I strongly support our 2nd Amendment rights, and I have co-sponsored bills to enhance our Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine laws. I oppose Red Flag laws. I’m a member of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance and recognize this organization as a staunch protector of the 2nd amendment. I believe the right to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.”
I know all life is sacred, and with the reversal of Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court in June of 2022, abortion is illegal in Idaho (with very few exceptions) because of prior legislation, the trigger law, which was passed in Idaho and became effective with the Dobbs decision. I also believe we need to protect our religious freedom and make efforts to return basic universal principles to our educational facilities.
We must protect our families (and all Idahoans) from the “woke” agenda, including protecting our children from porn in public/school libraries; protecting them from grooming; and protecting children from permanent surgical alteration to their bodies because of gender dysphoria. I support a legislative ban of biological males participating in girls’ sports.
Government has imposed a plague of artificial regulations and rules that stand in stark contrast to a way of life as old as the Garden of Eden. Agriculture, small business, transportation, and virtually every other means of earning a living is inundated with fees, audits, permits, licenses, and assorted barriers that discourage business startups and job-creating business expansions.
The money we take home to spend on our families, our businesses, and making our lives better should not be used to expand government programs, state agencies, and departments. I have long advocated for grocery tax repeal and changes to property tax laws so we are not priced out of our homes. State budget surpluses should be returned to the taxpayers, not spent to grow government!
We must protect the integrity of our vote by eliminating drop boxes, requiring voter ID, and restricting or prohibiting mail-in ballots. I oppose Ranked-Choice voting and open primaries in Idaho, as this will compromise the right of Republicans to choose our candidates in the primary. This does NOT disenfranchise our vote—traditional vote casting and a Republican closed primary will preserve our individual rights and protect our state from further liberal encroachment.