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Anchorage Assembly hears overwhelming testimony against ‘Meg’s Mask Decree,’ and then tries to stop the public from speaking

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In a third night of testimony, the Anchorage Assembly continued to get an earful about a proposed mask ordinance, that would require all in Anchorage over the age of 2 to mask up — or else. The “or else” part depends on people ratting each other out to the authorities and facing fines of $300 for a first offense.

The Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel proposed penalty for not wearing a mask would also to have a smudge on one’s record for creating a public health nuisance. All of this has been cooked up by the leftist on the Assembly, led by Zaletel, who is refusing to show up to meetings until everyone is masked, and properly spaced to her satisfaction.

At least 40 minutes of the Thursday meeting was spent in parliamentary procedural disagreements, as Assembly Vice Chair Christopher Constant repeatedly attempted to prevent Assemblywoman Jamie Allard from asking questions of the testifiers. Constant said was purposefully trying to slow things down. Allard responded with her own parliamentary procedures, trying to override Chairwoman Suzanne LaFrance, who was siding with Constant.

Constant’s word of the night was “dilatory,” the purposeful delaying of the proceedings.

The matter kept being referred to the Assembly’s Attorney Dean Gates, who was befuddled and unable to answer the questions being asked of him on the ruling of the chair; Chair Suzanne LaFrance sided with Constant at every turn.

In the end, the Assembly had burned up more on the clock debating whether asking questions of the testifiers was dilatory than they would have if they had just allowed Allard to ask the questions, which is a long-standing practice in the Assembly.

Constant and Kameron Perez-Verdia also tried to limit the way that testimony was given, saying that many of them strayed off the topic of the mask and into things like vaccines. Only 35 people were allowed to testify on Thursday in a meeting that stretched six hours.

Assemblywoman Crystal Kennedy argued that the “Whereas” clauses in the ordinance were so sweeping, that people should be allowed to testify on any range of topics that were covered by them, but the leftists on the Assembly continued to interrupt testimony, saying it was not relevant.

Although the testimony was passionate, it was not as raucous as the nights prior. The line remained long at the end of the meeting, which was continued to Monday night at 6 pm for still more testimony.

The reason Chair LaFrance stopped kicking people out of the chamber for clapping is because the Assembly’s attorney advised her to stop doing it. Unlike previous nights, LaFrance on Thursday asked people to stop clapping but she refrained from having security guards remove them for clapping, or having police trespass them off the public property. The attorney warned LaFrance she was infringing on the public’s constitutional rights by throwing them out of the meeting and would not win in court, should someone sue her.

A three-minute clip from the last piece of testimony of the night from a cancer patient’s perspective is a must-see, as Mayor Dave Bronson intervenes to ensure the woman can finish her heartfelt, difficult testimony (many more clips of the week’s testimony at the Must Read Alaska Facebook page:

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • We The People have awakened.

    This assembly’s days are numbered.

  • They really hate you, Anchorage. And they’re scared to death of you.

    If you want to force a change, take to the streets. For once, stop talking and start acting.

    Otherwise submit. It’s decision time.

    • I’ve heard that the National Guard has been called out to Fill some of these positions And also that staffing coming in from outside are being delayed because of security checks they need to go through. Stop firing people!

  • Wow, tough testimony given by this woman. Good for her for facing the challenge and speaking up. Yes, come out to the Valley where the madness has not yet taken hold.
    God Bless you and bring you healing.

  • At the end with the ‘discussion of whether to meet next on Fri, Sat or Mon either Felix, Chris or Dunbar argued they had promised Providence Hospital they would have the mask ruling this week! Hello! Promises made—citizens discounted.

  • Scum. The leftists are scum. They WILL have a reckoning. Its just a matter of time.

    • When removing scum from my bath and shower, I use Dawn dish soap and a scrub brush. Works great!

      I will bring them to the next assembly meeting.

      • It’s going to take something a LOT more powerful than Dawn to remove this brand of scum! Like rebellion and refusal to bow to their insane demands and mandates. JUST SAY “NO”!

    • No they won’t. Anchorage is Seattle North now. Watch. They will be re-elected.

