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Each Loss a Step Toward Tyranny

October 10, 2012

                                                              Each Loss a Step Toward Tyranny      I attended a meeting of the Bozeman planning board last night where the board was scheduled to discuss Equine Zoning in the Bozeman donut.      I was amazed at the ideas that the planners and the planning board committee seemed to think that they had a [...]

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The Fight Goes On

October 3, 2012

The Fight Goes On!      I have been silent most of the summer while I enjoyed some family time.      On September 27th I signed up to keep running for Steve White’s commissioner seat as a “write-in” candidate.  As most of you know I am a firm believer in our U.S. Constitution as well as [...]

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The Freedom Tax

June 9, 2012

                                                                  The Freedom Tax      Steve White won the primary – no surprise.  I am sure that it made Skinner, Murdock and Lambert breathe a sigh of relief.  Imagine what trouble it would cause them if I got elected to the commission and they had to be confronted with the Constitution all the time! [...]

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Culpable Ignorance

June 9, 2012

                                                              Culpable Ignorance      The primary is over and I want to thank the 2000 + people who voted for me. Considering the fact that I did not spend a nickel campaigning I am quite happy with the result.  However, the fight is not over.  I plan to keep running as a write-in candidate.  [...]

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Gootkin for Sheriff

May 23, 2012

                                                          Gootkin for Sheriff      Remember the law enforcement pay scandal here in Gallatin County where the commissioners and the county attorney did their “end run around the law” as Judge John Brown called it?      Remember that Sheriff Cashell could not stop his deputies from pursuing the lawsuit that cost us taxpayers 4 million [...]

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More Regulatory Taking

May 23, 2012

                                                              More Regulatory Taking      I read a letter to the editor in last week’s Western Ag Reporter concerning another regulatory taking of property rights being considered by our esteemed Gallatin County Commissioners.      I spoke with the author of the letter, Mike Elmose, of Three Forks, who is one of about 20 landowners [...]

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Hubris

May 11, 2012

                                                                  Hubris      I learned a new word today that I think is worth sharing, in light of our present county bureaucracy.  Hubris:  extreme haughtiness, pride or arrogance.  Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one’s own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in [...]

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Rothing vs. White

May 4, 2012

                                                                        Rothing vs. White      During my brief time campaigning for Steve White’s commissioner seat I am finding just about what I expected to find.  Steve is well-liked and considered by most to be the conservative one of the commissioners.  I agree with that assessment but it is like saying; compared to Obama, Clinton was [...]

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To Gallatin County Rebublicans

May 1, 2012

  May 1, 2012 Dear Gallatin County Republicans,     My name is Pete Rothing.  I was just looking at your “Gallatin Republicans” website and was glad to see that your “what we believe” statements reflect true Republican values.  I am, however, deeply disturbed by the fact that your website, seemingly, proudly displays Marty Lambert and [...]

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Letter to the Editor

January 21, 2012

       Thanks to Michael Tucker for announcing my candidacy for County Commissioner in the Belgrade News.  I did, however, want to clarify a few points.  The regulations I am opposing are not exactly handed down from the federal government.  If you all will remember the commissioners’ attempt to do “donut zoning” after their attempt [...]

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