A Republican, responsible for signing bills passed by the South Dakota State Legislature, offers every American safe haven from the deadly Asian disease and violent civil unrest.
Gov. Kristi Noem is welcoming any business or individual that wants to live without CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus restrictions or fear of extreme anarchist protests to relocate to South Dakota.
The governor revealed entrepreneurs from Illinois and other parts of the nation have already opted for country life to avoid the risk of their business being looted and vandalized.
“Folks in Chicago and other big cities are fleeing the rampant violence,” she said on Twitter.
She believes the absence of lockdowns and recovery of 80 percent of jobs lost due to the pandemic has made South Dakota an attractive place to live and work.
“In South Dakota, we respect freedom and the rule of law,” she said. “If you agree, we would love to have you.”
To help manage the rising number of inquiries, the South Dakota Department of Tourism has launched a Moving to South Dakota website explaining what the state has to offer for businesses and job seekers.
“In our state, you will not find the restrictions that hold companies back in other places,” the governor said in a video shared on YouTube. “Here in South Dakota we trust our people, we respect their rights, we will not shut them down and we allow them to make their own decisions to innovate and succeed with less government to get in the way.”
The video also showed the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, local businesses, and tourist attractions to illustrate the benefits of living and working in South Dakota.
“Mount Rushmore, our country’s enduring symbol of freedom, makes its home here for good reason because our state celebrates freedom like none other,” Noem said. “If you like what you see, if you value our approach to reducing government and increasing personal freedom, we would love to have you join us. Come grow your company, live your life, achieve your dreams.”
Noem recently turned down an additional $300 a week for South Dakotans without work promised in the Trump administration’s Lost Wages Assistance presidential memo.
The governor had a moral issue with accepting the taxpayer money because there were no lockdowns across the state in response to the CCP Virus.
“South Dakota is the only state in the nation that did not have extended benefits kick in because our insured unemployment rate has been the lowest in the nation,” she said in a statement.
In June 2020, the number of South Dakotans who were unemployed dropped by 10,000 to give an overall jobless rate of 7.2 percent. According to the Department of Labor and Regulation website, the total number of unemployed people in the state is 33,700.