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Gem State Patriot 2022 GOP Primary Endorsements

We are now down to just TWO DAYS until the 2022 Idaho GOP Primary Election! Here are our endorsements. Federal Office United States Senator: Brenda Bourn OR Scott TrotterUnited States Representative—District 1: Russ Fulcher (Unopposed in GOP Primary)United States Representative—District 2: Bryan Smith State Constitutional Officers Governor: Janice McGeachinLieutenant Governor: Priscilla GiddingsSecretary of State: Dorothy […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

Taking out Idaho’s Political Trash

When I moved to Idaho 30 years ago from N.Y.C. I was looking for a place to settle with my family and get away from the high taxes and crooked politicians who were firmly in control of most east coast states including N.Y. and N.J. In 1992 Idaho was still a bastion of conservatism and […]

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Forced to Die of Loneliness, Real Impacts for Families

Four years ago, I began service as a state representative in an environment where too many, even in Idaho, are turning their backs on the conservative values of many Idaho families and buying into liberal ideology and big-government solutions. My experience has been exhilarating, challenging, and sobering. Through it all, one thing is crystal clear: […]

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Globalism vs State Sovereignty – The Choice is yours on Tuesday!

Are you ready for Idaho to go “woke,” be forced to wear masks, get fully vaccinated and become a good global citizen? If not, I encourage you to go vote on Tuesday, May 17th, and bring 10 of your like-minded friends to do the same. Idaho is in a perfect storm and if citizens don’t […]

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Could the Legislature Call Itself into Session?

Last Friday, April 29, I participated in a Meet and Greet organized by the Franklin County Republican Central Committee. I shared the stage with Mr. Jim Guthrie. We were asked the same questions. We took turns to respond with no follow-up opportunities. One of the questions focused on whether or not the legislature may convene […]

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Caleb Pirc Announces High-Profile Conservative Endorsements in Legislative Race

(Meridian, Idaho) — This week, Caleb Pirc announced an abundance of high-profile endorsements in support of his bid for Idaho’s State Representative seat in district 21B, including U.S. Congressman Russ Fulcher. “As the only candidate in this race who hasn’t received a dime from special interest groups and corporations but has built our campaign from […]

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We tell the real story

Reprinted with permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation There are several legislative scorecards circulating in Idaho, with scores that vary vastly from one representative to another. How do Idahoans sort through the noise and figure out which scorecards accurately portray which of their representatives stand up for Idaho citizens, and which ones stand up for […]

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Jacyn Gallagher Announces Candidacy For Idaho House of Representatives District 9A

The Non-Establishment, Conservative Candidate Jacyn Gallagher is the Conservative candidate for the Idaho House of Representatives, seat 9A. District 9 deserves strong conservative leadership to protect our Constitutional rights and personal freedoms. With recent redistricting, District 9 now encompasses all of Washington and Payette counties and northwest Canyon County,  The last few years have seen […]

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We learned nothing from the Pandemic

Reprinted with permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation One lesson from the so-called pandemic that should have been learned is that the government’s involvement in healthcare is not making things better for patients. As I’ve pointed out previously, mismanagement by Idaho’s hospital systems over many decades contributed to lack of staff and hospital beds. In […]

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John Livingston

“Self Interest” vs “Selfish Interest”

There is a difference between “self-interest” and “selfish interest”. The difference can be found in the word “selfness”. Today we are watching captains of industry, leaders in academia, our Ecclesiastical leaders in The Church(s), and special interest corporate lobbyists like IACI/IMA/IHA, and the CofC proceed in their own “selfish” interests. Does IACI now control our […]

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Tyler Ricks is running for Idaho House of Representatives District 21

My name is Tyler Ricks and I am running for Idaho House of Representatives District 21 Seat A for the Republican nomination happening May 17th and I would love to have your support! I am running to bring a conservative Republican voice to the State House from Meridian. Meridian is known to be a place […]

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John Livingston

Wisdom and Elections

Peggy Noonan, not a fan I, recently opined: “There are two characteristics of radicals……… both now and forever”. I will paraphrase and apply this to my opinion about liberal economic and political philosophy and what we see coming out of the progressive Democrats in Washington and the Progressive RINOs and their Democratic brethren in Boise. […]

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