A former educator, Lilburn Wesche is now involved with the Common Sense Democracy Foundation of Idaho, a group opposing the Students Come First education laws.
In a guest opinion, Wesche targets the full-page newspaper ads touting the three laws, which will appear on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot.
Here's an excerpt (and you can read Wesche's full guest opinion at this link):
"The ads bring to mind the famous charge by attorney Joseph Welch when facing the Communist-baiting Joe McCarthy, Wisconsin’s alcoholic, mentally demented senator. Welch reply to McCarthy’s attempt to smear yet another innocent American, 'Senator, have you no shame?'
"To the perpetrators of the recent full-page ads we ask the same question. The ads, filled with outright lies, denigrate teachers and insult the mentality of Idaho voters."