Resist, or politicians will take your liberty

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Let’s be crystal clear about this: The U.S. Constitution and most state constitutions have been suspended. Your freedom to earn a living, travel, worship, and even mingle with others have been abridged. It seems many people are OK with that. I’m not, and I wish you wouldn’t be either. It never ends well when a government official, whether a mayor, …

Little’s stay-home order is unconstitutional

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As COVID-19 reached the U.S., it was easy to compliment Gov. Brad Little for his measured response. Unlike other governors who halted all economic activity within their borders, Little focused on eliminating the government regulations that were in the way of the diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus.  But before a single death was logged in Idaho, Little bowed to the …

Legislature fails; Now it’s up to Little to lead with conservative solutions

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Idaho’s Legislature, being more than 80 percent Republican, sure did struggle a lot to pass conservative legislation in the just-concluded 2020 legislative session. And don’t blame viruses; the dearth of pro-liberty, limited government legislation was the rule well before Coronavirus got in the way.  The 2020 session is a study in bipolarism. Lawmakers bashfully agreed it’s time to replace Common …

Legislature’s budget panel fails again to contain leftward higher education system

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Legislative budget writers were given another chance Thursday to address their colleagues’ concerns about Idaho’s public college and university political pandering with a socialist twist. But the 20-member Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee opted to do nothing — again. Committee members did nothing despite their colleagues’ pleadings to stop the use of tax money that supports the Left’s stomach-churning campus programs. The …

Legislators plan for Idaho to exit Common Core

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Finally, some good news for Idaho public school kids and their parents: The days of Common Core in our public schools appear to finally be numbered. The House and Senate education committees signaled this week that they’ve had enough of the 10-year old failed experiment in national education standards. The two committees agreed to a letter — the intended recipients …

Senate Bill 1363 — Creation of a new Office of Administrative Hearings

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Bill description: SB 1363 would create a new Office of Administrative Hearings. Rating: -3 Does it create, expand, or enlarge any agency, board, program, function, or activity of government? Conversely, does it eliminate or curtail the size or scope of government?This bill would create a new Office of Administrative Hearings which would conduct hearings in contested cases that arise from …