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Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction at Twin Falls Kiwanis Club

On Thursday April 7, 2022, four candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction (one of whom is the incumbent Sheri Ybarra) attended a Twin Falls Kiwanis Club meeting.  I have heard Ms. Ybarra speak a few times now, and I can sum up her platform as follows: “I have been doing this job for years, so you should re-elect me.”

The Idaho legislature gives education more money every year and graduation scores go down at roughly the same rate! Sheri says she has lifted Idaho up on the achievement ladder from 51st to 17th “in some programs.”  In my experience, there’s not a lot of positive outcomes when it comes to government programs.

The next candidate to speak was Terry Gilbert. I appreciated Terry for speaking honestly as very much a democratic socialist (in the audience I heard the term “marxist” thrown around).  This is primary season in Idaho mainly for the Republican party. Terry was resolved and clear in communicating his mission; he is not as flagrantly liberal as Marlene Tromp, but he is certainly aligned with her mission of totalitarian leftist ideology.  His main point was, “we must have ‘ethics’ in our communications.”  The FAR RIGHT, you know of them right?  George Washington, Adams, Franklin, the Founding Fathers – those types. “Far rightism must be eliminated from the Idaho government, they must not speak their mind, or have any portion in government!”

Debbie Critchfield was appointed by Butch Otter to the State Education Board in 2014. We know Otter was in reality no friend to the general population of Idahoans, and after 7+ years she has very little to show for it.  Critchfield more or less denies putting Marlene Tromp in charge of BSU, but ultimately the State Board of Education (and the woman at the head of it) is responsible for the most leftist educator in Idaho’s history.  Ms. Critchfield’s responses on Ballotpedia to the question, “Who do you look up to? Whose example would you like to follow, and why?” was,  “I look up to people who are honest and kind. I admire someone who knows how to lead with grace and still get the job done.”  In my opinion this is word salad; a noncommittal response, the answer of a politician without any meat behind her positions.

The last speaker was Brandon Durst, who brings a breath of fresh air into the education room. He leaves the majority of current unsuccessful ideologies and rhetoric on the cutting room floor.  Durst is for education money following the student rather than the current dysfunctional “Fund the System” ideology.  The reality is if you can’t have accountability, you can’t have true reform either. Durst seems to understand this principle well, and is able to back it up with a plan of actionable steps.

The Idaho School system is a disaster, plain and simple. We need real reform, total restructure and reprioritization of the goals of public education in our state. We are graduating large numbers of students into college who need remedial education in many cases.

Three people who addressed the Kiwanis Club had far too many unfortunate similarities – only Brandon Durst was willing to point out what is not working with the current system, and present a plan that was unique for how to fix it.

Musings on the Republican Establishment’s Current Campaign Strategy

I attended a meeting on the east end of Jerome County on April 4, 2022, and from that meeting I learned one thing: many of the Idaho natives and long-term residents are not at all satisfied with the deception that has plagued our politics for years.  It is RINO Season!

I have also noticed that some incumbent political signs this year reference the Double “L” Duo (Brad Little and Lori Lickley) and from I hear from Jerome residents, I wouldn’t want to be caught with one of those signs on my property!

The residents of District 26 are not happy; the king has been overreaching his authority, his legislative servants and all their new friends on the rise in Idaho politics are not looked upon favorably by the general populace.

Idahoans are slowly discovering that we don’t live in a conservative state, we know that we have been deceived by willful lies, tales spun by imposters.


2022 Spending 2021 Spending
Total 12,900,000,000.00 11,200,000,000.00
Spent per day 35,342,465.75 30,684,931.51

Idaho Legislature Spending Trends

There seem to be a few repeated slogans that the leftists in the Republican party repeat:

  • The last legislative session was the most successful in living memory
    • Translation: “We leftists passed bills to set a new record for spending, up 21.4% from last year. We expanded spending by $1.7 Billion or $4,657,534 PER DAY of spending over and above previous levels!”  There are advantages of wielding a budget with a $2 billion overrun. Unfortunately for us, there are still more people moving to Idaho looking for a conservative state to live in who haven’t yet found out the truth about Idaho, who will provide more tax dollars for even more budgetary overrun.
  • The state legislature passed a $4 Billion budget for Health & Welfare, $11,000,000,000 per day!
      •  Translation: The stellar conservatives that passed this monstrosity of a bill are called RINOs (Republicans In Name Only).
  • Common sense conservative
    • Translation: Candidates with this on their signs are about as common sense as Nancy Pelosi. If they have held public office in the past, you can fairly reliably look into their voting records and see they support leftist, globalist causes and programs.
  • Idaho Ruts (roots)
    • Translation: As a 3rd generation Idahoan, I have come to realize that not all of the blame for these globalists lies with Idaho transplants. Many of the most staunchly establishment RINOs are third and fourth generation Idahoans who have never had to fight for their liberties. These fair weather conservatives assume that Idaho will always be “red” and that they don’t have to lift a finger to insure that.

