The Guarantee of a Representative Republic
As we begin an unprecedented week in Idaho history, I feel that I should remind all that we have certain unalienable, God-given human rights and certain Constitutional protections. One of those is the right to a representative Republic form of government. God, please be with the people of Idaho this week as we attempt to restore ourselves to that condition and return to the respect for liberty.
– Sarah Clendenon, Health Freedom Idaho
Convening in a special session
Unconstitutional Action or Legislative Duty?
Several legal opinions have been written on the matter of the Legislature ‘calling itself into session’ to do the work of the people. Many Senators have responded to citizen’s requests claiming that they have to await the Governor’s request in order to convene which is traditionally in January.
What if our Governor, doesn’t call the legislators back into session in January? Under this ‘perpetual’ state of emergency, he could very well say we have to wait until sometime later next year.
There is a serious issue as of RIGHT NOW our state is not operating as a representative government as guaranteed by our United State Constitution.
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Article IV Section 4
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence
“If ever the time should come, when vain & aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin.”
-Sam Adams Letter to James Warren
October 24, 1780
We the People have called for the Legislature to convene to call for an end of the ’emergency’ that allows Governor Little unilateral power over our state.
Join us at the People’s rally as we support our legislators.
*The Governor illegally seized the power of the legislative branch by suspending and amending sections of the code and Allocating funds.
*The legislature must convene to fulfill its constitutional obligations regarding code and allocating funds.
*The legislature has the duty to ensure the continuity of state and local government pursuant to article 3 section 27 of the Idaho Constitution.
JUNE 23, 2020 Our Legislature needs to reconvene!
We demand that they TERMINATE the state of emergency pursuant to I.C. 46-1008.