Wednesday, 20 March 2019

House Joint Memorial 6

Published on February 24, 2019 by Karen Schumacher
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In this 2019 legislative session, House Joint Memorial 6 (HJM 6), Wildlife Crossings, has passed through the Transportation & Defense Committee for a third reading. It specifically relates to the omission of local citizen and government involvement in the decision…

Community Based Tourism

Published on February 23, 2019 by Karen Schumacher
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Technocrats, those who are driven to have scientific control over society, are working hard to ultimately design how we recreate, known as Community Based Tourism (CBT). In there quest for ultimate control, they are determined to design the area where…

A Case against Fining Drivers for Using Cell Phones

Published on February 21, 2019 by Bob "Nugie" Neugebauer
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I would like to chime in on the legislative argument requiring larger fines for cell phone use while driving. I think the government has infringed on our freedoms enough. We all know it is dangerous to be distracted by talking…

Is there Forest Service Bias in Forest Plan Revision?

Published on February 16, 2019 by Evalyn Bennett
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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…

Six Problems with “Marsy’s Law for Idaho”

Published on February 14, 2019 by Gem State Patriot News
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1. It creates broad new rights which do not apply to all people. The “Marsy’s Law for Idaho” proposal (SJR101) would create an entirely new constitutional right “to reasonable protection from the accused and those acting on behalf of the accused…

Industrial Hemp – Good or Bad for Idaho?

Published on February 14, 2019 by Bob "Nugie" Neugebauer
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The Real Problem: My good friend Tom Munds often talks about how big government has control of our lives and Mark Meckler insists emphatically that we need a constitutional convention so we can change our lives by changing the constitution….

Heck NO, Rep. Simpson

Published on February 12, 2019 by Karen Schumacher
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The federal government has increasingly been engaging in public-private partnerships (P3) as a way in which to fund projects. A huge portion of these partnerships involves conservation and land use, but not to the advantage of Idahoans. Rep. Simpson was…

Why Legislative Do-Gooders Hurt More than Help

Published on February 11, 2019 by Dr. John Livingston
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Minimum wage and Medicaid Expansion are programs designed to help those on the margin. Unfortunately, those who seem to assume a position of moral superiority—in days past, they were called “do-gooders”—don’t understand the lessons of economic history and don’t realize…

The Democratic Party’s History of Anarchy: Part 4

Published on February 10, 2019 by Steven Neill
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Whether it was the Southern Democrats donning the white hoods to intimidate minorities and enforce Jim Crow laws or turning a blind eye on union violence, the Democratic Party has not been shy about embracing violence to get what they…

Among Other Problems, “Marsy’s Law for Idaho” is Backdoor Gun Control

Published on February 8, 2019 by Parrish Miller
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The backers of “Marsy’s Law for Idaho” claim that their proposal to modify Idaho’s Constitution will “provide additional rights to crime victims.” On the surface, this may sound like a good idea, but it has several dangerous flaws, including the…

Socialism is here – You Just Don’t Recognize It

Published on February 8, 2019 by Bob "Nugie" Neugebauer
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Socialism has been a part of our government structure since FDR who was the first president to introduce social programs in the nineteen hundreds. Let’s take a look back into his history and see some of the social programs instituted…