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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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John Livingston

Honor vs Retribution

Three things make earth unquiet. And four she cannot brook. The godly Agar counted them And put them in a book – Proverbs 30: (Author insert) I watched with sadness and disappointment the Idaho House of Representatives Hearing on the Ethics Committee recommendation for censoring Rep. Priscilla Giddings. The officious sanctimonious stench emanating from the […]

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Idaho’s Do Nothing Legislature

Looks like the taxpayers of Idaho just got shortchanged again as the special legislative session yielded nothing but a resolution condemning President Biden’s vaccine mandates. IACI wins again as 30 bills were presented to the legislature in this special session and as usual, all these bills were either killed by committee chairman or killed in […]

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Representative Priscilla Giddings Addresses the House on Ethics Vote

This is the original transcript so any typos are not ours but made by the recording secretary THANK YOU. >> MR. SPEAKER, THANK YOU. FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES, FOR ALL THE HEARTFELT, IN-DEPTH COMMENTARY. I WILL TELL YOU, THIS IS PRETTY SURREAL TO HAVE THAT MANY CAMERAS ON YOU IN FRONT OF IDAHO’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST […]

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You Will Get Vaccinated

On November 15, 2021 the Idaho House of Representatives will reconvene to discuss the federal government Covid-19 vaccine mandate which is now temporarily blocked by a federal appeals court. However, this mandate has now been extended to include health care workers who provide care to Medicaid and Medicare recipients that will add to the devastating […]

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Workers Are People, Not Mice

The world is a bit hysterical these days, there is a palatable fear about the virus and public health. But we must be careful to prevent fear from destroying freedom. People should not be forced into medical decisions they are not comfortable with—especially in an experimental setting. The Declaration of Independence states “…all Men are […]

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Vaccination or Termination

This vaccine controversy is going to become even more heated as time goes on but let’s look at what is happening with the number of adverse events that have taken place since December of last year. Every Friday, The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) makes public all vaccine injury reports. Data released July 9, […]

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Does Anybody Care?

There are several things our State Legislature and Governor could do to help all Idahoans this next legislative session. They could make food cheaper by repealing the grocery tax. They could make owning a business and owning a home or property easier for everyone but especially for those on the margins, by creating a fair […]

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Was Justice Served or Slapped on a Platter?

The Gem State has received many e-mails on the Bundy Schmidt verdict and there seems to be quite a bit of controversy surrounding the testimony of several of the prosecutions witnesses. Let’s first discuss our old friend Scott the Rhino Bedke our House speaker who appears to have had either a lapse of memory or […]

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What I want in a Government Servant

Public policy is built upon political philosophy. For conservatives the predicate for our political philosophy is built on the moral and ethical truths that have been handed down to us from the ancients of Athens and Greece and Israel, the Church Father’s, Magna Carta, The Common Law, and the Enlightenment philosophers. A unique political philosophy […]

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A Bad Grade for Idaho

We are getting down to the end of our legislative session in Idaho. I am a big fan of the Idaho Freedom Index. In the 35 years I have lived in Idaho my home has always been in one of the two most liberal legislative districts—16 and 19. My current State Senator is Grant Burgoyne […]

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Governor Little knows how to pull the wool over Idaho’s eyes

The reason we have legislatures is to represent the people. Unfortunately, we see total disregard for ours by our governor with the veto of SB 135 and SB 1136, which passed both chambers with overwhelming support. These bills would have limited governor Littles’s emergency powers to no more 60 days. The bills also stated that […]