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IFF: Crane Almost Got It 100% Right

Much hay has been made by the liberal media, particularly by Idaho Statesman reporter/columnist Dan Popkey, over Nampa Rep. Brent Crane’s reference to Rosa Parks in his debate on the health insurance exchange. In case you missed it, Crane said Parks was “one little lady (who) got tired of the federal government telling her what to do.” Parks, of course, wasn’t the victim of federal policies, but rather the city of Montgomery, Ala., which had an ordinance requiring her to give up her seat on the bus to white riders. … Crane’s assessment, however, is an accurate portrayal of what the freedom movement is all about, even if he used one (and only one) word incorrectly: Almost every time individuals have fought for freedom, they’ve had to combat the government or powers that be. That means it is a national government, or a local or state government, a king or a city council/Idaho Freedom Foundation. More here.

Question: Do you agree with the Idaho Freedom Foundation that Crane would have been correct about Rosa Parks' attitude toward government if she'd dropped the word “federal”?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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