Listening to experts is elitist’: Idaho Republicans move to strip power from public health officials


This is yet to be made law, but to even consider it is the epitome of stupid.  This is what happens when someone stands too close to President Trump – it’s contagious.

Excerpted from Story

“Idaho lawmakers are moving to strip the authority of public health districts to close schools in emergencies or require masks for safety reasons.“

“The legislature’s Education Working Group voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposal to take away power from “elitist” public health officials and allow school boards to make those health-related decisions.”

“We’re letting a few fearful people control the lives of those of us who are not fearful,” said Sen. Steven Thayn (R-Emmett).

“Listening to experts to set policy is an elitist approach, and I’m very fearful of an elitist approach,” Thayn added. “I’m also fearful that it leads to totalitarianism, especially when you say, ‘Well, we’re doing it for the public good.’”

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