The following Press Release was sent out by the Freedom Man PAC. Note: Press Releases sent out by organizations do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
Governor Brad Little, the Governor of Idaho, just released a press release stating that he will be ending the “public health disaster emergency declaration” on April 15th. Nearly every single sentence in his statement is a bald-faced lie. And the worst part about it is that most Idahoans are too ignorant to know the difference. Don’t let your friends, family, or neighbors accept the lies. Arm them with the facts:
Governor Little said: “I kept Idaho open, banned vaccine mandates, never issued mandates for vaccines or masks, and successfully challenged Biden’s overreaching vaccine mandates in court.”
“I kept Idaho open…” This is a lie. He did not keep Idaho open. Idaho was shut down. Businesses were closed. People and companies were classified as “essential” or “non-essential” and travel was controlled by his edict. If Idaho was not shut down, then why were people arrested for having church, going to the park, or just keeping their businesses open? Brad Little is lying!!!
“[I] banned vaccine mandates…” He did not ban vaccine mandates. Idaho companies, particularly health companies like St. Luke’s and St. Alphonsus fired employees who refused to get vaccinated. So did many other companies in Idaho. Governor Brad Little did not BAN vaccine mandates. This is a bald-faced lie.
“[I] never issued mandates…for masks…” He did force mask mandates on Idahoans. More specifically, Governor Brad Little had his Chief of Staff, Zach Hauge contact the health districts and THREATEN them to force them to enact mask mandates so that Governor Brad Little could claim that he himself didn’t do it. So yes, Governor Brad Little is responsible for mask mandates in Idaho. He is the one who ordered it done—and he did so using threats! Don’t let him lie!
“[I] successfully challenged Biden’s overreaching vaccine mandates in court…” This is quite a specious statement since it was other states that initiated this lawsuit, and Governor Brad Little essentially just added Idaho to the list in a “me too” attempt to score political points and to look good to his uninformed voters who ignorantly believe whatever he says.
His statement went on to say: “The emergency declaration never violated or restricted any rights of Idahoans, never put Idaho on lockdown, and never allowed for mandates for masks or vaccines. These are the facts.”
This might be the most egregious lying statement of all! We have already documented 8 Ways the Constitutional rights of Idahoans were violated in this video here. This includes Idahoans being arrested for having church, others arrested for sitting in the press box at the Capitol, others being arrested for protesting peacefully, the use of contact tracing against Idahoans, the infringement on our right to travel, the elimination of jury trials, and the classification of citizens and businesses as non essential or essential. These acts violate the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Simply put—Idahoan’s rights were violated by Governor Little’s Emergency orders!
The Press Release went on to say “Only the Governor can lawfully end an emergency declaration.” This is another absolute LIE! The Idaho State Statute for emergency orders not only limits the time frame for an emergency order to 60 days (therefore it is a violation of state statute to have kept us in a continuous state of emergency for over 2 years), but the statute itself says, “The legislature by concurrent resolution may terminate a state of disaster emergency at any time.” Idaho § 46-1008. Read it for yourself—the Governor is lying!
Brad Little and his goons and cronies should be ashamed of themselves for openly and impudently lying to the people of Idaho. I immediately call for the resignation of Governor Brad Little for pathologically lying in his press release, for illegally keeping Idaho in a state of emergency for over 2 years, and for violating the Constitutional rights of Idaho’s citizens.
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