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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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Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

President Biden’s vaccine mandate is unconstitutional. He issued two Executive Orders on September 9, 2021 requiring Covid-19 vaccination. I would like to layout just one concept, the Constitutionality of his Executive Orders. The Constitution does permit the issuance of executive orders, but their function is limited, and not intended for establishing laws. The first message […]

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Why are Idaho’s Gas Prices so High?

The price of gasoline has gone up significantly since January. Many Idahoans have taken notice. With many of us vacationing, prices around the country are also being noticed. July 26rd gas national average is $3.156/gal, while Idaho average is $3.736/gal. Policies from the Biden Administration are responsible for the increase of petroleum prices, a major […]

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Constitutionality of HR1

We are a small group that gets together once a week to study the Constitution. We are studying Federalist 59 to 61. Traditionally, these papers do not receive much attention. After all, we know that elections are held in November. But, with the introduction of HR1, the Voting Rights Bill, things changed. Federalist 59 to […]

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Providence

This last Memorial Day at the Field of Heroes in Pocatello, a dignified plaque was placed before those attending with the inscription “… we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortune and our sacred Honor.” It is a familiar phrase. It can be found in the closing statement of the Declaration of Independence. […]

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A Modern Story of Heroes in the Fight for Freedom

Many of us will be celebrating Memorial Day this weekend. Perhaps a visit to the tombstones of the fallen heroes, followed by a barbecue with family and friends. Few will pay any attention to the story of Christopher Ahn, a US citizen from naturalized North Korean parents, and a former US Marine. Ahn loves his […]

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The Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

As we have witnessed countless times, Tel Aviv once again recently came under attack by the Palestinians. Some Americans stand with Israel, the only free country in the Middle East, and a staunch American ally. Others have a different view. They accuse the small nation of Israel, surrounded by real and potential enemies, of being […]

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House of Representatives Not Funding Certain Bills

A recent newspaper op-ed criticized the Idaho Republican-led State House of Representatives, claiming they were seeking to destroy the State Constitution by not allowing several bills to proceed. The author of that op-ed criticized the House, accusing them of not funding the police, not funding education, and jeopardizing some other legislation friendly to the environment. […]

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Packing the Supreme Court

On Thursday, April 15th, Congress launched the Judiciary Act of 2021, with the express objective of packing the Supreme Court from 9 to 13 Justices. Is it wrong? Is it unconstitutional? Is it harmful to the nation? History of Dealing with the Court The Constitution provides guidance on this topic. The Judicial Act of 1789 […]

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Letter to the Editor Governor Little’s Emergency Powers

H135, S1136, and the Constitutionality of the Governor’s Emergency Power Yesterday, Governor Little announced his intention to veto House Bill 135 and Senate Bill 1136. Both pieces of legislation are intended to curb the Governor’s overreach in emergency situations. I listened to Mr. Little’s announcement and read his statement. In his speech, Governor Little affirmed […]