Resolutions Approved by the Idaho Republican Party State Central Committee

January 9th, 2010

Resolution 2010-02
CONSCIENCE PROTECTIONS FOR IDAHO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS WHEREAS the present national administration has repealed conscience protections for the nation’s health care professions enacted by President Bush; and WHEREAS this same national administration has begun an aggressive program to promote the use of stem cells harvested from preborn children; and WHEREAS the national administration seems set upon a radical restructuring of the country’s health care system; and WHEREAS this so-called “reform” includes provisions for tax-financing of abortion, as well as rationing of care for seniors dependent upon Medicare while encouraging our elderly neighbors and family members to entertain death rather than treatment; and WHEREAS a recent ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals undermines the presumption of conscience rights for medical professionals; and WHEREAS medical personnel are facing increasing pressures to compromise or violate their deeply held religious principles, leading some to reconsider their involvement in medicine; and WHEREAS Idaho already suffers from a shortage of doctors and nurses; and WHEREAS all Idahoans have a vital interest in protecting the independence and integrity of health care professionals and in making Idaho a welcome and secure place in which to practice medicine; BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED: That the Idaho State Republican Party Central Committee hereby calls upon the 2010 Legislature to enact strong and comprehensive conscience protections for all health care professionals practicing in our state.

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Resolution 2010-03
A Resolution Affirming the Sovereignty of the State of Idaho Guaranteed under the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution
WHEREAS, In the American system, sovereignty is defined as final authority, and the People, not government, are sovereign; and WHEREAS, The People of the State of Idaho are united with the People of the other thirty-seven states that comprise the United States of America which have passed resolutions affirming their sovereignty under the United States constitution and rejecting the principle of unlimited submission to their federal government; and WHEREAS, The People of the several States comprising the United States of America created the federal government to be their agent for certain enumerated purposes only; and WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”; and WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that which has been delegated by the People to the federal government in the Constitution of the United States, and also that which is necessary and proper to advancing those enumerated powers; with the rest being left to state governments or the People themselves; and WHEREAS, Powers, too numerous to list for the purposes of this resolution, have been exercised, past and present, by federal administrations, which infringe on the sovereignty of the people of this state, and may further violate the Constitution of the United States; and WHEREAS, When powers are assumed by the federal government which have not been delegated to it by the People, a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy; that without this remedy, the People of this State would be under the dominion, absolute and unlimited, of whoever might exercise this right of judgment for them; and WHEREAS, The Sixtieth Legislature in its first regular session passed HJM004 reaffirming Idaho’s sovereignty under the constitution of the United States; and WHEREAS, The federal government has continued in its usurpation of Idaho’s sovereignty. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED That we hereby reaffirm the sovereignty of the People of the State of Idaho under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise delegated to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States; and
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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this Resolution shall serve as a Notice and Demand to the federal government to cease and desist any and all activities outside the scope of their constitutionally-delegated powers; and BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, That a committee of conference be appointed by the legislature, which shall have as its charge to recommend and propose legislation which would have the effect of nullifying specific federal laws and regulations which are outside the scope of the powers delegated by the People to the federal government in the Constitution; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a committee of correspondence be appointed by the legislature of the State of Idaho, which shall have as its charge to communicate the preceding resolutions to the Legislatures of the several States; to assure them that this State continues in the same esteem of their friendship as currently exists; that it considers union, for specified national purposes, and particularly those enumerated in the Constitution of the United States, to be friendly to the peace, happiness and prosperity of all the States; and BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, That a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker and the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, and to each member of this State’s Congressional delegation with the request that this resolution be officially entered in the Congressional Record as a memorial to the Congress of the United States of America.

