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Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 31

Welcome to the new, web-based Gem State Patriot newsletter. Instead of a single PDF file, this newsletter is interactive, allows comments and discussion, and can be easily shared via social media. Please enjoy the following articles included in this edition of the Gem State Patriot.

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Stop Forcing Government Education Programs on Idaho

As you know I’ve been personally involved in this battle on fixing our education system and getting rid of Common Core for the past 2 years, so I do appreciate that you are spending time with parents who care enough about their children to homeschool them. Outside of a private school this is the only […]

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Medicaid Expansion or Corporate Theft? You Decide

In a recent Idaho Statesman article “IDAHO HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS TICK HIGHER” we are finally seeing the beginning of the end of the Obama Battle Cry. The president said “His health care law is reducing the overall costs – $1,800 in people’s pockets.” We all know what has really happened. Costs have doubled in many […]

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Have You Joined the Circus?

It has been about five years since our television went flying out the second floor window of our home. Since then we’ve seen glimpses of the outrageous “made for television” events which are effectively pitting American against American within a kaleidoscopic odyssey of hate. Not for some time with my financial support I must add. […]

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Global-warming Skeptics Know More Climate Science, Study Shows

A new study by Yale University Professor Dan Kahan confirmed that skeptics of the controversial anthropogenic global-warming theory — or realists, as they often call themselves — know more about climate science than AGW theorists. The latest findings directly contradict the myths, or lies, put forward by man-made warming alarmists about the countless scientists and […]

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Qualifications for the Job of President

With his declaration of candidacy for President, Senator Ted Cruz has unfortunately launched the Republican Party into the same realm of lawlessness traversed by the Democratic Party when its delegates nominated Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Neither man is eligible to be President based upon the qualifications listed in the U.S. Constitution.

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What You Don’t Know About Idaho’s Attorney General

Lawrence Wasden, Idaho Attorney General, Aspen-Rodel Fellow (Class of 2007) When you realize what Lawrence Wasden is part of, you will have a better understanding of why he comes down on the wrong side of the issues as frequently as he can politically get away with.

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Liberty Amendment Distortions

Reprinted with permission of John Birch Society “Desperate times call for desperate measures” must be the mantra of some of those organizations working to get a constitutional convention. Their desperate measures include whipping their supporters into a frenzy to malign JBS as their main enemy, responsible for all evils that have befallen this great Republic. […]

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Open Letter to Our Honorable U.S. Representatives Labrador and Simpson and U.S. Senators Crapo and Risch

Idaho should be proud of having the best voting record in the U.S. Congress for the 113th Session. You four representatives of Idaho’s citizens have done a stellar job for the most part in voting with the Constitution as reported in The Freedom Index at jbs.org for the 2 years just completed by the 113th […]

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America Must ‘Patriot Up’

PATRIOT: ‘A person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.’ The roots of America’s greatness are deeply steeped in the wisdom of our Constitution. Our many successes come from the attraction to and application of that very rule of law protecting the freedoms for personal ambition and […]

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Israel, Iran and the United States Constitutional Crisis

Israel’s recent elections, the ongoing negotiations with Iran to allegedly control that Islamic nation’s access to nuclear weapons and the ongoing dissolution of Constitutional government in the United States are all segments of the same situation. Israel’s voter turnout is in the range of over 80% and it not mandatory as was recently suggested by […]

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Letter to the Legislature on the Grocery Tax

Dear Members of the Legislature: I write to you today, urging the elimination of the tax on groceries. I cite four reasons for doing so: 1) The tax on groceries disproportionately hurts working poor families; 2) Idaho’s low income levels make regressive taxes like sales taxes more onerous; 3) Increased economic activity will generate more […]