    • I still laugh when I hear people claim that “voting” on (D)ominion vote flippers will change anything. The reckoning will be of a much different nature…

  • AT NO POINT IN HISTORY HAVE THE PEOPLE FORCING OTHERS INTO COMPLIANCE BEEN THE GOOD GUYS! The tyrannical assembly members have violated their oath of office numerous times and should now be investigated and recalls should be issued for all of them. Wasting taxpayer funds to implement and then attempt to enforce an unconstitutional ordinance should be the last straw. Even the MOA attorney is starting to see the slippery slope that they are on. The fear tactics that have been used on citizens needs to end. As Dr. Peter McCullough recently said, “to hold on to the position of denying compassionate care to patients, and to create fear, suffering, hospitalization, and death is immoral. It’s unethical and in civil court, it’s illegal. And all of you will be hunted. Every single one of you listening right now will be hunted and justice will be served. These are considered crimes against humanity.”

    Stay home if you are sick. If citizens wish to wear a mask they can. Have your groceries delivered if you are afraid to go to stores. Shop on line. You don’t quarantine/lockdown healthy people.

    If these tyrants continue to fall down this slope, warning to anyone that thinks they need to go along with this and report on your neighbors, friends, business owners, “you” will be violating Section 242 of Title 18. Before you do that you might want to consider the legal consequences.

    Definition Of Deprivation Of Rights Under Color Of Law:

    Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

    For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.

  • “The Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel proposed penalty for not wearing a mask would also to have a smudge on one’s record for creating a public health nuisance”.
    Welcome to the CCP style social credit score…I am sure this will continue if law enforcement goes along with these fascist mandates.

    • My question is with the health smudge on ones record. I do not recall this being a state law nor any such legislation. Sounds like megs talking out her arss

    • The sad thing Steve, when we watch Constant scurrying around up on that podium, he comes across like a hapless person scurrying around the asylum, looking for that one, lost, indispensable, piece of the jigsaw puzzle. It really is quite sad to witness, even more so given he thinks he has some kind of moral authority to judge decent, honest, hard working citizens.

  • No amount or quality of public testimony is ever going to sway a radical authoritarian extremist — like Constant, Rivera, Zaletel, Davidson, or Peterson (among others) — from ceasing or slowing their coercive, power-mad political agenda, nor from demanding total obedience to that agenda, nor from even considering that they, in their profound ignorance and raging arrogance, might just possibly be wrong.

  • My stomach is turning when I watch these righteous liberals looking down on the citizens of this city. I wonder if they even heard a word of what this poor woman was trying to convey. As always, the citizenship will scream from the rooftops, and they will just do what they want to continue to control us. It’s wartime.

  • I understand the lady went through rough situations. However, most of those situations have nothing to do with the mask mandate at hand. Businesses have been allowed to operate and choose uniforms as they wish before COVID, including masks or face shields. The practice they exhibited by silently firing her is abhorrent, and they should be sought after for remedial payment in lieu of unemployment. Yet, with that aside has nothing to do with the mandate. That heart felt speech was all pathos, which is okay in some circumstances, but that doesn’t address anything really in the mandate apart from “i don’t like it”. Lastly, the 3 minutes is there to allot enough time for everyone to speak, that’s why Constant was calling it dilatory. I’m surprised Suzanne was able to write this without coming toward some sort of self reflection. Dang

  • The dark ones seem to be digging a hole so deep for themselves that now the dirt they attempt to shovel out only comes back to land on their heads.

  • That testimony sharing the information about ANMC I am not surprised. Perez-Verdia is attempting to control the narrative what isn’t happening in Alaska hospitals such as ANMC. ANMC is trying to encourage the death of their unvaccinated patients. God speed that woman’s coworker recover and get out of the hospital so he can advocate for the unvaccinated lives.

    • I knew the nine will not like hearing the extra information what ANMC really is doing to their patients, although it really is sadly nothing any less than how they always treated their patients. I am not even surprised by the speaker here was also tackled and rolled to the ground. I think security officers, even some public law enforcement officers, enjoy rolling on the ground with someone of Alaska Native ancestry especially when the Native person is female.

  • Huh, that was weird. I think my comment was deleted by someone other than me… I thought we hated censorship? Please reach out to me Suzanne if you have concerns.

  • I watched the whole thing. Every time one of them opened their mouths it was “dilatory”.
    I liked the Mayor’s comment that if this ordinance was so important why did they waste so much time debating the water table on O’Malley early on 🙂 Also liked him vetoing the motion that didn’t pass to continue the meeting to Monday 😉 I guess after all that dilatory its still going to be Monday. They could have heard 30 more people in that wasted time.

  • My question is what do these tyrants on the assembly think about Davos, and all the elites and their sinister agendas. Feels like 24/7 propaganda has gone on too long. Tyrants are pushing this all too far to be doing this on their own incentives. This isn’t about public health. Check out these statements from Jacques Attali from a 1981 interview. These statements are a little too scary when you consider what is happening worldwide right now. Time for all these tyrants to do the right thing and back down. Truth is getting out daily. That is why the censorship is so rampant!

