Idaho's "family task force" revs up its time machine:
As chairman of the Idaho House of Representatives' Family Task Force, Rep. Steven Thayn and others are considering controversial solutions such as repealing no-fault divorce laws and finding ways to encourage mothers to stay home with their children.
The six-member task force was convened this year by Speaker of the House Lawerence Denney and has been meeting with the lofty goal of finding solutions to what they see as the decline of the Idaho family. Controversially, the group is using the typical family of 1950 as its benchmark, though Thayn says it's simply a baseline and not a suggestion that families were perfect in 1950.
So true: 34 percent of working age women were employed in 1950, which is 34 percentage points from perfect.
The task force endorsed a proposal to end no-fault divorce, which allows a couple to divorce without proof of fault.
"Divorce is just terrible," Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries, said. "It's one of Satan's best tools to kill America."
The Idahoans interviewed seem kind of appalled, but I'm not sure what a "family task force" is supposed to do other than frame some specific ideal of family that will offend people.
Also, dissolution of contract is one of the antichrist's best weapons?