To clarify matters, which I have managed to confuse, there will be a Republican candidates meet & greet at the Captain's Wheel in Bayview, Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00 PM. It dose not include Rally Right, recent converts from the Constitution Party, nor libertarians.
The previous plan was to hold it at the Community Center, but with the provision that everyone had to be invited. The Community Center cancelled due to a lack of candidates. Again that was my fault, due to the wrong list of candidates invited, some or most of which weren't in our legislative district.
Since this became a private gathering, I was able to limit the participation to those that are "Reasonable Republicans" not whacked out on issues uch as repeal of the 17th amendment to the US Constitution, back to the gold standard, Nullification . For those not familiar with the jargon, Nullification would prevent federal laws from being enforced in the state of Idaho.
While obviously, improvements could be made between the ever growing federal government and the ever shrinking authority of the states, none of the above rants represent reality. The Civil War was fought over nullification. The confederacy lost. End of argument.
For those of you that do not remember which amendment the 17th is, it took the early U.S. out of selecting senators by the state legislatures, and gave people to right to vote individually for those offices. A extremist legislature would most likely end up electing other extremists. Bottom line is very few people with any sense at all, would vote to lose their vote.
The guests that will be appearing, are: For legislature, Fritz Weidenhoff and Ed Morse. County Commissioner, Tim Herzog. County Clerk, Don Pischner, Kootenai County Treasurer, Laurie Thomas and myself running for precinct 4 committeeman. Precinct 4 is Bayview, Cape Horn and most of the land between Farragut State Park and Hwy 95, or to make it simpler, if you vote at the Bayview Community Center you are in Precinct 4. Many of you probably don't know that while county clerk, Dan created precinct 4, eliminating the need to drive to Athol for voting
Come on down to the Captain's Wheel and get to know these candidates that either are or may be serving you in an elected capacity.Oh, I almost forgot to mention a guest of honor that used to be a democrat and County Clerk, Dan English. Dan and his wife lived on a float home in Bayview for several years. Dan isn't running for anything currently but you never know.
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