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Is Reclaim Idaho guilty of a $500,000 Sunshine Law Violation?

My recent article exposing the deep collusion between Reclaim Idaho and The Fairness Project, the brainchild of a shady California labor union president, received the predictable responses. One response was the liberal media and Reclaim representatives Luke Mayville and Rebecca Schroeder quickly attempting to deflect, claiming I had no right to speak the truth because of […]

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The Media is the Propaganda Arm of the Progressive Movement

Trump has called the media the “enemy of the people,” but he is only half correct. The media is most certainly the enemy of those people who support freedom and liberty, but it remains a close ally of those who advocate socialism and the tyranny of big government. In recent weeks, there has been much […]

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Reclaim Idaho Knows All About Corruption…and Hypocrisy

The sheer hypocrisy of Luke Mayville’s recent op-ed accusing Republicans of corruption (very subtly titled, “Corruption, Corruption, Corruption”) is truly amazing. You see, Mayville – a New York City Ivy League professor who leads the group “Reclaim Idaho,” which was behind the Medicaid expansion initiative on the November 2018 ballot – has relied on hundreds […]

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The Initiative Process Furthers the Progressive Goal of Direct Democracy

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” It may not have been Winston Churchill who said it, but that does not make it any less accurate. We have received myriad warnings against democracy from John Adams’ observation that “There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide” […]

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Medicaid Expansion and the Looming Disaster of Socialism

It’s quite unfortunate indeed that the political left’s long con of turning a constitutional republic based on individual rights into a socialist democracy is actually working. I, for one, don’t give a damn what “the people” want when it comes to their desire to plunder my property to fund their consumption. Such ne’er-do-wells deserve to […]

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The Challenge of Dealing with Referendums like Medicaid Expansion

Last November, Idaho voters approved the proposition to expand Medicaid, but the process of getting the program funded and done right, if at all, is not so clear. The proposition passed by voters didn’t speak to how it was to be funded, nor did it address other details such as work requirements and limitations. This […]

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Medicaid: Gaming the System

We hear from all quarters that health care is a complex issue and solutions are difficult to implement. One political faction argues for a “single payer” command control Health Care system. Conservatives like to point out that we haven’t had an unfettered health care market place since 1965 and the problems we have today with […]

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Are Republican Legislators for Limited Government?

Is Idaho on a path to rapid progressivism? Initial reactions to that question might be a resounding “no” or maybe even “hell no.” But indulge me for a moment on the reality of our current status as a “conservative” state. Idahoans would largely agree that we are one of the most conservative states in the […]

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Health Care: Cost vs Price

We are so lucky to live in a State where we have an incredible group of health care providers. Doctors, nurses, and technicians, Family Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants are as knowledgeable and skilled as any place in the world and I have practiced all over the world. That being said there were two recent […]

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By the Numbers: Proposition 2 Failed Among Republican Voters

Proposition 2 supporters are demanding that the legislature follow the “will of the people” and allocate funding for the initiative. This raises the question of which people’s will should they follow; the ones who elected them or the ones who didn’t? In Kootenai County, only 34% of Republican voters supported Proposition 2 in the last […]

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“Medicaid Expansion” – Idaho on the Road to Socialism & Insolvency?

I would like to personally admonish all of those supposedly conservative Idahoans who voted to bring more government intrusion into our state through Medicaid Expansion. I guess you haven’t learned anything from my quotes like the one from Alexis de Tocqueville, “We get the Government We Deserve”. So let’s try one from Thomas Sowell on for […]

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The Constitution vs. The Will of the People

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 majority the ultimate standard of what is right? Imagine for the moment that there is a voter initiative on the ballot, call it Proposition 0, that specifies […]

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