Welcome to my website. It is a simple website, as I am a simple man.
I am a political conservative. This means I believe in limited government to allow freedom-loving people to have the widest area of private interactions. The government-created difficulties starting and running a small business to build up the financial surplus Idaho so desperately needs remain in place. Recently, the executive branch has imposed COVID-19 pandemic mandates that have inordinately stressed or wiped out small business owners, bars, and restaurants while allowing large corporate enterprises to remain open. On this point, Idaho should give "just compensation" to those small business owners, bars, and restaurants who suffered financially due to the COVID-19 lockdowns. If 2021 brings a State budgetary surplus, this compensation must be considered.
We will not truly be free until those who fear freedom are reined in by the citizenry -- or replaced with those who are willing to respect individual freedom. In the very least, public office holders must be willing and able to explain why impositions and restrictions should be in place! When our current Attorney General refused to provide a written legal opinion about the lawfulness of Governor Little's pandemic proclamations, it became clear that he did not see it as his duty to explain the most drastic State action to the citizenry -- apparently unless sued. This adversarial viewpoint resulted in significant - and avoidable political disruption and contention.
With these things in mind, I will remain involved, and with your help will evaluate future opportunities for public policy service. The fight for Idaho independence carries on!
About Arthur B. Macomber
Art is Managing Attorney of Macomber Law, PLLC, a Coeur d’Alene law firm specializing in real property law. He is a graduate of University of California, Hastings College of the Law and George Fox University. He has been married for 30 years and has two wonderful and awe-inspiring children.
Art’s passion is constitutional law and the cause of freedom. He has devoted himself tirelessly to the study of American history, Classical Liberalism, and Republican governance by reading hundreds of books on these and related topics since the 1970's. Take a look at his library; yes, a bit of a history nerd.
Art welcomes the opportunity to champion the tried-and-true principles that made our country great.
Art says, “Why substitute the governing principles of the nanny state for those of our founding fathers, when the poverty of the former and prosperity of the latter are evident everywhere to the honest intellect? To erode the sovereignty of the individual impoverishes us all.”