For those following in real time, I’m working on moving as much content as possible from the We, The People, of South Dakota FB group onto this website as well as in video form for our Rumble channel.  I’m doing this to prepare for the possibility that FB shuts down our group all in the name of censorship.  I’m grabbing up the important posts full of information on various public servants.  So, today we have some background info on the current Butte County State’s Attorney, LeEllen McCartney.  Members were curious about where she came from and we worked together to find it and post it.
It seems as if there was contention between her and the county of Wayne, Utah.  In my opinion and from past experience with her, I’m more of the notion to believe the opposite of what was written here was actually true, especially the part about wanting more money…I can see that happening after seeing how she gets consistent raises multiple times a year.  There’s so much that can mirrored from what was written to what Butte County has had to deal with with her as our SA, it’s almost comforting knowing a tiger never changes their stripes. 😉
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On top of that, we found  this letter to the editor written about McCartney from someone named Barry Morgenstern.  It’s eye-opening, to say the least:
From the Salt Lake Tribune:
As a resident of Wayne County, I much appreciate The Tribune’s editorial of July 29 concerning the former Wayne County attorney. However, I believe that an essential element of American democracy was overlooked.
LeEllen McCartney, like the commissioners and like everyone who is elected (up to and including the president of the United States), is hired and paid by the citizens of either the county, the state or the country. They are, as the phrase goes, civil servants. When McCartney (whom I admire greatly) says that she cannot talk about certain matters because it would breach attorney-client privilege, I think she misunderstands her position. She was both elected and paid by the residents of Wayne County. We are her clients.
In fact, Utah code states that she represents the county and not the commissioners. She owes it to those who hired her in an election to report to the proper authorities any information — damning or exculpatory — that she has about the actions of the Wayne County commissioners.
I bring up this point not just because of the purported actions of my local elected officials, but because this seems to be a national problem as well. Having worked throughout Washington, D.C., for 36 years, I am well aware of the disconnect that often exists between elected officials and those for whom they work. But no matter their disregard of the electoral system, they all — from county commissioners to president — are employed by those who elected them.
Their loyalty is to us, not to each other.
Barry Morgenstern