State Reform

Freedom to Teach

by Tiberius Gracchus on February 10, 2016

I have a memory, one of my few from my early school years, of a Science lesson. It was one in which we students were encouraged to make a speech about a subject of particular interest to us; I think we were being graded on our presentation skills. I got up and spoke for about […]


Snorting for Truffles

The 2016 session of the South Dakota Legislature is well underway and we are already seeing hoards of well-funded representatives from interest groups arriving in our state capital. They fly in to Pierre Airport on those private jets that are normally strangers to our runways. They walk through Mustang Aviation and head off to their […]

Read the full article → January 13, 2016 by Tiberius Gracchus

Man the Watchtower

As a taxpaying citizen, I demand the formation of the “South Dakota Department of Inspector General.” When asked of the need for greater oversight a State Representative, at a Cracker Barrel gathering, responded with the dismissal of the possibility of any current or past abuses that may call for the need for such oversight. I […]

Read the full article → October 22, 2013 by Tiberius Gracchus

Off With Their Heads

The Governor’s Board of Economic Development should be replaced with a private entity, acting as a state economic development corporation, with a government contract and an end of year performance review by legislative committee. A group of appointed favorites of the current Governor, that has no performance review to determine a satisfactory use of tax […]

Read the full article → October 8, 2013 by Tiberius Gracchus

All the Governor’s Men

South Dakota has no legal protections against nepotism in government and that void of justice must be corrected. Neighboring states have nepotism laws regarding government hiring, as do the majority of states in the Union. The people of those states, with vigilant attitude, have made such protections a priority. Instead of placing blame at the […]

Read the full article → October 8, 2013 by Tiberius Gracchus