Gov. Little is solely responsible for the demise of Idaho businesses

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It was difficult to watch Gov. Brad Little’s press conference Thursday. Not just because of the eerie masked government official silently hovering in a corner six feet behind and to the left of the governor in his ceremonial office. But also because of the way the governor handled his announcement that he would permit restaurants and salons to open in …

Little threatens business, amplifying need for a special legislative session

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In a recent interview on government-owned radio, Gov. Brad Little threatened the licenses of businesses that open before he’s granted them permission.  Little warned, “If their license, if it’s a cosmetologist or somebody that has a liquor license, they are putting their license at risk” if they opened ahead of the governor’s adopted schedule. Some of that statement contradicts what …

Lack of understanding about government puts liberty in jeopardy

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Can Americans — who know more about a cartoon TV family than they do about our country’s history — still be counted on to defend freedom?  It’s quite possible we learned the answer when governors across the country faced little resistance and much applause for putting in place sweeping quarantine and isolation orders that forced the arbitrary closure of businesses. …

Replacing a wall around Boise with a wish list for freedom

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When a horde of people descends on a place, your instinct might be to build a wall. Sometimes those instincts are both right (“They’ll hurt our quality of life!”) and impractical (“It’ll cost a ton of money!”). But for us, right now, building a wall just isn’t an option. We’re gonna have to let ‘em in: 105 state politicians, some …

Senate Bill 1069

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Bill description: Allows Idahoans the option to get an identification card or driver’s license that does not comply with the federal REAL ID program. Rating: +2 Analyst’s Note: In 2005 the federal government issued REAL ID security standards for state driver’s licenses. Identification cards that did not meet these requirements could not be used for security verification at U.S. airports. …