Saturday, 20 April 2019

America Must ‘Patriot Up’

Published on April 1, 2015 by Rich Loudenback
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PATRIOT: ‘A person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.’ The roots of America’s greatness are deeply steeped in the wisdom of our Constitution. Our many successes come from the attraction to…

Israel, Iran and the United States Constitutional Crisis

Published on April 1, 2015 by Tom Brennan
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Israel’s recent elections, the ongoing negotiations with Iran to allegedly control that Islamic nation’s access to nuclear weapons and the ongoing dissolution of Constitutional government in the United States are all segments of the same situation. Israel’s voter turnout is…

Letter to the Legislature on the Grocery Tax

Published on March 31, 2015 by Steve Ackerman
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Dear Members of the Legislature: I write to you today, urging the elimination of the tax on groceries. I cite four reasons for doing so: 1) The tax on groceries disproportionately hurts working poor families; 2) Idaho’s low income levels…

Transparency According to Governor Otter?

Published on March 26, 2015 by Bob "Nugie" Neugebauer
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We find Governor Otter’s guest opinion in a recent issue of the Idaho Statesman “Idaho is serious about increasing transparency” amusing and at best disingenuous. We realize our Governor was talking about Idaho’s Public Records Act, but why do we…

Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 30

Published on March 15, 2015 by Gem State Patriot News
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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…

Will GOP Use Kerry’s “We Didn’t Know” NAFTA Defense on TPP?

Published on March 15, 2015 by William F. Jasper
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— This article is reprinted in part with the permission of The New American magazine — After voting for “Fast Track” for NAFTA and then for NAFTA itself, then-Senator John Kerry (shown in pink tie) professed total surprise when a…

WikiLeaks Publishes Key Chapter of Secret TPP Agreement

Published on March 15, 2015 by William F. Jasper
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— This article is reprinted with the permission of The New American magazine — On November 13, 2013, WikiLeaks released to the Internet what appears to be a portion of the secretly negotiated draft version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)…

What Good Would A Con-Con Do?

Published on March 15, 2015 by Stephen Dunham
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According to the Freedom Index, found in the New American magazine, our federal elected representatives have a long way to go toward voting for legislation, based on the Constitution. The Freedom Index chooses the 40 most important pieces of legislation…