"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson (appears in the Jefferson Memorial)

Blowback in the 1st

To the outsider there wasn’t really a significant difference between the views of Republican congressional candidates Raul Labrador and Vaughn Ward – the idea of one as more “conservative” than the other seems to make little sense. But they did seem to represent sides of a divide, and that divide seems as real now, post primary, as it did before.

Some evidence of this shows up in a post – anonymous, but not unrelated to other signed pieces – circulating, called “Downfall of Ward signals downfall of GOP in Idaho.” It is, as one one e-mailer suggested, worth a look, and worth some pondering.

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