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Gov. Little Uses State Police to Strong-Arm Small Business

The Idaho State Police are "Just Following Orders"?

Gov. Little Uses State Police to Strong-Arm Small Business

Gov. Little Uses State Police to Strong-Arm Small Business

by Shari Dovale

The Hardware Brewing Company in Kendrick, Idaho reopened for business on May 1st. They had folks from around the state show up to support them, including Republican State Party Chairman Raul Labrador and Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin.

But the Idaho State Police (ISP) could not let it alone. They had to come and put their fist all over these folks that were just trying to make a living and feed their families.

The Idaho State police delivered an ultimatum to a restaurant in Kendrick Idaho today, with the caveat of “We are just the messengers”.

The ISP is not just mere messengers. The are (1) The enforcement arm for the Governor’s unconstitutional orders in general, and (2) the kingpins for the Alcohol Beverage Control Bureau.

In Idaho, the Alcohol Beverage Control Bureau is controlled by the Idaho State Police. They do it all. They issue and enforce all licensing. In fact read the letter. A copy was posted by the Idaho Freedom Foundation, and you can see it here:

Notice that the letter is signed by Capt. Brad Doty, Bureau Chief for the Alcohol Beverage Control Bureau, Idaho State Police.

Governor Brad Little may have made a proclamation, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare put out the orders, but the Idaho State Police have their own crosses to bear, as they are threatening to pull the license of this establishment themselves!

The men that delivered the letter tried to shake off their own responsibility by saying they were only the messengers, kinda like “I am just following orders”.

Yet, it is their department, their bosses, that are doing this! They are going to take these folks livelihoods Because They Can, that is the only reason.

Not because they should, but Because They Can.

And they are doing it at the behest of Governor Brad Little.

Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin issued the following statement today:

The Governor is using the Idaho State Police and the Alcohol Beverage Control Bureau to harass and intimidate private businesses in Idaho.

Hardware Brewing Company is offering goods and services only to those customers who voluntarily choose to visit a private business.

Article 1, Section 1 of the Idaho State Constitution states unambiguously, “All men are by nature free and equal, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing and protecting property; pursuing happiness and securing safety.”

The Governor’s order and its associated enforcement are in direct contradiction to these “inalienable rights of man” which are the first words of our state constitution and the most foundational principle on which all actions of our state government must be based.

Lt Governor McGeachin
May 8, 2020

Idaho Governor Brad Little has prominently stated on the state website that people should report violations the Stay at Home order. He is trying to turn brother against brother!

If you believe someone is violating the Stay at Home order, report it to the local authorities. That may be city police, county sheriff, or Idaho State Police depending on the circumstances.



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13 Comments on Gov. Little Uses State Police to Strong-Arm Small Business

  1. “The distinguishing feature of Communism is not the abolition of property generally, but the abolition of bourgeois property. But modern bourgeois private property is the final and most complete expression of the system of producing and appropriating products, that is based on class antagonisms, on the exploitation of the many by the few.

    In this sense, the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.” – The Communist Manifesto

    Reread this, “….private property is the final and most complete expression of the system of producing and appropriating products…”

    If you don’t control your own property…you are hindered from producing products.

  2. To all so called ‘messengers’ I’d say, The Tyranny you enable today will be imposed on your children and grandchildren tomorrow.

  3. I sense a severe case of dyslexia here, it’s not the State Police it’s the POLICE STATE. It seems to be spreading faster than CV-19 all over the country

  4. Has ISP gone completely rogue ? Does Little have any control over them ? He – Little – has certainly not told them to back off…We have tried to give him a realty check….Hell, we just had an “Idaho is open for business” rally on the Capitol steps !…Is Little deaf ? blind ?…Well, he seems to want a confrontation….we’ll see who blinks…

  5. Every State needs to vote out the Democrat/Socialist power grabbing idiots out of office! Let these idiots move to Venezuela where they can experience what they are trying to turn this country into!

  6. This is happening in way to many states! It’s going to tear this country and divide it even more.

  7. LOL! “Oath Takers” indeed. I thought the oath was to serve and protect the people…and their Constitutional rights. Cops aren’t sworn to be a tyrant’s personal brownshirts. But…I guess the days of Reed and Malloy are long gone.

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