Perhaps it's time the "loser snowflakes" of the world started recognizing the real source of their problems.
Stephen Hartgen is a Republican Idaho State Representative from Twin Falls. This means he spends 3-4 months every year in session in Boise, Idaho, voting on laws and budgets. … Read this article
I support the passage of Idaho Senate Bill 1389 (SB 1389) for several reasons. It is not a perfect bill, but it is a step in the right direction and worth supporting because it will allow many Idahoans carry a concealed handgun within city limits without a license without facing negative legal repercussions. … Read this article
Having recently heard many Idaho conservatives—even those who lean libertarian—extolling the Idaho Republican Party platform, I decided to revisit it. To be fair, there are a number of good positions in there with which I agree. Privatizing Social Security, abolishing the inheritance tax, and 'encouraging the State to seek authority to oversee the utilization of natural resources on federal lands within the state' are just a few of the more controversial suggestions I support. … Read this article
Legalizing marijuana—or preferably decriminalizing it by removing all references to it from the law—would do more to help Idaho and Idahoans than any bill the state legislature has passed in the last decade. Not only could tens of thousands of Idahoans be set free from the tyranny of the state's authoritarian "criminal justice" system for their non-crimes of producing, distributing, or consuming marijuana; but the myriad health benefits of cannabis would also be readily available. … Read this article
Upon learning that 71.6% of the minuscule fraction of eligible voters who even bothered to show up and vote today said yes to the West Ada School District's $96 million bond request, my first inclination was to damn the majority of my neighbors to hell. … Read this article
Despite the ever-prevalent 'us-versus-them' rhetoric that abounds in most discussions of foreign policy, in reality, there is no 'us' and there is no 'them.' All individuals have natural rights and those rights cannot be created or destroyed—though they can certainly be violated—by anyone or anything. … Read this article
In what can only be described as the boorish enforcement of Idaho's stupidest law, the Idaho State Police informed local movie theaters that they are not allowed to serve alcohol to moviegoers watching "Fifty Shades of Grey." Why? Because of a ridiculous and contrived law inserted into Idaho statute by the puritanical, moralistic busybodies who make up a majority of the Idaho State Legislature (to say nothing of the many county commissions and city councils throughout the state.) … Read this article
Headlines in Idaho declared that Blake Edmund Cody was guilty of a most heinous crime — he tried to grab an officer's gun during a fight! Mr. Cody, you see, had the misfortune of being the passenger in a vehicle whose driver failed to obey a traffic sign. … Read this article
The situation that unfolded Saturday night in Idaho's Treasure Valley sounds like it was authored by a Hollywood scriptwriter.
A 45-year-old woman driving home in her minivan suddenly finds herself being pursued by a group of heavily-armed men intent on kidnapping her and imprisoning her in a cage. … Read this article