Dusty Johnson, Mitchell resident and chief of staff for Gov. Dennis Daugaard, is one of 48 state leaders from across the nation selected for the prestigious Toll Fellowship Program sponsored by The Council of State Governments.
The annual seminar is named in honor of Henry Toll, a Colorado senator who founded the council in 1933. The program seeks to develop the next generation of leaders from all three branches of state government.
This year’s program, Sept. 7-12 in Lexington, Ken., focuses on trends analysis, policy development, media and constituent relations, and leadership and institutional changes. The experience gives leaders perspectives they would not ordinarily obtain during the course of regular government service. The Council of State Governments covers the travel, lodging and meals of those selected for the program.
Johnson, who was nominated for the Toll Fellowship by Gov. Daugaard, was selected from a committee of state elected and appointed officials as one of the most promising leaders of state government.This year’s applicant pool included state leaders from all three branches and represented 41 states, two U.S. territories and two Canadian provinces.
Did you catch the two Canadian provinces? I have been warning Dusty and also District 20 during the last primary that the CSG is not exclusively American, but is an international entity. Here is more:
When the Spelman Fund, a Rockefeller family trust, funded the Council of State Governments (CSG) in 1934 -- a few years before the Rockefeller founding and funding of the Public Administration Clearing House at 1313 East 60th Street in Chicago -- there began a concerted effort to influence and control the legislatures of the several states united under the constitution. Ultimately, the influence and control spread to nearly every elected office within the states, including -- but not limited to: Township Supervisors, county commissioners, Mayors, Legislators and Governors; from Police Chiefs to Sheriffs to Attorneys General. The CSG has formed nearly 60 adjunct Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) which sweep up like a vacuum newly elected officials - especially in the local and state governmental offices -- and proceed to indoctrinate them.
Some of the NGO's with which you should become familiar are:
National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL)
National Governors Association (NGA)
National (and international) Association of Mayors
National Association of County Commissioners
National Association of Township Supervisors
National (and International) Association of Chiefs of Police
National Association of Attorneys General…
The list goes on. Keep in mind that all of these NGOs were created and are controlled by those who created and control the CSG. Also keep in mind that "he who pays the piper, calls the tune". The payers here are tax-exempt foundations, i.e., Rockefeller, Ford, Carnegie, and the hundreds of foundations created by the "big three" foundations.
So not only is the CSG international and indoctrinates local political figures, it is about power and money:
Most Governors (probably all) are elected by PAC money, contributions from foundations and multi-national corporations. He who pays the piper, calls the tune. They have been groomed for their positions as Governor after stints in other elected positions and proven themselves to be obedient traitors to America. These people do not read history, or they would know that after the world policymakers have used them, they will be shoved down the memory hole of oblivion by the same masters they served so well. The National Governors Association, an important adjunct of the Council of State Government -- and other Governors' associations -- feed them their instructions and the Governors in turn stuff the ordered actions down our throats.
If a Governor cannot coerce state legislators into passing a law he or she simply enacts the desired program by Executive Order. When it is a particularly dastardly Act such as WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT which is structuring the BEE HIVE for us WORKER BEES, legislators are let off the hook.
Daugaard is governor for $2.7 million worth of reasons. Sadly, South Dakota legislators are not courageous enough to stand up to the Governor's coercion. So they passed the Governor's workforce development plan and three Sioux Falls recruiting firms have a lawsuit running:
A $5 million contract that Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office signed with a national employee recruiting firm earlier this year violates the state and U.S. constitutions as well as state and federal laws, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Pierre.
The lawsuit, brought by three Sioux Falls staffing companies, alleges that the governor’s office “lacked the constitutional authority to enter into a contract” that gave one company an exclusive franchise within private industry.
“Under the contract, the state not only channels private business to use Manpower, but also pays $49,000 a month for that privilege,” according to the complaint. “The inevitable effect is to competitively cripple employee recruiting firms within and without South Dakota who get no monthly operating subsidy and who are unable to compete with the fixed below-market pricing of the fee schedule.”
Daugaard announced his plan to hire Manpower during his State of the State address in January. His plan called for Manpower to recruit 1,000 skilled out-of-state workers in four areas: financial services, information technology, engineering and manufacturing. The Legislature eventually approved $5 million for the project, and the contract with Manpower became effective Monday.
But the contract is unfair to other recruiting firms, the lawsuit says. Employers are compelled to partner with Manpower to hire out-of-state workers in those high-demand areas.
The lawsuit alleges that the contract was illegal for a number of reasons:
■ The governor’s office didn’t have the authority to sign it;
■ the state constitution prohibits the state from granting a “special or exclusive franchise;”
■ the contract impedes on Congress’ authority to regulate interstate commerce;
■ and it violates state and federal antitrust laws by attempting to confer a “de facto monopoly” to Manpower.
And because the contract was to provide a service for the private sector and not the state, the lawsuit argues that the state broke competitive bidding laws.
Steve Sanford, the lawyer for the plaintiffs, said the Legislature has told the governor’s office to “go forth and be innovative” to create jobs and wealth in the state. “The question is, where is the boundary of power?” Sanford said. “We don’t think being innovative means you can anoint a private company to be the sole provider of services in a private, competitive market.”
And the report mentions Dusty Johnson's cronyism:
Eventually, six firms submitted proposals, including Manpower. Clinton Brown, a Manpower representative in Sioux Falls, submitted his firm’s letter of intent and worked with his corporate office to put together the proposal, he said.
Brown was in the same fraternity at the University of South Dakota as Daugaard’s chief of staff, Dusty Johnson. Johnson signed the Manpower contract on behalf of the state.
Johnson said Thursday that while he knows Brown, they aren’t close.
“I think Clint was a senior when I was a freshman,” Johnson said. “I certainly know Clint, but I know thousands of people across the state.”
So we have a taste of the 2004 Dave Kranz being a college buddy of Tom Daschle. I was on good terms wioth Dusty back then, but when I tried to warn him about the Council of State Governments and the National Governors Association, we no longer speak.