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We’ll be Here, There & Everywhere to Spread Idaho’s Conservative Values

Over the past 10 months, the Idaho Republican Party has been actively engaged in a range of activities aimed at encouraging citizens to participate in federal, state, and local governance. Republican Party leaders at the state and local levels have been working hard to get out and meet with community members and raise awareness about the importance of voting and civic participation. 

We recently participated in a civic engagement fair at Boise State University. Idaho may be a red state, but even our college campuses lack conservative voices. Not surprisingly, the Idaho GOP was the only conservative organization at the civic engagement fair, alongside a slew of democrat and leftist political groups and non-profits. We took this opportunity to talk with students about Idaho’s conservative values and to encourage young people to get registered to vote Republican.

This past week we participated in the Cinco de Mayo festival in downtown Nampa. This vibrant festival was the perfect opportunity for us to connect with Idahoans and talk about the importance of voting. We distributed informational flyers about the Idaho Republican Party platform and engaged in conversations — including in Spanish — with festival-goers about upcoming elections and the impact that their vote can have on their community.

This week, we were proud to have Republican freshman Senator Glenneda Zuiderveld speak at our Idaho GOP event in Jerome. Senator Zuiderveld spoke on a range of issues related to civic engagement and voter turnout, encouraging people to get involved with the Republican Party.

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Our team will also be popping up at farmers markets, rodeos, and local fairs this summer throughout the region to reach a wide audience. These events provide us with an opportunity to connect with people from all walks of life and talk to them about the importance of voting.

We’ve got a busy summer coming up, full of fun family-friendly Republican events. From the Dairy Days parade to the 4th of July parade, farmers markets to fairs; you can count on the Idaho Republican Party to be there. We are excited to continue our work encouraging locals to get involved at the grassroots level. Attend a library board meeting, sit in to observe your county Republican central committee meeting, engage with your neighbors and encourage them to get involved with the Republican Party to help maintain the conservative values we love about Idaho.  Whether you’re a first-time voter or an experienced conservative politico, the Idaho Republican Party has something for you. We invite you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and check our events page at and join us the next time we are at an event in your area. 

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2 replies on “We’ll be Here, There & Everywhere to Spread Idaho’s Conservative Values”

Republicans are not conservatives – at least not according the Only One with the authority to determine what constitutes conservatism. They’re merely right-leaning liberals:

“In politics, everything revolves around the positioning of right, left, and center. You’re either rightwing, leftwing, or a centrist. Politicians and non-politicians alike employ all three terms as if there’s a consensus on the parameters for those designations. Even if this were true, who gets to determine what’s right, left, and center, and how are those determinations made? Over time, the parameters shift (always further to the left), so how is someone on the right to know he’s now a centrist or a centrist to know he’s now on the left?…

There are no answers to these questions b”ecause there is no standard for these terms. The terms are completely arbitrary, defined at any given time by finite man and his fickle ethics rather than by Yahweh1 and His immutable morals. Although the following example doesn’t specifically address right and left, it illustrates the disparity between man’s ever-changing standard and Yahweh’s never-changing standard:

‘Two people could have walked down any U.S. street in 1930 – one with a bottle of whiskey under his arm and one with a bar of gold in his pocket, and the one with the whiskey would have been a criminal whereas the one with the bar of gold would have been considered a good law abiding citizen. If the same thing happened in any U.S. city in 1970, the one with the whiskey would be the law abiding citizen and the one with the gold bar would be the criminal.’2

“In a mere forty-year period, man’s standard had completely reversed itself. The same transposition of ethics has occurred innumerable times under all governments based upon the traditions of man.

“Isaiah 33:22 and James 4:12 declare that Yahweh is the exclusive legislator. There are no others, period! Anyone who claims the title of legislator (particularly when his “laws”—whether commandments, statutes, or judgments—are inconsonant with Yahweh’s) is a usurper and is perpetuating the sin begun by Adam and Eve. The same is true for any one of us who would modify Yahweh’s triune law….

“Yahweh is the only lawgiver because as Creator He’s the only one with the authority to determine what is good and evil. His morals as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments determine what is right and left. Anything left of His right(eousness) is left, liberal, and ungodly….”

For more, see blog article “Right, Left, and Center: Who Gets to Decide?” at

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