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  • Letters to the Editor

    Mar 6, 2024

    Montanans deserve a fair & impartial judiciary By Cory Swanson It's time to let you in on a little secret about America's judicial system: we're doing it wrong. We read every day in the news about a conflict in Montana or somewhere around the country where contentious political issues are being settled in the courtroom. It's become such a regular occurrence that a cottage industry has developed to interpret the legal rulings and their implications for all of us. The newness and novelty of judicial activism has long ago worn off and now it's...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Mar 6, 2024

    The Montana Family Foundation expresses deep disappointment and concern following Judge Krueger's recent ruling to enjoin three critical bills to defend unborn babies: HB 136, HB 171, and HB 140 from the 2021 session. This ruling, issued by Judge Krueger from Butte, undermines the sanctity of life and disregards the values held dear by the people of Montana. HB 136 aimed to protect pain-capable babies by banning abortions after 20 weeks gestation, HB 171 sought to prevent the distribution of abortion drugs via mail, and HB 140 aimed to ensure...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Mar 6, 2024

    In a January 2024 Democrat memo that NBC news exposed, revealed the Democrat Socialist Party strategy for winning the November election for Biden. They plan on using the tired issue of election denial against former President Trump. And we all have seen how they have corrupted our Judicial system to use as a weapon against the GOP. Their Leftist politics go right around our rule of law, The Constitution. The Democrat Socialist Party gets help from the Neocon Globalists. One major player in the destruction of the United States is George Soros....

  • Pastor's Corner

    Mar 6, 2024

    Certainty Part IV Believers Belong To God I remember a time not long ago when I felt safer in the world I live in than I do now. Many people have long believed this is one of the best places in the world. We can have some room to move around in, not be totally overrun by other people, experience freedom, and feel very safe. We are close to a city that offers a place to shop, get medical care, and find various things to do. I never used to think twice about being safe going to Billings. That's changed; I do think about that in several ways, one...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Feb 28, 2024

    Consumers bear the cost when government regulates more By Rep. Greg Oblander The Credit Card Competition Act has emerged as a controversial bill that Congress is expected to take up early this year. Under the guise of increasing competition in the credit card market, this legislation presents some serious threats to small businesses and credit card users. As is so often the case in Washington DC, a harmless-sounding title to a bill can be used to cover for hazardous details. Competition is a good thing, at least when it emerges spontaneously...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Feb 28, 2024

    Two tiers of justice at the Montana Supreme Court By: Senator Greg Hertz "Equal justice under law" is such a foundational principle in our constitutional republic that the phrase is carved in stone above the entrance to the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, here in Montana, it appears that justice is not applied equally. In fact, at the Montana Supreme Court, there are two tiers of justice. There, justice is applied differently depending on the politics of the people in the courtroom. Two court cases, one...

  • Pastor's Corner

    Feb 21, 2024

    Certainties Part III Power Over Sin Suppose you have followed along in this column. In that case, you might remember that in all the uncertainties of life, God has provided us essential certainties. The first one was eternal life (I John 5:13) to those who trust in Jesus Christ for salvation, to save them from their sin. The second was the certainty of answered prayer (I John 5:15). “If we ask anything according to His will, we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, and we know that we have the petitions that we desire of Him.” This is all...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Feb 21, 2024
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    Why do Democrats Want You to Hate Putin? Two years ago Tucker Carlson asked, “Why do Democrats want you to hate Putin? Has Putin shipped every middle class job in your town to Russia? Did he manufacture a worldwide pandemic that wrecked your business? Is he teaching your kids to embrace racial discrimination? Is he making fentanyl?” (Tucker Carlson Tonight, Feb. 22, 2024). More recently he could have added, “Has he flown a spy balloon over the center of your nation, over several military basses, violating your airspace? Has he sent over 30,00...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Feb 21, 2024

    Montana courts are out of control It seems like every day I open the newspaper and read a new decision issued by a Montana court. I'm not a lawyer, but it's becoming apparent to me that our courts are increasingly out of control. There have been many questionable decisions issued by our courts in recent years. One decision, however—Forward Montana v. State of Montana—is so bad that even two of the seven Montana Supreme Court justices noted that the Court had veered from the constitution. There are three separate branches in our system of gov...

