Thursday, July 14th, 2011
John Rolczynski is an involved citizen. Since 1995, the 82-year-old North Dakotan has been trying to make sure his home state is really a state. Though originally admitted into the Union in 1889, as the Valley News explains,
the original [North Dakota] state constitution left out the executive branch, the Governor and other high ranking officials when it explains who needs to take the oath of office. Rolczynski says that puts the state constitution in conflict with the federal one, making it invalid.
Fortunately, thanks to Mr. Rolczynski’s efforts, Senator Tim Mathern of Fargo has introduced a bill to bring North Dakota’s constitution in step with the federal one.
Learn more about this citizen’s efforts here.