorry, it’s a private company.
There’s nothing we can do EXCEPT wield power to cut their taxes and deregulate them and always defer to them because that is what our donors and business lobbyists want from us.
Big Government doesn’t work in the United States. It only works in Afghanistan where South Dakotans can proudly say that they died to set an inspiring example for Afghan feminism. There are no constitutional limits to what we can and ought to do in Afghanistan to remold Afghan society in our own image.