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Wilson, Clark needed on library board

| May 11, 2023 1:00 AM

Boundary County Library is a taxing district supervised and controlled only by the people. The library’s operation in recent years has been curtailed and even closed with the board hiring a law firm to investigate that specializes in defending public entities from liability. The resulting report was withheld in total, an act of censorship. Open government is the cornerstone of a free society; the opposite is a shroud of secrecy cultivating fertile soil for rumors, lies and improper management. Jefferson wrote: “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves;” Board members ordered the investigation and continued its nondisclosure thereby exposing their conflict of interest. New board members will provide an unbiased review of that report.

John Adams stated: “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Webster defines religious as relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity.

The content of the library is determined by our ‘ultimate reality.' If our ultimate reality is gay marriage, 100-plus genders and transgender athletes, then welcome to the Utopian religion of inclusivity with supporting material. Alternatively, if your ultimate reality is that we were created in the image of God, then make available material that promotes morality and virtue. These "ultimate realities" are diametrically opposed. We will have censorship, be it the nondisclosure of public records or pornography.

Support Wilson and Clark for library board.

STEVE TANNER

Bonners Ferry

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