Many Idaho Legislators Favor Woke Leftism Over the Founders’ Principles

Op-Ed by Daniel Bobinski 

One would think that Idaho’s “conservative” legislators would vote like conservatives. You know – represent the will of the majority of their constituents.

But no. Idaho is heading down the path that Colorado took 20 years ago. They’re moving to the Left and the principles of the U.S. Constitution are being swept away. How do we know? Fairness and equality and the civil rights act have been shoved aside to make room for wokism and equity, first in our schools, and now in our legislature.

As reported by the Idaho Freedom Foundation,  Senator Scott Herndon (R-Dist.1) proposed that the state save $5 million in taxpayer funds by eliminating positions at four Idaho colleges and universities. These area positions promote social justice and “DEI” … Diversity, Equity, Inclusion. Apparently, to these legislators, the color of one’s skin is more important than the color of one’s hair or eyes, and placating a person’s sexual fantasies is more important than respecting decency and morality.

We now have legislators supporting these taxpayer-funded woke ideologues and overlooking what President John Adams wrote in 1798:  “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Supporters of the motion to save the state $5 million and reduce taxpayer funding of Leftism:

  • Carl Bjerke
  • Ben Adams
  • Josh Tanner
  • Tina Lambert
  • Clay Handy

Members who voted to support Leftist indoctrination in our schools at taxpayer expense:

  • Co-chair C. Scott Grow
  • Co-chair Wendy Horman
  • Van Burtenshaw
  • Dave Lent
  • Julie VanOrden
  • Janie Ward-Engelking
  • Jim Just
  • Steve Miller
  • Matt Bundy
  • Britt Raybould
  • Rod Furniss
  • James Petzke
  • Colin Nash

If anyone on the second list ever tries to tell you that he or she (notice – there are only two options there) is a conservative, you are free to call out their deception. You are also encouraged to ask why they are spending your tax money to support Leftist indoctrination in our schools.



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