Founding Principles, Membership Affirmation & Code of Conduct of No Mandates
Membership Affirmation & Code of Conduct
of No Mandates
No Mandates is founded on 2 simple principles:
1. Wearing masks is a personal choice between and individual and his/her God, or between parents and children; it should not be mandated by any governing authority.
2. Receiving the Covid vaccine is a personal choice between an individual and his/her doctor, or between parents and their children; it should not be mandated by any governing authority.
As a member of No Mandates, I affirm the following:
- I support and defend the freedom of all South Dakotans to conduct themselves by the dictates of their conscience, within the framework of our National and State Constitutions.
- I respect public institutions and the rule of law; I only defy institutions, laws, or rules when they require me or my children to do something which I believe is immoral or against my conscience, or against the Constitution of the United States.
- I do not and will not advocate violence or threats against any person. This does not apply to legal self-defense.
- I will seek to elect freedom-loving patriots to positions of authority and will use legal and constitutional means to fight against those who would limit our freedoms.
Code of Conduct:
As a community organization, we have a responsibility to present ourselves as a voice of reason, seeking the good of our neighbors and promoting goodwill.
When attending any sort of meeting as a member of No Mandates:
1. Do your best to present yourself and No Mandates as thoughtful citizens who are concerned for our community and our children.
2. Be respectful toward those who disagree with us; do not be profane or attack the character of others.
3. Follow the rules of the meeting; do not speak out of turn.
4. Keep all comments on topic. Examples of on topic are:
Reasons why authorities should never mandate masks or vaccines for any person.
Alternative courses of action that authorities should consider.
Questions (not accusations) about policies and actions.
5. Do your best to present factual information and provide reputable resources.
6. Appropriate signs, T-shirts or slogans may be worn/carried, but slogans should not be shouted or chanted.
If I violate my affirmation or the Code of Conduct, I understand I will forfeit my membership in No Mandates.
If you agree to these statements and want to officially join No Mandates, please sign with your REAL first and last name and a legitimate email address.