I have a job interview to each state and local government at a local technical school on Friday, so I was trying to learn all the curious details of the Idaho Constitution in preparation for that. (Federal constitution, I'm ready, but who studies the state constitution?) Anyway, Idaho Const., Art. III, sec. 24:
Promotion of temperance and morality. The first concern of all good government is the virtue and sobriety of the people, and the purity of the home. The legislature should further all wise and well directed efforts for the promotion of temperance and morality.I was also a little surprised by the Idaho Constitution's eminent domain provision in Art. I, sec. 14, which is extremely detailed as to what constitutes a "public use," which therefore allows confiscation of private land (with compensation to the owner):
The necessary use of lands for the construction of reservoirs or storage basins, for the purpose of irrigation, or for rights of way for the construction of canals, ditches, flumes or pipes, to convey water to the place of use for any useful, beneficial or necessary purpose, or for drainage; or for the drainage of mines, or the working thereof, by means of roads, railroads, tramways, cuts, tunnels, shafts, hoisting works, dumps, or other necessary means to their complete development, or any other use necessary to the complete development of the material resources of the state, or the preservation of the health of its inhabitants, is hereby declared to be a public use, and subject to the regulation and control of the state.