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Author Archives: Bryan Smith

Senators Risch and Crapo: The case for term limits

United States Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo recently joined 17 other Senate Republicans and all 50 Senate Democrats to pass Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Risch and Crapo joined the likes of Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski in supporting ...

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Gov. Little should have ‘let the people go’

While Gov. Little was out of state, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, acting as governor in Little’s absence, signed an executive order that prevented cities, local school boards and other local government authorities from mandating masks. Upon his return, Little immediately ...

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Idaho Republicans have no confidence in Simpson

In response to Congressman Simpson’s proposal to breach four hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River, I wrote an article last month entitled, “Congressman Simpson Should Put Idaho First and Do No Harm.” The article named players who oppose Simpson’s ...

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Congressman Simpson should put Idaho first, do no harm

The expression “first do no harm” is a popular phrase often attributed to the Hippocratic oath taken by doctors. The idea is that it may be better to do nothing rather than intervening and causing more harm than good. The ...

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With the rule of law vanishing, anarchy is sure to follow

Those paying attention are watching as the rule of law is vanishing. When laws become inconsistent, unfair, and incomprehensible, people lose faith in laws and the government institutions that create them. The natural result is a loss of “law and ...

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