Senate Race: Who stands FOR Health Freedom?
Health Freedom Idaho candidate surveys are starting to come in. Here’s what some candidates say in regards to Health Freedom.
Click the candidate name’s to read their complete survey answers:
District 1 – Scott Herndon
Regarding licensing of holistic practitioners:
“A license is a grant of permission, and I think the free market ought to be used to discern the qualification of naturopaths and other holistic practitioners. Then, leave it to the holistic healthcare industry to create their own industry standards and private industry board certifications by which they certify the qualifications of their practitioners.”
District 8 Marla Lawson
Regarding parental rights and vaccine choice:
I think there is validity to concerns over the danger of today’s vaccines. I also feel parents should have say so as to what medicines and treatments are given to their children.
Regarding CPS involvement of a gravely ill child after parents decline treatment
The rights of the parents are supreme, and should only be superseded by the government in extreme circumstances AFTER a jury of peers deems the parents, grandparents, other family members to be unfit (due to criminal neglect). Going against the advice of a doctor is NOT criminal neglect. Doctors are not infallible, and parents have the right and responsibility to do what is right for their children regardless of advice from others (including doctors).
Regarding the rights of citizens and the government
Citizens are due as much information as possible from their governmental agencies regarding any and all health and safety notification. Rights are not granted by government, government protects the inalienable rights of the individual.
Regarding Informed consent on carcinogenic spraying:
Not only should there be information given on anything that cities and counties release into the air, but there should be public discussion, debate, testimony from experts, and city/county votes on the issue. If it is approved after that process, there should absolutely be public notice requirements and the opportunity to opt your property completely out.
Regarding licensing of holistic practitioners
I am against Licensing. Licensing always creates a favored class, limits free market competition, and limits choice.
Regarding informed consent and health freedom
I believe we have been given Maximum Liberty to utilize one’s own rights, whether personal or parental, as given by our creator, to use our freedom balanced with morality and all the responsibilities that are tied to that. That said, it is our responsibility not our governments to keep ourselves as completely informed with unbiased (special interest agendas withheld) information, so we can make educated decisions for our families, as issues come up.
Regarding CPS involvement when parents choose to deny treatment for a gravely ill child
Parent’s rights end when the child turns 18. Pretty simple concept. Unless the child is being sexually or physically abused the government has no
The Idaho Senate is comprised of 35 Senators elected for two-year terms. The state is divided into 35 legislative districts, each represented by two Representatives and one Senator. 2018 is an election year for our entire Legislature.
|2018 Legislative Election SENATE|
|1||Vera Gadman||Danielle Ahrens|
|2||Dale Broadsword||Steve Vick (I)||Shon Luoma (L)|
|3||Patrick Lippert||Don Cheatham|
|4||Cory Jane English||Mary Souza (I)|
|5||David Nelson||Dan Foreman (I)|
|6||No candidate||Dan Johnson (I)|
|7||No candidate||Carl G. Crabtree (I)|
|8||No candidate||Steven Thayn (I)||Kirsten Faith Richardson (Constitution)|
|9||No candidate||Abby Lee (I)|
|10||Evangeline Beechler||Jim Rice (I)|
|11||Harold Coles Jr.||Patti Anne Lodge (I)|
|Edward Savala||Zach Brooks|
|12||Chelle Gluch||Todd Lakey (I)|
|13||No candidate||Jeff C. Agenbroad (I)|
|14||Richard Boozel||Darin Driscoll|
|C. Scott Grow|
|15||Jim Bratnober||Fred S. Martin (I)|
|16||Grant Burgoyne (I)||LeeJoe Lay|
|17||Maryanne Jordan (I)||David DeHaas|
|18||Janie Ward-Engelking (I)||No candidate|
|19||Cherie Buckner-Webb (I)||Aaron Tribble|
|20||No candidate||Chuck Winder (I)|
|21||Dawn Pierce||Clifford Bayer (I)||Joe Evans (L)|
|22||Mik Lose||Lori Den Hartog (I)|
|23||No candidate||Bert Brackett (I)|
|24||No candidate||Lee Heider (I)|
|Jay Waters III|
|25||No candidate||James Patrick (I)|
|26||Michelle Stennett (I)||Julie Lynn|
|27||No candidate||Kelly Anthon (I)|
|28||Mike Saville||Jim Guthrie (I)|
|29||Mark Nye (I)||Lance B. Kolbet|
|30||No candidate||Dean Mortimer (I)|
|31||No candidate||Steve Bair (I)|
|32||No candidate||Mark Harris (I)|
|33||Jerry Sehlke||Tony Potts (I)|
|34||Robert Nielsen||Brent Hill (I)|
|35||No candidate||Van Burtenshaw|
How did the current Senators vote on Health Freedom Issues?