“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made… for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2, NKJV)
The first responsibility of government is to promote the common good of society through the proper administration of justice—praising the good while punishing evil deeds (Romans 13:3-4).
The domestic tranquility that flows from good lawmaking provides civil society with the space its members need to “lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (1 Tim. 2:2). These societal conditions can materialize only when the laws promulgated are righteous and rooted in eternal truth.
I believe that the good laws passed by the legislature and signed by the governor this year will promote flourishing in civil society. Just consider some of our policy accomplishments this legislative session:
- The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, which saves girls’ sports by limiting participation to biological females only
- The Idaho Vital Statistics Act barring individuals from changing the “sex” marker on their birth certificates—making sure law enforcement, criminal justice, and public health officials have reliable and accurate government records to do their jobs well
- Simon’s Law, which protects parental rights in medical decision-making for their sick or disabled children
- The new “Choose Life” specialty license plate that will spread an encouraging pro-life message and provide much-needed financial resources to crisis pregnancy centers offering medical, spiritual, and financial care to women with unexpected pregnancies
- Defeating the Planned Parenthood legislation that would have required insurance coverage for six months of contraception, including abortifacients like “Plan B” and “Ella” that end a pregnancy after conception
Family Policy Alliance of Idaho® was instrumental in the legislative push to achieve these important victories for Gem State families. But this really is a partnership — we rely on your prayers, your engagement, and your financial support to be effective.
Would you consider a gift to Family Policy Alliance of Idaho? We need to raise $3,000 by May 31st. If you recognize the importance of this work, please partner with us today by making a $25, $75, or $150 gift today.
Standing for your family at the Idaho State Capitol,
Director of Advocacy