Do Idaho’s Universities and State Board of Ed Respect Constitutional Rights?

Do Idaho’s Universities and State Board of Ed Respect Constitutional Rights?

Too often, the Idaho State Board of Education gets it wrong. The Idaho Statesman was recently debating whether the Board should be split to create a separate board of higher education. The Board has a history of trusting university officials...
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Truth in Advertising? Not so much in Politics Looking at Brad Little

Truth in Advertising? Not so much in Politics Looking at Brad Little

The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance did ask some interesting and important questions recently of Raul Labrador and Tommy Ahlquist. Lt. Governor Brad Little had a family emergency and could not make the event. Interesting enough is that Raul and Tommy...
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Notes for the Boise State University Wrestling Resistance

Notes for the Boise State University Wrestling Resistance

A few elections ago, I asked a friend to ask for the salaries of Boise State University people. The hard copy information exists in their library and is available upon request at the front desk. My friend got the run-around...
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Can the North Carolina transgender bathroom situation occur in Idaho?

Can the North Carolina transgender bathroom situation occur in Idaho?

The North Carolina Governor, Governor Pat McCrory, is correct. “This is not just North Carolina,” said McCrory, arguing that every university that accepts federal funding is now in the same situation as those in his state. Billions of dollars have....
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Governor says no Bible Stomping in Idaho’s Schools and Vetoes Bill

Governor says no Bible Stomping in Idaho’s Schools and Vetoes Bill

Let’s look at where the federal standards are supposed to be according to the courts first. This should give a basic understanding what is and isn’t allowed. Freedom of religion is not the same as freedom from religion; this is...
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Do our public schools and colleges honor the 1st Amendment or any other part of the Constitution?

Do our public schools and colleges honor the 1st Amendment or any other part of the Constitution?

On February 24, 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate (Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, 393 U.S. 503).” Th...
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Do our public schools and colleges honor the 1st Amendment?

Do our public schools and colleges honor the 1st Amendment?

Earlier in December, some Yale students signed a petition to repeal the 1st Amendment. It made some embarrassing national buzz. It is ironic since the right to petition is part of the 1st Amendment. In reality, the 1st Amendment is...
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State Board of Education Conflicts of Interest

State Board of Education Conflicts of Interest

Approximately ten years ago when the Idaho Charter School Commission was formed, a commission member was also an active foundation member of K12, Inc. If that member had resigned from K12, Inc., there would not have been a “conflict of...
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Boise State University, Free Speech, and Religion

Boise State University, Free Speech, and Religion

Boise State University has a long history of problems with free speech, especially when religious-based content is involved. On September 8, 2015, Boise State University officials sent out a statement regarding the Arbiter, the student newspaper, not accepting...
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