“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
It seems pretty clear who the founders meant by “We the People.” It’s unfortunate that many politicians and candidates try to narrow down We to their tribe, their fellow ideologues, and the people they think can advance their decisive agenda. For Change Agents, the concept of We represents the broadest, most inclusive group of citizens who look for candidates and politicians that listen to a wide range of people, seek consensus for solving complex issues, and seek to engage with others, not demonize those with whom they disagree. That’s the We that we’re a part of, and we’d like you to join!
We are concerned citizens focused on participatory democracy, responsive leadership, and active advocacy to create an environment for civil decision-making in South Dakota.
All South Dakotans are informed and involved in the democratic process with state and local leaders responsive to we the people.