It is interesting that we are hearing more from Christians that the end of the world is near. Or they are saying we must be near the End of Days as described in Revelations. I don’t pretend to be a prophet but I personally, don’t believe that either is imminent. The problems we are dealing with today have been festering for decades because we have ignored them. We have all been too busy working hard to create a better life for ourselves and our families but have forgotten that elections have consequences. We have become so caught up in our own needs and desires that we forgot that we are a republic of the people by the people and for the people and we the people need to be attentive to who we vote for to govern us. We are the only ones who can fix the problems by starting to pay attention to the people we elect.
In the election of 2022, only 57.2% of Idaho’s registered voters cast ballots and you wonder why We Get the Government We Deserve. We have been saying for years that because of democrats being able to switch parties for republican primaries our state has been electing more liberal republicans to our legislature. A recent email from representative Heather Scott was more than interesting as she said “Although Idaho is considered a Republican State, it is not very conservative. Last year, Idaho dropped in nationwide status as the most conservative state from #6 to #23. I imagine this year things may get worse. Blue republikans (or RINOs), continue to vote with democrats to kill good bills and pass bad bills.” This is not the only problem we have in our state according to Representative Scott. Idaho has over 5,600 MOU/MOA agreements that bureaucrats have entered Idaho into agreements many of which may involve the sharing of data. You can bet that our governor under the guise of Covid has taken millions of dollars from the federal government which have Memorandums of Understanding attached that force us to accept certain regulations and rules if we accept their money. Fortunately, house bill H97 now protects us from this sharing data.
Idahoans gave Governor Little 60% of the vote in 2022 but got little in return for putting him back in office. This past legislative session Idahoans were promised a reduction in property taxes and what did we get? Not very much for a state that consistently has a $1.5 to $2 billion surplus and property taxes are running at about $2 billion per year. The legislature should have reduced property taxes by much more than $355 million and there is absolutely no reason that the grocery tax should not be abolished. While Idahoans are being told we have the best economy in the country many are suffering with wages that do not come close to keeping their heads above water with high inflation and energy prices that seem to rise every week.
It is no different with the amount of money we are taxed for education. Each year schools’ boards around the state come to the ballot box and hold special elections at odd times of the year so as to get the lowest voter turnout possible so they can bond issues passed that will raise taxes for homeowners. This year it seems that the citizens of the Meridian district got the message loud and clear and turned down a half-a-billion-dollar 10-year bond issue with a 57.5% vote against. This was a stunning victory for homeowners who have been continually burdened with these huge bond issues just about every year. Is it possible that Idahoans are waking up to the game being played by the Teachers Union to make sure they are overfunded?
Nationally the more important question is how much attention will the average person pay to the coming 2024 elections when we will vote for a new president? Our economy has been pummeled, our military turned Woke, our budget deficits running up like we were a third-world country, our law enforcement agencies arresting and going after anyone or thing that appears too conservative. Last but not least we have a president who we all know is cognitively unfit to run this country. As in 2016, there will be a lot of choices for president in the primary but of course, only one person can win. The big question is will that person be able to pull us out of the quagmire of socialism and wokeism that the progressives have buried us in for the past 2 years?
What most Americans are asking themselves is will the election be a fair one with all the early voting and mail-in voting permitted by so many of the liberal states? Hopefully, the republicans will have their game together and be on the lookout for discrepancies unlike in 2020. My money is on Trump to be the winner, but you never know what can happen in the next 17 months. With all of the games being played by the DOJ and FBI it is hard to say with any certainty if they will try to play a prominent role in getting sleepy Joe elected again. To be sure they will attempt to prosecute Trump for who knows what to keep him distracted. In any case, I hope we can get the right person in the White House this time if we are going to save our republic from the coming disaster that is currently confronting our country.
We Get the Government We Deserve.