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Editorial from Sen. Chris Trakel, Idaho Freedom Caucus Member

As a state senator and a representative of the Caldwell community, I am appalled by the recent events surrounding the Caldwell School Board’s policy regarding transgender students. The shutdown of the school board meeting during testimony on this issue is a blatant disregard for the voices of concerned citizens and a violation of their right to be heard.

The Idaho School Board Association’s push to implement this policy through their training and urging all school boards in the state to adopt it is a dangerous overreach that threatens the fundamental principles of local control and decision-making.

While I fully support compassion and understanding towards all individuals, regardless of their gender identity, I cannot condone the passing of policies that accommodate a small population at the expense of the majority’s privacy, safety, and religious freedoms. This policy, imposed by the Idaho School Board Association, directly challenges the authority of parents as the primary stakeholders in their children’s education.

I stand with those who believe our local school boards’ decisions should reflect our communities’ values and priorities, not be dictated by outside organizations. As a defender of individual liberties and parental rights, I will continue to fight against any attempt to infringe upon parents’ authority and preserve local communities’ ability to make decisions that best serve their students.

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I stand with those who have raised their voices in opposition to this misguided policy and the overreaching actions of the Idaho School Board Association. I call for a fair and transparent review of this policy, considering all stakeholders’ diverse perspectives and concerns, especially parents. I will continue to fight for the rights of my constituents and the preservation of local control in our schools.

Senator Chris Trakel
District 11, Caldwell
208-332-1320 (Session Only)

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One reply on “Editorial from Sen. Chris Trakel, Idaho Freedom Caucus Member”

Just think: Had the constitutional framers (like their early 1600 predecessors) established government and society upon the Bible’s immutable/unchanging moral law (including Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, etc.) there would be no out-of-the-closet, in-your-face LGBTQ movement proselytizing America’s children to their perverted lifestyle today because no sodomite, lesbian, or “transgender” would dare risk exposing themselves (pun intended) to petition government for their “rights” or to parade their wares in public.

That they are doing so is just another abominable consequence of the constitutional framers’ rejection of Yahweh as America’s Sovereign and His moral law as supreme:

“[B]ecause they have … trespassed against my law … they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind….” (Hosea 8:1, 7)

Today’s America is reaping the inevitable ever-intensifying whirlwind resulting from the wind sown by the constitutional framers and fanned by today’s hoodwinked Christians and patriots who have been bamboozled into believing today’s whirlwind can be dissipated by appealing to the wind responsible for spawning the whirlwind.

For more, see Chapter 3 “The Preamble: We the People vs. Yahweh” of free online book “Bible Law vs, the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at

Then Chapter 9 “Article 6: The Supreme Law of the Land.”

Then find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the sidebar and receive a free copy of the 85-page “Primer” of “BL vs. USC.”

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