Does South Dakota Need a New State Motto?
A couple of guys in Kentucky want to change their state’s motto. They think that the current motto “Unbridled Spirit” isn’t good enough. They want to re-brand Kentucky with the state motto “Kentucky-Kicks Ass.”
That got me thinking, maybe South Dakota needs a new motto. Our current motto is “Under God, the People Rule.” That has been the state motto since 1885. That’s so long ago that MTV was still playing videos then. I’m guessing, pre-1992 is pretty fuzzy for me. Anyways. There is also the motto “Great Faces Great Places” that is used sometimes.
But maybe our motto needs freshening up. It is SD’s branding statement so let’s get with the times. How about some brainstorming? I’ll start:
South Dakota-No Snow in July…Usually
South Dakota-A lot of Our Roads are Paved
South Dakota-Yes, We Have Seen Deadwood
South Dakota-Warmer Than North Dakota
South Dakota-The Black Hills, Sioux Falls and…Cows I Guess
South Dakota-That’s the Smell of Money
South Dakota-Almost a Rectangle
South Dakota-Nope, Never Been To That Drug Store Place
South Dakota-We Gots Trees, Grass and Everything
South Dakota-Where Your Parents Live
South Dakota-Sioux City is in Iowa!
South Dakota-Home of the Tortoise You Are Sitting On In That One Picture
South Dakota-Yes, We Can Believe How Flat It Is
South Dakota-Close to Minneapolis
South Dakota-Even Closer to Omaha
South Dakota-Agree to Spend Every Other Christmas Here
South Dakota-Thanks for Stopping for Gas
South Dakota-We Have Mount Rushmore not Carhenge, So Suck it Nebraska
South Dakota-Suck it Nebraska
What do you think? Do you have a suggestion?