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Merica Gods Ten Commandment Park Map

Columbia Falls, Montana: October 3, 2018. A map at God’s Ten Commandment Park near the west entrance to Glacier National Park with colored pins to mark where visitors live.

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A man who says he is running for the President of the United States as an independent in 2020 election marches in the Polebridge, Montana 4th of July Parade.

 

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Keep America Great, Presidents Trumps slogan for his 2020 reelection campaign was use as the title of a parade entry in the Polebridge, Montana 4th of July Parade.

 

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Vietnam veteran, Doug Brown at the Memorial Day Service at the Whitefish City Cemetery May 27, 2019.

 

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Jim Lahey, 19, of Big Fork, Montana holds up a water bottle that says Trump is his President. He showed up to Tuesday at noon Trump Protest at Depot Park near downtown Kalispell.

 

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A President Trump supporter Rolls Coal on a group of protesters on Main Street in Kalispell, Montana. The protesters have met and protested every Tuesday at noon since President Trump was elected.

 

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A President Trump supporter Rolls Coal on a group of protesters on Main Street in Kalispell, Montana. The protesters have met and protested every Tuesday at noon since President Trump was elected.

 

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A man named Steve with his parrot, Stonewall Jackson named for the Confederate general know for his military ideology of the “The Lost Cause of the Confederacy” at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Kalispell March 17, 2019

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Polebridge, Montana: July 4, 2018. A constitutional amendments group take part in the annual 4th of July parade in front of the Polebridge Mercantile. ©Kent Meireis

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Polebridge, Montana: July 4, 2018. The Incredible Shrinking Man, President of the USA in the annual 4th of July parade in front of the Polebridge Mercantile. ©Kent Meireis

Democratic Harvest Dinner Car Political Stickers

Kalispell, Montana: September 15, 2018. Car in parking lot before the Annual Democratic Harvest Dinner. ©Kent Meireis

Gods Ten Commandment Park Tent Revival

Columbia Falls, Montana: October 3, 2018. Evangelist Philip Klevmoen founder of God’s Ten Commandment Park near West Glacier National Park, leaves the tent after an evening service. ©Kent Meireis

Evangelist Pastors Restart Church

Evergreen, Montana: October 7, 2018. Evangelist pastor, Bob Thornton, prays for pastor Scott Troske and his wife Dianna during the Sunday service at Restart Church. ©Kent Meireis

Gods Ten Commandment Park Tent Revival

Columbia Falls, Montana: October 7, 2018. Evangelist pastors Dave Barnes and Scott Troske pray during a tent revival service at God’s Ten Commandment Park near West Glacier National Park. ©Kent Meireis

Gods Ten Commandment Park Tent Revival

Columbia Falls, Montana: October 8, 2018. Pastor Dave Barnes, left, helps get his tent r afterevival team member Ron settled at God’s Ten Commandment Park near the west entrance to Glacier National Park. Ron had fallen down and hurt his hip that morning and could only help direct the take down of the tent which had been up at the park for 100 days and was about to be taken to Medford Oregon. ©Kent Meireis

Evangelist Pastor Activist Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Evergreen, Montana: October 7, 2018. Evangelist pastor, Bob Thornton, of Restart Church shows a slide of judge Brett Kavanaugh who was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court earlier that week.  He said that it’s every Christians obligation help elect fellow Christians with their same goals at every level of government. ©Kent Meireis

Kalispell, Montana: November 2, 2018. Stickers on a car outside a democratic Get Out The Vote Rally in Kalispell days before the midterm election. ©Kent Meireis

Mid Term Election 2018 Montana Senator Jon Tester

Kalispell, Montana: November 2, 2018. Montana Senator, Jon Tester speaks during a democratic Get Out The Vote Rally in Kalispell days before the midterm election. He won a 3rd term in the US Senate over Matt Rosendale who was supported by President Donald Trump stumping for him in Montana 3 times. Montana became a battleground state and this race shattered a state record by spending more than $60 million.  ©Kent Meireis

Mid Term Election 2018 Montana Senator Jon Tester

Kalispell, Montana: November 2, 2018. Montana Senator, Jon Tester speaks during a democratic Get Out The Vote Rally in Kalispell days before the midterm election. He won a 3rd term in the US Senate over Matt Rosendale who was supported by President Donald Trump stumping for him in Montana 3 times. Montana became a battleground state and this race shattered a state record by spending more than $60 million.  ©Kent Meireis

Columbia Falls, Montana: November 6, 2018. A young girls waits for her working class father to vote in the midterm elections at the Columbia Falls High School. ©Kent Meireis

Mid-Term Election 2018 Abaram Lincoln

Martin City, Montana: November 6, 2018. Philly Steve Paugh dressed as Abraham Lincoln recites the Gettysburg Address near the mid-term elections site at the Martin City Rural Volunteer Fire Dept. Paugh said that this speech written by Lincoln to help bring a divided country back together was a good message to keep in mind during this years divisive mid-term elections. ©Kent Meireis

Mid-Term Election 2018 Abaram Lincoln Gettysburg Address

Martin City, Montana: November 6, 2018. Hand written notes by Philly Steve Paugh who dressed as Abraham Lincoln to recite the Gettysburg Address near the mid-term elections site at the Martin City Rural Volunteer Fire Dept. Paugh said that this speech written by Lincoln to help bring a divided country back together was a good message to keep in mind during this years divisive mid-term elections. ©Kent Meireis

Flathead County, Montana: November 17, 2018. A Farmers Market selling Thanksgiving turkeys and other foods for a Hutterites colony a 100 miles away. The Hutterites  are Protestants similar to the Amish. They live in communes scattered across northern U.S. states and Canada and they don’t vote and don’t enlist in the military.

Glacier National Park Government Shutdown Snow Couple Dog

This snow couple with their dog were left behind outside the closed headquarters office building in Glacier National Park on Christmas day. The park is still open during the national federal government shutdown with little to no staff working.

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The clean up crew waiting for the last of the movie goer’s after the show Vice about the rise of Dick Cheney.

 

Womens March Trump Supporter

A leader with the Kalispell, Montana Women’s March explains to a President Trump supporter that he needs to go back across the street.

Kalispell Montana Womens March Trump Protest

A woman with the Kalispell, Montana Women’s March gets her message across to the President Trump supporters protesting the women’s march.

 

Kalispell Montana Womens March Trump Protest

A woman with the Kalispell, Montana Women’s March believes that a woman’s place is in the House of Congress.