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Bill is a good idea, along with immediate checks for criminal
records of gun buyers. "I own seven guns, so I'm not against guns."
Elected officials should be limited to 12
years of elective and appointive office. Minnick has said that if
elected he would serve only two six-year
Political Action Committees and unlimited
contributions through political-party building - known as "soft
money' - should be
government should not decide for women whether a pre-viable fetus
must be carried to full term: "Pre-viability is not the
government's business. I guess that makes me pro-choice."
for schools should be increased and school standards should be
raised. "Providing high-quality education is the most important
function of government."
The deal that Gov. Phil Batt made with the
federal government allowing 1,133 shipments of spent nuclear fuel
to be sent to the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory should be
scrapped. "I want scientists to pick the best site as opposed to
letting politicians pick which small state they can roll over
restore Idaho's chinook salmon runs, Idaho should implement the
draw-down plan, lowering the water behind four federal dams on the
lower Snake River so the river runs faster and young fish are
carried more quickly to the ocean. Industries should be subsidized
to compensate for their economic
Next year's federal budget should be
balanced, but without putting pressure on education, kids and the
environment. Military spending, corporate tax breaks and industrial
subsidies should be
Bill, which mandates a waiting period prior to the purchase of a
handgun, should be abolished. Supports instant background checks
instead. Serves on the board of directors of the National Rifle
The federal government should impose term
limits, not the states. Co-sponsored a constitutional amendment to
impose federal term limits. "If Idaho were to limit itself, the
states that were not limited would simply build up seniority and
dictate policy to Idaho."
PACs should be eliminated and soft money
contributions should be disclosed to the public, but tax dollars
should not be used to subsidize political campaigns "because (this)
is a move to federally controlled elections."
abortions should be a crime except if the life of the mother is at
risk or in the case of rape or incest. Public funds should not be
used to pay for abortions. "The unborn child is a living human
should be controlled locally or by parents, not by the federal
The deal between Idaho Gov. Phil Batt and
the federal government should stand. Wrote legislation to ship
nuclear waste out of Idaho to New Mexico and Nevada. "The federal
government must live up to its commitments and get nuclear waste
out of Idaho."
on dams to save salmon "threaten the very life-blood of the state."
Irrigators have long-standing rights to
Called the "father of the Balanced Budget