Letter: A family without a state
RVers feel slighted by new requirement that voters live in S.D. 30 days a year
The Seinfeld episode on Nov. 2, 1995 opened with Yev Kassem standing behind his serving counter. George asks for his soup and upon receiving his order complains he didn’t get bread.
Jerry tells him forget it — just get it next time. Then Jerry orders his and they leave. Later on that day, Elaine comes in and spreads herself across the counter in an obnoxious way while ordering her soup. Yev gets angry and finally says, “No soup for you.” Elaine complains and Yev says, “No soup for a year.”
After what’s just happened in the South Dakota Legislature, we feel like lawmakers have told us, “No state for you.”
With full-time RVers cast into the ocean of wanders, looking for a place to land and set roots all over again, Jack Sparrow from “Pirates of the Caribbean” comes to mind. Here, we are a cast of criminals by our state to wander the highways of the sea of the United States to find a state that would enjoy our money. Full-time RVers are considered walking dead in South Dakota because they have no representation in local and state government or elections after July 1, 2023.
“No vote for you.”