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Jim Jones hates IFF because we hate socialism

Jim Jones hates IFF because we hate socialism

by
Wayne Hoffman
April 6, 2022
Wayne Hoffman
April 6, 2022

Idaho newspapers don’t run every column Jim Jones writes, but you can bet that if he writes about the Idaho Freedom Foundation, they will publish it — because they hate the IFF as much as Jones does. 

Jones’ columns are full of the same lies that we’ve come to expect from him. Jones has started a new political action committee and is raising money for the express purpose of attacking my organization and its allies. He’s writing about the IFF almost weekly now, so our rebuttal is important. 

A quick note: I don’t expect your local newspaper to carry this response, just as I have noticed that newspapers leave out that small detail I mentioned about Jones raising money to combat us. But here is my response to his statements:

Claim: The IFF “has worked hard to sabotage Idaho’s public schools.” False. Idaho’s government-run schools are doing a fantastic job sabotaging themselves by giving control to the labor unions and exposing students to leftist ideology. It’s also no secret that Idaho student test scores have remained flat and mediocre since long before IFF even existed. All we have done is point out the problem and recommend solutions, including universal school choice, which Jones has opposed.

Claim: The IFF tried to “prevent folks of modest means from getting medical care.” False again. The IFF opposed the expansion of the state Medicaid program that was originally intended for poor and disabled people. The expanded Medicaid  includes able-bodied, childless adults regardless of income status. Their presence on the system not only takes the focus away from the program’s original intent, but also comes at a much higher cost than originally projected. What’s more, Medicaid itself represents a socialist regime that comes at the expense of families, churches, and nonprofit organizations that care more about a person’s health and wellbeing than a healthcare bureaucracy. 

Claim: The IFF “stoke(s) up conflict over any number of non-existent issues just to score political points.” Double false. As I have said many times before, please go to our website and read the research that our team has worked on. It details the infiltration of critical social justice in our colleges, universities, and K-12 public schools. See example after example of the use of critical race theory and the hypersexualization of children in our own state. Despite having said this over and over, the media have done a disservice to their readers and viewers by ignoring the evidence in furtherance of the left’s agenda.

I’d much rather work on tax and monetary policies. I’d rather focus our energies on restoring constitutional principles and promoting liberty. But the indoctrination of our children is the single biggest problem facing America today, and it’s occurring in Idaho communities as it is in the public schools of more radically progressive places like Portland or Seattle. 

Finally, Jones attacks several of my friends in his latest missive: Raul Labrador, Priscilla Giddings, Dorothy Moon, Branden Durst, Janice McGeachin, Barbara Ehardt, Ron Nate, Bryan Smith, and Doyle Beck. Each of these men and women are people of principle and integrity. No one requires them to engage in the public sphere. They do so at great personal cost, attracting enemies and subjecting themselves to relentless vitriol and lies from leftists like Jones. They do so because we’re all invested in saving America from socialism. 

Those are the real reasons Jones and his petty leftist allies hate us, and why you and I keep being subjected to his diatribes.

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  • Bobby W says:

    Jones did not attack those individuals, Wayne. Don't lie to your audience.
    He accurately stated something you're withholding in this article.
    That those persons were recipients of campaign funds from the Bonneville Republican Central Committee. And that committee improperly doled out those funds to those individuals. Violating its own bylaws by doing so. He blamed the committee, not your friends.

    And the GOP party has had to intervene.

    Jones did not in any way attack those individuals. He did say that the ethical thing to do would be to return those funds, as they were clearly given inappropriately. They were innocent recipients. No blame cast on them.

    Would you agree with his OPINION on that Wayne? Or do you take the position they should jeep funds that were given to them in violation of the committee's bylaws.

    Is it ethical to keep something you know you are not entitled to?

  • Bobby W says:

    Speaking of lying, Wayne, i would like you to respond to the recent reports by Lewiston Tribune's Marc Johnson. He reminds us that in 2020, IFF received nearly $130,000 in federal payback loans (various IFF board members received far more -millions). And you defended that seemingly hypocritical position by claiming you had to because govt shutdowns cut down on IFF's donations received. IFF was forced to, right?
    But he reports that wasnt true. He reports that upon review of IFF's tax returns, it actually had received more that year than in any of the prior 4 years.
    That, if true, would make you a liar.
    Care to respond?
    Are you living in the proverbial glass house, Wayne?

  • Bruce Hendricks says:

    Jones is a typical leftist; an overeducated member of the managerial class who believes his version of the way the world is must be adhered to by the serf class. Instead of addressing the issues IFF justifiably raises, Jones resorts to ad hominem attacks which is what the left always does.

    To argue that Idaho's government schools are providing a decent education is a sick joke. Kudos to IFF for rightly critiquing our sacrosanct government schools which are run primarily for the benefit of grossly overpaid administrators and professional activists disguised as "teachers" who cannot tolerate any dissent to their woke ideology.

    I also applaud IFF's efforts to offer an alternative voice to the cathedral, of which Jones is a member, which has for too long lived off the hard working Idahoans and Americans in general while they sell them out.

    • Bobby W says:

      I'm curious. Could you or Wayne Hoffman provide any example, any quote from Jim Jones, in which he attacks IFF because IFF hates socialism? That's a very specific allegation. I read IFF's publications and, more germane to this point, I read Jim Jones' op-eds as well. Never - ever- do I recall him attacking IFF for that particular reason.
      What's the basis of the allegation? Other than from the nether-regions of Wayne's anatomy, where does he pull that allegation from against Jones?

  • Information says:

    Idaho Freedom Foundation the politics is not where the power it’s in big tech. The FBI are partners with Meta source from Meta . 2002 when it was Facebook not Meta Mark Zuckerberg paid for Obama put together Facebook banners in Silicone Valley. $100,000,000 was given to the Government by Mark Zuckerberg another $300,000,000 was given before the last election. Now Meta is supposed to be in Idaho tax exempt at your cost. If you ever watch videos of Zuckerberg and Congress he avoids almost every question.
    I like this one I was sent an email of a video the video specifically will say I you click on it says This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines. If you go to the YouTube from Google different it’s plays the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ypVArkbsn8 labeled Facebook Town hall … It plays
    Why should the tech giant’s control the political system paid for by taxpayers and taxpayers don’t get a say this all is a circle from tech, Intelligence agencies, Politicians, Colleges and Universities.
    Support of Socialist ideas. This Universities and Colleges aren’t going to help because they can’t, Politicians aren’t going to help, Bureaucrats never helped that give you big tech that’s the only way to make a difference for the better good and reinstall integrity into the systems.

  • enemyofthe state says:

    But, but, but..... didn't Jim Jones die in a Guyana jungle?

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