We wanted to create a tool that we could adopt that would provide commitment and accountability to these statements. After much discussion, we found a fair, reasonable way forward rooted in common sense by creating a Pledge to accomplish the following:
- Commitment: We want legislators to state in writing, with simple commitments, how they will govern.
- Accountability: We want legislators who are willing to be held publicly accountable to this agreement.
- Values: We want legislators who represent our values with integrity while in Boise, so we have an honest representation of our values that other Idahoans can fairly judge us by.
We turned the statements into The Citizens Alliance of Idaho Pledge.
As an Idaho legislator I will...
Vote to support our protected right to self defense.
Vote to support individual medical freedom and privacy.
Vote to support election integrity.
Vote to support expanding education freedom.
Vote to support our protected right to due process.
As an Idaho legislator I will not...
Vote to suppress the speech of citizens or their ability to peacefully assemble.
Support executive government lockdowns of businesses, churches and nonprofit organizations.
Vote for any tax or fee increase.
Vote for any budget or spending bill that expands government.
Vote to give any new power to the federal government.
We don’t expect everyone in Idaho to agree with everything in The Pledge. That’s not our goal. Our goal is to find legislators who will perform an act of political integrity and courage by making a public commitment to represent us and our values in Boise. That’s it. No ulterior motives. No games. No extreme antics.
Our confidence in being so transparent comes from our strong belief that our values represent the best of Idaho. And when they are genuinely represented in Boise, we believe Idaho will be a beacon of liberty, equality and prosperity that will shine across the nation.
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