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How Can We Reach We the People?

During the November Liberty Dinner in Pocatello, there was a comment on how little participation there was in public forums. I have observed this to be true in City Council meetings, County meetings, School Board meetings, and many others. Since the mid-term elections are concluded, I heard many ask the question, “What is the Price […]

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Restoring Election Integrity

Dear Editor, The 2022 General Election has been concluded. There are still unsettling questions in Americans’ minds, such as: the red wave that should have taken place, Republican control of the Legislature, and the Arizona gubernatorial race. There is one more question though. In a recent statement, Kari Lake said that she would continue to […]

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Is America a Racist Nation?

During a recent volleyball game between BYU and Duke, it was reported that a BYU fan sitting in the student section was using the “N” word toward a black Duke volleyball athlete. Others present report that the incident never happened. It was a lie—but a lie that keeps repeating to advance an agenda. That America […]

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What can We the People do about China?

Last July, I was privileged to attend the Idaho GOP Convention. While there, I met many good people. One, in particular, asked me about the Resolution that we would support Israel if it were attacked. My simple response was that the United States had an agreement with Israel, and we should honor it. Regarding the […]

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Could the Legislature Call Itself into Session?

Last Friday, April 29, I participated in a Meet and Greet organized by the Franklin County Republican Central Committee. I shared the stage with Mr. Jim Guthrie. We were asked the same questions. We took turns to respond with no follow-up opportunities. One of the questions focused on whether or not the legislature may convene […]

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Election Integrity

On the campaign trail, I have been asked multiple times about voter ID and additional federal laws regarding election procedures. Election integrity is indeed a critical issue and has been discussed since the founding of the Republic. What does the Constitution say about election integrity? In Article 1, Section 4, Clause 1 states: The Times, […]

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Convention of the States: Yes, No, and a Third Option

Many have felt that the federal government has usurped powers that were not delegated to it, as well as commandeered the powers delegated to the state and the people respectively. We feel a loss of freedom, while the federal government is growing more and more socialistic. In exasperation, many have suggested the need to call […]

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What about HR 2471 and Critical Race Theory

While on the campaign trail, I have been privileged to meet many Idahoans. Inevitably, the topics of education, Critical Race Theory, and gender identity come up. I have pledged to support a School Choice Program. I am opposed to CRT and similar ideologies. Interestingly, some continue to say that CRT and gender identity are not […]

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The Next Supreme Court Justice

With the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, President Biden has announced that he will nominate a Black woman to the US Supreme Court. Justices are interpreters of the law. They are to be wise individuals who possess a sound understanding of the law and of the Constitution. They also need to be morally sound individuals […]

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U.S. Immigration Policy

A trusted friend wrote that a friend of his, who is a contractor from Texas, is being sent to Idaho to build camps for immigrants. This news was upsetting to my friend, as that action, building camps for immigrants was being viewed as a step toward bringing unwanted change to Idaho. France His concern is […]

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Thwarting Biden’s New Gun Control Attempt

I support the 2nd Amendment. When the government seeks to take this right from us, I speak up. The latest attempt comes from President Biden, who is seeking to join and ratify the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Biden has said on multiple occasions that he wants to ban guns, but this latest attempt comes […]

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Long Term Impact of COVID-19

What is the long-term impact of Covid-19 on Idaho? It has increased our dependency on the government. With the pandemic declaration, Idaho received $1B in Covid-19 relief. About 55% of that went to advance Medicare payments to health care providers. They went to businesses as grants or loans. And, it also went to direct aid […]

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