Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 32

Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 32

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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The GOOD, The BAD, and The UGLY

The GOOD, The BAD, and The UGLY

If publicly asked the question “Do you agree more with the tax-and-spend philosophy of Ronald Reagan or Barack Obama,” I would predict that every member of Idaho’s super-majority republican legislative caucus would respond with Reagan. Howeve...
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SB 1067: King Otter Doesn’t Care About State Sovereignty

SB 1067: King Otter Doesn’t Care About State Sovereignty

Just a quick comment on bill 1067 covering child support payments and acceptance of a treaty that will subject Idaho to foreign laws and data searches. We already have laws on the books to cover child support issues. The Governor...
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Tax Them Till They Cry

Tax Them Till They Cry

Well folks the legislative session is over and the people we elected to office have once again outdone themselves. They have given us a few new dumb laws and regulations but the real kicker is the big fat $95 million...
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With Nothing More than Opportunity

With Nothing More than Opportunity

It seems from today’s vantage that solutions for our personal liberties and economic wellbeing are out of reach, especially for the young. Few hold little hope for a return to the principles derived from self-determination, a prerequisite for freedom and...
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A More Than Fair Tax?

A More Than Fair Tax?

Alternatives to the income tax have been bantered around our nation for years. Some propose a flat income tax, eliminating loopholes and letting everyone pay a fair share with minimal reporting. Others propose various forms of consumption taxes, essentially cr...
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Who is John Galt?

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...
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It’s ‘TEA TIME!’ for Congress

It’s ‘TEA TIME!’ for Congress

End the Micro-Managing Original Tea Party patriots were basically fed up with taxes. The ‘Fed Up’ of today’s patriots is compounded by Big Government’s extreme overreach of its enumerated powers dissolving our freedoms and commerce with...
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Trade Promotion Authority and trade partnership confusion or sleight of hand?

Trade Promotion Authority and trade partnership confusion or sleight of hand?

This article is written in response to this guest opinion. I am outraged by the Idaho Statesman guest opinion dated March 2, 2015 on Trade Promotion Authority. One can only wonder if those that support these Partnerships are paid off...
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A Very Bad Idea

A Very Bad Idea

The Obama Administration’s Middle East policy decisions have been remarkable. That is, remarkable in the sense that they’ve all been abject failures. Through a combination of confusion, indecision, incompetence, arrogance, and personal animosity, t...
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Invictus Veritas (Truth Conquers)

Invictus Veritas (Truth Conquers)

I am a couple of days from turning 62 years old. Today seemed like a good day to start to journal my thoughts. It will be cathartic in a world that is going a bit mad. Ironically, to those around...
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Free Trade Agreements Lead to World Government – Congress Should Reject TTP and TTIP!

Free Trade Agreements Lead to World Government – Congress Should Reject TTP and TTIP!

In 1942 during WWII Hitler and his economic minister Albert Speer came up with a plan to unite all of Europe. The goal was to have one European state, one central bank and one currency all under the name of...
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