Why Is It Hard To Challenge Governor Little?
Gov Brad Little is fighting to keep absolute power over Idaho. I have to ask why? Since when did it become fashionable for a conservative politician to go it alone? Since when did it become socially acceptable to shut down involvement by the legislative branch of government? In today’s episode we’ll explore Gov Littles position on the emergency declaration and look through history to see how it became acceptable to implement a go-it-alone strategy. Further, we’ll explore things we, the citizens of Idaho, can do about it.
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Governor Brad little is fighting to keep absolute power over Idaho. I have to ask why, since when did it become fashionable for a conservative politician to go it alone? Since when did it become socially acceptable to shut down involvement by the legislative branch of government? In today’s episode, we’ll explore governor littles position on the emergency declaration and look through history to see how it became acceptable to implement a go it alone strategy. Further, we’ll explore things we the citizens of Idaho can do about it. Welcome to Idaho speaks a censor free zone for conservative ideas. With big tech and mainstream media fighting to silence conservatives. I decided to create a communication channel devoted to issues important to Idahoans conservative Idahoans. I’m not ashamed of my conservative beliefs and I know you are not either tune in each week to hear local and state issues and hear candidates firsthand speak about how they will represent you. The Idaho voter. Idaho speaks where issues take shape. A couple weeks ago, the governor took to the airwaves and pretty much stated the sky would fall if the legislature took action to end the governor’s emergency declaration. The governor pointed to the potential loss of billions of dollars from the federal government. This posture got me to thinking about a story I heard some years back. Do you know how to catch a wild pig? This is a critical life lesson. There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in lab, the professor noticed one young man and an exchange student who who kept rubbing his back and and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked a young man what was the matter? The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back he had he had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist regime. In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked, Do you know how to catch wild pigs. The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punchline. The young man said that it was no joke. You catch wild pigs. By finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pig finds it and begins to come every day to eat the free food. When they are used to coming every day you put up a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence and they get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with the gate being the last side. The pigs which are used to the free corn start to come through the gate to eat the free corn again. You then slammed again on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly, the wild pigs have lost their freedom they they run around inside the fence but they are caught. So they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves. So they accept their captivity. The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America. The government keeps pushing us towards communism and socialism and keep spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payment not to plant crops, welfare, entitlements, medicine, drugs, etc. While we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time as the government forces us to participate in many of these programs. Whether or not we want to. One should always remember to truths. There is no such thing as a free lunch. And you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself. If you see that all of this wonderful government help is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America. You might want to share this with your friends. Because God help us when the gate slam shut.
In our form of government, we have three branches of government on purpose. The Founding Fathers didn’t stumble accidentally into this configuration, they faced great opposition to the idea of granting absolute power to a single body. After all, that is exactly the situation we fought the British to end. Under a monarchy rule, one person or a small body of people make all the decisions for the masses. Our founding fathers knew this system was not only bad for the people, but ultimately stifling to growth and prosperity. Why then is governor Brad little a lifelong registered Republican pushing for a monarchy? Oops, someone’s going to say that’s not fair. As a conservative, I should not be attacking a fellow conservative. I frequently point out the difference between a liberal and a conservative. The liberal trusts their chosen politicians implicitly, while a conservative distrusts all politicians. I’m not arguing governor Brad is a bad person, just that his notion of one person rule is not aligned with the American system of government. The big argument is the potential loss of money from the government. Let’s assume just for a moment, he’s correct. Let’s assume once cancelled, the federal government will yank all federal funding from the state of Idaho. I’ll address the absurdity of the idea of in a moment, but I want to make a point and thus give the governor benefit of doubt. If the federal government Yanks funding from the state of Idaho, then Idaho has the option to stop sending tax dollars to the federal government. Whoa, whoa, whoa, add that means addition? Is that what you’re ultimately talking about? Know what I’m talking about is rejecting the free corn being put on the ground for us to pig out on. any money given to us by the federal government must first come from us. You and I must first give it to the government in the form of taxes. gov little is saying we have to continue eating at the trough of the feds. Otherwise, 10s of 1000s of Idahoans will die. The state has its own money. We have the ability to meet the needs of the citizens with the money we have in the bank, based on the reported $500 million budget surplus the governor loves to brag about. So my argument even if it were true, the feds would yank funding, we can go it alone and take care of our citizens needs. Again, I will address the absurdity of the argument in a moment. But I want to address one more point the governor makes about why this emergency order cannot be rescinded. The governor said the National Guard are required to distribute the vaccine. Without the emergency order, the National Guard would have to return back to the confines of their barracks. The National Guard of the state of Idaho serves at the pleasure of the governor of the state of Idaho. Let me ask this. Did governor Brad little need a state of emergency to send 300 Idaho guardsmen to Washington DC to help protect the inauguration? The short answer is no. The governor decided to answer the request and send 300 men and women to patrol the streets of DC. So one under what authority did that action happen if not by Governor emergency declaration? I guess the governor can just decide to send in the National Guard. Truth is the governor can just decide to send in the National Guard, a state of emergency is not required. A state of emergency is nice to have because then paying the guard becomes a federal expenditure, provided the President of the United States has also declared a state of emergency. Just a few more moments and I’ll pick apart the governor position on federal dollars. I promise it’s coming. When the President of the United States declares a national emergency, then the dollars for things like the National Guard are released to the states.
So sending in the National Guard and having the feds pay for the deployment is covered by the national emergency declaration. Well, lo and behold, so too is the disbursement of federal dollars when the President of the United States declares a state of emergency. Then monies from the Treasury are allocated to the state for which the declaration covers. So the governor’s declaration is really a formality. Am I oversimplifying things a bit? Sure, but the statement is not incorrect. So governor little statement that the state of Idaho would lose billions of dollars in disaster relief is just not a true statement. So this brings us full circle. Why then is the governor fighting against the idea of the legislators in Idaho getting involved in managing the corona virus pandemic? I think it has more to do with who is given credit for putting out the free corn. Me, I choose to not be a pig trapped in a pin awaiting the slaughter. I choose not to be dependent on washington dc or Boise. For my basic living situation. I elect legislators to go to the state capitol to discuss and debate the best course of action for the state of Idaho. Having all the men and women and trusted by the citizens of Idaho cut out of the decision process well just makes me nervous. When demand seeking to hold the power to rule over my life fights against the idea of including more level thinking in the process. I get nervous. We’ve reached the end of the episode, but not the end of the issue. Please share this episode with your friends and family. If you have questions or would like to share your own issues and ideas, visit www dot Idaho speaks.com and click share and issue your state your voice Idaho speaks
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