Quote for the day…
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. ― Jim Rohn
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- Montana Secretary of State
- Campaign Signs
- Go Liz Go
- Reading Assignments
MONTANA SECRETARY OF STATE:
The Daily Montanan reported last week that the Montana Secretary of State’s office spent about $1.3 million on legal fees, far surpassing its $100,000 budget, defending election laws being challenged in courts in the state.
Once again those fiscal conservative Republicans are spending taxpayer money like drunken sailors. Secretary of State (SoS) Christi Jacobsen is one of, if not the most incompetent SOS in Montana history.
Montana has several problems and the $1.3 million could help solve them. Paying lawyers to represent the state in defending unconstitutional laws is not the best use of our resources.
Read the Daily Montanan report HERE.
I don’t get around as much as I once did, but I have noticed that it is campaign sign season. I have put many campaign signs up in my life and pounded tons of rebar into the ground for the bigger signs.
I obeyed the rules.
I live near the University of Providence (UP) in Great Falls and one of our local MAGA candidates must have a sweet deal with either Target corporation or UP because his sign is on the fence that separates the two properties. Another one of his signs is clearly on the right-of-way of a city street. He’s a dumbass, so I am not surprised that he disregards the rules.
I think it’s very brave of people to place campaign signs on their property these days. With the nutjobs out in full force this campaign season, who knows what will happen to your vehicle or home if a passerby does not like your candidate.
GO LIZ GO:
NBC News reported over the weekend that U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) said that she would be willing to campaign for Democrats as she criticized her party’s acceptance of candidates who deny the results of the 2020 election.
It’s sad how far the Republican Party has steered to the right and how the MAGA nutjobs have ruined the party from the top all the way down to local commissioners. Cheney sees this.
Cheney is one of the few elected officials who place the country ahead of politics. As she said in July:
We have to elect serious candidates who will take their obligations and their oaths seriously. We have to be able to come together and stop the dangerous kind of toxic politics that we have seen.
Read the NBC News report HERE.
Here are some articles you should read…
Helena IR – VA report says Montana has ‘significantly higher’ rate of veteran suicide
Much more needs to be done…
Bozeman Daily Chronicle – Editorial: The cost of performative politics
It’s kind of embarrassing for the GOP…
The Hill – The seven Democrats most likely to run for president — if Biden bows out
We need to elect moderates…