Ah, conservatives - they love their “principles” - or so they say.
Conservatives love liberty, except the liberty of same-sex partners to marry.
Conservatives love small government, except when they want to regulate a woman’s body.
Conservatives love truth and honesty, except when that exposes animal abuse. Then they rush to make it illegal to record and expose it.
Conservatives love the Ten Commandments, except the one against bearing false witness. Then they love more those who use false pretenses to record conversations about non-existent “selling of baby parts” and edit those recordings to lie about Planned Parenthood.
Conservatives love local control, except when they disagree with the locals. Then the State government knows best, and forbids local control.
Conservatives love freedom of religion, except for anyone with a religion different from theirs. But their own “freedom of religion” gives them special rights to discriminate against others, or to refuse to do the jobs they were hired to do.
Conservatives love life, except for children whose parents let them die from neglect of basic medical care.
Conservatives love business, just not enough to raise education funding and standards, or to promote human rights and inclusiveness, enough to attract business to Idaho.
Paul D. Rolig, Boise