What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.” 
Thomas Paine – The American Crisis
Dear Friends of Liberty,

It's Primary Election Day in Idaho!

I have been away from the political arena for a while and like many of you, have limited time and resources for anything but the most important matters these days. I consider this correspondence one of those matters. I want to thank you for considering my messages in the past and pray that you will take a few moments to consider a Primary Election message and I ask the indulgence of our friends who may not be directly effected by this communication.

There have not been many times that I have not considered a wide slate of mainstream party candidates as a choice between the lesser of two evils. This is one of those times.

The races I want to address involve:

1. Idaho Legislative District 1

2. Idaho Legislative District 9

3. State Executive Offices and Idaho Congressional District 2

Click the link for  Idaho Legislative District Map

Idaho Legislative District 1

If you are a member of the Constitution Party in Idaho's Legislative District 1, you should be aware that for the first time in the history of the party in Idaho, there is a primary contest. The candidates are Christian Fioravanti and Jack Mervin. Take a few moments to view as Christian Fioravanti elaborates on the issues: 
I wish I could tell you more about Jack Mervin, but I can find no information on him regarding his candidacy, or any way to get in touch with him directly to inquire further.

The endorsed Constitution Party candidate is Christian Fioravanti. You can find more information about Christian HERE, and you can like his Facebook page HERE. I have spoken with this young man and have confidence that he can bring true representation for the empowerment of the people that is long overdue in Idaho Legislative District 1.

*** If you are a member of the Constitution Party in Idaho Legislative District 1, please vote in your first ever, Primary Election contest today for Christian Fioravanti, and then, work for his campaign to win in November and send a true representative of the people back to the Idaho Senate. ***

Idaho Legislative District 9

If you are a Republican and vote in Idaho Legislative District 9, there is a particular race that needs your attention and immediate assistance. Senator Monte Pearce is being challenged by what seems an orchestrated effort far beyond the boundaries and interests of the district. Senator Pearce often stands up to the advances of statism at the Capitol and is often willing to stand alone. I could spend quite a bit of time elaborate his conservative record, but he is getting a greater compliment from his opponent than I can share. Let me explain.

What you need to know now, is that his opponent, Abby Lee, is being supported by elements that appear to be anything but supporters of Idaho conservative values, and if that is the case, who does she, and who will she really represent? Please find two fliers attached to this message. One of them is your recommended voting guide for Idaho Legislative District 9. The other is a fact check on Candidate Abby Lee. I wanted to some of this for myself before I dared to share it. Here are a few links:

Abby Lee is supported by Sportsmen for Idaho

In this link from the election financial disclosure website by the Idaho Secretary of State, notice the donation on 13 May 2014 for $15,000 to Winning Connections in Washington, D. C., earmarked for “Abby Lee, District 9.”

Who is Winning Connections? Here is a list of 2013 victories they are celebrating.

The graphic below connects the dots. This is not the active support given to liberty minded candidates. The opposition is paying Monte a great compliment by targeting his re-election with such vigor. We don't have this kind of money, so let's repay this compliment with vigor in kind.

*** If you are a voter in Legislative District 9, please vote to re-elect Monte Pearce to the Idaho Senate.  Whether or not you are a voter in this district, contact your friends who are, by email, text, phone, Facebook or in person. If you have conservative contacts in the media, there is still time to get the word on talk-news radio and our friends who support the cause of Liberty and make a difference in this race. ***

State Executive Offices and Idaho Congressional District 2

On Saturday, I attended a candidate forum for the six Republicans running for Idaho state executive positions. As I am acquainted with most of these candidates and for the ones that are new to me, I recognize them as sincere in their efforts to advance the cause of Liberty. While I was chairman of The Constitution Party of Idaho and even now as Chairman Emeritus, I have always maintained this position on the mainstream political parties, “How does it ever make a difference if the Republican wins, or the Democrat wins if the People lose as a result of every election?” You cannot deny that after decades of suffering from the two-party monopoly that year after year, we are continually less better off. However, after attending this event, I can say to my Republican friends, you have the opportunity to prove me wrong... please!

For an opportunity to see what I saw on Saturday and decide for yourself, follow these videos...  

Question and Answer at Burley Town Hall Meeting video #1

Question and Answer at Burley Town Hall Meeting video #2

Question and Answer at Burley Town Hall Meeting video #3

*** If you are a Republican voter in Idaho, please vote to elect Liberty candidates and then stand with them through the onslaught the challenges that are sure to follow. ***

Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods...” Will we pay the price – today?

Pray for the Republic...
Paul Venable