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What I want in a Government Servant

Public policy is built upon political philosophy. For conservatives the predicate for our political philosophy is built on the moral and ethical truths that have been handed down to us from the ancients of Athens and Greece and Israel, the Church Father’s, Magna Carta, The Common Law, and the Enlightenment philosophers. A unique political philosophy […]

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Idaho Republicans Have No Confidence in Simpson

In response to Congressman Simpson’s proposal to breach four hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River, I wrote an article last month entitled, “Congressman Simpson Should Put Idaho First and Do No Harm.” The article named players who oppose Simpson’s plan including, Governor Brad Little, United States Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo, Representative Russ […]

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Lincoln Day Dinner – Hope for the Future & Why Trump Lost

Patriotism is alive and Well in Council Idaho: I had the good fortune to be able to attend the annual Lincoln day Dinner in Council this past Saturday and to sit at a table with Congressman Fulcher and former Constitutional Attorney Christ Troupis. This was one of the most encouraging gatherings I have attended in […]

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Strike 3? You Decide

Growing up I played baseball from Little League through Jr. and Senior League and one year of Legion ball. As we grew up through the system so did the umpires and the coaches. My father worked long and unusual hours and seldom got to watch a complete football or baseball game, but he attended every […]

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The Real Virus Destroying America is Complacency

It is not the Covid-19 virus that is killing the American Dream it is the complacency of it citizens to stand up and stop this takeover of our country. The fate of America has always been in the hands of its citizens, that is how our forefathers put it together in our constitution and bill […]

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Complacency is the Road to Socialism

I have been voting since I was 21 trying to play my part in this Republic we call America and have been reasonably satisfied with the results up until this year when we have seen criminal activity take place in our election process. We are watching an election of the president of this United States […]

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Family, Faith, and Politics

As the post-election out briefs and political autopsies begin following the presidential election of Nov. 3rd, there is one finding that neither side can refute: This most recent Presidential election has revealed an America drifting apart. We are living as the Wall Street Journal describes in a world of “blue and red bubbles” Democrats live in […]

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Homicide or Suicide?

In my post last week, I was extremely critical of the RINOs in the Republican Party who not only sat out the Presidential election, but also gave little support to down-ballot candidates. Donald Trump had to do everything on his own. The Bushies, Mittens, Little John Kasich, frat boy Paul Ryan, and pothead Jon Boehner […]

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The Idaho Freedom Foundation Measures Promises Made (Part 3 of 3)

During the recent election cycle, some were critical of the Idaho Freedom Foundation Index (IFFI) which scores how legislators vote. Some voices proclaimed the IFFI is an extreme hard right ideology out of step with “common sense” Idaho conservative values. These and similar statements often are made by liberals masquerading as Republicans hoping that Republican […]

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The Idaho Freedom Foundation Aligns With Conservative Principles (Part 2 of 3)

Later this month, Republicans state-wide will gather for their convention to elect leaders and once again adopt their Idaho Republican Party Platform (IRPP). Many people don’t realize grass roots Republicans review and approve the IRPP every summer before a fall general election because the IRPP serves as the gold standard for Republican beliefs ahead of […]

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The Idaho Freedom Index — A Scorecard for Conservative Principles (Part 1 of 3)

I have recently written two articles discussing the first eight of the twelve principles the Idaho Freedom Foundation Index (IFFI) uses to score bills that legislators vote on. The IFFI principles are also found in the Idaho Republican Party Platform (IRPP), the gold standard for Republican beliefs. So, when a legislator gets a bad IFFI […]

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Life with Luna more Harm than Good

‘Another Fox in the Hen House’ If you haven’t already read this article from 2015 on common core in the Federalist, it is a must-read for anyone interested in our current education system and how much it is costing us as a state and nation. I was quite involved back then with about 30 conservative […]