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John Livingston

When Fighting a Worthy Opponent

A tip of the hat to Governor Brad Little. I have lived in Idaho for almost 40 years, and I have not watched a more effective State of The State Address. Lacking the retail political skills and charisma of his predecessor or the ability to connect with the people like a Cecil Andrus or the […]

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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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Restoring America through Classical Education – Part I

Over the past month, I have had the distinct opportunity to visit the Treasure Valley Classical Academy which opened my eyes as to how we can restore our country. Upon entering this old rehabilitated school in Fruitland, Idaho, I was reminded of the grammar school I attended when I was a child. Upon entering I […]

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Why is Superintendent Ybarra Ignoring Children with Dyslexia?

I feel I have no choice but to write to you. Maybe, this time, you will read a letter? It has become incredibly clear over the past 4 years you have no interest in meeting with me or anyone from the team in Idaho that supports children with Dyslexia. Maybe you will take a few […]

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John Livingston

WINNING “Divided WE Fall (Fail) — United We STAND”

Six weeks ago, I proposed a remedy to the problem that conservatives have in this year’s Republican Governor’s primary. Just like 3 years ago our incumbent Governor will win the primary with less than 40% of the vote. I suggested a series of debates between the three conservative candidates and any other Republican Primary candidate […]

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John Livingston

Cronyism Cartelism, and Corruption

Conservatives running in Statewide and local races in Idaho are doing a very poor job of connecting with moderates—not all moderates are RINOs, when it comes to defining the penultimate issues that are important to everyday working men and women and their families they need to connect. The people who pay taxes, go to work […]

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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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I Once Was Blind but Now Can See (Part 3)

Brad Little is not the Leader Idaho Needs Brad Jay Little was born and raised in Emmett, Idaho where he and his family still reside. He is a graduate of Emmett High School and the University of Idaho in Moscow where he earned a degree in agribusiness. His Grandfather was known as the “Idaho Sheep […]

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PRESS RELEASE: President Trump Endorses Janice McGeachin for Idaho Governor!

BOISE, Idaho — President Trump has formally endorsed Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin in her campaign to be the next Governor of Idaho. “Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin has been a true supporter of MAGA since the very beginning,” said President Trump. “She is brave and not afraid to stand up for the issues that matter […]

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PRESS RELEASE: McGeachin meets with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago.

PALM BEACH, Florida — Following their successful meeting in June, Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin met with President Donald Trump for a second time on Tuesday to discuss important issues related to Idaho, education, and their unified efforts to promote a strong America First agenda. “It is such an honor to meet personally with President […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Rep. Dorothy Moon Running for Idaho Secretary of State

America’s system of free and fair elections is under attack, and that threatens the continued existence of our Republic. At the same time, our state’s entire economy is weighed down by federal land mismanagement.  For these reasons, I have decided to ask voters for their support as I run for the Republican nomination for Idaho […]

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Bryan Smith: Why I’m running for Congress

Last Saturday, I announced that I’m running for Congress to replace Mike Simpson in the United States House of Representatives. For over 20 long years, Simpson has been in Washington where he’s voted for amnesty for illegals, massive spending increases, bigger government, and gun control. And now he’s joined radical environmentalists to destroy four dams […]