Rexburg 2021 City Council Candidates

Rexburg City Council Candidate Profiles This year, Rexburg has nine city council candidates running for three open seats. Two of the nine are incumbents who are currently serving on the city council. In preparation for Election Day, November 2nd, we have provided the following spreadsheet of information about the candidates to help you get to…

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Pioneer Day to Me: Family, Faith, Freedom

“Since I was young, my ancestry … was marching martyrdom across the …plains of Utah.” 1 Like many of Imagine Dragons’ songs, the particular tune which contains these words, Cutthroat, has been played tens of millions of times across the globe. A simple internet search will reveal that Dan Reynolds – the lead singer and…

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Memorial Day: A Time to Remember and Honor

Two days before Memorial Day 2021, on a beautiful Saturday morning, I and several members of the Madison Liberty Institute team found ourselves at a graveyard, pacing the rows of the headstones as we diligently searched for emblems of military service. We, along with many others, combed the names and titles on each headstone to ensure…

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Anderson: Freedom of Violence 

By Abigail J. Anderson This past year, I watched painfully as my city burned to the ground. I am a native Minnesotan, born and raised in the Twin City suburbs. I love Minnesota—the lakes, natural beauty, the people, the history and culture, and all the museums and entertainment the Twin Cities have to offer.  On…

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2021 Legislative Update: Week 16

Last week was the end of the 122-day 2021 legislative session, the longest in Idaho history. The session, which has been full of strong arguments, legislative proposals to advance liberty, and many to tear it down, ended with more of the same last Wednesday. Usually, at the end of the legislative session, the House and…

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Alarming Crib to Kindergarten Federal Education Grant: Act Now

This afternoon the House of Representatives is expected to vote on Senate Bill 1193, a bill to accept a federal grant of nearly $6 million dollars for the education of children ages 0-5 years in Idaho. While education is well recognized as essential, this bill raises serious concerns by choosing a private organization (the Idaho…

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2021 Legislative Update: Week 15

PRO-LIFE  Update: House Bill 220 (previously House Bill 17), sponsored by Representative Bruce Skaugg (R-Nampa), would ban taxpayer funds from being sent to abortion providers and prohibit any public contracting or public funding to a facility or organization that offers abortions. This past week, the House accepted amendments to this bill that were previously passed…

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2021 Legislative Update: Week 14

EDUCATION Update: House Bill 377 would protect free speech and prohibit K-12 teachers and professors of higher education institutions from requiring students to adopt a position on any issue personally. It promotes non-discriminatory practices in the classroom and allows for funds to be retracted from a school if there is a violation of this policy….

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Hanks: Critical Race Theory and Carrots

It’s an age-old trick: dangling the carrot in front of the donkey to get him to move; in other words, to induce desired behavior. Presently in Idaho, the “carrot” is the millions of dollars in federal grants, which induces acceptance of the accompanying ideologies within the Critical Race Theory and other “social justice” agendas. Critical…

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Action Alert: Fetal Heartbeat Legislation (HB.366)

Have you ever considered when life begins? The Governor will soon be taking action on House Bill 366 (HB.366), a pro-life bill that takes a stance on when life begins. Some propose that a sign of life is determined by detecting a heartbeat. At this moment, life begins. Much like one indicator of death is no…

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