From the April 2000 Idaho Observer:
Senate proposes curious pro-American bill
Why would we even need such a bill?
BOISE -- the Idaho Senate has proposed a bill that would make it a crime for the state government to do business with traitors. The bill also provides that it would be illegal for the state to discriminate against people with pro-American philosophies while considering them in bidding processes for state contracts.
We can appreciate the Senate for proposing a bill that would accomplish these things. Therefore, we are placing it on this page, which is usually reserved for good things that local governments are doing to protect their people from an increasingly intrusive federal government.
However, we are in a sad state of affairs if legislators must expend energy and resources to debate the passage of a law that makes it illegal to do business with the enemy and makes it a law that allies must not be discriminated against.
The bill is now in the House State Affairs Committee.
IN THE SENATE
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 163
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION STATING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND URGING THE STATE OF IDAHO AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO CAREFULLY EXAMINE ANY CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT WITH OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS OR PROVIDERS SO THAT THEY ARE NOT DOING BUSINESS WITH A CORPORATION OR ENTITY THAT IS ABROGATING RIGHTS UNDER THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.; and
WHEREAS, Section 11, Article I of the Constitution of the State of Idaho provides The people have the right to keep and bear arms, which right shall not be abridged... and No law shall impose licensure, registration or special taxation on the ownership or possession of firearms or ammunition. Nor shall any law permit the confiscation of firearms, except those actually used in the commission of a felony.; and
WHEREAS, these basic fundamental rights guaranteed to the citizens by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Idaho are the basic cornerstones of a free society; and
WHEREAS, some corporate policies limit services to companies that make or sell guns or provide shooting or training facilities; and
WHEREAS, some departments and institutions of the state of Idaho may do business with such organizations; and
WHEREAS, a corporation or organization that is discriminating against people acting within the law by exercising their fundamental constitutional rights is not a corporation or organization with which state government should do business.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Representatives concurring therein, that we respectfully urge that all departments and institutions of the state of Idaho that do business with outside contractors or service providers should carefully examine contracts when they come up for renewal, and before entering into new contracts with a company or organization, to ensure that the state of Idaho does not do business with entities that knowingly discriminate against Americans exercising their fundamental constitutional rights. (emphasis added)
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