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Idaho a State, state or colony; which is it?

Letter to the Editor

Prior to the ratification of independence, the 13 original colonies were subjects of the Crown, and needed permission how to use their resources, land, education, trade….

Today, each July we celebrate these 13 colonies not beholding for permission anymore and stepping to State, not state, status: the same as “State of Great Britain” or “State of France.” To protect themselves from foreign despots these 13 new States formed a compact to delegate, not surrender, the right of self-preservation to three limited branches of government for the purpose to create an agent in defense, treaties, and foreign trade. This compact is the Constitution. Our State of Idaho in time entered this compact also “Free and Independent.” But to look at Idaho, we act more like subjects of colony seeking permission to use our resources, our land, what to teach in school, what not to teach, who we may or may not hire….

So are we a colony, a state, or a State? Of course we are a State, but we need State leaders not colony overseers and appointees from political entrepreneurs. We are on the verge of becoming a colony to a bankrupt kingdom.

Scott Perrin



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