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Hoffman: Freedom is IFF’s only client

Wayne Hoffman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation
Wayne Hoffman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation

In an op-ed article in the Lewiston Tribune, exec Wayne Hoffman of Idaho Freedom Foundation rebuts Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase's criticism of the organization's "Freedom Index":

Here's the truth that opinion writer Marty Trillhaase hasn't told you. Idaho Freedom Foundation has just one client: Freedom. We don't work for special interests. We don't work to advance any agenda except for the one that results in more freedom and liberty for all Idaho businesses, individuals and families. So, be wary when Trillhaase offers praise to Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, and Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, as well as other poor performers on the Idaho Freedom Index. Says Trillhaase: "If they're not doing IFF's bidding, it means they might be doing yours."Quite the contrary. More here.

Question: Is it possible that "freedom" doesn't mean what Wayne Hoffman thinks it means?

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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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