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Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 47

Welcome to the latest edition of our web-based Gem State Patriot newsletter. This interactive newsletter 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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Testimony at the West Ada School Board

This meeting was to allow the public to comment on what they would like to see in a new Superintendent We have received a fair amount of feedback from our readers on the new West Ada School Board and would like to thank you on behalf of our readers who live in the West Ada […]

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Dorothy Moon Candidate Dist. 8B Representative

Dorothy Moon, a well-known conservative Republican Party leader and former school teacher from Stanley, announced today that she is running to represent District 8 in the state House of Representatives. Moon is seeking the seat held by freshman Rep. Merrill Beyeler. “The current officeholder promised he’d go to Boise and work for conservative values. Instead, […]

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Maybe the most Important Lesson you will ever read about Taxes

David ‘Davey’ Crockett U.S. Representative From 1827-1835 History’s immortals sometimes offer a glimpse of their greatness in events other than those that granted them immortality. Tennessee militia colonel David Crockett, perhaps best known for his role in the 1836 defense of the Alamo, also served three terms in the United States Congress between 1827 and […]

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Starbucks

It should be no surprise that Starbucks has chosen to change its Christmas theme from trees and snowflakes to plain red on their cups. They are just being socially responsible as part of their partnership with the United Nations (UN). In 2008 Starbucks agreed with the UN to embed human rights into their business practices. That means no human […]

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Why All the Hate?

You may be wondering why all the hate. It seems everyone is at each other’s throats. So why? I don’t hate people, I hope that we could all live in peace and prosperity according to the ideals our nation was founded upon. Peace, prosperity and open exchange of ideas are now encumbered by political correctness, […]

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The Modern Face of Liberal Fascism

This past month, the President of the University of Missouri, Tim Wolfe, resigned. Also, Chancellor, R. Bowen Lofting, announced his intentions to step down at the end of the year. This, after students protested “racism” on campus. National Public Radio (NPR) reported that students regarded it as a “surprising David-and-Goliath-type victory”. Are they kidding! It […]

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The Most Un-fair Tax is the ‘Fair Tax’

The word fair when used in the ‘Fair Tax’ is truly an autoantonym or a contronym, i.e. the exact opposite of the meaning you would expect for the word fair. Why? It is really very simple when you actually think about it. In a Fair Tax system poor and middle class folks will continue having […]

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Kansas Universities Prepare for Students Carrying Concealed on Campus

Effective July 1, residents of Kansas may carry a concealed firearm without any type of permit or license, except for students at the state’s universities. For them, the freedom to carry begins July 2, 2017. The Wichita Eagle conducted a survey of students and some administration officials about the new freedom to carry and received […]

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Have Democrats Found a Foolproof Way to Pass Gun Control?

Bucking our society’s leftward lurch has been public opinion on two issues, pre-natal infanticide and Second Amendment-protected rights. In fact, leftists were very quiet on gun control for a long time after some analysts attributed former vice president Al Gore’s 2000 election loss to advocacy of the position. But now gun control is back, and […]

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More Signs the Economy Is Slowing

The latest Empire State Manufacturing Survey issued by the New York Federal Reserve Bank on Monday confirms an increasingly ominous economic trend: The fourth consecutive monthly decline in its index is the longest since early 2009. Its authors didn’t even try to sugarcoat it: Business activity declined for a fourth consecutive month … new orders and […]

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Thoughts on Islam

Certainly not all Muslims are terrorists who are going around blowing people up. In fact, many can be said to be living at peace with their non-Muslim neighbors. Some people contend that the problem is with just a few “extremists” who engage in acts of terror. Clearly, that was the view that George W. Bush […]