Last updated on 2014.07.20
Secretary of State Jason Gant announced Friday that the Libertarian Party has filed petitions to earn back its status as a political party in South Dakota. One needs 7,928 signatures to officially organize a political party in South Dakota. Secretary Gant reports that Samuel Saunders of Martin hauled in petitions with about 12,000 signatures Friday morning. Gant and his minions are counting right now.
So I guess we can celebrate the fact that thousands of South Dakotans feel strongly enough about "Libertarianism" to organize their own party. It's too bad "Libertarianism" is just selfishness in philosophical drag. Even the inexperienced, unaware, and immature have the right to organize, float candidates, and struggle to offer practical solutions to real policy problems.
But since the Black Hills Tea Parties are selling out to the Noem-GOP Establishment, the re-formed Libertarians may be the only place for insurgent candidates like Stephanie Strong to turn for support.