In a 1997 Supreme Court ruling it was cited that a state cannot be compelled or mandated to implement, enact, or enforce a federal regulatory program. Just taking one gigantic program, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which overlaps virtually every aspect of our lives, means it cannot be imposed on states.
This decision was rendered in the Printz vs United States case in 1997. "The question presented in these cases is whether certain interim provisions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub. L. 103-159, 107 Stat. 1536, commanding state and local law enforcement officers to conduct background checks on prospective handgun purchasers and to perform certain related tasks, violate the Constitution." Sheriff Mack, Arizona, was also part of the lawsuit.
Here are several articles discussing this court ruling:
Tenth Amendment Center
Legal Information Institute
It is time for Idaho to disengage itself from the federal government. The EPA has imposed itself on Idaho causing economic hardship. Another example is the US Forest Service (USFS). These two federal agencies have virtually dessimated the logging industry by the constant encroachment of regulations that prohibit access. And it will only get worse.
Let your state representative and Governor Otter know that you want Idaho to mandate to the federal government that we will no longer particpate in any federal regulatory program and that Idahoans have the skills to take care of our own resources.