Idaho’s state Republican Party convention degenerated into a fiasco Saturday after attempts to disqualify up to a third of the delegates attending appeared to be succeeding – and the convention adjourned without electing a chairman, setting a platform or doing any of its scheduled business.
“For three weeks I’ve tried to broker a deal to prevent what happened today,” 1st District Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador told Idaho Public Television just after the convention adjourned. Labrador was the convention chairman and wants to be the next Majority Leader of the U.S. House.
“It’s hard to blame all this on Raul Labrador, but on the other hand, this does not strengthen his credentials for a national leadership position, either,” said BSU professor emeritus Jim Weatherby, a longtime observer of Idaho politics.
Far from uniting the deeply divided party, the gathering in Moscow deteriorated into dysfunction – though the GOP holds every statewide office in Idaho, every seat in the congressional delegation and more than 80 percent of the seats in the state Legislature. The outcome wasn’t promising for Labrador, whom many looked to as the healer for the fractured party just a day after he announced that he’s running for Majority Leader of the U.S. House. Instead, he ended the convention facing jeers and walkouts from his own party members.
Many of my libertarian\Ron Paul friends are calling for Congressman Raul Labrador of Idaho's 1st district to become the new majority house leader. I use love him and still like him over many of the other congress people but he does have a few bad votes such as short term debt limit increase and CISPA once (though he did vote against it the second time). He doesn't consider himself a libertarian but rather a very conservative republican with libertarian leanings such as Rand.
Some recent vids on him
This is really starting to Bug me...
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Libertarianism is based on the nonaggression principle. That means anyone who receives a paycheck from the taxpayer is anathema to this principle as he receives his paycheck by force and theft. Anyone who makes his living from the government is a bureaucrat. Public school teachers, cops, city, county and state workers, and the biggest employer of all - federal workers. Are these workers de facto anti-libertarian?
We need to elect liberty-minded individuals to office nationwide! Our state legislatures are extremely important to protecting and preserving our rights as citizens.
In Idaho, Senate District 1, we have a solid candidate with the Constitution Party, Christian Fioravanti. Please give him your support!
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FILER, ID -- An officer took a neighborhood dispute over unleashed dogs into his own hands. After arriving at the dog-owner's house, the cop immediately started kicking the dog and in a matter of 38 seconds had shot it to death. The community is outraged after viewing the video, showing a questionable use of force that the police chief praised.
'The House Transportation and Defense Committee, on a voice vote, has approved legislation that would significantly broaden the role of the Idaho National Guard. House Bill 367 seeks to amend existing law to allow for circumstances when the Idaho National Guard and the Idaho Military Division could be utilized as a state law enforcement agency.
“There seemed to be no major opposition to this bill,” commented Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls. “It seems like a good idea to me and I supported it.”
My pastor asked to talk to me. In an interview, he asked if I would be the Scout Master in my church for the boys in my area.
I was concerned how to say it, so I just told him. "Yes, I'll agree to volunteer and the be the Scout Master but I think you should be aware of one thing. I don't recite the Pledge of Allegiance."
During debate on the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)in the U.S. Senate, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), said “it designates the world as the battlefield, including the homeland.”
The citizens of Emmett, Idaho disagree.
Hi Daily Paul'ers! The Republican Liberty Caucus of Idaho just found out that one of our sponsors for our big Liberty Expo featuring Ben Swann and Michael Boldin (TenthAmendmentCenter.com)..... Is a no show for their sponsorship.
That means we in Idaho might be holding a little bit of a bill to pay for this educational event.
If you want to know more about the event, head to the following links:
James Wesley Rawles: Most Immediate Danger facing ALL Americans is a Grid-Shut Down be It Real or False Flagged - Sept. 17, 2013Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 05:20
Survival Author: Next Financial Collapse will be Irreversible
Published on Sep 17, 2013
Alex is joined via Skype by Former U.S. Army Intelligence officer and survivalist author James Wesley Rawles to discuss the imminent danger of world-wide economic collapse and how we can prepare for the situation.
Matt Shea, Washington Legislator, Tells Tea Party Group To Buy Ammunition To Prepare For Economic CollapseSubmitted by E. Oregon 4 Ron on Sat, 08/03/2013 - 12:09
The Huffington Post | By John Celock
Posted: 08/01/2013 12:15 pm ED
"A Republican state legislator in Washington told a group of tea party members and survivalists at a rally to buy thousands of rounds of ammunition to prepare for an economic collapse.
At an Idaho state park last weekend, State Rep. Matt Shea (R-Spokane Valley) said that preparation is the key to surviving what he said is an "inevitable collapse that is going to happen,"