FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 13th, 2019
Patriotism, at a Price
The Administration continually praises farmers calling them “great and wonderful.” North Dakota’s own Governor Doug Burgum has recently chimed in, thanking North Dakota farmers that are supporting the President and calling them patriots. In doing so, Burgum seems to suggest that those who would speak out against this trade war are somehow unpatriotic.
“Every American has the right, and the patriotic duty, to challenge their elected officials when the policies being enacted are greatly affecting their livelihood,” said Alison Jones, Communications Director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. “It is not unpatriotic to oppose tariffs that are forcing everyday, hardworking Americans to make tough choices, or literally bet the family farm.”