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Trib: Storming Castle Of Indifference

Monday, 44 Idahoans presumed to shut down the state Senate. They blockaded the doorway, bringing that chamber to a standstill for three hours until they were arrested for trespassing and removed. That is not how we do business in the Gem State. Ours is a society of conformity. We shrink from confrontation. We follow the rules. We defer to authority. Some would call that conservative. Others might define it as docile. Whatever your persuasion, however, this is disturbing. It goes against our grain. When we see people assaulting our cherished symbols of statehood and self-rule, we get viscerally provoked. This is not entering the Statehouse - the people's house - to change the law. This is breaking the law/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Trillhaase goes on to defend the protest in the Statehouse that led to the arrest of 44 people, stating that the cause was that just for civil disobedience in one of the state's hallowed spots. Do you agree/disagree?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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