Where do we start?
The GUARDIAN has been in warmer climes for three weeks and comes home to chaos–or is always like this?
–Top item in the foolishness file is the Idaho legislature’s apparent push to get guns on campus. The amazing thing to us is not the wacko legislators–we always have them–but the fact they have enough votes to pass these bills. College kids and concealed weapons equals trouble.
–Then there is the appropriation of $1,000,000 to defend the gay marriage ban in Idaho. Folks, whether you are muslim, christian, gay or straight, times are a changing and the choice of sleep mates is not something the government can regulate.
–The so-called AG GAG law signed by the guv is nothing more than a smoke screen to protect farmers from outside scrutiny. There is no doubt farmers benefit from healthy stock, but to make it a crime to gather proof of abuse is simply wrong. Had the animal advocates simply “reported” a dairy farm had employees mistreating animals, the allegations would have been dismissed. With graphic video as proof, it is hard to deny.
–The legislature has or is about to pass a law denying cities the ability to have “design review” for any projects at the local level. No doubt, this came to light in part when Boise City put the brakes on a state parking garage last year, but later relented.
–We can’t forget the wolves. One group worked for years to “reintroduce” the nearly extinct wolves in Idaho and now the government is spending millions to “control” the wolves. It just isn’t nice to fool Mother Nature–she will eventually get even. Big issue will be wolf attacks on horse and dogs near Sun Valley.
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