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Resolution 2010-04
A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE IDAHO STATE CONSTITUTION WHEREAS, Article 1, Section 3. of the Idaho State Constitution states: “STATE INSEPARABLE PART OF UNION. The state of Idaho is an inseparable part of the American Union, and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land; and WHEREAS, the 60th Idaho Legislature passed in 2009 House Joint Memorial 4 in which is stated: “STATE AND FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONS - SOVEREIGNTY - Stating findings of the Legislature claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution.”; and WHEREAS, sovereignty is a declaration of State authority, and being inseparable would be a contradiction that denies the State of it’s rightful status, and sovereignty ultimately lies with the individuals who reside in the state; and WHEREAS, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches, past and present, have at times, shown disregard for the Constitution of the United States; and WHEREAS, many federal policies are usurping our freedoms, leading the states away from the form of government we inherited from our Founding Fathers; and WHEREAS, Article 4, Section 4 of the United States Constitution guarantees, “a republican form of government”; and WHEREAS, Article 4, Section 4 of the United States Constitution, provides protection to each state against invasion; the federal government is increasingly invading the privacy, property and liberties of the people through policy making and the acquiescence of state and local governments to the demands of Federal Government. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, to amend the Idaho State Constitution, Article 1, Section 3 by deleting the following: “STATE INSEPARABLE PART OF UNION. The state of Idaho is an inseparable part of the American Union,…” and replacing it with the following: SOVEREIGN STATE. The state of Idaho is a sovereign state, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, providing the freedom necessary for the continuity of the Union, by preserving the right of local self- government.

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Resolution 2010-05
Idaho Health Freedom Resolution
WHEREAS, the House Joint Memorial No. 4, passed in the First Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Idaho, claimed sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government and demanded that the federal government cease mandates that are beyond the scope to its constitutionally delegated powers; and WHEREAS, HJM 4 also prohibited compulsory federal legislation that directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties, sanctions, and loss of federal funding; and WHEREAS, the U.S. Constitution neither enumerates nor grants the federal government power to mandate health care or abrogate the natural right of the citizens of Idaho to chose their own health care. WHEREAS, the Idaho Republican Party Platform “supports a private enterprise health care delivery system that provides cost-effective, quality health care with minimal government regulation and interference.” NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE IDAHO REPUBLICAN PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE THAT THE COMMITTEE: Petitions the State of Idaho to pass legislation to promote and protect health care freedom for the Citizens of Idaho and urges the State of Idaho to challenge as unconstitutional any national health care plan program and any mandatory vaccination program. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Idaho Republican State Central Committee Executive members are hereby authorized and directed to forward and copy of this Resolution to the Governor, the Senate and the House of Representatives of Idaho, the congressional delegation representing the State of Idaho in the Congress of the United States, and members of the Idaho Republican State Central committee.

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Resolution 2010-06
Support of Idaho Sheriffs Whereas, the county sheriff is one of the elected offices closest to the people and is empowered by them to exercise said office in the county; Whereas, certain groups are attempting to write and press for legislation in the State of Idaho to force the county sheriff into actions that may be against their will; Whereas, these acts would be an attempt to control one sovereign sphere of government by another; Whereas, this would be a violation of the 9th & 10th Amendments of the United States Constitution that guarantee a separation of powers, Whereas, foreign and domestic government have attempted to exert authority in the counties outside their jurisdiction; Whereas, the U.S. Supreme Court in striking down the Brady Bill (Printz v.United States) has declared that foreign and domestic government operating in the sheriff's sphere of authority have no legitimate power nor can override the power of the sheriff. Therefore be it resolved; that the Republican Party of Idaho supports all sheriffs within the state of Idaho against any legislation that attempts to overturn the powers of the sheriff. Let it be Further Resolved; That the Republican party of Idaho advise the Legislators of Idaho to defeat any bills that compromise the office of Sheriff.

