Principles of Liberty
1. The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law.
2. A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong.
3. The most promising method of securing a virtuous and morally strong people is to elect virtuous leaders.
4. Without religion the government of a free people cannot be maintained.
5. All things were created by God, therefore upon him all mankind are equally dependent, and to Him they are equally responsible.
6. All men are created equal.
7. The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things.
8. Men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.
9. To protect man’s rights, God has revealed certain principles of divine law.
10. The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.
11. The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government which has become tyrannical.
12. The United States of America shall be a republic.
13. A constitution should be structured to permanently protect the people from the human frailties of their rulers.
14. Life and Liberty are secure only so long as the Igor of property is secure.
15. The highest level of securitiy occurs when there is a free market economy and a minimum of government regulations.
16. The government should be separated into three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial.
17. A system of checks and balances should be adopted to prevent the abuse of power.
18. The unalienable rights of the people are most likely to be preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written constitution.
19. Only limited and carefully defined powers should be delegated to the government, all others being retained by the people.
20. Efficiency and dispatch require government to operate according to the will of the majority, but constitutional provisions must be made to protect the rights of the minority.
21. Strong human government is the keystone to preserving human freedom.
22. A free people should be governed by law and not by the whims of men.
23. A free society cannot survive a republic without a broad program of general education.
24. A free people will not survive unless they stay strong.
25. “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.”
26. The core unit which determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore, the government should foster and protect its integrity.
27. The burden of debt is as destructive to freedom as subjugation by conquest.
28. The United States has a manifest destiny to be an example and a blessing to the entire human race.”
― Founding Fathers
Personal note from your Senator Elect:
I have been busy attending many events along with as many city council, school board and county commissioner meetings as I can. What I am learning is we have been growing government in every arena, and I honestly don’t know how we turn this ship around. I do know we can’t give up. We must continue to educate ourselves and engage our philosophical dissidents with intelligence and courage, sprinkled with grace.
Overview of a few things I have attended this month….
- Met with CSI President Dean Fisher and was given a tour of the campus. They are working hard to make CSI a place that will, as they say, “stay close and go far.” They are also looking to increase ways to incorporate more of our trades education.
- Hagerman city council was well orchestrated. Our small towns face the unique issue of keeping their cities running while trying to keep the small town atmosphere and dealing with inflation issues.
- Idaho Freedom Foundation weekend was very good. We learned a lot about process, finances and met some of my fellow Senators elect. There is much to learn! I am thankful for those who are willing to help inform and encourage.
- Idaho Farm Bureau Agri PAC (Lincoln/Gooding County) took us on a bus tour to a potential location for the Lava Ridge turbines. They also showed us solar-powered pivots, and the possible road that will be used if the turbine project is approved. In short, this project will be more costly than they are predicting. I am speaking of the cost to our way of life: our ranchers, our lands and our aquifer. The costs for Idahoans far outweigh the benefits.
- I attended the Castleford Men’s Club monthly luncheon. I continue to be impressed with the small towns in District 24. The community support is huge! We can learn a lot from them: charity needs to start at home, not with government.
- The folks at Optometrist Laser Show invited me to come and learn about laser procedures. They are looking (pun intended) to bring a bill forward that would allow them to do minimal in-house laser procedures.
- Backyard Bronco Bash: October 1st gates open at 2:00pm event starts at 3:00pm! This is a fun event at our neighbors’ home. There will be eighteen Saddle Bronc participants, and the event will be televised on Cowboy TV nationwide. If you would like to join in the fun, click here to get info and tickets.
- Election Integrity Idaho Meets with Twin Falls County Commissioners: October 6th at 10:30am, I will be joining Election Integrity Idaho as they bring their concerns and requests to the Twin Falls County Commissioners. I encourage you to make time to join us! Our election integrity on every level is important if we want to maintain our liberties and freedoms. Are there election integrity issues here locally or statewide? I would like to say I don’t think so. This is what dentists would call a “maintenance program.” Let’s prevent issues before they become issues.
- Sage Pregnancy Center Pastor Appreciation Luncheon: October 18th at 12:00pm Sage Pregnancy Center is holding their Pastor appreciation luncheon. Sage helps so many women and children. Whether you plan to attend or not, please do what you can to support your local missions. There is so much work we can do in our own hometowns. Click here for more information.
- John Birch Society Hosts Alex Newman: October 20th at 7:00pm in the Taylor Building at CSI, JBS is bringing Alex Newman for a special presentation. I have met Mr. Newman and his beautiful young family. You won’t want to miss this informative meeting. If you want to learn more about Alex click here.
- Southern Idaho Freedom Festival: October 23rd at 1:00pm at the Twin Falls City Park. This event will be hosted by Shane Klaas (Shane Talks Politics). I will be speaking along with many others. The event will be closed with a concert by the Heath Clark Band. Want more information? Shane has made a Facebook event on his page.