  • Pastor's Corner

    Feb 7, 2024

    Answered Prayer Certainties Part II If you read this column a couple weeks ago, we talked about a certainty that exists in an uncertain world. That was eternal life. We can have eternal life, and that life comes through Jesus Christ. I John 5:12 “Whoever has the Son has life.” God says it, so it is true. This passage actually lists 4 more things that we can be confident about. Each of these starts with the phrase, "we may know." We can be confident if we know and are convinced of its truth. So the next one says 1 John 5:15, "we know that we...

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    Harold Pease PhD|Feb 7, 2024

    Deep State War on Texas and the Constitution, States with Texas Joe Biden is expected to bring in at least 15 million unlawful aliens before his term ends. The Biden illegal alien avalanche invasion, starting as a million a month, has accelerated doubling that, to “about 2 million people—from every country on earth—are entering through the US Southern border every year.” It’s killing the economy! In one day more than 8,000 migrants were apprehended at US border (“Biden’s Hope to make Caucasians a Permanent Minority in the United States,” Libe...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Feb 7, 2024

    The response from our government to the COVID-19 crisis will be second-guessed and cross-checked for years to come. Some decisions made sense while some were egregious oversteps. One decision made by the federal government was to put a pause on state governments looking at the qualifications of individuals on the Medicaid programs, traditional as well as expansion. The result of disallowing states to manage their Medicaid programs was a sharp incline of those receiving benefits from Montana Medicaid, qualifying or not. No matter your thoughts...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Jan 31, 2024

    A new way to connect with your legislators There's a new resource available to the public to stay up to speed on what is happening at the Legislature that I'd like to make you aware of. Last year, the Senate Republican caucus launched an email newsletter that anyone can subscribe to receive. It's free, is sent once a month during the interim before next year's legislative session, and you can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time. The newsletter is an official government resource, which means it'll never be campaigning for anyone, ask you for...

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    Harold Pease PhD|Jan 31, 2024

    If I don’t Have Presidential Immunity, Neither Do Biden, Obama or Clinton The words presidential immunity are not in the Constitution. What is in Article II is the required presidential oath to “faithfully execute the Office of President” and “to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.” This with “he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” make the president the custodian of the Constitution. Section 4, of the same Article identifies the major intolerable threats to the executive branch as “Tr...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Jan 31, 2024

    A few weeks ago I was reviewing the WEF meeting of the globalists in Davos Switzerland earlier this year. During my reading I came across a strange statement made by the World Economic Forum founder, Klaus Schwab. During his speeches at this meeting he talked about how the world would be taken over by aliens. I thought that is a strange thing to say. Just what did he mean in his shared thought? Most of us when we think of the word aliens we think of strange beings from outer space or those illegal aliens crossing into our country. In one of...

  • Pastor's Corner

    Jan 24, 2024

    Certainties - 1 I was preaching from the book of Ecclesiastes until I ran into a verse that sidetracked me. It's Ecclesiastes 3:11, particularly the phrase that says, "He has also put eternity in their hearts." The "He" is God, and the "hearts" are people, you and me, our hearts. Have you ever stopped to think about the concept of eternity and where that concept came from? First, we have nothing to compare it to in the natural world. Everything that we know of, everything that we can touch or know about, has a beginning and an ending point....

