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When will Idaho’s Voters Wake Up?

As we get closer to the primary elections it is important that the citizens of Idaho know just who is helping them and who is hurting them in the legislature. Many of you don’t have the time or maybe even the energy after a long day at work to look for the information that the Idaho Freedom Foundation offers when it comes to who votes conservative amongst our Republican legislators.

We have taken the time to scan their files so you can see who is voting to help their constituents and who is voting to be sure they remain in the favor of IACI and lobbyists. The upcoming primary elections will be one of the most important in our history as we believe it could be a critical turning point for our state. We have been writing about the history of Idaho politics during the past two decades and hope we have at least reached some of you who have been filled with misinformation by the liberal media.

When we look at what has and still is going on in the Treasure Valley during this Covid Emergency declared by our Governor we find that our state capital is being run by one of the most liberal Mayors in Boise’s history. Mayor McLean has shown her true collars during this emergency by acting like the Queen of Boise dictating what its residents can and can’t do. From turning down the building for a new rescue mission “Not in My Backyard” so these homeless can get a good meal and out of the cold to requiring mask mandates for everyone.

Mayor McClean and the new president of Boise State University, Dr. Marlene Tromp, are the tip of the liberal spear that are turning our once conservative city into a virtual swamp for liberal values. Actually it is fitting for this transition to be taking place when you look at the rankings by the IFF of our legislators who have done a complete turnaround from conservative too liberal in the last two decades.

The citizens of the Treasure Valley and especially Boise have seen their constitutional rights trampled on, as political dictator’s arbitrarily closed up small businesses, imposed fines for noncompliance, imposed mask mandates and stood by while our major healthcare facilities required covid vaccinations for their employees if they wanted to keep their jobs. We even discovered that Critical Race Theory was being taught to our children without their parent’s knowledge.

Now if that’s not bad enough we have a Governor who believes he is the King of Idaho and should be allowed to dictate along with his crony buddies where $18 billion of federal funds should be allocated without any consultation with our state legislators. We have seen property taxes go through the roof while there is a $1.9 billion budget surplus which I can assure you will not be returned to the people who paid to have that surplus. The crony republicans in our legislature decided they would cut the income tax by 0.5%. So who does that help besides the wealthy who are earning six figure salaries and the corporations who are members of IACI sucking up the balance? The average Joe gets nothing but scraps from the table. Even the scraps from the table are costing more with inflation at over 7.5% and a grocery tax of 6%. You would think that these servants of the people would do the right thing and eliminate the grocery tax as they had promised to do two years ago.

Folks I’m telling you if you don’t wise up before the primary election you will continue to see our government trample your rights while killing you with higher taxes each and every year. It is time for you to wake up and understand the cold hard facts about your legislators. These ratings are direct from the Idaho Freedom Foundation “Freedom Index” which rates how conservative your legislators are voting. Please play attention. We are only going to give you the rankings of Republicans who say they are conservative but have a voting average of 70% or lower on conservative issues

Idaho Senate

Jim Rice1061%
Steven Thayn860%
Dan Johnson660%
Peter Riggs360%
Steve Bair3158%
Mark Harris3258%
Dave Lent3358%
Kevin Cook3058%
Lori Den Hertog2255%
C. Scott Grow1454%
Heider Lee2454%
Doug Ricks3453%
Mary Souza453%
Kelley Anthon2752%
Van Burtenshaw3550%
Todd Lakey1249%
Abby Lee948%
Patti Anne Lodge1147%
Jim Patrick2547%
Jim Guthrie2847%
Jeff Agenbroad1346%
Chuck Winder2044%
Jim Woodward144%
Fred Martin*1544%

Idaho House

Paul Amador470%
Jon Weber3468%
Wendy Horman3068%
Gary Marshall3068%
Scott Bedke2766%
Ryan Kerby965%
Ron Furniss3563%
Rick Youngblood1260%
Lance Clow2459%
Caroline Troy557%
Gregory Chaney1055%
Dustin Manwaring2954%
Linda Hartgen2449%
Laurie Lickley2549%
Scott Syme1149%
Clark Kauffman2547%
Marc Gibbs3246%
Fred Wood*2737%

If you look at the makeup of Idaho’s Senate, there are only 35 Senate Seats — 28 of which are held by Republicans. Of those 28 Republicans, 24 vote conservatively less than 70% of the time.

Is it any wonder that we still have a grocery tax and no property tax reform? Is it any wonder that with representatives like this in our senate, that Governor Little has kept Idaho in a state of emergency for two years and allocated $18 billion in federal funds without so much as a “Just Wait One Minute” from this group?

These are the same people who have said to you that they are conservative and have an R next to their name on the voting ballot. These people are the ones that need to be removed from office in the next election. If you want to take your state back you will find replacements for these phony conservatives. Only you can make this happen.

“We Get the Government We Deserve”

5 replies on “When will Idaho’s Voters Wake Up?”

Who can represent me? Nobody! None of the above! Government is organized crime! Criminals cannot represent government! Extortion is a crime! Extortion is the M.O. of government! I’ve had enough!

When will AMERICA’s voters wake up?

One of the dumbest things the constitutional framers did was to usurp the Bible’s One-God/One-Vote election system (per Deuteronomy 17:15, etc.0, thereby turning election “discretion” over to We the People whom, according to Christ in Matthew 7:13, are in the broad way leading to *destruction.* Gee, what could go wrong?

Add to that Article 6’s Christian test ban by which mandatory biblical qualifications (such as, Exodus 18:21) were eliminated and you have the perfect recipe disaster, which is exactly where America finds herself today, precipitously teetering on the precipice of moral depravity and *destruction.”

The very best you can get from the Constitutional Republic’s biblically abominable election system is the lesser of two evils. Sometime, the worst of the worst. And always, the evil of two lessers. This juxtaposed with the Bible’s election system whereby you end up with the best of the best of two or more biblically qualified candidates every single time.

For more, see blog article “Constitutional Elections: Dining at the ‘Devil’s Table,'” at

For how the Bible’s election system operates, see blog article “Salvation by Election” at Don’t be fooled by the title.

For more regarding Article 6’s Christian test ban, see Chapter 9 “Article 6: The Supreme Law of the Land” of free online book “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at

Question: If a bill is introduced by a Democrat that is evaluated as being basically “non-partisan” and is voted for by a Republican as fair or beneficial to the citizens, then is it not inappropriate to condemn that Republican for voting for it?
I would like to point out that this circumstance be considered before a blanket condemnation is made on anyone’s voting record.

There’s no such thing as a bill “…introduced by a Democrat that is… fair or beneficial to the citizens…”
Democrats hate you and want to destroy you. They want your 13-year-old to have sex and then an abortion. They want to teach your kindergartner about sex. They want to legalize marijuana, heroin and crack, and hand out needles. They want your local park turned into a junkie camp. They want you to pay reparations for slavery perpetrated by Democrats and ended by Republicans.
Wake up, Bonnie.

We do not make up the rules for how voting is judged but I do not believe it has anything to do with which party presents a bill non partisan or not. It is our belief that each bill sits on it’s own merits regardless of who might introduce it. For further information on how they evaluate the voting we suggest you contact the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Thank you for your comment.

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