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Welcome to the United Nations of Idaho Lobbyists!

Well, here is something interesting that affects every citizen of Idaho. Lobbying is defined as “The process of influencing public and government policy at all levels: federal, state, and local.” A lobbyist is an individual who provides “local, state, and federal policymakers with points of view on public policy issues.”

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Idaho Property Rights Under Attack

Yes, Idaho is under attack from without and from within. Here in Gem County we are watching what took place in Payette County: the corruption of the county officials with the gas and oil industry.

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A Semblance of Fairness, A Semblance of Truth

For those who attended the special session of the Idaho legislature, this report will be a painful reminder of the proceedings. For others who are barely familiar with the event, it may serve as a point of information, lost in the near distant past and a precursor of the future if nothing is done to […]

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Think You Own Your Property and Mineral Rights? Think Again

Do you own your mineral rights? That was a question that I didn’t think should be at the top of my list when I bought my house. Until that is I found out about HB 464 with a quick google search combined with the term “authority over all persons and property public and private”; that […]

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Reality Denial

It’s been said that we get the government we deserve. I guess we’ve been really, really bad for the last couple decades. The majority of Americans are utterly clueless about truth and reality while accepting the skillfully presented poisonous lies being fed us from the education sector, big media news and the entertainment industry that […]

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The Price of Liberty

The Declaration of Independence brought unique individual liberty to our country. It states that Man’s rights come from a Divine Creator and that government was to serve man and not enslave him.

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Obama Issues 19 Classified Directives Changing Laws Passed by Congress

— Reprinted with Permission of The John Birch Society — Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.” — Lord Acton

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Will Team Obama-Boehner-McConnell Get TPA Through Congress?

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, better known as Fast Track) giving President Obama what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) admitted is “an enormous grant of power, obviously, from a Republican Congress to a Democratic president.”

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PODCAST: Bob Neugebauer talks with JBS Coordinator Tom Munds

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Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 36

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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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Needs to be Reeducated

Recently Secretary Duncan lambasted Oklahoma after the state repealed Common Core Standards. Without coming right out and saying that they will cut off federal funds for No Child Left Behind, which would have put him in a proverbial corner and you know how politicians are, never paint yourself into a corner. More states are choosing […]

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Insurance Rates to Rise 25 to 30% along with Exchange Fees — Are There Any Alternatives?

We predicted this back in 2012 when our legislators were debating HB248 that if indeed they voted to put in a state health care exchange that not only rates for insurance, but fees would rise dramatically in the next few year. They did not heed our warning and instead did what the lobbyists who paid […]

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