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Bigger Issues than Who Shut Down Yellowstone

There are larger issues surrounding the “shutdown” than who shut down Yellowstone, Yosemite and the WW II Memorial Park– namely runaway government spending threatening our economic freedom. Facing the reality of $17 trillion national debt and $100+ trillion more in unfunded liabilities (Medicaid, Social Security, and pensions) is just too difficult for many people. It’s far easier to blame the Tea Party, Americans For Prosperity than to tackle the problem.


Environmental Rights and the Constitutions

July 12, 2012

(former Sen. Joe Balyeat) I’ve spent my entire life in MT’s mountains and great outdoors. From a blue-collar family of 14, I’ve lived almost entirely off wild game and fish my entire life. Kayaking, mountain marathon racing, bowhunting and fishing… Enjoying MT’s environmental perks is the substance of my life. And while I wasn’t a [...]

Taxes fill pages of ‘Obamacare’

July 11, 2012

By Joe Balyeat As featured in the Missoulian. Now that the Supremes have decreed Obamacare legal, Nancy Pelosi’s words are never more relevant – “Pass the [2,900-page] bill so you can find out what’s in it.” So, what IS in it? 1. The largest tax increase in history – 21 separate tax increases and new [...]

Freedom and the Fourth – Why it Matters

July 06, 2012 J

The following is the text of speech given by Joe Balyeat, MT State Director on July 2, 2012 during the freedom rally in Livingston. I just want to talk briefly about why the 4th matters… why freedom matters. I want to talk about the connection between economic freedom & prosperity. Winston Churchill said, “Capitalism may [...]

July 2nd Livingston Freedom Rally Draws Over 110 Activists

July 06, 2012 J

Livingston, Mont.—More than 110 activists joined Americans For Prosperity-Montana, the Livingston Tea Party and the Bozeman Tea Party in an Independence Day freedom rally held in the small city by the Yellowstone River. The rally, which focused on the meaning of freedom, also shined a spotlight on the recent US Supreme Court decision on the [...]

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