Depending on what Idahoans do next, today’s emergency could set a dangerous precedent. Too many people have shown they will permit the usurpation of their rights to travel, assemble, worship, and earn a living whenever government officials feel it's necessary. I intend to do everything I can to avoid that outcome, and I hope you will too.
I had sincerely hoped Gov. Brad Little would do the right thing and lift his stay-at-home order. At minimum, he should have provided a roadmap to re-open the state’s economy in the days ahead. Because he didn’t, it is now up to Idahoans to act.
The governor is wrong, and the cause of liberty requires that Idahoans feel free to disobey his order:
I get no pleasure from asking people to defy the governor. I like Brad Little. He’s been a heck of an improvement over our last governor. I enjoy working with him and his staff. But this is bigger than any one person. Our state, our country, and our economy are in a death spiral, inflicted by our elected officials and their teams of “health experts.”
The fact Americans fear their government as much as they fear COVID-19 tells us that things have gone too far and for too long. We should not permit the government to cage us like animals, allowed out for feedings and occasional fresh air. Free people don’t live like this. If you value your freedom – if you want your kids and grandkids and their kids and grandkids to experience what it means to have unalienable rights – the time to act is now.