No, Idaho is not becoming the Fourth Reich.

Are there racists in Idaho? At least one, according to some newspaper reports. A guy apparently brags about living here and anticipates the creation of an ethno-state. Idaho has some history here, but so do some other states. McKean and Potter counties in northwestern Pennsylvania were briefly hotbeds for white supremacists in the early 1990s. Newspaper coverage allowed them to urge other like-minded people to join their. The problem was that there weren’t many jobs and it was very cold in the winter.

A Lewiston Tribune writer has used the state’s only known racist to demand that state lawmakers create additional laws to protect LGBTQ+ Idahoans in the workplace and save them from housing discrimination. I am not sure that I have always been protected against discrimination. I’m a stout guy with gray hair and maybe people don’t like the way I look. Or maybe someone gave me the wrong reference and it was accurate.

Have you always paid your rent on time? If not, maybe your apartment application was rejected and has nothing to do with your sexual preference. And if you don’t proclaim your preference, in most cases, how would anyone know?

Also, don’t we have federal laws offering housing and workplace protections? Would these outweigh a lack of state law?

There’s a strain of originality that says I can deny business or housing to anyone, no matter what they look like or how they live. Public accommodation laws were simply put in place to enshrine politeness, which is generally not a government responsibility. The same strain argues that if I don’t serve you, someone else in a capitalist society will see an opportunity and welcome your business. As for a job, if you can produce (a good paycheck in gangster movies) and increase the bottom line, most employers don’t care where you worship (or don’t), who you married or where your ancestors come from.

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