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Bryan Smith on War Room With Steve Bannon

On January 30, 2024, I appeared briefly on War Room With Steve Bannon. You can watch a longer clip on Rumble here.

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Democrats control Idaho Senate, GOP narrowly holds House

A report from the Institute for Legislative Analysis, an offshoot of the American Conservative Union, has found that many Idaho state legislators vote as “philosophical Democrats.” This is extremely consistent with the findings of the Idaho Freedom Foundation over the last 10 years, which has shown similar findings year over year. Freedom Foundation’s scoring metrics […]

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Time for Term Limits, Age Limits, or Both?

It has been said that Congress has become a care facility for aging lawmakers and elderly millionaires. What should we do about this?

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Everything You Need to Know About the RNC Summer Meeting

August 31, 2024 Last week I spent August 23-25 in Milwaukee attending the Republican National Committee Summer Meeting. This email will report on some of my takeaways. But First, What Is The Republican National Committee And Who Attends Its Meetings? The Republican National Committee’s main function is to assist the Republican Party of the United […]

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Bryan Smith Elected as Idaho State GOP National Committeeman

Today, in a special meeting of the Idaho Republican State Central Committee, I was elected to serve as your new Idaho State GOP National Committeeman. I want to offer my heartfelt appreciation to everyone who supported me, to our State Chairwoman, Dorothy Moon, and to Nina Beasley and Dale Mortimer for their outstanding nominating speeches. […]

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Response to Trent Clark

Dear Oneida Daily Dispatch Editor: Recently, you republished an article written by Trent Clark. It’s no secret Mr. Clark fully supported Tom Luna for State GOP Chair last summer. Mr. Luna lost his bid for reelection to Dorothy Moon in a landslide. It’s also no secret Mr. Clark believes those who support Dorothy belong to […]

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CEI Fails to Get Passing Grade

In May 2017, Bonneville County voters approved a new taxing district after turning Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC) into a community college. The proponents of the new College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) relied heavily on a Community College Study Panel Report (CCSPR) to advance their argument to create CEI.  In October 2022, CEI announced growth […]

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Don’t Reward Unlawful Conduct

To ensure “transparent and ethical government,” a “public entity” in Idaho cannot use “public funds” to “advocate” for a “ballot measure.” I.C. 74-602 and 74-603(6). A “public entity” includes a “school district.” I.C. 74-603(6). This means neither District 91 nor its employees shall make or authorize an “expenditure” from “public funds” to “advocate” for a […]

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What’s the lesson for you on income taxes?

When our Founding Fathers gave us the United States Constitution, it contained no provision for Congress to tax income. That all changed on Feb. 25, 1913, when Secretary of State Philander C. Knox certified ratification of the 16th Amendment that allowed Congress to tax income. Today, federal income tax rates start at 10% and go […]