In a nutshell, I value individual liberty, which is really the right to self-government (this includes your right to govern your own families, churches and businesses). Both the state and the federal constitutions recognize the rights of individuals to self-govern in most aspects of their lives, and these constitutions prescribe a limited authority to the state and federal governments. My mission is to:
1. Value and protect individual liberties.
These liberties include those enumerated in the state and federal constitutions and those granted by our Creator. My mission will be to restrain encroachments on individual liberty from all levels of civil government.
2. Uphold the constitutional authority of the state of Idaho in relation to the federal government and prevent the usurpations of that authority by an overreaching federal government.
Idaho is already constitutionally authorized and must actively oppose federal power grabs, like when the Feds try to unconstitutionally seize power from the state by massive federal cash infusions to the state with unconstitutional strings attached.
The constitutional boundary between federal and state power is only effective if the state enforces the boundary.
3. Enforce the boundaries that exist between the several branches of government.
During the Covid era, we have seen these boundaries obliterated. Legislatures make laws, not governors, Presidents, nor judges.
The Idaho legislature must actively fight for their constitutionally granted lawmaking authority and resist power grabs by activist judges, overzealous governors, Presidents and un-elected bureaucratic agencies. The legislature is closest to the people and is best positioned to fight for the interests of all Idahoans.