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Idaho GOP Approves Far-Right Platform: Repeal 17th Amendment, Buy Gold And Silver
Talking Points Memo ^ | June 29, 2010 | Eric Kleefeld

Posted on 06/29/2010 6:08:22 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Idaho Republicans held their convention over the past weekend, approving a platform containing some mighty interesting parts of the Tea Party platform -- from state nullification of federal laws, to protecting the institution of marriage from transgendered people, to to a Glenn-Beckesque embrace of gold and silver money.

State Rep. Marv Hagedorn (R) told the Associated Press that the push to go further right was a product of disgust with the current status quo from the Obama administration. "It does reflect a change," said Hagedorn. "But it's not a change in our party, it's a change in the White House."

The convention's platform calls for a radical overhaul of the federal government. One proposal is a Tea Party favorite, calling for the repeal the 17th Amendment, which provides for the direct election of Senators instead of the original system of them being selected by state legislatures. The platform also calls for the state legislature and governor to "nullify any and all existing and future unconstitutional Federal mandates and laws, funded or unfunded, that infringe on Idaho's Tenth Amendment sovereignty." In addition, the GOP calls for the state of Idaho to take back federally controlled lands.

Then there is the hard-money plank, which might have come right out of a Goldline ad on talk radio: "We believe Idahoans need to protect their savings from the ravages of inflation, which is hidden taxation, and encourage citizens to participate in a systematic acquisition of precious metals which represent real value as opposed to paper currencies."

One resolution went even further: "Let free Idahoans pay taxes, and other fees due to the State, County and City in silver and or gold in any form. Payments to City, County, or State employees requested to be paid in silver and or gold, Will be complied with."

We asked the state GOP for comment on this one: How would such a system work? How would the state evaluate the proper values of gold and silver in collecting payments? And since governments collect taxes and fees in order to spend those revenues on needed goods and services, how would the state find people who accept gold and silver, instead of the universally accepted U.S. dollar? Would the state simply sell the excess gold and silver, in order to pay for services with dollars? They have not responded to our request for comment.

The platform also called for marriage to be limited to a "naturally born" man and woman, going the extra mile beyond conventional gay marriage bans and making sure to exclude transgendered folks, as well.

That said, there are some places that the state GOP wouldn't go -- they rejected a call for the state to establish its own independent volunteer militia, separate from federal control. The reason: It would cost too much.

(Platform and resolution documents provided to TPMDC by Dustin Hurst of Idaho Reporter.)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; 17thamendment; 2ndamendment; glbt; gold; goldbugs; gop; gravysituation; hardmoney; id; idaho; lands; marriage; meatandpotatoes; militia; money; nullification; platform; potato; silver; tatertots; teaparty; transgenders

1 posted on 06/29/2010 6:08:32 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The state or some states need to pass a law demanding all candiddates prove they are NBC to run for SCOTUS.


2 posted on 06/29/2010 6:09:51 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hot damn!!! Time to move!


3 posted on 06/29/2010 6:17:32 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; ForGod'sSake

“The platform also calls for the state legislature and governor to “nullify any and all existing and future unconstitutional Federal mandates and laws, funded or unfunded, that infringe on Idaho’s Tenth Amendment sovereignty.” In addition, the GOP calls for the state of Idaho to take back federally controlled lands. “

A state ‘pub party with a spine!


4 posted on 06/29/2010 6:20:21 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Time to move to Idaho!!!!


5 posted on 06/29/2010 6:29:46 PM PDT by Commander X (TOTUS...destroying the USA one lie at a time.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
some mighty interesting parts of the Tea Party platform

This is how the Left frames the debate: By defining what constitutes weird, odd, strange (a.k.a. "interesting") beliefs.

The implication is that beliefs in, say, late-term abortion on demand, or the mandatory teaching of anal sex techniques in elementary school, or Soviet-style control of the economy, are therefore mainstream.

6 posted on 06/29/2010 6:36:15 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Why should I feed pirates?"--Russian officer off Somalia)
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To: Frantzie

I agree with you. I want Obozo to explain why he cannot be on the ballot in Idaho or AZ... Better still would be for our 9 Black robed wonders to do their job. They have better things to do I guess than enforce some obscure sentence that is not even part of the commerce clause.


7 posted on 06/29/2010 6:38:18 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
That said, there are some places that the state GOP wouldn't go -- they rejected a call for the state to establish its own independent volunteer militia, separate from federal control.

