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Montana Decides: Congrats, Considerations, and a Clarification

Much like vote counting results in some places around the country, I am a little slow on delivery. However, local elections are officially in the rearview mirror. Approximately 58 percent of...

 

Montana Decides: The Long Green Mile

I’m going to combine two stories, one fictional and one real. In the 1999 fictional film, The Green Mile, the “green mile” referred to the stretch of green linoleum that death row inmates...

 

Montana Decides: If It Moves (or Doesn't), Tax It

Most of you recall the famous quote from Ronald Reagan, “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if...

 

Montana Decides: When You Find Yourself in a Hole - Stop Digging

It was suggested that I could strengthen the logic of my last article, "To Record or Not to Record; Is that the Question?" which remains available at https://montanadecides.substack.com if you have no...

 

To Record or Not to Record: Is That the Question?

Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter on January 8, 1789, “that wherever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government.” Jefferson’s intent was that if citizens were...

 

What's Next After Primary Election: Jon Stone Goff

It's hard to say whether politics are in my future since I never considered politics in my past, even the recent past, like the last three months. I've never had any interest in politics and still do...

 
 By JON STONE GOFF    News    May 25, 2022

Why Do I Want to Be Jefferson County Commissioner?

Who is Jon Goff? Of course, I am playing off the opening line, "Who is John Galt?" from Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged which serves as an expression of helplessness and despair at the current state o...

 

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