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 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 11, 2019 

Montana Viewpoint

Representative Justin Amash, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, may be the most principled man in American...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 27, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

An inflammatory statement by an Oregon state senator has encouraged a militia organization to...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

Ideological purity and consistency of opinion over time are two standards to which many Americans...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

There is concern among many conservatives about the “liberal bias” of the “mainstream...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

I suppose I shouldn’t be any more surprised than most taxpaying Americans to discover that I paid...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

In the early 1990s I was at a county fair when an elderly fellow — a WW II veteran and a Democrat...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

It was January 1991. I was a second term legislator who, for a reason I can’t remember, wanted to...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

I was thinking this morning of the shrill sounds, threats and recriminations coming out of our...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

I am writing this on St. Patrick’s Day, the celebration of Irish culture enjoyed by all Americans...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

When does an Executive Order usurp the constitutional powers of Congress? Certainly when it directs...

 

Money for Nothing

There is no other nation whose citizens are better equipped to make moral judgments about total...

 

Montana Viewpoint

The Republican controlled Montana Legislature is changing its rules in order to forbid the posting...

 

Montana Viewpoint

“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal….” My very being...

 

Montana Viewpoint

If you are involved at all in running a government, the first thing you need to learn is the Law of...

 

Montana Viewpoint

If you want to get the attention of the powers that be, you have to do something radical to call...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Those philosophers who have wrestled with the concept of truth for centuries can take a break now...

 

Montana Viewpoint

You may have heard about it. A couple of days ago two black men in hoodies drove up to the Boston...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Most times I make my decision how to vote on a ballot initiative by looking to see what groups...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    October 4, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

One of my favorite expressions is “often wrong, never in doubt.” I like to think it doesn’t...

 

Montana Viewpoint

An article in the October 2018 Atlantic (“Is Democracy Dying?”) points out that one of the...

 

Montana Viewpoint

It’s Labor Day, but organized labor doesn’t seem to be doing so well. Since 2012 six state...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 23, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

The word “socialism” is getting tossed around a lot these days without much thought for what it...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

As November elections loom in America different forces are at work in both major political parties...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 26, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

As I think of America’s current political impasse(es) there are two quotes that come to mind....

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Now is a good time — a very important time — for Americans to remember the saga of “Tail...

 

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