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Thou Shalt Not…

Thou Shalt Not…
ShareLIVINGSTON, MONT. — A Montana judge ordered the state’s Commission on Political Practices James Murry Monday to turn over materials that were stolen from a political consultant’s car and trafficked across state lines to Democrat state appointees for use in an election-eve attack on Republican candidates. Judge Nels Swandal of Montana’s Sixth Judicial District ruled that...

Esp: “Do as I say, not as I doR...

Esp: “Do as I say, not as I do”
SharePerhaps it was wounded pride, or maybe because his term in the House was over December 31, 2012.  Who knows?  But for some reason John Esp filed a formal complaint against Bob Faw, Doug Lair and Terry Baird for a letter  (signed by Faw and Lair and postage paid by Baird) mailed to Sweet Grass county residents in June of 2010, over two and one-half years ago.  Esp claims the...

The Real Scandal

The Real Scandal
ShareNearly all citizens regard transparency in government as a cornerstone for accountability. Why? Because history shows that if lawmakers have a blank check and police powers, they tend toward tyranny, not self-restraint. Government restraints are enshrined in the Constitution, a response to the historical abuses of the British crown (click here). Conversely, protections for private...

Pig Tales

Pig Tales
ShareThe Montana Policy Institute has done it again.  This year’s Montana Pig Tales, Wasted Treasure in the Treasure State, is a gold mine of information about how the State of Montana spends our money.  Did you know that Montana gets back $1.77 in Federal money for every dollar its’ residents pay in taxes?  That’s up about 15% from last year.   While State workers...

Frontline & PBS

Frontline & PBS
ShareConcerned Citizens of Sweet Grass County is sponsoring two free showings of Big Sky, Big Money, a documentary produced by Frontline, a Public Broadcasting System (PBS) contributor.    In our next post, we will examine the issues discussed in the documentary, but first we ought to find out just who and what Frontline and the Public Broadcasting System are, what they have said in...