The Republican lineup of candidates for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District House seat seems to have several decent choices but my favorite is Russ Fulcher, who combines his Constitution-true track record in Idaho state government with a graduate degree in business, a long private-sector career in the leading-edge, Idaho-based computer industry and his formative years spent on his family’s dairy farm in the Treasure Valley. In that I share a similar background, having left my parents’ small farm to move in with a larger neighboring dairy farmer to be his farm hand throughout my high school years in southern Minnesota.
Several years ago Fulcher held a public meeting at Northwest Pony Express in Coeur d’Alene, where I worked as a firearms salesman. I listened to him and had a chance to talk with him and was impressed with his knowledge, bearing and demeanor.
Fulcher understands the forethought of our Founders and he embraces the foundations of our center-right country built upon Greco-Roman philosophy, English law and Judeo-Christian morality.
That he stands firmly astride humanity’s best experiment in self-governance gives me hope for the preservation of our freedoms at the national level.