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IFF Strikes Back At Malek

In a response to state Rep. Luke Malek's shot across the bow in a Sunday op-ed article, Wayne Hoffman of Idaho Freedom Foundation writes:

"Rep. Luke Malek once said he hoped his law degree would “empower him to battle objectionable compliance with the status quo.” A noble aim to be sure, but an unfulfilled goal for the second-term House member from Kootenai County. Malek took a swing at the Idaho Freedom Foundation in an opinion piece Sunday, suggesting our Freedom Index, which measures how much legislators try to grow government, is somehow “corruptive.” He didn’t stop there, saying the index is used only for promoting political obedience. “This obedience flies in the face of the independence that Idahoans are known for, but the threats work,” Malek wrote. If he were genuinely concerned about the independence of Idaho, Malek would be a great ally to the principles of liberty. And he would have asked, as we did, that real protections and legislative oversight be added to the child support bill during Monday’s special session. No lawmaker in recent memory has made such a name for himself by bowing to the federal government and risking the futures and fortunes of Idaho families." More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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