#Idaho

Five Problems with the Idaho Republican Party Platform

Published by on Aug 24, 2015

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

It’s time for Idaho to end its prohibition on marijuana

Published by on Mar 20, 2015

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

Idaho’s sex police strike again

Published by on Mar 7, 2015

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