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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Kurt Evans announces run for Governor of South Dakota


The Constitution Party of South Dakota has its first declared statewide candidate for 2018.

Former US Senate candidate Kurt Evans of Wessington Springs announced his intent to seek the Constitution Party's nomination for Governor of South Dakota on September 23, 2017.

His campaign email address is Kurt.Evans@live.com.

Kurt Evans Bio
Evans is a native of Wessington Springs and the elder son of the late country musician Kyle Evans, who was named the official troubadour of South Dakota's 1989 centennial celebration and inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame.

Kurt Evans studied mathematics and science education at South Dakota State University, graduating with academic honors in the class of 1993. He became a high school teacher and basketball coach and was eventually certified as a highly qualified teacher for more than a hundred core content assignments.

In 1996, Evans served as a South Dakota delegate to the national convention that nominated the late Howard Phillips as the Constitution Party's candidate for President.

Evans joined the Libertarian Party in 2002 and received just over 3,000 votes as its 2002 U.S. Senate candidate. He received just over 48,000 votes (20.1 percent) as the Libertarian candidate for South Dakota State Auditor in 2014.

Evans rejoined the Constitution Party in 2016. He was nominated for the U.S. Senate contingent on the state party's pending ballot-access lawsuit, but the party's motions to place a 2016 U.S. Senate candidate on the ballot were rejected.

Evans says he believes he's uniquely qualified to help his fellow South Dakotans understand the principles of the United States Constitution, apply those principles to government at both the federal and state levels, and recognize the tragic long-term consequences of abandoning them.

The campaign's email address is Kurt.Evans@live.com.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Message

Today is a day to remember all those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.  May their families always feel the comfort of their countrymen.

The best way we could honor them would be to swiftly work toward bringing all of our troops home so we don't have to add more names to the long list of fallen on this day of remembrance in 2018.

As Dr. Ron Paul has said many times,  "They just marched in, so they can just march back out."

Friday, February 3, 2017

CP of South Dakota calls for Impeachment hearings

For Immediate Release:

Constitution Party of South Dakota response to the travesty committed upon the voters of South Dakota due to the repeal of IM-22.

There were some absolutely heroic efforts by a few Legislators that displayed the utmost of integrity in making repeated, courageous attempts to force their colleagues to do the right thing on behalf of the people of South Dakota. Unfortunately, they were sadly far-outnumbered by a majority ruled by men, instead of by law and ethics.

Perhaps there can't be a more shameful example of why our Founding Fathers were rightly so adamant in creating a Constitutional Republic restrained by the rule of law instead of a Democracy ruled by a mob of men.

Our Legislature did not save us from possibly an unconstitutional citizens' initiative measure. Instead,  those that voted to strip the will of our people's voice at the ballot box, did so, with a complete and arrogant disregard of their duty to allow due process.

The time to honor your oaths should be done as soon as there may be an infringement,  not after a 2-year process of bringing it to the ballot and certainly not only after the voters pass it.

To add egregious further insults to injury, our State Legislature:

1. Created a new, likely unconstitutional bill of their own in order to reverse the will of South Dakota voters.

2. Defiantly slapped an Emergency Clause on it in a boldly unconstitutional misuse of power.

3. The worst part is this new bill was voted on and passed by at least a dozen Legislators that absolutely refused to recuse themselves even after repeated requests to do so due to obvious and direct conflicts of interest.

Therefore, the Constitution Party of South Dakota hereby extends an invitation to the South Dakota Libertarian Party,  the South Dakota Democrat Party and all concerned citizens in South Dakota to join us in a united call upon our SD House of Representatives to begin the impeachment process of at least those members that should not have even voted on HB1069 and/or had the responsibility of barring known members from voting due to an obvious conflict of interest.

Tyranny only runs rampant when good men do nothing.  Together, we can do much better!

Lori Stacey
Constitution Party
Regional Co-Chairman, Midwestern Region

Thursday, February 2, 2017

New Party Officers

For Immediate Release:

Lora Hubbel has decided to step down as State Party Chairman.  We thank her for serving and wish her the best in the future.

The State Central Committee met on Thursday evening,  February 2, 2017 to fill vacancies due to State Chairman's resignation.

Joel Bergan will remain State Party Vice-Chairman.

Kurt Evans has become the new State Party Secretary.

Lori Stacey will resume duties as State Party Chairman and remain Treasurer.