Week 5

Invasion of Green Energy

In August of 2006, the California State Legislature enacted Assembly Bill 32, a sweeping environmental law that required California to upend its economy to build a green energy utopia. In August of 2015, to assist California’s Democrat leadership in their idealistic folly, President Obama issued an executive order “fast-tracking” green energy projects, regardless of their cost or feasibility.  

Years later, it’s now Idaho’s turn to bail out California in its Green New Deal nightmare.  The proposed Lava Ridge and Salmon Falls wind projects would upend Idaho’s economy, wreck a culturally significant historic monument, and harm the interests of hardworking men and women across several industries — all in the name of generating power for liberal environmentalists in Malibu and San Francisco. 

LS Power, a New York-based energy company, wants to construct 400 wind turbines across 75,000 acres of Idaho public lands.  Contrary to local media reports, the energy generated from these turbines will not be for Idaho users but residents in California. That’s right: our lands and our economy will be made to service California — all because California decided to do away with a sensible energy policy. 

It is worth congratulating LS Power. They’ve done the one thing no other issue could: unite the entire Magic Valley community.  From historic preservations to hunters, conservationists, dairymen, cattlemen, water users, and the Southcentral Idaho aerospace industry, this project has generated widespread community opposition.

When I ran for State Senate I promised to do three things: to listen to my constituents; to obey the commands of God and my conscience; and to ferret out corruption, in all its forms. I’m proud to be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the hardworking men and women of the Magic Valley who demand that Idaho’s land and resources serve Idaho’s people and economy. 

To ensure that your rights are protected, and the federal government hears your opposition, I invite you to file a public comment opposing this project. This is an important and necessary step in the process of ensuring the Lava Ridge Project, despite being fast-tracked for approval, takes account of the various community interests it would harm.

Working together we can ensure that our region has a voice. Working together we can ensure that the resources of our region enrich our pncreased by 538%. As Ronald Reagan reminded us, “No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!”
Idaho Launch assumes an unelected board knows better than high school graduates about what is best for their future. It’s central planning, treating students like widgets to be directed to fulfill businesses’ needs. It’s corporate welfare and government meddling in business workforce training. The Idaho Freedom Caucus is working hard to kill this bill.

After reading this you know I have decided “Not to Launch”.

HB 58

“Which would eliminate March and August school election dates. If passed, HB 58 would require schools to run ballot measures in May and November — in conjunction with primary and general elections.”

Senator Z’s thoughts

1. Better voter turnout. Why wouldn’t we want that?
2. Will save tax payers $1 Million in adminstrative costs that could give tax relief. Why wouldn’t we want that?
Would love to hear your thoughts on this.

(This is the House Vote) 

David’s Desk

Matthew 6:24 states, “No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”  
For people in government, this can be a hard choice. They must decide if they’re going to work for special interests or the people who elected them. They also must think about if they want to take money from the government or stick with their own beliefs. It’s a tough decision, but it’s important for them to be honest about what they believe in and what they want to do.
It’s not easy to make the right choice when there’s a lot of money on the table and special interests trying to get what they want. It’s important for those in government to put the needs of the people first and not let themselves be tempted by money or outside forces. They need to show that they’re working for the people, not just for themselves.
This is something we must ask of ourselves and of our elected officials.  Which master do they serve?


Top Left: Gooding Senators Class of 23’ 
Top Right: Pages Josiah Knapp, Shaila Tate, Maddie Passmore, Interns Bella Schiffler and David Leavitt.
Bottom Left: Senators Trakel, Nichols, Carlson and myself in the Capitol Dome.
Bottom Right: Timberline High School Choir singing the National Anthem and God Bless America for ourAbraham Lincoln Presentation. 

Prayer Requests 

1. For Repentant Hearts.
2. The Gospel to be shared.
3. For Saul to Paul Transformations.
4. Corruption, evil schemes, lies and deceit be exposed. 
5. Protection, courage, grace and mercy for all our patriots. 
6. Gods people will rise up, show up and pray up. We are in a spiritual battle. 

Verse of the week:
You Will Know Them by Their Fruits

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Matthew 7:15-20

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