Whether it be the country, the state, the county or the township, I've always believed that the balance of power should go to the citizens thereof. Our leaders are elected not to rule, but to lead us in the attainment of our goals.
I am astonished to hear Chamber of Commerce Republicans refer to rural communities as "the middle of nowhere," especially in an agrarian state. It's not just in SD.
I encourage folks to take note of what recently took place in Michigan. It can - and might - happen here, too. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/11/08/michigan-voters-oust-republicans-who-backed-chinese-owned-battery-plant-their-town-we-have-voice-again/