“I hope the legislature enacts legislation to eliminate this ridiculous nonsense about global warming and climate change from all our textbooks. The left-wing has created a new religion, and it’s called ‘the environment.’”

 

Last week Idaho residents emailed state leadership regarding a recent house vote on climate change and science standards in the state.

Freshman Senator, Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, responded.

These are actual letters from the Idaho Senator.

Dear XXXXX,
Thank you for contacting me about your global warming/education concerns.  Here is my honest reply.  The global warming theory is nonsense.  The vast majority of credible scientists say so.  In fact, there is mounting evidence the planet is starting to cool.  Remember the big email scandal involving the top scientific experts in Europe supporting the global warming initiative.  Do you remember the discovered and well publicized emails from these scientists in which they admitted global warming was a hoax – part of an agenda to grow government in the name of saving the almighty environment?  Global warming ranks right up there with Al Gore’s phony ozone scare.    I hope the legislature enacts legislation to eliminate this ridiculous nonsense about global warming and climate change from all our textbooks.  The left-wing has created a new religion, and it’s called ‘the environment.’  I wish they would pay more attention to real religion.  Maybe we could make real progress in this country.  People need to wake up and rediscover critical thinking once again.  Too many people are falling victim to these scams foisted on us all by liberal zealots with ulterior motives.  In closing, Idaho is a conservative state, and therefore has a conservative legislature.  You should not be surprised we will not support liberal constructs and obsessions.  Our legislature does a great job of separating the wheat from the chaff.  Global warming is chaff.  Thanks again for your contact.
Sincerely,
Dan Foreman
Senator – District Five

Here is another response he sent to a different constituent.

Dear Mr. XXXXXX,
I do not put any faith in the climate change concept or agenda.  And since I feel that way, I will not vote to spend state dollars in response to any climate change/global warming agenda.
Sincerely,
Dan Foreman
Senator – District Five

And here is yet another response from Foreman to a concerned citizen.

Dear Mr. XXXXXXXX
Thank you for contacting me.  I feel the climate change issue is a contrived issue.  Many have been mislead by unsubstantiated claims (remember the ozone scare?) brought to us by junk science and manipulative “experts” having ulterior motives.  Man’s impact on the environment may manifest itself in local areas in the form of pollution and other negative effects.  However, man’s overall impact on a global scale is insignificant.  We often overstate our “footprint” on nature.  Let’s not spend time and money teaching our children the latest chicken little fad of the month. That’s my take on global warming – now being called climate change since they discovered the planet is cooling versus warming.  Thank you again for contacting me.
Dan Foreman
Senator – District Five

 

Regardless of his opinions on climate change, his approach to leadership with berating tones and sarcasm is unacceptable. Dan Foreman works for the people and at a minimum needs to respond professionally. This is a low bar and he is failing to meet it.

Dan’s background is in law enforcement and this is his first term as an elected representative.  He has traded in his baton for a keyboard and clearly thinks he can treat Idahoans like street criminals using brute force to promote his extreme right-wing agenda.