  • Letters to the Editor

    Jan 24, 2024

    Get to know your judges By: Sen. Barry Usher As you learn about all the candidates for various offices this year, the most important ones are the ones that most Montanans know the least about. The politicians you need to do the most research on are not the would-be congressmen, governors, or even legislators. It's the judges. Although they claim to be above the political fray, judges in Montana are in fact politicians. From the district courts to the state Supreme Court, they're elected. They have to run campaigns, raise money, and their fate...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Jan 24, 2024

    After the terrible ouster of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, it took 22 long days for the Republicans to decide and vote on a new speaker. Mike Johnson was their nominee and who won the most votes. Mike Johnson son of a fireman was born in Shreveport Louisiana January 30, 1972. He is a Lawyer and has fought for our Constitutional amendments. Speaker Mike Johnson defends a Convention of States. Mike Johnson is known as a Christian Nationalist. He follows our nations, Judeo Christianity founding. He is a devoted husband to wife Kelly, a former...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Jan 10, 2024

    October 7, 2023 is a date that Israel and the world will remember.Hamas, a military terrorist group has controlled the Gaza strip in the Middle East since 2006. All people of Gaza are taught to hate Israel and her people. Israel ,a country less than the size of New Jersey state, is surrounded by 26 countries that are Muslim. The Israelis are not welcome by Muslim populations. Hamas launched an attack on October 7, the assault on Israel signals a new bloody chapter in a decades long battle over land and sovereignty. Israel Defense Forces...

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    Harold Pease PhD|Jan 10, 2024

    China is Invading America Without Firing a Shot. Biden Lets Them!! der Patrol, from January through September, [of 2023] more than 24,000 Chinese migrants crossed the border without authorization, about 13 times the number recorded during the same period last year” (Chinese Migration Up at Border as US Marks Anniversary of Repeal of Exclusion Act, By Aline Barros, VOA News, December 25, 2023). And that number was amplified October, November and-December. The vast number of those from China are military-aged men without accompaniment of wives o...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Jan 3, 2024

    "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." - John Quincy Adams When it comes to watching political party politics play out, being "on the outside looking in" can be helpful in judging the ruses among players in the game. Experience within the Republican Party as a candidate and office holder, along with observation from "the outside" after resigning from the party, is impressing upon me a very strong cynicism about what has transpired and is transpiring in...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Jan 3, 2024

    Consumer panic peaks during the Joe Biden economic plan dubbed, Bidenomics that has proven itself to have failed. Bidenomics especially in rural areas like Roundup Montana seems to have lost itself. Rural America has seen the effects of inflation by 86%. Distress signals of the Rural Americans and city residents in their personal economy show in the use of credit cards and also in local pawn shops. In a Fox Business report in June,it showed that Americans are going to pawn shops to pawn off valuable items in order to buy food and to keep their...

  • Slow court process likely to create problems

    Jan 3, 2024

    By: Sen. Jason Ellsworth This column could be considered an open letter to Montana judges and justices, as well as the various agencies and parties engaged in lawsuits over legislation from the 2023 and 2021 legislative sessions. It's also meant to inform Montanans about how ongoing litigation could impact future legislative sessions and, more fundamentally, their own ability to know and understand the current laws of our state. I write today not to submit another critique of political biases and integrity within the judicial branch, which...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Harold Pease PhD|Dec 27, 2023

    White House Censorship Through Facebook and Instagram Continues We have known since July that “Facebook and Instagram altered their content moderation policies and censored posts under pressure from the [Biden] White House,” this from “never-before-released internal documents, obtained via Judiciary Committee subpoenas” headed by Congressman Jim Jordan. These have been presented in at least three rollouts since, called The Facebook Files 1-III. But the purpose of censorship is to keep what this committee has revealed, through incontestable docu...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Dec 27, 2023

    Since 2020 the United States intelligence has discovered that the former President of Venezuela, Nicolas Manduro Moros had been working alongside Middle Eastern terrorist groups to promote cocaine drug sales and weapons. The Venezuelan Cartel de Los Soles has also worked with foreign terrorist groups like the Iranian funded Hamas to train young Venezuelan men as terrorists to fight against the United States in order to kill Americans and destroy our nation from within.Hamas has several clandestine terrorists training camps throughout...

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