As numerous states (including red states) shut down their economies, South Dakota bucked the trend.
Their governor refused to bend to the pressure of the media, choosing to let her residents continue to work while staying safe.
You could imagine the incredible pressure Republican Gov. Kristi Noem felt. Everyone was saying we had to shut down. She took a risk and it paid off. Now, her people are thanking her.
I am so blessed to serve the people of the great State of South Dakota. You folks made my day! pic.twitter.com/oy0e5KO9RZ
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) April 28, 2020
I am so blessed to serve the people of the great State of South Dakota. You folks made my day!
Because Gov. Noem refused to shut down her state’s economy, a group threw a parade to thank her.
Fire engines, trucks, and cars drove down the street, blaring sirens and horns to celebrate her brave decision.
So many states crippled their communities, preventing businesses of all sizes and kinds from functioning.
Workers, small business owners, and families saw their paychecks evaporate. All because of models that appeared to be wrong from the start.
While some states had to take stronger measures, why should have South Dakota followed the same route?
But you have to understand how the media, state and local leaders, and perhaps even the federal government pressured Gov. Noem to shut down.
What does it tell you about the leadership of this governor, who did the right thing for her people?
Something tells me more than a few Americans might be considering a move to a new state!
SHARE to thank South Dakota’s Kristi Noem for making the right call.