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John Livingston

Time for Some Common Sense

“I would rather be governed by the first 2,000 people in the telephone directory than by the Harvard University faculty,” William Buckley famously said. It looks as if his worst fear is being realized. Or by Congress or by many of our State legislators and Governors—especially in Blue States and inner cities. Is Idaho a “Blue […]

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Op-Ed: Fulcher Responds to Biden’s State of the Union Speech

State of the union speeches often make history. Joe Biden’s speech on March 1 re-wrote it. As a member of Congress, constituents contact me every day about major concerns including escalating gas and grocery prices, increasing crime in our cities, and threats facing America due to the open border policy. President Biden said what everyone […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

Will America Ever be Great Again?

It’s time to say, ‘No More Fear’ While the federal government and bumpy Biden try to keep everyone’s eyes on the Russia’s and the Chinese liberal media CNN and CNBC talk about how we need to protect Ukraine at all costs but I never hear any of them volunteering to serve if a war is […]

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The Next Supreme Court Justice

With the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, President Biden has announced that he will nominate a Black woman to the US Supreme Court. Justices are interpreters of the law. They are to be wise individuals who possess a sound understanding of the law and of the Constitution. They also need to be morally sound individuals […]

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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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Political Science Fuzzy Math and Too Many Lies

There was a time that we could actually trust what our government officials told us but that time has long passed and this Covid virus has pushed the American people to the precipice of not believing anything government tells us. Not only can we not trust the government but we cannot trust the press to […]

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What’s Happened to the Democrats?

When I worked at the Bunker Hill Mine in Kellogg, Idaho, most of my associates were Democrats—good Americans. They were family men, hard-working, clean living and reasonable. I don’t recognize them anymore. During the Trump Administration, immigration was under control, we were producing more energy than we needed, and America was bouncing back after the […]

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Congressman Fulcher Condemns the Biden Administration’s Attack on Religious Federal Contractors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee Republican Leader Russ Fulcher (R-ID)  and his committee colleagues sent a letter to Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Marty Walsh expressing opposition to the DOL’s proposed rescission of religious liberty protections for federal contractors.  In the letter, the Members write: “We write in strong opposition to the Department of […]

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A Note of Thanksgiving — This Year’s Turkeys

I would like to give special thanks to some of the people who have been on my mind as of late. First and foremost, I want to thank our President for his climate change program and the huge increase it has caused in the price we pay for fuel for our homes and cars. I […]

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Who the heck are Cloward and Piven?

We may look at circumstances in our society and wonder how our leaders could be so inept as to let those happen. Immigration chaos, the 2008 financial crisis and widening entitlements to name a few. Perusing the Democrat party tactics initiated in the 60’s by Columbia University professors Richard Cloward and Frances Piven can clear […]

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Congressman Fulcher Leads Challenge Against President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON, DC— Shortly after the Department of Labor announced their rule mandating vaccines for businesses with over 100 employees, Congressman Fulcher and his Republican colleagues in the Education and Labor Committee led the effort to introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) to nullify OSHA’s new emergency temporary standard mandating vaccines for private sector employers. The […]

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Congressman Fulcher Answers Idahoans Concerns Over IRS Overreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. — During Congressman Fulcher’s tele-townhall with over 6,500 constituents from Idaho’s First District, there was a clear theme in the questions from the participants: The power and surveillance capabilities of the IRS should not be expanded. Congressman Fulcher commented on the proposed IRS expansion, “These proposals are a flagrant assault on our freedoms. […]

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