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Biden-Harris Administration Wage Jihad on Preborn Babies

Special Report to the Gem State Patriot As of this writing, Mr. Biden has occupied the Oval Office for something like ten days. And already it is crystal clear that this Administration bears a furious hostility toward preborn babies and the pro-Life movement. Even before he assumed office, Mr. Biden’s Inaugural Committee helped raise money […]

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Thank You, President Trump!

President Trump’s historic 1st term is now in the books. You may not hear it on the mainstream news, but President Trump had hundreds of POLICY VICTORIES. Here are just a few: Trump’s TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT turbocharged our economy and put more money in the pockets of American families. No other modern-day president has worked harder […]

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Why you should vote “No” on HJR4

The Idaho Constitution allows for 30-35 legislative districts, while HJR4 fixes it to just 35. Currently, this issue is being conflated with a push for one senator per county in Idaho; these are separate issues. The short version is HJR4 is an attempt to create a 10 legislative district Ada County and the Legislature is […]

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Idahoans: Act today to oppose Covid-19 immunity legislation

Idahoans should promptly tell lawmakers and Gov. Brad Little to reject a civil liability proposal that is expected to become the centerpiece of a special legislative session planned for the week of Aug. 24. The proposal would basically allow the government to do whatever it wants in the event of a disaster or emergency declared […]

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An Abusive Government Requires Change

The cause of liberty is so vital that one must keep the proper perspective if patriots wish to preserve liberty. Historical perspective from patriots of the past serve as a roadmap on how to win and maintain liberty, as well as preserve it for posterity. Without that perspective, we may as well start from scratch, […]

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Op-Ed: Law and Order

From a man with 47 years experience in the Military and Law Enforcement I served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years serving in infantry battalions all over the world. I retired as a First Sergeant. Then for the next 27 years, I was a police officer in Southern California, working as an emergency responder […]

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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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Message from Rep. Christy Zito (Idaho House District 23, Seat A)

Dear friends, These are indeed trying times for families and individuals as we work our way through what is unprecedented for our state and country. I want to encourage you to remain hopeful and optimistic. We can use this as a time to reconnect with our families near and far. A time to serve our […]

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Bad Advice from Bureaucrats Hurts our State

As we approach the “peak of the curve” in Idaho and as our Governor will be coming down with his decision about extending “stay in place” policies for the whole State of Idaho early next week I believe a few observations are in order. First of all, I believe the Governor’s instincts have served the […]

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Our country is at a crossroads

The Book of Revelations describes a “war in Heaven,” wherein “the dragon was cast out,” and has waged war for the souls of God’s children since that time. For those of us who accept the Bible as God’s word, we recognize the battle between good and evil; that because of God and Jesus Christ we […]

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Op-ed: Boys in Bras

With the growing tide of LBGTQ activism and the constant press of an acute minority on the senses of the people, we now face yet another of their many man-made crises. The whole transgender movement [along with the LBGTQ movement] is only a smokescreen, but an effective one at that. Communists in our midst are […]

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Op-Ed: Can Districts Take ‘No’ for an Answer?

By Ronald Nate, Ph.D. and Lindsey Zea Idaho laws put clear limits on local governments’ taxing, spending, and regulating ability. As sure as water runs downhill though, local governments push for more money and more control. Here’s an example. Let’s say your local school district needs a new high school. In Idaho, the way it […]