Posts Tagged With: South Dakotan heroes


I’ve been accused of being a natural sh** stirrer. But I really think Democracy is still supposed to be “…for the people, by the people…”

Maybe that is quaint. But, geez, all I hear about is fake news vs real news.  Them against Us.  Why can’t we make government work for everyone?

Jim used to say, “I listen to no news. It’s all bad and I can’t do anything about it anyway.”

Segue to North Dakota, a state of ordinary people. A lot of down home farmers, raising their kids. Providing us with healthy food.

The issue was a 1932 law passed by the people banning non-family, corporate farm ownership. They wanted healthy, rural communities with sustainable agriculture practices.  Some clever Big Ag lobbyists and state legislators with the help of a corporate funded Governor decided to overturn that ban.

But the North Dakota Farmers Union recruited some progressive forces, and grass roots volunteers and got a referendum on the ballot last June giving the voters the final say.

The vote was loud and clear. 76% of North Dakotans rejected the corporate powers and restored the outright ban on corporate controlled farming.

Yahoo! David wins again!

Thank you Jim Hightower for bring that to my attention.

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