Comment: Scare tactics

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Scare tactics

I was listening to a talk show out of Fargo the other day and the host went on and on how "they will get us" if ND passes this measure. Meaning that Bismarck will sock it to the people if this goes through. I think it will be just the opposite, it will be "they" who will be scared. When this passes, all eyes will be on "they". It will be in their best interest to roll up their sleeves and make it work, and when it does, they will embrace it.

I'll give an example. In one city in ND the citizens used an initiated measure to eliminate fees for permits. The city fought it using scare tactics, it didn't work and the citizens voted to eliminate fees for permits. The city then embraced it and used it as a way to attract people to their city.