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Op-Ed: Security is an illusion and certainty is a mirage

It has been inaction rather than the actions taken by this governor that are endangering the rule of law and the fabric that binds us as a civilized society. Nothing this governor has done has provided any security let alone any certainty. If anything his sheep-like mentality has instilled fear into our citizenry and is destroying […]

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Letter to the Editor: It pays to be a Winner

I recently read Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown. It is a story of overcoming failure. A story filled with sadness and triumphs. A testament to the strength of God’s saving power and the plans He has for us when we open our hearts to His […]

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Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik’s letter to Donald Trump

Mr. President Elect Trump, you have given hope to a vast majority of Americans, not because you promised to do something for them; rather you promised Americans the opportunity to succeed based upon their abilities and the opportunity to accept the responsibilities that are tossed down before us. For this I am grateful, thank you. […]

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Trump’s not an Angel, but…

William F. Buckley once stated, “I would rather be governed by the first 2000 people in the Manhattan phone book than the entire faculty of Harvard.” Donald Trump may or may not be whom Buckley spoke of. He is not the perfect candidate. He may not grasp the foundation of the founder’s intent, however he […]

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As Conservatives it should be Unity We Seek

I know the upcoming Idaho primaries are over a year and half away, nevertheless if we are going to be successful as conservatives we need to coalesce the abundant assets we have before us, organize them, and develop a plan for victory. We are currently blessed with two well-known conservative lawmakers with ample experience in […]

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When the Right Turns Left, You’re Out of Office

The Editorial on Jim Chmelik former Idaho County Commissioner can be read here. Well it’s been five weeks since the election and based on the amount of press, and e-mail comments from the left, I must be winning. The ideas I battle for are based in the truth, and they ring faithful to the blessing […]

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Reply to Jim Caswell’s Article by Jim Chmelik

Reply to Jim Caswell’s Article, “Looking Past Malheur: America’s real Public Lands Legacy“: Mr. Caswell’s comments in the Hill Magazine lack any understanding of our founding principal or any basis in economic reality or evidence to support his statements. As usual he claims the state will simply sell the lands when in reality that is […]

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A Letter from an Environmental Jail

If you have not read Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” you should. Though I do not write from a jail I feel the cold hard floor of the concrete and the imposing presence of the dark steel bars that are encaging the West.

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Dependent on the Land

We all share one common interest. All our needs are dependent on the land. With such a fundamental interest why can we not find common ground with respect to utilizing our natural resources? 

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Who is John Galt?

This article is written in response to this guest opinion. Ever notice when someone does not wish to have a dialogue of discussion and having the inability to truly and openly state their positions they resort to name calling and obfuscation of the facts being presented them. Such is the case of Brad Brooks of […]