Maybe the Associated Press has provided some inkling of why Bill Stegmeier became the local leader of the movement to get the Judicial Accountability Initiative Law (J.A.I.L.) on the South Dakota ballot.
Seems Stegmeier “still owes nearly $7,000 in interest from a tax collection case that is nearly 20 years old.” According to the article, the state sued Stegmeier in 1995 to recover sales and excise taxes he evidently didn’t pay when he ran a contracting business in Brookings in the 1980s.
Taxes, after all, are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt