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Dear Friends: We at the Gem State Patriot are a not-for-profit service for the people of Idaho. We have been serving Idahoans for nine years and we seldom, if ever, ask for donations. Unfortunately, like so many other conservative organizations, we suffer from time to time from a lack of recognition of the services we […]

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Just How ‘Red’ is the State of Idaho?

You will be surprised Misinformation has become prevalent just about everywhere you look and here is an excellent example. There was an article published by the “Coeur d’ Alene/Post Falls Press on April 7 titled “Idaho is becoming redder” that caused me to write this piece. Our current Secretary of State Phil McGrane during a […]

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“Get Dorothy Moon”

Since the moment of Dorothy Moon’s landslide victory at the 2022 Idaho State Convention, former chairman Tom Luna, his unhinged sidekick Trent Clark and fellow travelers have been waging a disinformation campaign to discredit and depose Madam Chairman Dorothy Moon. They formed the ironically titled “Gem State Conservatives” PAC and are using funds from undisclosed […]

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Nullification

Much has been written about the difficulties that are in abundance throughout America, but often there are few concrete solutions offered that can be instituted for correction. Taking a look at what our Founders saw as solutions may be a place to start. What options were made available to states for reigning in a government […]

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Guest Opinion: Cleveland will Protect Dams and Idaho Water

A Guest Opinion by Scott Cleveland, Candidate for Representative of 2nd Congressional District I’m Scott Cleveland and I’m the Republican candidate for Idaho’s U.S. House of Representatives 2nd Congressional District on May 21st. My opponent is career politician, Mike Simpson. While Mike Simpson has supported the dairy industry in the past, his position has changed, […]

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John Livingston

Turkey Sightings at the Capitol

My wife Lynn and I are privileged to live on The Plantation (now referred to as The River Club) golf course in Garden City. Every year we anxiously await the “coming home to roost” of the wild turkeys. This event seems to coincide with The Idaho Legislature winding down and always occurs during the last […]

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Labrador Letter: Combatting Biden’s Extremist Environmental Agenda

Dear Friends, I have exciting news to share with you. Working closely with my counterpart in Kentucky, we handed a significant defeat to the Biden Administration and their extremist environmental agenda through a lawsuit we filed at the end of last year. The suit was decided last week in a Kentucky district court and the […]

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Labrador Letter: The Immigration Crisis

Dear Friends, The immigration crisis at our Southern border has reached a critical mass and just this month we are seeing a blizzard of activity between the states and the Biden Administration, SCOTUS, the circuit courts, and assorted parties, all to determine who has the authority to enforce federal laws when the federal government abrogates […]

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Illegal Immigration Creates a False Economy

Last week Jesse Wates made some very interesting comments during his monologue about all of these jobs that Biden claims he has created. His message was very clear that almost all of these jobs went to foreigners and this Biden economic boom has done little to help middle-class Americans. Even the chairman of the Fed […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

Paying a High Price to Indoctrinate and Indebt our Children

Many Idahoans are still under the impression that we are still a “Red” state when indeed we have crossed the Rubicon of liberalism in our most populated counties a long time ago. In my opinion, this change has taken place because of the universities that promote liberalism in their curriculums. This is how many conservative […]

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Hate On Display

It seems like our governments are populated with sociopaths that would rather blow up our institutions and economy than give power back to the people. Let’s examine the recent alleged incident where a man in a truck assaulted the University of Utah’s women’s basketball team. “Assault” because an assault can be verbal if it induces […]

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Idaho’s bloated DEI bureaucracies at public universities are growing

Reprinted with permission of Idaho Freedom Foundation A recent Idaho Freedom Foundation report revealed that Idaho’s public university system is spending nearly $6 million on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) administrators. A previous estimate in February 2022, found that spending on DEI administrators across Idaho’s higher education system was around $2.2 million. In two years, the […]

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John Livingston

We are a Christian People

Why is it that almost every year as if on cue a legion of pollsters comes out during the Easter season to inform us that church attendance is way down and that our society is becoming less religious? Gallup published such a poll yesterday 4 days prior to Good Friday. Only 21 percent of Christians […]

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