March 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
Passage of the legislation to require the University of North Dakota to keep the Fighting Sioux logo has put the Board of Higher Education in a historic quandary. Continue Reading
Tags: columnsopinion, Lloyd Omdahl 4 Comments »
Once again the Legislature is meddling in something beyond its scope and responsibility… making inappropriate legislation for inappropriate reasons.
University Logo’s are none of their business.
What a waste of taxpayers dollars, when we have important issues they are ignoring.
Time for a recall.
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I agree, RECALL, when can we begin?
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Mr. Omdahl has done some deceptive editing of the Constitution. Art VIII Section 5 of the Constitution says: “All colleges, universities, and other educational institutions…shall remain under the absolute and exclusive control of the state”
And in Section 6 of the Constitution (which Omdahl has edited severely) it says: “Board of Education shall have full authority to organize or reorganize within constitutional and statutory limitations, the work of each institution under its control…”
“Statutory limitations” folks. That’s what the legislature just passed. A statutory limitation on the Board of Higher Ed. You may not like it, Omdahl clearly doesn’t like it but it IS constitutional.
Look, you can’t have a government entity consuming ONE FIFTH of the state budget and have zero accountability to the taxpayer. Higher Ed is accountable to the taxpayers through their legislators.
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Um, Chuck, how is passing legislation approving prohibitive sympology that is going to hurt the college looking out for taxpayers best interest?
How does passing this legislation improve the education system?
How does inviting NCAA fines going to benefit the State of North Dackoat?
Please, answer these questions, after you answer how deciding what kind of logo the college uses has anything to do with the legislative process. This is, after all the underlying pont behind Statutory Limitations.
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