The struggle of progressives will always be just that... a struggle. It will be a struggle because it's premised on truth and facts. The tendency of all cognition is to ignore those truths and facts that aren't appealing to our desires and wishes. It will be a struggle because the tendency of the left is to advocate justice, yet justice entails fairness and reason and it's difficult to explain to those with power over others why one ought to pursue these virtues. It is for this reason that Republicans represent the party of human nature... and by that I mean what is most primative and base in our nature. It's the duty and responsibility of Democrats to represent humanity as it ought to be or could be.
James Mace Calls Out Chuck Winder on Governor's Mansion Debacle
D20 Senate candidate raises concern about enormous government waste
"Chuck Winder is the chair of the committee that approved $177,000 a year for upkeep on the 'Governor's mansion' that the Idaho Governor doesn't live in," wrote James Mace, yesterday, on his campaign Facebook page. "Idaho, is this the best use of your tax dollars? You have the opportunity to TELL Winder what you think today, and to SHOW him what you think on November 6."
He cited this Oct. 2 article:
Idahoans will get to weigh in on what to do with Idaho's official governor's mansion, the former J.R. Simplot home on a grassy hilltop in north Boise, topped by a giant American flag. The Governor's Housing Committee, chaired by Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Meridian, will meet in room WW55 of the state Capitol from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; you can see the agenda here. There'll be a presentation about the history and operation of a governor's residence in Idaho, followed by public testimony. There's more info here.
The state has justified that cost by saying the mansion is frequently used by government departments and the first family, accroding to Emilie Ritter Saunders of a project by NPR. But data show the mansion has been used just 42 times in three years.
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For more about his opponent, Chuck Winder, click here.