Idaho is getting more difficult to understand as time goes on.
Apparently the politicos think we are all pretty stupid. They pass laws, but work to EDUCATE us rather than enforce the laws they pass. Perhaps they should pass a CURRICULUM.
For instance, it is illegal to hold a phone or other device–even at a stop sign or red light–while operating a car. Rather than write tickets, the protocol is to EDUCATE us ignorant folks.
Same for fireworks. It is illegal to use aerial fireworks, but rather than enforce the law–which allows the sale, but not the use–we are subject of EDUCATION.
The COVID-19 pandemic supposedly can be quelled by wearing a face mask (depending on your political belief). Several Idaho cities have passed emergency rules mandating use of masks in public, but once again rather than enforcing the law, the plan is to EDUCATE.
Even when it comes to elections for bonds and other funding we hear the politicos say they need to EDUCATE people about the need for spending.
The GUARDIAN thinks it might be more honest to forget about passing laws and simply respectfully ask citizens to respect each other. Perhaps we can EDUCATE them about such an idea.
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