Politicians say stupid things.

That’s not exactly breaking news. Sometimes the stupid things they say rise to the level of being offensive.

What’s to be done about it? That’s a question Bismarck Tribune reporter Jack Dura asks with a recent article about some North Dakota politicians who write stupid things on social media. What’s interesting is that, in the article, Democratic House Minority Leader Josh Boschee (D-Fargo) suggests that the newly-formed ethics commission, created by voters on the 2018 ballot and appointed by a panel of state leaders earlier this year, could play a role in regulating the speech of elected officials (emphasis mine) ...

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