Op-Ed: Idaho Republicans are Fighting for the Soul of our Nation

Op-Ed by Dorothy Moon

Do you know what time it is? Too many Republicans still think it’s the 80’s and 90s, when our biggest fights with the left were over marginal tax rates.

Let’s take the temperature of our country:

  • The United States of America, the greatest nation on earth, is flailing. President Biden is clearly not running his administration, but is a figurehead for an unelected and unknown group of bureaucrats who are making decisions that affect the whole world.
  • We continue to fight endless foreign wars, sending billions of dollars in aid even as our own countrymen suffer. Leaders in both parties are handing out blank checks to continue a deadly war in Europe even as U.S. citizens continue to face repercussions of recent disasters.
  • Inflation continues to consume the savings of regular families, and the costs of groceries, gas, and housing make a middle class life difficult for more and more Americans




  • Schools continue their race to the bottom. Graduation and literacy rates are plummeting, no matter how much taxpayer money is pumped into the system. Woke ideology is being pushed in our schools, resulting in children who cannot read or write, but can recite all the leftist articles of faith. In fact, schools cannot even define “man” and “woman” anymore, and encourage children to explore a so-called gender spectrum that ends with permanent mutilation to their own bodies.
  • Depression and anxiety are off the charts, marriage is becoming outdated, and our birth rate is far below replacement level. Relationships between people have deteriorated, replaced by relationships with technology. Children are growing up in a world where online has almost entirely replaced real life.
  • Faith has suffered. America was once a Christian nation, but the percentage of people who claim a religious faith has fallen drastically. Faith has been replaced by personal truths, political crusades, and endless victimhood.
  • At the top, the administrative state is out of control, ruling our nation with no accountability. Intelligence agencies, once tasked with protecting the American people, now persecute them for their political positions.
  • The southern border is wide open, not only letting in untold crime and drugs, but making a mockery of our legal immigration system.
  • Free speech, once sacred to all Americans, is now derided as right wing extremism as the government partners with Big Tech to censor conservatives.

Now, do you see what time it is?

Those who call conservatives “radicals” just don’t get it. They bury their heads in the sand, pretending that today’s challenges are simply political, rather than existential. As former Trump security advisor Michael Anton put it in 2016, we are the passengers on Flight 93, our country has been hijacked, and we are going to crash if we don’t stop it now.

But there is good news! Thousands of regular American men and women are waking up to reality every day. They’re desperately looking for leaders who will show them how they can take back their country.

The Idaho Republican Party is raising those leaders as we speak. We are restoring a sense of self governance and a belief in the vision of our founders. The cure for the years of horrific damage to our republic is patriotic men and women like you getting involved in the political process. If you want to maintain the conservative values in this state, you need to join the Republican Party today. The hour is late, but America can and will be restored. It won’t happen without your help.


Dorothy Moon is Chair of the Idaho Republican Party.

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