MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota’s Ethics Commission was created by a ballot measure sponsored by a group of people funded, for the most part, by left-wing groups and left-wing activists from other states.
So it’s fitting, then, that the bureaucratic abomination they’ve created is now lobbying the Legislature to pass a bill allowing for people who do not live in North Dakota to file ethics complaints against our state’s leaders. Those complaints could even be anonymous so that the public would never know they might be coming from some celebrity activist in Hollywood.
The bill is HB 1043, and it was introduced not by any lawmaker but by the Ethics Commission itself by way of the Judiciary Committee.
Because allowing executive branch agencies to introduce bills in the legislative branch is a very dumb thing we do in North Dakota.