The Proper Role of Government
I’m running for the state legislature because I support the proper role of government. My great-uncle, Ezra Taft Benson, was an Idahoan that became the secretary of agriculture during the term of Pres. Eisenhower. Uncle T, as we called him, defended small government by telling us that “it is a firm principle that the smallest or lowest level that can possibly undertake the task is the one that should do so” and that “the sole function of government is to protect life, liberty, and property.”
The principles of small government run deep in my family, and I echo these words of my great-uncle “I am opposed to any attempt on the part of the Federal Government to deny the people their right to bear arms, to worship and pray when and where they choose, or to own and control private property.”
I’m asking for your vote to represent Nampa and our firm commitment to smaller government. ...