Politics in Idaho For The DisinterestedSubmitted by fishyculture on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:26
I have not been paying close attention to politics for a while now. I have not even had regular internet access for several months. While the local paper is very prompt about letting me know who went to Ontario to go shopping or who had a grandchild up for a visit, they really don't cover much news beyond this little corner of the world. Before delving into the summer on the farm, I had heard rumor of ruckus at the State Convention a "floor fight." Of course "Ron Paul" or his supporters are never mentioned, we are lumped in with "TEA Party" (which sort of gets under my skin... but not much.) But winds blow and time marches on, and there is always change in the air.
When I moved here, I made casual friends with a neighbor, the daughter of my landlady. Just before the Romney/Obama election, I showed up in a Ron Paul T-shirt. The landlady went a little berserk on me, insisting I HAD to vote for Romney... Her daughter, in about the same time frame, told me she was a Republican but she hates those people who say Obama will try to take our guns. After all, he is still an American... I told her she was probably right, it was the UN who would come for our guns. She had no reply to that.
The very first gun show I worked for Ron Paul included a small scene with a guy who called me a kook who gave RP a bad name when I told him the Federal Reserve was privately owned. (Yeah, you did not think that was where I was going, did you? LOL! I was trying to be good!)
Tick, tick, tick, time passes... The Federal Reserve guy has recently apologized, said he just was not ready to know... A few months after the election, the landlady uttered some insult about... "Oh, you know... That guy..." It was an insult, so I offered "Ron Paul?"
"NO!" she exclaimed. "I wish he would have won. Romney, Romney, that is the guy..."
The daughter told me a few weeks ago that she was writing Ron Paul in next election. Funny... I love to hear these things, and yet... would they vote for him if he ran again? Will they vote for Rand if the media smears him like they did his father? I have my doubts. At least it makes it far easier to converse with my neighbors. At least in my part of Idaho, there is almost no topic left that I cannot openly discuss, and find others who agree. Often, I find most people in a room agree.
I got caught behind the 4th of July parade in one of the tiny towns around here. It was mostly pick-ups with porcupines in cages in the back, as the parade ends at the porcupine race. At the front of the parade were 3 Veterans, each with a flag: US, Idaho, Veterans. Behind them came a pick-up loaded up with Veterans. High above that truck waved a Gadsden flag. :)
The paper last week included an update on the Idaho GOP by some woman I never met. She seems to think all the trouble began in 2012 and she is quite indignent about the way TEA Party people have been treated. LOL! Try being a RP delegate, darlin'! I will be having lunch with her, I just have to track her down. Small towns, it should not take long.
At any rate, the fire still smolders in Idaho. The NWO tools who "represent" me in DC actually introduced legislation to stand down the Agenda 21 water plans. Bound to fail, but at least they had to toss the constituents a biscuit.
The most amazing thing going on is in agriculture. The chicken coop (silent p) is raging. The price of organic eggs at the co-op in downtown Boise is $7 a dozen. Here in the sticks, it is $2.50. There is a flock of chickens in just about every neighborhood, and veggie gardens in even more yards.
More and more, people seem to understand that to have a secure food and water supply is not about "prepping" - it is about liberty.