Is Government the Source of our Liberties?

Is Government the Source of our Liberties?

Is Idaho’s Legislature Truly Conservative? What the heck happened during the last weeks of the Idaho legislature? Republicans hold 80% of the seats in both houses and most fancy themselves to be conservative. I am one who watches the daily...
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Get Involved Politically – Step up to the Plate and Take a Swing at Getting Elected

Get Involved Politically – Step up to the Plate and Take a Swing at Getting Elected

We are providing a road map for future legislators How do we find the people who will run for the legislature and become a part of the solution for our state government? The answer is not that simple because the...
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We are asking for your help!

We are asking for your help!

Dear Friends: We at the Gem State Patriot are a not-for-profit service for the people of Idaho. We have been serving Idahoans for nine years and we seldom, if ever, ask for donations. Unfortunately, like so many other conservative organizations,...
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Is it time to say goodbye to our conservative Idaho?

Is it time to say goodbye to our conservative Idaho?

Every day as I listen to the changes taking place in Boise, it becomes more obvious to me that our wonderful conservative state is being lost to the wave of liberalism sweeping over it. As little as 10 years ago,...
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Who are the Lobbyists trying to Kill the Grocery Tax Repeal?

Who are the Lobbyists trying to Kill the Grocery Tax Repeal?

Idahoans have been wondering why, after all the promises by our governor and legislators to repeal the grocery tax, all such attempts have been stopped in committee. We did a little digging and found someone we consider a credible source...
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Axe the Tax on Groceries

Axe the Tax on Groceries

Government is an over-achiever in collecting taxes on nearly everything we do. It’s hard to imagine anything in our everyday life that is not taxed. We are taxed for our homes, our property, our cars, our purchases, our earnings, our...
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Rookie Politicians and On the Job Training

Rookie Politicians and On the Job Training

Why we need experts to fix our infrastructure and growth problems Thank You, Kevin Miller, for having ACHD Commissioner Kent Goldthorpe on your podcast this morning. I believe what we have learned from his comments is that there is no...
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Op-Ed: Can Districts Take ‘No’ for an Answer?

Op-Ed: Can Districts Take ‘No’ for an Answer?

By Ronald Nate, Ph.D. and Lindsey Zea Idaho laws put clear limits on local governments’ taxing, spending, and regulating ability. As sure as water runs downhill though, local governments push for more money and more control. Here’s an example. Let&...
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Control Over Idaho Water (Part 2)

Control Over Idaho Water (Part 2)

The Lemhi river is 60 miles long, as a tributary flows northwest to the Salmon river, feeding into the Snake river, and ultimately flows into the Columbia river. Below is a map of Lemhi River Basin tributaries that are priority...
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Handing over Idaho on a Silver Platter (Part 2)

Handing over Idaho on a Silver Platter (Part 2)

Goals, Agendas and Policies-Exposed. Are Idaho Citizens Being Played? In PART 1 – Handing Over Idaho on a Silver Platter, I shared how Idaho is not that different from other liberal states when it comes to allowing bad policies to...
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Going to the Dogs – The Growing Problem of Fake Service Dogs

Going to the Dogs – The Growing Problem of Fake Service Dogs

We, as Idahoans, are facing a growing health crisis! The cases where disease passes on from dog to man are on the upswing. As we bring our dogs and cats into the house we bring in the probability of flea...
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Could Little’s Budget Cuts Mean Higher Taxes on the Horizion?

Could Little’s Budget Cuts Mean Higher Taxes on the Horizion?

Governor Little has asked all state agencies to cut their budgets by 1% for this year and 2% for next because of falling tax revenues. He has also asked our state colleges to cut their budgets by 1% this year...
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