Cory Heidelberger puts up a piece of propaganda designed to fuel interest in three proposed referendums:
“They don’t listen to what we have to say.”
The statement motivates the referendum drive Aberdeen veterans have organized against HB 1179. The same idea underlies the referendum drives against the youth minimum wage (SB 177) and the incumbent protection plan (SB 69).
First off, not all of these referendums "all South Dakotans negatively". The minimum wage issue affects a very few. And it negatively affects those small business owners who can't afford to pay teenagers to spend half their time at work messing around with their phones.
Cory then makes this claim:
I don’t want to make any of these referendum pushes partisan. These three bad laws affect . These three referenda are responses to an unresponsive government.
On that same thread, Cory takes a breath and the makes his main point:
Democrats: The Party of Democracy.
By supporting referenda (the specific ones on the streets right now and ballot measures in general), we Democrats show that we are the party that wants to listen to what the people have to say. We want to empower every citizen to have as much voice in real public decision-making as possible. We want you, citizen, to have a voice.
“Democrats: The Party of Democracy” offers the perfect literal contrast to the “Republicans: The Party of the Republic.” Republicans label the popular voice as “mob rule.” Republicans think voters (you, neighbor and fellow citizen) shouldn’t have so much power and should defer to the wisdom of the elites. Republicans support measures like SB 177 to beat back ballot measure enthusiasm. Republicans support measures like SB 69 to make elections mean less. Republicans support making it harder to vote to keep your voice out of the process.
Everyone wants a voice. Everyone wants equal power and dignity as a citizen. Deep down, everyone is a small-d democrat. Big-D Democrats, speak to that desire for democracy. Support the referenda. Support the ballot initiatives that are coming. Support the voice of every voter. Show South Dakota that the Democratic Party is the party of democracy, the party that will listen to what we all have to say.
So much for Cory's claim that he wants these referendums to be bipartisan. And Cory demonstrates how "we Democrats show that we are the party that wants to listen to what the people have to say" by banning me from commenting on his propaganda site. And he excludes people like me because he wants the indoctrinated to not be swayed by logic, truth, and discernment. If he wants my help on referring SB 69, then he needs to find a way to make it bipartisan.
Cory Heidelberger represents what is wrong with the South Dakota Democrat Party. Their radical views do not link up with conservative South Dakota values. South Dakotans do not want boys playing on the girls high school basketball team and then be forced by government to say that is okay. South Dakotans do not want to be forced into paying for the costs of killing unborn babies, which is one act that does negatively impact all, including the women that have to endure such human brutality.