Idaho doesn't really need another bunch of wild, gun-toting rednecks gathering around fuming about the government while they're running a couple thousand rounds out of their Dillon progressives. That's what the church Ladies' Societies are for.

8 posted on 06/29/2010 6:40:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Repealing the 17th amendment must go hand in hand with reapportionment. See my tagline below and learn how progressives intentionally froze the number of US House Reps to ensure their own reelection...


9 posted on 06/29/2010 6:44:37 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

the hard money platform is a good one. Hope more states adopt it. Your state will be better of with it. It set limit on over spending and it enrich the citizen of the state by not falling prey to inflation


10 posted on 06/29/2010 6:45:01 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

My plywood shack in the Idaho panhandle looks better and better every day!


11 posted on 06/29/2010 6:52:55 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; 17th Miss Regt; 2001convSVT; 2ndDivisionVet; A_Former_Democrat; ...
Thanks dynachrome! The precious metals thing might be problematic but whadda I know??? Seems folks with a significant amount have it for a reason and would be inclined to hang onto it for more interesting times...

Idaho GOP adding "interesting" planks to the State platform!





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12 posted on 06/29/2010 7:10:45 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have just two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: surroundedbyblue
Hot damn!!! Time to move!

I may join my sister in Brother in Law who live in the Boise area.
13 posted on 06/29/2010 7:15:41 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Thought this might interest you in light of the recent discussion about the proposed TX Repub platform.

Let me know if you find anything more about that, btw. Thanks!


14 posted on 06/29/2010 7:28:08 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: denydenydeny
(sorry dial up users)

I kinda like my mainstream reality.

Shooting communists in the head


15 posted on 06/29/2010 7:34:53 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Speaking as an Idahoan with a secondary connection to the just-completed convention, the level of stupidity exhibited in the comments is truly industrial strength.


16 posted on 06/29/2010 7:59:36 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston
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To: All; PA Engineer; blam; TigerLikesRooster; Cheap_Hessian; CJinVA; Jet Jaguar; OneLoyalAmerican; ...

Goldbug ping

(Well after today’s market action, it’s a toss-up IMO: a short-term double-bottom at $1230-ish, or a possibly longer-term double-bottom at $1258-ish.)

Mail me to get on or off the Free Republic Goldbug Ping List.


17 posted on 06/29/2010 8:02:44 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy
oops that would be "a possibly longer-term double-top at $1258-ish" of course
18 posted on 06/29/2010 8:03:56 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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Thanks ForGod'sSake.
  1. the 1st Amendment
  2. the 2nd Amendment
  3. the 3rd Amendment
  4. the 4th Amendment
  5. the 5th Amendment
  6. the 6th Amendment
  7. the 7th Amendment
  8. the 8th Amendment
  9. the 9th Amendment
  10. the 10th Amendment
  11. the 11th Amendment
  12. the 12th Amendment
  13. the 13th Amendment
  14. the 14th Amendment
  15. the 15th Amendment
  16. the 16th Amendment
  17. the 17th Amendment
  18. the 18th Amendment
  19. the 19th Amendment
  20. the 20th Amendment
  21. the 21st Amendment
  22. the 22nd Amendment
  23. the 23rd Amendment
  24. the 24th Amendment
  25. the 25th Amendment
  26. the 26th Amendment
  27. the 27th Amendment

19 posted on 06/29/2010 8:04:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: RobinOfKingston

*cough* you mean the comments of the original article I assume?


20 posted on 06/29/2010 8:07:20 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I just bookmarked this thread into my MOVEout folder. Idaho is a top 5 state.


21 posted on 06/29/2010 8:13:37 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Michael Barnes

That is how one deals with a communist.

LLS


22 posted on 06/30/2010 4:16:13 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: jiggyboy
*cough* you mean the comments of the original article I assume?

O-o-o-h, yes! I always reread my posts before hitting the go button. The ambiguity of what I wrote whizzed right past. Thanks for mentioning that.

23 posted on 06/30/2010 7:41:33 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So far so good. Don’t see a problem, except if folks want to pay in gold or silver. Hopefully, it’s all in paper transactions rather than bags. It would look like a scene out of the gold rush days.


24 posted on 06/30/2010 12:56:45 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: little jeremiah

I’ll check and research it next week, I’ve got a big family reunion holiday event going this weekend, been busy the last couple of days.
God bless!


25 posted on 07/01/2010 8:26:09 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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