Bastiat Founder Uses Bogus ‘Change My Mind’ Stunt to Promote New TV Show


MINOT, N.D. — State Rep. Rick Becker is a lawmaker from the Bismarck area who caucuses with Republicans but is also the founder of the controversial Bastiat Caucus in the Legislature.

Becker has claimed there are as many as 30 members of the Bastiat Caucus, but the group also won’t release the names of its members, so who knows.

Anyway, recently Becker pulled off a little stunt in which he, an anti-masking fanatic, set up a table and invited the public to convince him that Governor Doug Burgum’s mask mandate didn’t impact the state’s trajectory with the COVID-19 virus.

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