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Resolution 2010-07
INDEFINITE PREVENTIVE DETENTION

TO THE GOVERNOR OF IDAHO, THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, AND THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE STATE OF IDAHO IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

WHEREAS, the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution explicitly states that no person shall “be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law,” and

WHEREAS, the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees “the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury,” and

WHEREAS, President Barack Obama has claimed, in direct contradiction of the abovecited portions of the United States Constitution, the authority to decide who will be subject to Indefinite Preventive Detention, without presenting evidence or charges in court, therefore,

WE HEREBY URGE our Governor and State Legislators to declare formally their opposition to Indefinite Preventive Detention and further call upon our Congressional Delegation to introduce legislation immediately that, as unambiguously as the United States Constitution, declares Indefinite Preventive Detention unconstitutional and illegal.

FURTHER WE INVITE our fellow Citizens of the United States from all parties and political persuasions to stand with us in support of our Constitutional Rights.

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Resolution 2010-09
A Resolution Calling for the Establishment and Use of Sound Currency in the State Of Idaho Under the Provisions of Article I, section 10, of the United States Constitution
WHEREAS, The absence of gold and silver coin, or its equivalent electronic gold currency, as media of exchange between the state of Idaho and the citizens, in the exercise of the state's essential sovereign prerogatives, functions, rights, powers, privileges, and duties abridges, infringes and interferes with the sovereignty and independence of this state and the citizens of Idaho and their rights, powers, privileges, immunities, and prerogatives as a political community recognized and guaranteed to them by the Idaho constitution; and WHEREAS, This exposes this state and Idaho citizens, to chronic problems and potentially serious crises that may arise from the economic and political instability of the present domestic and international systems of coinage, currency, banking, and credit in which gold and silver have no effective role; and WHEREAS, This exposes this state and Idaho citizens, to the chronic depreciation of media of exchange other than gold and silver, which losses in purchasing power amount to the incremental confiscation of their property without just compensation or due process as guaranteed by the fifth amendment to the United States constitution; and WHEREAS, This restricts the ability of this state and Idaho citizens, to fulfill and enjoy the mandates and guarantees of the Idaho constitution, to secure a sound economy, and to maintain a firm fiscal foundation for a policy and program of maintaining security within this state's boundaries and participating effectively in a national program of homeland security; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: In order to preserve the sovereignty and independence of this state and Idaho citizens, and their rights, powers, privileges, immunities, and prerogatives as a political community, as well as to protect, provide for, and promote the people's safety, health, welfare, security, and economic prosperity, it is imperatively necessary and proper for the legislature to guarantee to and provide for this state a constitutional and economically sound media of exchange by exercising this
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state's power, privilege, and duty to make "gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts", as reserved to and required of each state under Article I, section 10, of the United States constitution and confirmed by the 10th amendment to the United States constitution; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That other powers, reserved to this and every state by the 10th amendment to the United States constitution and to this state by the Idaho constitution that relate to this state's choice of media of exchange for the fulfillment of Idaho’s essential sovereign functions.

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Resolution 2010-11
A Republican Party Resolution of Support for HR 1207 and S 604 – The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009

WHEREAS, we, as Members of the Idaho Republican Party applaud transparency and accountability in government and reject government secrecy involving monetary policy that impacts the entire economy; and

WHEREAS, serious discussions of proposals to oversee and audit the Federal Reserve are long overdue; and

WHEREAS, the Federal Reserve can enter into agreements with foreign governments and foreign central banks and the United States Congress is prohibited from overseeing these agreements; and

WHEREAS, we, as Members of the Idaho Republican Party, believe agreements made by the Federal Reserve with foreign powers and foreign banking institutions should be subject to Congressional oversight; and

WHEREAS, Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution for the United States of America, gives the Congress the authority to coin Money and regulate the value thereof; and

