What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

The power to name is the power to control and the power to rename grants the same power over something or someone. For instance, those pushing for abortion understood how repulsive and evil the practice is so they changed the...
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Social INsecurity — How to Phase Out the Fundamentally Flawed System

Social INsecurity — How to Phase Out the Fundamentally Flawed System

Friday, August 14, marks the 80th anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt’s signing of the Social Security Act of 1935 into law. But is this landmark anniversary a cause for celebration? After all, the octogenarian government agency appears to be in worse fin...
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VA Backs Down on Threat to Take Idaho Veteran’s Guns

VA Backs Down on Threat to Take Idaho Veteran’s Guns

When Idaho State Representative Heather Scott learned that the Veterans Administration (VA) was about to descend on a veteran living in her district and confiscate his firearms, she enlisted the power of the Internet.
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Arsenic and the EPA

Arsenic and the EPA

The non-scientific Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandate to lower arsenic levels in drinking water from 50 parts per billion to 10 ppb is not based on scientific research, and will needlessly cost taxpayers millions of dollars to comply.
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Trade Agreements Compromise Individual Liberty and National Independence

Trade Agreements Compromise Individual Liberty and National Independence

Did you know that your individual liberty and national independence are being negotiated away by our State Department in new trade agreements? NAFTA has resulted in the loss of a million jobs and caused 40,000 factories to close or relocate...
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Welcome to the United Nations of Idaho Cities

Welcome to the United Nations of Idaho Cities

Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) were created in 1962 for cities with greater than 50,000 population to assist with transportation development and city planning.
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Welcome to the United Nations of Idaho Lobbyists – Part 2

Welcome to the United Nations of Idaho Lobbyists – Part 2

It may be impolite to target UN affiliated lobbyists by assuming they are lobbying for UN interests. A more in-depth look is needed to review their activity and validate this accusation.
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Mark Levin is at it Again: What is Wrong with his New Book

Mark Levin is at it Again: What is Wrong with his New Book

Nothing, except his fix. His fix is dangerously flawed and could literally terminate our sovereignty and our Republic.
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Hold Your Congressmen Accountable to the Constitution

Hold Your Congressmen Accountable to the Constitution

— Reprinted with Permission of The New American magazine — The first Freedom Index scorecard for the 114th Congress is now available.
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Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 39

Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 39

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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Why Hillary Will Never Be President: Part Five – Hillary Clinton 101

Why Hillary Will Never Be President: Part Five – Hillary Clinton 101

I am not a Hillary Clinton fan. I honestly don’t know how anyone could be. She has left a trail of lies, criminal behavior, and ineptitude spanning four decades. No matter how hard the left tries to whitewash Hillary’s past,...
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Why Rep. DeMordaunt Would Not Hold a Hearing on Common Core

Why Rep. DeMordaunt Would Not Hold a Hearing on Common Core

A bill to eliminate the mandatory SBAC test (central to the Common Core education program) never got a public hearing. You can thank Representative Reed DeMordaunt who was sent along with our other 104 legislators a petition from 35 Idaho...
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