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  • Capitol Reflections: 2020 Session Issue 12
    September 03, 2020 Legislative
    “After order and liberty, economy is one of the highest essentials of a free government.” -President Calvin Coolidge
  • Capitol Reflections: 2020 Session Issue 11
    March 20, 2020 Legislative
    “When depression in business comes we begin to be very conservative in our financial affairs. We save our money and take no chances in its investment. Yet in our political actions we go in the opposite direction. We begin to support radical measures and c
  • Capitol Reflections: 2020 Session Issue 10
    March 13, 2020 Legislative
    “The property of the people belongs to the people. To take it from them by taxation cannot be justified except by urgent public necessity. Unless this principle be recognized, our country is no longer secure, our people no longer free.” President Calvin
  • Capitol Reflections: 2020 Session Issue 9
    March 06, 2020 Legislative
    "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson
  • Capitol Reflections: 2020 Session Issue 8
    February 28, 2020 Legislative
    “Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.” - Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States
  • Capitol Reflections: 2020 Session Issue 7
    February 21, 2020 Legislative
    “The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy. One’s right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights
  • Capitol Reflections: 2020 Session Issue 6
    February 14, 2020 Legislative
    “So great, moreover, is the regard of the law for private property, that it will not authorize the least violation of it; no, not even for the general good of the whole community.” William Blackstone
  • Capitol Reflections: 2020 Session Issue 5
    February 07, 2020 Legislative
    “One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary.” A. R
  • Capitol Reflections: 2020 Session Issue 4
    January 31, 2020 Legislative
    “When more of the people's sustenance is exacted through the form of taxation than is necessary to meet the just obligations of government and expenses of its economical administration, such exaction becomes ruthless extortion and a violation of the funda
  • Capitol Reflections: 2020 Session Issue 3
    January 24, 2020 Legislative
    “About the Declaration, there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the peopl
  • Capitol Reflections: 2020 Session Issue 2
    January 16, 2020 Legislative
    “It is axiomatic that the Fifth Amendment's just compensation provision is "designed to bar Government from forcing some people alone to bear public burdens which, in all fairness and justice, should be borne by the public as a whole." - US Supreme Court
  • Capitol Reflections: 2020 Session Issue 1
    January 09, 2020 Legislative
    Gov. Little reports at the State of the State Address. The U.S. Senate Committee advances the USMCA Bill. Changes have been made in the Idaho Legislature. Chyla Wilson is now an IFBF Gov. Affairs Representative and Caleb Pirc is an intern for the IFBF Gov

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