When Push Comes to Shove

At the end of April I appeared before the Latah County Commissioners to register my concerns about the discriminatory harassment that is being directed at our ministries. The tax-exemption complaints that have been filed against Anselm House, New St. Andrews, Logos School, and Community Christian ministries were complaints that, if consistently applied to others in …

The Worst Kind of Puritans

Yesterday Nathan Wilson and Aaron Rench released another press release on the zoning mess in Moscow. As a public-spirited citizen, I am happy to post that press release here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2005 The Future of the Zoning Complaint Industry in Moscow Public Statement from Aaron Rench and Nathan Wilson We have filed …

A Little Seven On Five

This morning I filed a public records request with the City of Moscow. In that request I asked for “all notes or records of communication between city council members and any other person, regarding a ‘neo-confederate’ resolution and Black History Month proclamation entered at the Moscow City Council meeting of February 3, 2004.” I also …

Different Weights and Measures

Hypocrisy is the application of a double standard in favor of (surprise!) one’s very own self. The Intoleristas in Moscow (and probably in your town as well) are particularly adept at this. They excel in demanding a wooden, clunky, inflexible standard of law for their adversaries, and for themselves, well — that’s what ethical relativism …

Sauce for the Goose

Suppose something showed up at an official government kind of place Monday morning, and it looked something like this: TO: CITY OF MOSCOW ZONING ADMINISTRATOR RE: ZONING COMPLAINT PER MCC 4-11-7 DATE: MAY 16, 2005 COMPLAINT The Moscow Food Co-Op is expressly prohibited from conducting business at its intended location on 5th and Washington in …

Trochaic Ruminations

In the Northwest called Pacific In a town near Moscow Mountain Was a church that riled the natives, A tribe they called Intolerista. This tribe attacked with shrill invective, With keening and progressive yodling, Along with fruit and some dead-catting. Now in God’s kindly providences, Displaying all His sovereign mercies, The names of all these …