WHEREAS, auditing the Federal Reserve will allow Congress to assert its constitutional authority over monetary policy and help to protect the value of the United States dollar;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Members of the Idaho Republican Party, in defense of the Constitution for the United States of America, STRONGLY URGE the Idaho Federal Representatives and Senators of the 111th United States Congress, Mike Crapo, Walt Minnick, Jim Risch, and Mike Simpson, to support the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009.
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Resolution 2010-12
A Resolution Calling for the Exempting From Federal Regulation Under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution of the United States A Firearm, Firearm Accessory, or Ammunition Manufactured and Retained in Idaho
WHEREAS, The 10th amendment to the United States constitution guarantees to the states and their people all powers not granted to the federal government elsewhere in the constitution and reserves to the state and people of Idaho certain powers as they were understood at the time that Idaho was admitted to statehood. The guaranty of those powers is a matter of contract between the state, the people of Idaho and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Idaho and the United States; and WHEREAS, The ninth amendment to the United States constitution guarantees to the people rights not granted in the constitution and reserves to the people of Idaho certain rights as they were understood at the time that Idaho was admitted to statehood. The guaranty of those rights is a matter of contract between the state and people of Idaho and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Idaho and the United States; and WHEREAS, The regulation of intrastate commerce is vested in the states under the 9th and 10th amendments to the United States constitution; and WHEREAS, The second amendment to the United States constitution reserves to the people the right to keep and bear arms as that right was understood at the time that Idaho was admitted to statehood, and the guaranty of the right is a matter of contract between the state, the people of Idaho and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Idaho and the United States; and WHEREAS, Article I, section 11, of the Idaho constitution clearly secures to Idaho citizens, and except in narrowly defined parameters, prohibits government interference with the right of individual Idaho citizens to keep and bear arms. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That any personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Idaho and that remains within the borders of Idaho is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of congress to regulate interstate commerce. It is declared by the legislature that those items have not traveled in interstate commerce; and BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, That such as un-machined steel and unshaped wood are not firearms, firearms accessories, or ammunition and are not subject to congressional authority to regulate firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition under interstate commerce as if they were actually firearms, firearms accessories, or ammunition; and

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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Firearms accessories that are imported into Idaho from another state and that are subject to federal regulation as being in interstate commerce does not subject a firearm to federal regulation under interstate commerce because they are attached to or used in conjunction with a firearm in Idaho.

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Resolution 2010-13
FISCAL ADJUSTMENT AND PLANNING FOR IDAHO'S SCHOOL SYSTEM
WHEREAS, the state of Idaho is in a period of financial recession; and WHEREAS, our school system like all other state agencies are in a reduced revenue state because of the state's financial recession; and WHEREAS, all agencies must reduce capital outlay, with the least dramatic impact on the public sector; and WHEREAS, in any society the rearing, nurturing, training, discipline, and support of all children is first the responsibility of the custodial parent(s) of the household where the child resides; and WHEREAS, in the state of Idaho as in many other states it is not mandatory to attend Kindergarten. In study after study it is proven that children taught at home, in these early informative years on average do much better academically and socially than those taken from the home at the early age of five and younger as is currently being discussed in some circles; and WHEREAS, be it known that statistics also show that children starting Kindergarten at 5 years of age may start 1st grade at a higher academic level than those with equal backgrounds who do not attend kindergarten nor have home training. However by the third grade are on an equal level academically. However children of families who support their children in school k-12 excel on average far more than children without this support; and WHEREAS, in the state of Idaho currently (2008/2009) there are 21,521 kindergarten students enrolled with average daily attendance of 20,538, at a cost of $2,822 annually for each student in attendance part-time (1/2 day). The total of this expense is $57,958,236, which the Idaho taxpayers currently provide for the state’s portion of the expense of providing kindergarten. Furthermore, this expense does not include the capital construction costs, maintenance, nor heating/cooling of the physical facilities; and WHEREAS, the transportation costs to bus these children to and from school in the middle of the school day, currently (2008/2009) at a cost of $6,000,000 to the Idaho taxpayers, and which does not include the local school district expenses; at the minimum, the state taxpayers could expect an annual savings of 33% through the reduction in mileage, employee salaries, fuel and maintenance related costs; and WHEREAS, the total expense to the state of Idaho for the instruction of kindergarten is approximately $63,958,236, not to mention the additional cost passed on to the local school districts; and WHEREAS, with the majority of school districts within the state there is a shortfall on classroom space and Kindergarten classes take up at least one classroom, on average, per elementary school which could be freed up for other grade levels.
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THEREFORE, be it resolved that the state of Idaho be an example to the nation and place the early education of our children back in the home, where children learn to communicate with adults and siblings, and establish social skills, learning abilities, bonding and love, and build on a cohesive family structure. It is realized that all families are not idealistic, but who are we to support and justify the breakdown of the American Family, by taking the children from the home, The cornerstone of our society and replace the parents as mentors to their children.

