Weighing in on the Grocery Tax and State of the State

Weighing in on the Grocery Tax and State of the State

Let me try to clarify what the governor said in his state of the state message because, like all politicians, he gives us a lot of double talk that needs to be translated into common English. The Grocery Tax from...
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Why has Governor Little agreed to accept Refugees?

Why has Governor Little agreed to accept Refugees?

Let’s get down to the nitty gritty here, folks. The Governor said yes to more refugees because of pressure from the food processing companies who look for and are willing to train unskilled workers. At the same time, he wants...
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Washington is the Disease – Trump is the Cure

Washington is the Disease – Trump is the Cure

I don’t usually criticize columnists like Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal but her recent opinion piece “Crazy Won’t Beat Trump” once again showed her true colors. In this article, she talks about how the polls for Trump have...
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Is the Legalization of Marijuana a Bad Idea?

Is the Legalization of Marijuana a Bad Idea?

Legalization of Marijuana? This has become a serious matter in our country and it is time for Idaho to start thinking clearly about the pros and cons of making this drug available to the public both for recreational and medicinal...
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Make Idaho Great and Conservative Again

Make Idaho Great and Conservative Again

For the past twelve years, we have had a very popular Governor named Butch Otter who proclaimed Idaho as the reddest of the red states, the conservative bastion of America. Well, folks, we hate to tell you but that has...
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Pick your Poison: Bieter or McLean

Pick your Poison: Bieter or McLean

The words that seem to permeate the vocabulary of Lauren McLean are sustainability, social justice, environment, climate, anti-discrimination, conservation, diversity, and inclusion. My friends, these are the same words that are prominent in comments made by t...
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Have the Rich and Powerful Taken Over our Idaho?

Have the Rich and Powerful Taken Over our Idaho?

The Gem State Patriot has been talking for years about the political corruption in Idaho and the powerful people behind the scenes pulling the strings of our elected officials. This Cabal of elite wealthy businessmen and women along with our...
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Chameleon Politicians of Idaho

Chameleon Politicians of Idaho

Do you really know the politicians you are electing to political office? Because if you don’t, you are leaving yourselves open to be taken advantage of by the very people who are supposed to be serving and protecting you. The...
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Slaying Idaho’s Leftist Dragon

Slaying Idaho’s Leftist Dragon

If you want to slay the Dragon, you have to be willing to cut off its head. Only the voters of Idaho can wield that sword by cutting funding to those institutions that are at the forefront of the liberalization...
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Idaho Turns Blue?

Idaho Turns Blue?

This morning, we talked about how Idaho is changing, little by little, each election cycle with the crony politicians continuing to dominate our legislature. Much of this is because of the ambivalence and inability of Idaho’s voters, who live in...
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The Transition of the Treasure Valley

The Transition of the Treasure Valley

The growth in the Treasure Valley is not going to stop until you elect officials who are not tied to the campaign contributions of the developers who are in control of the politicians. When I first moved to the Treasure...
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Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Unwelcome in the Gem State

Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Unwelcome in the Gem State

Sally Jewell, former Secretary of Interior under President Obama, took the gloves off last week when she gave a speech at Boise State. According to a story by the Idaho Statesman on September 26th, Jewell proceeded to berate the Trump...
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