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Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 39

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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Why Hillary Will Never Be President: Part Five – Hillary Clinton 101

I am not a Hillary Clinton fan. I honestly don’t know how anyone could be. She has left a trail of lies, criminal behavior, and ineptitude spanning four decades. No matter how hard the left tries to whitewash Hillary’s past, the stains will never come out of the old pantsuit.

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Why Rep. DeMordaunt Would Not Hold a Hearing on Common Core

A bill to eliminate the mandatory SBAC test (central to the Common Core education program) never got a public hearing. You can thank Representative Reed DeMordaunt who was sent along with our other 104 legislators a petition from 35 Idaho organizations representing over 20,000 voters requesting a hearing on the SBAC test and Common Core.

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The Deadly Failure of Gun Free Zones

Pro-Second Amendment Americans are not in any way enlightened by the recent tragedy at the Chattanooga military bases. Rather, we sit back and watch a bad version of the 1980s movie “Groundhog Day”, with a consistent replay of criminals killing helpless victims in gun free zones.

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An Appeal to Heaven

I recently read the story of the “An Appeal to Heaven” flag, its history and the important philosophical concept behind it. Most of us don’t even know there was such a flag and even fewer understand its significance.

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The Global Warming Scam

There has been no bigger lie perpetrated on the people of the world than that of man-made global warming. The integrity of climate research has been compromised by ideological, financial, and political interests.

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Dependent on the Land

We all share one common interest. All our needs are dependent on the land. With such a fundamental interest why can we not find common ground with respect to utilizing our natural resources? 

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Letter to the Editor

Editor: The Founding Father’s principles of liberty are discussed in the book, “The 5000 Year Leap,” by W. Cleon Skousen.

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Epilogue from Traubel’s book, Red Badge (coming 2015)

1988 was a fairly typical election year in the United States. The Cold War was raging as intensely as ever, and the rhetoric in the ideological war between the West and communism was red hot.

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Debt and Social Contracts

The financial struggles of Greece have been in the news off and on since 2010. The country is headed for what appears to be its third “bailout.” For the average citizen, it has been a struggle.

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Big Media: Are They Really Stupid or Unpatriotic Americans!!!

A memorable statement from the movie Forrest Gump is ‘Stupid is as stupid does.’ He may have “looked” stupid, but he did his best not to act that way.

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Promising Panacea

If someone offers you a pill that promises eternal life, don’t take the pill. It’s a panacea, a remedy that falsely claims to solve every problem ever. – Definition of Panacea from Vocabulary.com