Op-Ed by Ed Humphreys
GOP Candidate for Idaho Governor
In the land of opportunity, we have been taught that if we work hard and play by the rules then we will succeed. This idea is a sacred part of being an American, it is the promise that everyone can reach for the absolute heights of their personal potential.
Countless people are flocking to Idaho in search of that promise. You see, Idaho is the last foxhole for the American Dream. Countless states have perverted American ideals and delivered up a socialist nightmare. Still, Idaho remains a bastion for freedom and family values. It is no surprise that families are flocking here. But that promise is being sabotaged…by us.
Are we to ignore what series of events derailed our sister states? Are we to ignore how the dream was lost in so many other places? Doing so would cause us to unnecessarily suffer a repeat of their history. You can move states or change political parties but if you continue to do the same things while expecting different results then I predict a nightmare in store for Idaho.
Raising your family, working hard, and minding your own business are integral to realize the promises of this land. Sadly, there are hordes of political operatives who have craftily hijacked the system to ensure their personal agenda is implemented while you are occupied living your best life. Now, every time you pay your taxes you are footing the bill to ruin Idaho and destroy the American Dream.
Untold millions of our tax-dollars are funneled into private organizations who employ teams of activists that implement their political agenda. Most of these organizations have nice sounding names and excellent marketing. Their stated purpose often seems reasonable and necessary.
Nonetheless, these organizations take our money and participate in schemes to mold our government and our communities to fit their purposes and agenda. They contribute to academic studies which promote what I like to call; “special-interest science.” Where the conclusions of a study nicely fit the worldview of the people who sponsored it.
These organizations use our money to market ideas like “white fragility” and “gender fluidity.” For my friends who have successfully ignored these senseless concepts, let me offer a definition for both; “white fragility” is how you characterize someone who refuses to engage in a conversation that always concludes with them being labeled a racist and “gender fluidity” means there are an infinite number of genders and our awful country brainwashed us to believe there are only two.
Remember, expressing anything contrary to the approved special-interest science is immediately mocked as bigoted hate speech or ignorant. The taxpayer funded non-profits which promote some of these ideas do an incredible job at organizing efforts to ensure their chosen candidates and causes are successful during elections, promoting protests and marches, and making sure their favorite activists have consistent pay and benefits during the political off season.
In short, if you continue to ignore that you are paying activists to harass our communities, then you are helping to ruin Idaho and destroy the American Dream. It is time for us to start asking more questions. This is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue. Socialist activists have job security in Idaho just as much as in California.
Enough is enough. It is no longer acceptable to funnel our hard-earned money into the coffers of political operatives and activists. It is time for us to take a stand for the free exchange of ideas instead of a subsidized exchange of pre-approved ideas.