Open Letter to Our Honorable U.S. Representatives Labrador and Simpson and U.S. Senators Crapo and Risch

Open Letter to Our Honorable U.S. Representatives Labrador and Simpson and U.S. Senators Crapo and Risch

Idaho should be proud of having the best voting record in the U.S. Congress for the 113th Session. You four representatives of Idaho’s citizens have done a stellar job for the most part in voting with the Constitution as reported...
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America Must ‘Patriot Up’

America Must ‘Patriot Up’

PATRIOT: ‘A person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.’ The roots of America’s greatness are deeply steeped in the wisdom of our Constitution. Our many successes come from the attr...
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Israel, Iran and the United States Constitutional Crisis

Israel, Iran and the United States Constitutional Crisis

Israel’s recent elections, the ongoing negotiations with Iran to allegedly control that Islamic nation’s access to nuclear weapons and the ongoing dissolution of Constitutional government in the United States are all segments of the same situation....
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Letter to the Legislature on the Grocery Tax

Letter to the Legislature on the Grocery Tax

Dear Members of the Legislature: I write to you today, urging the elimination of the tax on groceries. I cite four reasons for doing so: 1) The tax on groceries disproportionately hurts working poor families; 2) Idaho’s low income levels...
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Transparency According to Governor Otter?

Transparency According to Governor Otter?

We find Governor Otter’s guest opinion in a recent issue of the Idaho Statesman “Idaho is serious about increasing transparency” amusing and at best disingenuous. We realize our Governor was talking about Idaho’s Public Records Act, but...
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Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 30

Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 30

Welcome to the new, web-based Gem State Patriot newsletter. Instead of a single PDF file, this newsletter is interactive, allows comments and discussion, and can be easily shared via social media. Please enjoy the following articles included in this edition...
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Will GOP Use Kerry’s “We Didn’t Know” NAFTA Defense on TPP?

Will GOP Use Kerry’s “We Didn’t Know” NAFTA Defense on TPP?

— This article is reprinted in part with the permission of The New American magazine — After voting for “Fast Track” for NAFTA and then for NAFTA itself, then-Senator John Kerry (shown in pink tie) professed total surprise when a...
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WikiLeaks Publishes Key Chapter of Secret TPP Agreement

WikiLeaks Publishes Key Chapter of Secret TPP Agreement

— This article is reprinted with the permission of The New American magazine — On November 13, 2013, WikiLeaks released to the Internet what appears to be a portion of the secretly negotiated draft version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)...
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What Good Would A Con-Con Do?

What Good Would A Con-Con Do?

According to the Freedom Index, found in the New American magazine, our federal elected representatives have a long way to go toward voting for legislation, based on the Constitution. The Freedom Index chooses the 40 most important pieces of legislation...
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Crony Capitalism

Crony Capitalism

It doesn’t matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat—a liberal or a conservative—or if you live or do business in Boise, Idaho or Washington D.C. The impact of a very few special interest groups that represent a small...
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Jihad Idaho: why it can happen here and how to be ready

Jihad Idaho: why it can happen here and how to be ready

September 11, 2001 was a day which mirrors December 7, 1941. An unexpected attack by an increasingly aggressive Japan caught the Pacific Fleet off-guard. The Commander, Admiral Kimmel had been responding to war warnings which were vague,and regular patrols wer...
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We have one year to change America’s future

We have one year to change America’s future

The future of America will not be determined in the 2016 elections. It will be determined in the 2016 primaries. Conservative candidates cannot win a general election if they are not the party’s nominee. As such, we have one year...
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