Should Forest Service managers with direct oversight for Forest Plan Revision attend (and chair) meetings of an organization that could influence plan revision? Forest Service personnel from the Salmon-Challis National Forest (SCNF) and Intermountain Region office are participating on the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) in their official capacity while the SCNF is revising the […]
I am writing in response to the “Publius Huldah” (PH) article published by the Gem State Patriot on January 11, 2018. PH derides a mock convention of states (COS) based on the content of the amendments proposed. I agree that some of the amendments’ wording was flawed, but that doesn’t negate the need for the […]
Submission to Gem State Patriot: September 30, 2017 Evalyn Bennett, 6 East Ute Road, Salmon, Idaho 83467 (208) 756-3974 Publisher’s Note: This article reprints the author’s previously published commentary in the Post Register. Those commentary excerpts from the August 12, September 2, and September 16, 2017 editions of the Post Register are noted in quotation […]
Tax Day is not an occasion Americans celebrate with picnics, presents, or parades. Yet we haven’t always had a Tax Day. The income tax was foisted upon us in 1913 by the generation that passed the 16th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 16th amendment states, “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect […]
Thanks to Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act requests, Americans now know that the Obama family spent a whopping $96.9 million on travel at taxpayer expense.[i] These expenses far exceed the President’s $100,000 annual travel expense authorization codified in 3 U.S. Code, Chapter 2, Section 103.[ii] Section 105 of this Federal code also limits the […]
Idaho’s citizens have the opportunity to help advance proposed legislation for the 2017 legislative session. During the 2016 Republican convention, delegates from throughout the state passed three resolutions advocating specific legislation to be enacted by the Idaho legislature. Now is the time for those delegates and other citizens to remind the Republican legislature that “We […]
The Republican Party has lost its way. Media interference in the election process and the actions of some GOP leaders and Presidential candidates may have irreparably fractured the Party and cost us the Presidency and both houses of Congress. Do you really think Republicans are flocking to the party to vote for Donald Trump? Or […]
The last three years of a supposedly conservative, yet ineffective, Republican majority in Congress has made it abundantly evident that Congress will never rein in the power and scope of the federal government or end its wasteful spending. The U.S. Constitution provides a mechanism for the people, via the states, to impose restraint on the […]
No one should be surprised by the conflict in the Middle East. Neither should anyone expect a military or diplomatic solution to the problem. The origin of the conflict and a solution to it are stated in Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament. It is therefore to God and His written Word that […]
[Abstract: It is critical for U.S. citizens to decide what meaning of the U.S. Constitution’s term “natural born citizen” results in a U.S. citizen and prospective Commander-in-Chief who is free from all possibility of foreign alliance through either his parentage or place of birth.] I have spent considerable time during the past few years studying […]
This document outlines what I consider to be a simple, fair system of federal taxation which broadens the base of those who pay taxes, reduces tax rates for most individuals and businesses, eliminates unfair tax advantages, and provides a predictable income stream for operation of the enumerated and implied powers of the federal government.
Senator Ted Cruz has initiated the debate about term limits for Supreme Court justices.