Friday, 22 March 2019

More Takeover Of Idaho Land

Published on March 18, 2019 by Karen Schumacher
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The Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREP) has been reintroduced by a New York representative for the seventh time in Congress, and has been referred to the Natural Resources Committee. This bill, H.R. 1321, is another attempt at taking more…

Entitlement and “The Gift of Work”

Published on March 16, 2019 by Dr. John Livingston
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The “Varsity Blue” DOJ investigation into College Admission cheating and scamming by people and families of means is consistent with the narrative today that there are two separate classes of people. Those in the upper ruling classes who believe that…

The Left’s Unrelenting War Against Everything

Published on March 15, 2019 by James Vance
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Appeasement is often touted as a way to avoid conflict. Give a screaming child a piece of candy and he will be quiet for a few minutes. The problem with appeasement is that it does not supply long-lasting satisfaction; it…

Liberal Creep by Osmosis in Idaho

Published on March 14, 2019 by Bob "Nugie" Neugebauer
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We often ask ourselves how many of our Washington legislators who we thought were conservative republicans turned out to be nothing more than puppets for the corporate lobbyist establishment. Just look at Congressman Paul Ryan or Senator Mitt Romney to…

We Need Your Support

Published on March 13, 2019 by Gem State Patriot News
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Dear Friends: Did you know that the Gem State Patriot has more than 1,600 articles published on our website? We have never gone out and actively sought donations to support our news website and email newsletter, but the costs of…

RINOs on the Loose in the Idaho Legislature

Published on March 13, 2019 by Bob "Nugie" Neugebauer
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We the people of Idaho would like to send Senator Fred Martin, the RINO from District 15 in Boise, a message like the one he sent us by refusing to hold a hearing on HB 133. This bill would require…

Has Political Correctness Overstepped its Bounds?

Published on March 13, 2019 by Brent Regan
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Are you “Politically Correct”? Do you have the correct politics? Can you give a definition of “politically correct”? The term “politically correct” was originally developed to promote Marxism; it is the antithesis of our First Amendment, especially the Freedom of…

Only Informed Voters can “Drain the Swamp”

Published on March 13, 2019 by Gerald L Harbel
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Let me tell you a story about two men. These two men are like two peas in a pod in some ways and like night and day in others. Both men have a desire for the restoration of the United…

The Challenge of Dealing with Referendums like Medicaid Expansion

Published on March 12, 2019 by Former Idaho State Rep. Karey Hanks
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Last November, Idaho voters approved the proposition to expand Medicaid, but the process of getting the program funded and done right, if at all, is not so clear. The proposition passed by voters didn’t speak to how it was to…

Medicaid: Gaming the System

Published on March 10, 2019 by Dr. John Livingston
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We hear from all quarters that health care is a complex issue and solutions are difficult to implement. One political faction argues for a “single payer” command control Health Care system. Conservatives like to point out that we haven’t had…

“Fake News” – In Defense of Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin

Published on March 10, 2019 by Dr. John Livingston
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Late last week Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin posed with and then removed on Facebook a brief meeting she had with two members of The Three Percenters. This group is described by Jeff Taggert in his most recent Idaho Politics…

Idaho House Bill 162

Published on March 9, 2019 by Karen Schumacher
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H.B. 162, Idaho Council on Federal Lands, has passed the house and forwarded to the Senate Resources & Environment Committee for a hearing on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 12:15pm. The purpose of this legislation is providing for a legislative…