"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

The Idaho legislative session probably is only somewhere around half over, but it’s unlikely to see a quote to surpass this one, from Representative Carlos Bilbao, R-Emmett.

He was speaking of House Bill 530, which would provide that in Idaho insurance companies could not be required (as per the Affordable Care Act) to cover contraception in their policies.

While explaining his views on the matter, he said, “When I think it is wrong, it is wrong whether you like it or not. That is for you to judge.”

How can you argue with that?

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