Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 40

Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 40

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...
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1st Annual Treasure Valley Liberty Shoot

1st Annual Treasure Valley Liberty Shoot

Contributions are tax deductible and all proceeds will be used for a law suit to challenge the requirement for Common Core in our public schools.
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Obama’s Backdoor Gun Grab

Obama’s Backdoor Gun Grab

We were reminded recently that Obama will do anything he can to grab guns legally or administratively. Idaho Republican State Representative Heather Scott brought this to the forefront just last week by defending the right of U.S. Navy Veteran John...
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Loss of Control in State Contracts Leads to Cronyism and Corruption

Loss of Control in State Contracts Leads to Cronyism and Corruption

Bill Dentzer wrote a great article in the Idaho Statesman August 10th on Idaho’s system of awarding State Contracts, but what he didn’t cover was why no one has tried to fix this byzantine system of 40 years or more.
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2015 Idaho Liberty Expo & Film Festival: ‘The Power to Choose’ — Big Success!

2015 Idaho Liberty Expo & Film Festival: ‘The Power to Choose’ — Big Success!

The Republican Liberty Caucus of Idaho (RLC-ID) hosted their annual Liberty Expo in Coeur d’Alene on August 13 – 15th. This year was quite a spectacular event with 20 substantial conservative speakers, four feature films shown twice each and 3 lun...
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Rep. Ron Mendive to Speak At Hayden Area Tea Party Wed. Aug 19th @ 6:30

Rep. Ron Mendive to Speak At Hayden Area Tea Party Wed. Aug 19th @ 6:30

Leader of the newly formed Hayden Area Tea Party, Jim Polzin, is pleased to announce that Idaho State Representative Ron Mendive will be speaking at their meeting on Wednesday, Aug 19th @ 6:30 at the Hayden Library in the large...
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Idaho No More

Idaho No More

Dear Patriots, I’ve taken sabbatical from the rigors of political rumpus these last few weeks not able to congeal the slop I hear on radio upon occasion to write cognitively about. The respite has felt good even though I’ve grumbled...
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Free Markets vs Intervention

Free Markets vs Intervention

“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.” — Frederic Bastiat
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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

The power to name is the power to control and the power to rename grants the same power over something or someone. For instance, those pushing for abortion understood how repulsive and evil the practice is so they changed the...
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Social INsecurity — How to Phase Out the Fundamentally Flawed System

Social INsecurity — How to Phase Out the Fundamentally Flawed System

Friday, August 14, marks the 80th anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt’s signing of the Social Security Act of 1935 into law. But is this landmark anniversary a cause for celebration? After all, the octogenarian government agency appears to be in worse fin...
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VA Backs Down on Threat to Take Idaho Veteran’s Guns

VA Backs Down on Threat to Take Idaho Veteran’s Guns

When Idaho State Representative Heather Scott learned that the Veterans Administration (VA) was about to descend on a veteran living in her district and confiscate his firearms, she enlisted the power of the Internet.
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Arsenic and the EPA

Arsenic and the EPA

The non-scientific Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandate to lower arsenic levels in drinking water from 50 parts per billion to 10 ppb is not based on scientific research, and will needlessly cost taxpayers millions of dollars to comply.
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