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We have a Republic, if we can keep it

Everyone complains about politics, but how many of us actually do anything about it? Voter turnout this past week was high in some counties, but still represented less than half of registered voters. Why is there such apathy toward the political process?

Politics has a bad reputation. You can’t go a week without some leftist hit piece on network news or a disaffected official taking to the editorial pages to slam his own party. It makes it look like the political process is all about name calling and infighting rather than working to protect the rights of the people of Idaho.

But politics is only as good as the people involved, so we need better candidates. Too often, candidates portray themselves as conservatives on the campaign trail only to renege on those principles once in office. Is it any wonder that voters think the political process is broken?

What is a good citizen to do? Turning out to vote is great, but maybe it’s time you took the next step and stood for public office yourself. Elective office was never meant to be restricted to certain classes or groups of people but is open to all. Voters are desperately looking for men and women who practice what they preach and truly serve the people rather than the special interests.

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Don’t wait for someone else to do the job. If you’re looking around the room at a Lincoln Day Dinner or conservative event wondering who should step up to protect our Idaho values, look in the mirror—maybe it’s your time!

We can’t take our freedoms for granted. Thousands of people are moving to Idaho because they believe we are a conservative state that cares for the unborn, protects our 2nd amendment rights, and stands up to the national, state, and local political establishment. But those values will quickly disappear if nobody stands up to protect them.

Don’t think it can’t happen here. Your new neighbors will tell you that they once thought it couldn’t happen in California, in Oregon, or in Colorado, but it did. Those beautiful states, full of people who loved the same liberties we cherish in Idaho, fell to the anti-American ideas of woke leftism. Preventing the same thing from happening here requires action on your part—don’t assume someone else will take care of it.

Make no mistake: Idaho is the next target for the totalitarian left. Whether your ancestors came here six generations ago or you moved here this year, it’s time to take action. Vote. Donate. Volunteer. Run for office.

Our founding fathers gave us a republic if we can keep it. That’s not a charge you leave in the hands of lawmakers, government officials, or political parties. The future of Idaho is in your hands.

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6 replies on “We have a Republic, if we can keep it”


“…Constitutionalists insist the United States government is a republic, not a democracy, but they never stop to consider that the two are virtually the same regarding sovereignty.

“Christian Constitutionalists further insist republics are Biblical. However, because republics (like democracies) rely upon the majority vote of the people for the selection of their leaders, rather than upon Yahweh’s choice (as per Deuteronomy 17:15), republics are not anymore Biblical than are democracies. Both democracies and republics culminate in a government of, by, and for the people rather than a government of, by, and for Yahweh. The same is true with other issues voted upon by the people: ultimately the majority’s will is exalted over Yahweh’s will.

“As demonstrated in Chapter 3, both republican and Christian governments are ultimately theocracies. As a result, they are incompatible and hostile to each other. A republic looks to the people as its sovereign; a Christian theocracy looks to Yahweh. The very definition of a sovereign, or supreme ruler, excludes simultaneous sovereigns.”

For more, see Chapter 7 “Article 4: Republic vs. Theocracy” of free online book “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at

Another good source to read is Timothy Gordon’s Catholic Republic. I have to agree with you regarding the incompatibility of a secular republic with a Christian populace.

We need to primary Mike Simpson. He is a RINO that doesn’t give a darn about Idaho or Idahoans. He is promoting himself and is ok with shilling for the FBI to get a new headquarters. Enough!

Everyone, including the author, would benefit from watching this series of videos ‘You know something is wrong when’ by Anna Von Reitz on
Those who think they know everything about the Corporation called UNITED STATES or UNITED STATES OF AMERICA will realize they have much more to learn.

Why would any righteous person want to participate in an organized crime ring? Organized crime ring? Yes, organized crime ring that has a legislature that legalizes extortion as taxation.
An organization so corrupt that when a righteous person calls out their extortion the legislature deletes the crime of extortion from the criminal code and gobble d gooks the definition of extortion up under the crime of embezzlement in an attempt to cover up their crimes of extortion.
Study the law, as I have, and you will discover government to be a Satanic religion posing as government. Pure evil that never admits any wrong-doing.

“Voters are desperately looking for men and women who practice what they preach and truly serve the people rather than the special interests.”

In reality, voters are desperately looking for men and women who will keep federal dollars flowing into Idaho, because dependency on the federal power is unfortunately what serves the people and special interests at the same time.

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