Letter: Idaho's Constitution

May 16, 2014 

Butch Otter stands behind it, and a bunch of other stuff he came up with, somehow, but we the people, not farmers or ranchers, don't have a clue what it means, really. Doesn't stand for higher minimum wages, doesn't want poor people to have access to health care, wants health and welfare to dope up anybody that won't work, apparently Idaho's job service can say anything they want to make us think unemployment's low, and doesn't want us to know that those unemployed are probably using illegal drugs anyway, so you won't see them on the streets, just at Wal-Mart the first of the month spending their federal food stamps.

Then we have his rancher's grazing cows on public lands, ruining the land through erosion and special deal-making between ranchers and BLM so they can fence off public land from public use, and they don't have to post it, even though state laws forbid it, hiding behind Idaho's constitution to get points toward re-election is closer to the truth, I'm a fifth-generation Idahoan, and I don't approve of Butch Otter.

KURT WILLIAMS RICKS, Blackfoot

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