Defending the Constitution
“Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” Patrick Henry
Rep. Christy Zito District 23 A
Is the constitution the law of the land? Do the principles contained within that document pertain to us to day? Will we defend the ideals set forth by wise men who bravely stood up to tyranny, securing freedom for us today? Will we stand to leave that same legacy for future generations?Is the veto of the Grocery Tax Repeal an important issue? Step by step we see our freedom erode. Allowing such violations to stand we give up the liberty of those who follow us. The law of the land will have no meaning, we become a democracy rather than a republic.
Against wise counsel we choose security over liberty. Our Second Amendment right has been infringed, the power of the County Sheriff is being questioned, property can be taken without due process. These are similar issues to those faced by the founders.
The Constitution is our North Star, the standard we live by and a very concise guide for how the government should serve the people.
It is our duty to defend the constitution. It is our responsibility to the future to preserve the republic and to leave to our youth the opportunity to live in freedom. It is an honor to stand with 29 other citizen minded legislators to defend the constitution.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve you in the Idaho House of Representatives. I love our state, I love the people of our district. We are blessed.
Article IV Section 10, Idaho Constitution
SECTION 10. VETO POWER. Every bill passed by the legislature shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the governor. If he approve, he shall sign it, and thereupon it shall become a law; but if he do not approve, he shall return it with his objections to the house in which it originated, which house shall enter the objections at large upon its journals and proceed to reconsider the bill.
If then two-thirds (2/3) of the members present agree to pass the same, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other house, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered: and if approved by two-thirds (2/3) of the members present in that house, it shall become a law, notwithstanding the objections of the governor.
In all such cases the vote of each house shall be determined by yeas and nays, to be entered on the journal. Any bill which shall not be returned by the governor to the legislature within five (5) days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, shall become a law in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the legislature shall, by adjournment, prevent its return, in which case it shall be filed, with his objections, in the office of the secretary of state within ten (10) days after such adjournment (Sundays excepted) or become a law.