Unfortunately, France was being sarcastic. Gov. Otter really thinks his state's argument makes sense — or that Idaho's too-clever-by-half reasoning will persuade a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Here's more of France, from WikiQuote:
Christianity has done a great deal for love by making it a sin.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.
It is almost impossible systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.
You think you are dying for your country; you die for the industrialists.