Friday, October 26, 2012

HJR 2 is a power grab by politicians

Idahoans love and respect their rights: free speech, gun ownership and private property, for example. Idahoans don’t like politicians messing with their rights. Politicians often have axes to grind, catering to special interest groups who have given them campaign money.

Current politicians in Idaho have proposed a new Idaho constitutional amendment. It would take away a right that Idahoans currently have: the right to pass a citizens’ initiative if needed when politicians have failed to act. This proposed amendment, called HJR 2, is a power grab by politicians in the Statehouse. It takes away the rights of Idahoans to initiative and referendum with regard to hunting, fishing, and trapping.

Idaho has a long-standing reputation of promoting ethical hunting and fishing. Our Idaho Fish and Game biologists do a very good job protecting our rights and our wildlife. Don’t let the politicians in Boise take away your rights. Vote “no” on HJR 2 on Nov. 6.

David Richmond



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