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America Must ‘Patriot Up’

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 and application of that very rule of law protecting the freedoms for personal ambition and […]

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Israel, Iran and the United States Constitutional Crisis

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 in the range of over 80% and it not mandatory as was recently suggested by […]

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Letter to the Legislature on the Grocery Tax

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 make regressive taxes like sales taxes more onerous; 3) Increased economic activity will generate more […]

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PODCAST: Tea Party Bob and Steve Ackerman Talk About Taxes in this Legislative Session

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Transparency According to Governor Otter?

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 need a special “Transparency and Ethics” law to have public officials we are paying to […]

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PODCAST: The truth about Medicaid Expansion with Tea Party Bob, Steven Thayn, and Dr. John Livingston

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Bob Neugebauer interviews Art Thompson, CEO of the John Birch Society (JBS)

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PODCAST: Bob Neugebauer interviews Stephanie Zimmerman and Mila Woods on Common Core

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Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 30

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 of the Gem State Patriot.

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

— 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 NAFTA court trampled U.S. state laws and overruled U.S. courts — precisely as this magazine […]

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WikiLeaks Publishes Key Chapter of Secret TPP Agreement

— 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) agreement. Although the entire agreement reportedly runs over 1,000 pages and covers nearly every conceivable […]

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What Good Would A Con-Con Do?

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 and determines how each congressman votes for or against the Constitution on each of those […]

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