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  • VOTE!
    By the Idaho Freedom Caucus In Idaho, the real election is in May, not November. By the time you head to the polls in the fall, most races between moderate Republicans and true conservatives have been decided. On Tuesday, May 21, you will have that choice. In many races, the choice is stark. Will you… Read more: VOTE!
  • Labrador Letter – World Health Organization
    By Raúl Labrador Dear Friends, This last week saw a very dangerous proposal from the World Health Organization to assume authority for local health decisions when faced with a future pandemic.  This is the same World Health Organization (WHO) that bungled the COVID-19 response with recommendations of mask mandates, social distancing, lockdowns, and mandatory vaccines,… Read more: Labrador Letter – World Health Organization
  • Vote May 21st Vital!
    By Dorothy Moon Everyone knows about Election Day in November. Idahoans will go to the polls and choose between a Republican and a Democrat, but outside of a handful of districts, the outcome will not be in doubt. There is another Election Day in Idaho that might be even more consequential. This Tuesday, May 21,… Read more: Vote May 21st Vital!
  • University of Idaho President Goes All in to Defeat Conservatives
    By Fred Birnbaum University of Idaho President Scott Green wants business as usual — the overspending, underperformance, and construction of woke DEI infrastructure — to continue at his institution.  That’s why Green is spending big ahead of next week’s primary elections to support candidates he believes will keep the money flowing while accountability remains low. … Read more: University of Idaho President Goes All in to Defeat Conservatives
  • Vote No on West Ada Levy
    By Jerry Gibbs Voters should closely examine ballot measures, from any taxing authority, with an eye of skepticism. Ballot language, which is written by taxpayer funded lawyers and loosely approved by local election offices, are usually written to cover the real purpose for the measure and true cost of your YES vote. Much of the… Read more: Vote No on West Ada Levy
  • Labrador Letter – Biden’s False Narrative
    Women in Idaho deserve the best possible medical care and their lives should always be protected. Full stop. My office recently defended our Defense of Life Act before the U.S. Supreme Court against the Biden administration’s attempt to finagle federal law to override Idaho’s law that explicitly protects both the lives of women and their… Read more: Labrador Letter – Biden’s False Narrative
  • Keep Fighting for Liberty
    By Dorothy Moon Many of us are old enough to remember what our country was like before everything went mad. Whether you grew up in the 1950s, 70s, or 90s, you remember an America where we knew the difference between boys and girls and individual rights were sacred. Our country was a force for good… Read more: Keep Fighting for Liberty
  • White Elephant or Trojan Horse
    They have been calling themselves “Republican” for so long they have started to believe it. Senator Scott Herndon, Freedom Caucus member. There is a LOT in the (Republican) Platform that I don’t agree with. Sandy Patano, North Idaho “Republican” (NIR) founder. The NIR logo is a White Elephant and a “White Elephant” is something that… Read more: White Elephant or Trojan Horse
  • A Time Meant for Warriors
    By David Leavitt My life’s journey has been one dedicated to serving our great nation with twelve years of honorable service including three combat tours. It’s a privilege and honor to be part of the legacy of the 101st Airborne Division, whose valor stretches back to the hallowed battlegrounds of World War II. The 101st… Read more: A Time Meant for Warriors
  • Point/Counterpoint: Debunking the Baseless Criticisms of the Idaho Freedom Foundation
    This article is in response to an essay by Robert Gillis of Idaho Tough on Crime. By Fred Birnbaum Recently, Robert Gillis, a retired California Law Enforcement Officer, wrote a lengthy letter critical of the role that the Idaho Freedom Foundation (IFF) plays in public policy in Idaho, condemnatory of our influence on legislation and… Read more: Point/Counterpoint: Debunking the Baseless Criticisms of the Idaho Freedom Foundation
  • Point/Counterpoint: Public Review of IFF and IDFC
    Fred Birnbaum of the Idaho Freedom Foundation responded to this essay here. By Robert Gillis An open letter to the citizens of Idaho, My name is Robert Gillis. I am the president of the non-profit organization Idaho Tough On Crime. I am a retired peace officer, who spent twenty-five years in the profession. The majority… Read more: Point/Counterpoint: Public Review of IFF and IDFC
  • Summary of 2nd Amendment Bills in 2024
    By Devin Miller 249 years ago, a small bandwagon of residents stood between their local community and an army of more than 700 Redcoats at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. The goal of the Redcoat Army leaders was to seize Firearms and arrest political opponents to a regime thousands of miles away. Within a handful of… Read more: Summary of 2nd Amendment Bills in 2024
  • Labrador Letter – Title IX
    By Raúl Labrador Dear Friends, This week, I filed a lawsuit with three other states challenging the Biden Administration’s disturbing re-write of Title IX, the law that has protected women in our education systems since 1972.  Title IX protected women’s access to educational opportunities, school sports, services, participation, and facilities without discrimination.  That was, until… Read more: Labrador Letter – Title IX
  • What Makes a Republican a Republican?
    By Dorothy Moon In Idaho, becoming a Republican is as easy as checking a box on a form, and we welcome all who support time-tested Republican values. What are those values, really? What is it that makes a Republican a Republican? Ask around and you’ll hear lots of opinions about what true Republicans believe. The… Read more: What Makes a Republican a Republican?
  • A Republic or a Direct Democracy
    By Christy Zito Benjamin Franklin famously said, “A republic, if you can keep it,” in response to Elizabeth Powell’s question on whether we have a republic or a monarchy. This is one clear example of our founding fathers’ intent on how our government is intended to function. However, over the generations, we have moved farther… Read more: A Republic or a Direct Democracy
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