Idaho is in the crosshairs of the Globalists, plain and simple.  They are foisting green energy projects in our back yards (Lava Ridge, etc), all to benefit globalists and their agenda.  The way they are making inroads here in Idaho is by buying environmentalists in the Republican Party such as those I mentioned above. The Globalists were successful in negotiating deals with some key families and buying out a few locals with whatever bribery it took.

Which people will Idahoans and District 26 voters choose?  Representatives of the People, or those who serve the Global corporate network of I.A.C.I.?   Will we choose true, genuine conservatives, or the establishment Republicans that all talk, walk and herd up together?  Will we elect representatives who will stand for the Constitution and against authoritarianism, or those that served the King of Idaho during his 763 day reign (until April 15th)?

Will we claim Idaho for Idahoans, or will Idaho fall into line with Global governance?

Elect Lyle Johnstone to House seat 26B.

District 26 Idahoans are Wising Up

I attended a meeting April 5, 2022, in the east end of Jerome County.  Many of the natives and long-term residents are not at all satisfied with the deception that has plagued them for years.  It is RINO Season!

I have been seeing the Double “L” Duo signs (Little and Likely.) I wouldn’t want to be the supporter of such for these two that embrace tyranny against all Idahoans.

The residents of District 26 are not happy. The king has been overreaching his authority, his legislative servants and ALL their new friends coming up are not looked upon favorably.

Idahoans are figuring out that they don’t live in a “RED STATE”.  They KNOW that they have been deceived by purposeful tales of imposters.

At the close of the 2022 legislative session, a repeated slogan that RINOs are making is “most successful legislative session.”  We (they) passed bills to spend a NEW HIGH of spending, up 21.4% from last year.  We (they) expanded spending by $1.7 billion or $4,657,534 PER DAY of just EXTRA spending!  There are advantages of running an out of balance budget of $2 BILLION dollar overrun.  The MORE over budget income???? The State Legislature passed a $4 Billion budget for Health & Welfare, $11,000,000 per day!  Stellar conservatives that passed this are called RINOs. The next slogan is “common sense conservative.” What does it really mean, as common sense as Nancy Pelosi?The third slogan could be interpreted as “Idaho Ruts (roots.)

The dollar, and or market could crash any day.  OBiden is looking for an excuse to go DIGITAL in money just like Agenda 2030, 21, 2010, and the GLOBAL RESET! The current American dollar could be worth ZERO to whatever credit the Globalists give us!!!!   Idaho is spending money like California democrats……I bet you have guessed why?

Back to the subject at hand, IDAHO is in the crosshairs of the Globalists, Global Reset, etc.  They are foisting GREEN ENERGY projects that are really for Commie-fornia GREEN ENERGY.  Let them have the Wind Spinners then!  IdahoGreenies in the Republican Party of Communitarianism have done nothing to stop these unsightly, possibly dangerous projects.  They were successful in negotiating with some key families and BOUGHT out a few locals with whatever bribery it took to be part of the scandal.  It is idiotic to send power through a thousand miles of transport lines.   The expense of the line’s construction out of precious materials that we seem to be short of and the loss of quantity of power through transportation in said thousand miles PLUS of transmission lines DOES NOT MAKE SENSE.  I am sure China-co will sell us the materials to build the mess.

Which people will Idahoans and District 26 voters choose?  Representatives of the People, or those who serve the Global Corporation network of I.A.C.I.?   Or the ESTABLISHMENT Republicans that all talk, walk and herd up together?  These establishment Republicans intentionally served the 763-day King of Idaho .

Do we/you want Idaho for Idahoans, or do we want Idaho to fall into line with Global governance?

Lyle Johnstone

Candidate House 26B

Idaho wants to take your water

There were 32 pieces of legislation proposed to the 2021 Idaho legislature pertaining just to water. You can view all legislation by subject here. Scroll down the list alphabetically until you reach water. I started with legislation that is congruent with our state’s Constitution, just to show you what good legislation looks like… Read the full article here