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Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 52

Welcome to Volume 52 of the 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. Need a website?I can help. Was the Wildlife Refuge Takeover for Nothing? We Don’t Believe it […]

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Was the Wildlife Refuge Takeover for Nothing? We Don’t Believe it was; Here’s Why

In my opinion, the only important thing that was accomplished at Burns, Oregon was to make light of the overreach and heavy handedness of our government bureaucrats when dealing with ranchers and farmers rights. The one mistake they made was to make this stand in Oregon because of the liberal nature of their elected officials. […]

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Brad Little for Governor? Are you kidding me?

Lt. Governor Brad Little recently wrote an Op-Ed for the Times News, and we would like to address this article which has all of the appearances of a man running for Governor. He starts off talking about his hometown of Emmett, and how it suffered a devastating loss with a major employer of the town […]

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Me thinks Senator Winder doth protest too much. The question is WHY?

Why does it not surprise me that Senator Winder is inserting himself into this recall of the four West Ada School District Trustees? Many of us believe that this is not about the ability of the trustees to run the school board, but about the $400 million budget that they will have control over. Many […]

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Higher Taxes Continue to Stress Our Idaho Citizens

Isn’t it nice that the legislature brings on a new tax package and guess who gets the short end of the stick again? The lower and middle income taxpayers of Idaho. Yet year after year we vote the same people back into office and expect a different result. This is Einstein definition of insanity. If […]

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Don’t make another dumb decision on Medicaid Expansion

While our Legislators explore a case for Medicaid Expansion with bills 1204 and 1205 the Idaho Freedom Foundation appears to be the lone white knight in this battle to keep Medicaid costs at bay in our state. Once again our so called conservative legislators have two bills before them that in essence could at some […]

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Should You Worry About The Economy?

Having been a student of the stock markets and the economy as a profession for more years than I care to mention, it always pains me when I see the beginnings of a recession in the making. After the Great Recession of 2008/9, we have come a long way back in terms of the stock […]

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It will take more than the Freedom Caucus

Congressman Labrador is on target when he talks about our biggest problem being the $19 trillion in national debt and the fact that when we look at cutting budgets we have to look no only at bloated social programs but at bloated military programs as well. We have had 24 years of one hand washing […]

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Shawn Keough, Repentant Sinner or Frightened Legislator

Shawn is trying to take back a bad decision made by her and the other RINOs in the legislature to put more tax burdens on the taxpayers who could least afford the gas tax hike and registration fee hikes passed last year. It’s time for the voters of Dist. 1 to retire Shawn Keough before […]

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Freebies? You’re Not That Stupid, Are You?

“Nothing is more sad than the death of an Illusion.” – Arthur Koestler 1905 to 1983 – Disillusioned Stalinist turned Anti-Totalitarian. The late, not so great Soviet Union’s citizens experienced a life of guarantees for all the necessities of life, meager as it was: Education, Home (make that apartment,) Job, Medical Care & Retirement. Literally […]

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What Will Really Happen in a Constitutional Convention?

In this beyond highly politicized world today, who in their right mind would believe convention delegates would send the results to state legislators for endless debate and legal challenges lasting months or maybe years for such ratification? Or would you believe they would select like-minded delegates for ‘safe’ special ratifying conventions with hand-picked members, all […]

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The Big Question: How Will Our ‘A’ Team Vote On TPP?

Will Senators Risch and Crapo and Congressmen Labrador and Simpson vote to retain America’s sovereignty and independent negotiating strengths or will we be surrendered to the demands of globalists. That is the question in the life or death vote for our Republic’s future awaiting their decisions on the looming Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) vote. Real […]