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Malek: IFF Uses Fear To Push Agenda

State Rep. Luke Malek's comments about Idaho Freedom Foundation:

In a rant on Twitter this week, Idaho Freedom Foundation “policy analyst” Parrish Miller wrote that in regards to court enforcement of familial obligations, “Philosophically, I remain unconvinced that such obligations exist.” In the same tweet, he included a link to an article that states “[t]he law, therefore, may not properly compel the parent to feed a child or to keep it alive.” Given his apparent sympathy with the view that families have no obligation to keep a child alive, it should come as no surprise that Miller gave Senate Bill 1067, or as now widely known, the Child Support Enforcement Bill, a negative ranking on the Idaho Freedom Index. The changes to Idaho law in SB 1067, he wrote, “will cause Idaho citizens to be subject to enforcement and penalties assessed by foreign courts,” and the bill “subverts the sovereignty of both the state and the nation, and subjects both Idahoans and Idaho courts to foreign courts and foreign support orders.” This communication was released April 8, hours before a critical vote on the bill in the Legislature. In an example of the corruptive force of the politics of obedience, the wheels were firmly fixed on the political vehicle that irresponsibly killed the bill. More here.


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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