When reason, morality, ethics, and the law are replaced with feelings and emotions; humanistic diaphanous solutions that never can stand the test of time replace sound policy and fill the void. Those willing to “sell their souls to the devil” will many times win in the short run—but not in the long run. When a […]
Tag: local government
This is the third and last part of the series on the Proper Role of Local Governments. Judges County Judges can be elected or appointed. I have seen both. It varies from state to state, and county to county. In Idaho, County judges are appointed. Nonetheless, the function of judges is clear: adjudication over cases […]
Dear Editor, Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you. So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and […]
Dear Editor What is the proper role of a local government? A quick review of the 9th and 10th Amendments reveals that the States and the People have most of the powers. The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people (9th Amendment) […]
How Can We Reach We the People?
During the November Liberty Dinner in Pocatello, there was a comment on how little participation there was in public forums. I have observed this to be true in City Council meetings, County meetings, School Board meetings, and many others. Since the mid-term elections are concluded, I heard many ask the question, “What is the Price […]