Six Problems with “Marsy’s Law for Idaho”

Six Problems with “Marsy’s Law for Idaho”

192     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...
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Why Legislative Do-Gooders Hurt More than Help

Why Legislative Do-Gooders Hurt More than Help

4     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’...
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Minimum Wage Increase vs Grocery Tax Repeal

Minimum Wage Increase vs Grocery Tax Repeal

78     Rep. Sue Chew is a pharmacist and she should stick to filling prescriptions and stop medaling with economics, which she has just proven to us that she knows nothing about with her introduction of a minimum a wage bill in...
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Will an ‘Add The Words’ Law truly create equality?

Will an ‘Add The Words’ Law truly create equality?

120     Last week activist groups flooded the Idaho Capitol to argue for adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Civil Rights section of Idaho law. The recurring campaign to “add the words...
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Did Idaho Legislators Sell Out to Pharmaceutical Companies?

Did Idaho Legislators Sell Out to Pharmaceutical Companies?

353     No matter what your personal beliefs on the effectiveness of vaccines, I want to raise awareness of Big Pharma’s influence on dissolving our nation’s most valuable founding principle: FREEDOM. It is happening right ...
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The Truth About the Meningococcal (MenACWY) Vaccine and Your Child

The Truth About the Meningococcal (MenACWY) Vaccine and Your Child

271     Last week in the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee, after much debate and controversy, an administrative rule was passed by a 7-6 vote to mandate 12th-grade high school students receive the Meningococcal vaccine. This ru...
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Four Idaho Republicans Join Democrats to Impose Vaccine Mandate

Four Idaho Republicans Join Democrats to Impose Vaccine Mandate

161     Representatives Fred Wood, Jarom Wagoner, Marc Gibbs, and Laurie Lickley, Today [January 10, 2019], I watched as you voted ‘yes’ to mandate the meningitis vaccine for children. In other words, you voted ‘y...
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The Constitution vs. The Will of the People

The Constitution vs. The Will of the People

39     The Petition: https://idahofreedom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Petition-for-Review-3.pdf In our democracy we must respect the ‘will of the people’ is a phrase we have all heard, but is it true? Is the democratic m...
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2018 Idaho General Election Endorsements

2018 Idaho General Election Endorsements

      Idaho’s General Election takes place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Please consider the following recommendations and endorsements. Proposition 1 (Restore Historical Horse Racing): No Recommendation Proposition 2 (Medic...
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Rep. Priscilla Giddings Faces Kangaroo Tax Commission Hearing

Rep. Priscilla Giddings Faces Kangaroo Tax Commission Hearing

      We took the time this past week to attend an open Ada County Commissioners’ hearing for Priscilla Giddings, a state representative from Idaho County. What we found out was quite interesting and somewhat confusing. The ...
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Letter to the Editor: Do not throw away the solid and proven representation Rep Zito provides

Letter to the Editor: Do not throw away the solid and proven representation Rep Zito provides

      Time the truth is out. Rep. Megan Blanksma used Oscar Evans as a substitute to fill her spot in the last session of the Legislature. Rep Blanksma then persuaded Oscar to run against her seatmate. This is a very serious...
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2018 Idaho Republican Primary Legislative Endorsements from the Gem State Patriot

2018 Idaho Republican Primary Legislative Endorsements from the Gem State Patriot

      District 1 Senator: Danielle Ahrens District 1 House A: Heather Scott District 1 House B: Sage Dixon (uncontested primary) District 2 Senator: Steve Vick (uncontested primary) District 2 House A: Vito Barbieri District 2 Hou...
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