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When Hospitals become too Big, Doctors become Drone Employees

It is truly sad what has happened to the two major hospitals in the Treasure Valley, as it now appears that their commitment is to their bottom line and not the welfare of their patients. In this issue of the Gem State Patriot, we have a letter from a Washington County Commissioner Kirk Chandler who […]

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Is This Any way to run a Hospital?

St. Luke’s and My Covid Experience This experience started in August when I got a head cold and it went into my lungs. I had a prior chest injury from 26 years before and have had this issue all through those years. I would be one of those that are considered having a prior issue […]

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Mike Simpson Fails to Stand-Up for Pro-Life Community, Again

Idaho Falls, ID – An amicus brief on a Mississippi abortion law banning abortions after 15 weeks was filed in July 2021 by a large coalition of interested parties, urging the Supreme Court to recognize state government as the proper level of authority to settle controversy on that matter.  Over 200 members of Congress signed onto […]

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The True Spreaders of Misinformation

Everyone might not be aware that there are four principles every journalist is encouraged to use in their practice: Seek Truth and Report It, Minimize Harm, Act Independently, and Be Accountable and Transparent. Journalist Code of Ethics often include truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness, and public accountability. However, it seems these principles are only attributed […]

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A Divided Country – Will We Have Another Awakening?

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” -2 Chronicles 7:14 There have been many observers that have made the comparison that our […]

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John Livingston

Time to Start Living

The medical profession in Idaho was built on the shoulders of giants. One such giant was Dr. Charles “Fuzzy” Stuart. Dr. Stuart was a WILLIAM OSLER FELLOW at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Osler was one of the founding fathers of American Academic Medicine. When Dr. Stuart came to Idaho, he was one […]

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John Livingston

No Jesus—No Liberty

Over the past four years Mr. Ted Weiland has posted behind several of my articles making the point that there is a difference between the American People and the governance system set up by our Founding Fathers. He made such a post last week behind an article in The Gem State Patriot by Bob Shillingstad. […]

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John Livingston

False Science

There has always been a conflict between “science and politics”. Politicians have forever tried to usurp the “authority of science” and use it to support a political narrative. This is what happened when Pope Urban the VIII—truly a man of science he, put his close friend Galileo Galilei under house arrest for Galileo’s support of […]

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John Livingston

What’s Right is Right

After taking a required theological ethics course in college, I was impressed with the complexities that had been introduced into our thinking by academicians, ethicists and theologians, and even legal scholars about issues of right and wrong that almost always are simple to resolve in our own hearts and minds. We are guided by both […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Staff at the Gem State Patriot

What a Year 2021 Has Been We would like to thank each and every one of our subscribers for your participation in both reading and sharing our newsletter. As 2021 comes to a close, there is much to look back on and contemplate as this has been quite a tumultuous year. From the kooks promoting […]

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Political Science Fuzzy Math and Too Many Lies

There was a time that we could actually trust what our government officials told us but that time has long passed and this Covid virus has pushed the American people to the precipice of not believing anything government tells us. Not only can we not trust the government but we cannot trust the press to […]

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1776 Versus 1789 – The Great Reset or The Great Awakening?

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” — John Adams The French and American Revolutions happened within a dozen years of one another, yet they centered around two very different concepts of individual liberty. For the French, the goal was to […]