THEREFORE, be it further resolved that in the state of Idaho school age is six years of age and public school begins at the first grade level, children prior to this age are under the direction of their parents and shall not be considered wards of the state under a cradle to grave mentality.

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Resolution 2010-14
Resolution to oppose Permanent Absentee Voter Initiative
Whereas, Democrat, Larry Grant, author of the citizen initiative entitled Permanent Absentee Voter Initiative, petitioned for and was granted a special dispensation from the Secretary of State office to carry this initiative forward from Aug. 2009 to Feb. 2011, to by-pass the 2010 election; Whereas, the so-called Permanent Absentee Voter Initiative has been orchestrated using inaccurate language to purposefully create a false perception; i.e., absentee means ‘a person who is away’ – however, the voters will not be away permanently or they could not legally vote; Whereas, the so-called Permanent Absentee Vote, better known as Vote by Mail, may essentially void the secret ballot if the sorting is being processed by a sub-contracted or if inhouse personnel are less than honest, or if ballots are unsecured in offices when cleaning crews are working, and it is also possible that ballots may be lost in the mail; Whereas, the so called Motor Voter Act of 1993 was created with the same premise of providing easier access to the voting process because it was feared many citizens had lost the motivation to participate in elections, however it has proven to neither increase participation nor to protect the process, but rather has enabled voter fraud; Whereas, Democrat Senators Barney Frank and Chuck Schumer, noted for their methods in facilitating the financial crisis of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages, are preparing legislation called Universal Voter Registration that will allow a person on any government role, i.e., welfare, unemployment, or other assistance to be automatically registered to vote; Whereas, groups such as ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and affiliated organizations have become infamous having been charged with voter fraud using various voter registration schemes; Whereas, President Obama, after having the devastatingly egregious Health Care Reform passed, now has so-called Comprehensive Immigration Reform, a euphemism for amnesty, on the top of his agenda and that will allow millions of people to vote that have already proven they do not believe in following the law; Whereas, the so-called Dream Act has been reintroduced and will allow for illegal alien students to become legal, and an untold number of people that will be motivated to continue to enter illegally to garner such an advantage; and many of these same illegal alien students who have been blessed to be educated in the USA, and after which in many instances, with hostile motives, shout ‘LaRaza’ or ‘the border crossed us, we didn’t cross the border’ and raise a clenched fist professing to be in the midst of a revolution where they will prevail without having to fire a shot; Whereas, a pre-requisite to maintaining a free Republic requires that voters be well-informed and educated about candidates and issues, and if a citizen is incapable of producing a photo
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identification to complete his privilege of voting, it would confirm the voter to be neither wellinformed nor educated; Whereas, Americans cheered to see Iraqi citizens hike for miles, stand in lines and face terrorist threats in order to vote in democratic elections; Whereas, the famous ‘Give me Liberty or Give me Death’ Thomas Paine also accurately stated, “That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly; Therefore be it Resolved that the Idaho Republican Party will oppose the so-called Permanent Absentee Voter initiative, And Further be it Resolved that the Idaho Republican Party will strife to instill a sense of citizenship that makes a person committed and grateful to have the privilege and honor to be able to vote in the greatest country in the world even when it still requires some time and effort.

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