MINOT, N.D. — One of the defining characteristics of Trumpism — and make no doubt about it, the secretive members of the North Dakota Legislature’s Bastiat Caucus of Republicans are true-blue Trumpists — is that they care very little about the principles and ideals America was founded upon.
The things the nation’s founders sought to protect with the U.S. Constitution, like free speech.
If the Electoral College’s outcome is not to their liking, they’ll storm the U.S. Capitol and hurt people.
If someone speaks against their candidates, they’ll seek to silence him (or her, as the case may be).
Case in point, Bastiat lawmaker Jeff Magrum, a state Representative from Hazelton who caucuses with the Republicans, has introduced House Bill 1256, which, if passed, would prohibit whoever holds the office of Governor from spending their own money on political advocacy.