Dave Kranz: If he fails at his deed, Stegmeier will try again with another heaping serving of goofy amendment.
Read it all here. Oh great. A nutty measure to go after secular or "non-religious" public schools, on top of another run at Amendment E. It seems that Stegmeier is a lightning rod for every crazy cause that wants to get on the ballot in South Dakota.
Gene Chapman, a fringe candidate for president in 2008, recently posted on his Web site what the intent is, noting that he spoke by phone with Stegmeier and Dr. Robert Clarkson.
"Stegmeier will help me after the November 7 elections on the formation of a state-level Anti-Communist Act/Amendment. Dr. Clarkson has agreed to sign his name to the South Carolina Anti-Communist Act/Amendment and Stegmeier may do the same for South Dakota Anti-Communist Act," Chapman wrote.
(Stegmeier: ) "If you look at the "Communist Manifesto," I've been told what is going on in this country resembles the "Communist Manifesto." I am told no property tax, no central banks. That is evidently his (Chapman's) big problem."
...Stegmeier said he told Chapman that he is not going to look at anything until after the November election.
He said Tuesday that his plans now are focused solely on Amendment E.
"If Amendment E loses and I have whereabouts to do it, I would take another stab at it - somewhat different language to address the supposed current problems with the amendment. I am more inclined to do that than what he (Chapman) is talking about," Stegmeier said.
And it doesn't sound like the no-on-e weblog is going to come down anytime soon.