Governor Little Should Have “Let the People Go”

Governor Little Should Have “Let the People Go”

Last week while Governor Little was out of state, Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, acting as Governor in Little’s absence, signed an executive order that prevented cities, local school boards, and other local government authorities from mandating masks. Upon his return,...
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Idaho Republicans Have No Confidence in Simpson

Idaho Republicans Have No Confidence in Simpson

In response to Congressman Simpson’s proposal to breach four hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River, I wrote an article last month entitled, “Congressman Simpson Should Put Idaho First and Do No Harm.” The article named players who oppos...
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Congressman Simpson Should Put Idaho First and Do No Harm

Congressman Simpson Should Put Idaho First and Do No Harm

The expression “first do no harm” is a popular phrase often attributed to the Hippocratic Oath taken by doctors. The idea is that it may be better to do nothing rather than intervening and causing more harm than good. The...
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Rule of Law Vanishing, Anarchy to Follow

Rule of Law Vanishing, Anarchy to Follow

Those paying attention are watching as the rule of law is vanishing. When laws become inconsistent, unfair, and incomprehensible, people lose faith in laws and the government institutions that create them. The natural result is a loss of “law and...
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The Idaho Freedom Foundation Measures Promises Made (Part 3 of 3)

The Idaho Freedom Foundation Measures Promises Made (Part 3 of 3)

During the recent election cycle, some were critical of the Idaho Freedom Foundation Index (IFFI) which scores how legislators vote. Some voices proclaimed the IFFI is an extreme hard right ideology out of step with “common sense” Idaho conservativ...
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The Idaho Freedom Foundation Aligns With Conservative Principles (Part 2 of 3)

The Idaho Freedom Foundation Aligns With Conservative Principles (Part 2 of 3)

Later this month, Republicans state-wide will gather for their convention to elect leaders and once again adopt their Idaho Republican Party Platform (IRPP). Many people don’t realize grass roots Republicans review and approve the IRPP every summer befor...
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The Idaho Freedom Index — A Scorecard for Conservative Principles (Part 1 of 3)

The Idaho Freedom Index — A Scorecard for Conservative Principles (Part 1 of 3)

I have recently written two articles discussing the first eight of the twelve principles the Idaho Freedom Foundation Index (IFFI) uses to score bills that legislators vote on. The IFFI principles are also found in the Idaho Republican Party Platform...
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