    This is what Jacques Attali said during an interview in 1981, who was then an advisor to François Mitterrand:

    “The future will be about finding a way to reduce the population. We start with the old, because as soon as they exceed 60-65 years, people live longer than they produce and that costs society dearly. Then the weak, then the useless that do not help society because there will always be more of them, and above all, ultimately, the stupid. Euthanasia targeting these groups; Euthanasia will have to be an essential tool in our future societies, in all cases. Of course we will not be able to execute people or build camps. We get rid of them by making them believe that it is for their own good. Overpopulation, and mostly useless, is something that is too costly economically. Socially, too, it is much better when the human machine comes to an abrupt standstill than when it gradually deteriorates. Neither will we be able to test millions upon millions of people for their intelligence, you bet that! We will find or cause something a pandemic targeting certain people, a real economic crisis or not, a virus affecting the old or the fat, it doesn’t matter, the weak will succumb to it, the fearful and stupid will believe in it and seek treatment. We will have made sure that treatment is in place, treatment that will be the solution. The selection of idiots then takes care of itself: You go to the slaughter by yourself. ” [The future of life – Jacques Attali, 1981] Interviews with Michel Salomon, Les Visages de l’avenir collection, éditions Seghers. “

    • I’m not surprised as they think of finding ways to reduce the human populations the behavior to cull especially Alaskan Native Ancestry is most prominent. First jet from China (with the bio-engineered covid19) arrived in Alaska right away. Not a surprise at all.

  • So, if I understand this correctly, Meg wants to fine people aged 2 and older for not wearing a mask and then accuse them of being a public health nuisance? Is this woman honestly willing to legally label toddlers a public health nuisance? And the Assembly is supporting this notion of stigmatizing preschoolers as a threat to public health without question? Do none of them see how insane that is? This is madness. This is just punishment for punishment’s sake.
    .
    Can you imagine being married to this abusive shrew? Or having her as a mother? She delights in retribution and inflicting pain. There is something very, very wrong here. That kind of thought process is not normal or in any way healthy.

  • This is how the Nazis started – they dehumanized the Jews by calling them dirty disease spreaders and banned them from public venues, health care access, and getting an education – sound familiar?

    In a Republic the right of the Individual supersedes the right of the masses, the majority, and the State.
    In Socialism, Marxism, and Fascism the rights of the masses, the majority, and the State supersede the rights of the Individual.

    Extremism in defense of Liberty is no Vice.
    Moderation in defense of Liberty is no Virtue.
    Bronson – get it together – FIGHT for what we elected you to do!!!

  • #AkPureBoold.

  • When are people going to stand up and demand a forensic audit of all November 2020 elections? Until we do, these dictators will continue to destroy our lives. How many of their supporters ever show up? Do you wonder how they won their seats with a majority but you rarely ever see people coming forward to support them unless they have a financial incentive? These people are not in the majority and until people wake up to this, they will continue to control you.

  • This might be working well. By the time you all get to be heard, we will have ‘herd’ immunity and can drop the ridiculous mask issue. Silver lining? Please Anchorage residents that still retain some sanity and common sense, keep showing up, and bring new people. Endless testimony for reality. It is truly tragic what the Anchorage assembly has become and how blindly those that voted for these people follow without question or notice of deluded behavior.

  • Thank you Mayor Bronson, I feel the good citizens of MRAK should start a donation fund for this poor woman.

  • PLEASE!! Do go out to the Godforsaken Valley and let Anchorage get sane again!!!!

  • Every time I read or even think about how nine of the eleven members of the Anchorage Assembly are radical authoritarian extremists bent on the total destruction of this city, I feel that I am in a nightmare that I should be able to wake up from, but can’t.

  • ANC Assembly Members & Voters

    District 4, Midtown voters recently turned down recall of Felix Rivera

    In early Oct District 4 Midtown assembly member Meg Zaletel is up for recall.
    Want to bet she will prevail and not be recalled??

    When do we talk in detail about the voters in these liberal districts.
    Chris Constant, Forrest Dunbar, Quinn-Davidson, Rivera and Verdia are no more than a reflection of the voters behavior in their districts These district voters support tyranny and subjugation pointed at us.

    Lets talk by name about the voters in each district who lead the charge to support these scallywag’s. Each assembly members has campaign managers, leaders and sub leaders. We should showcase those people by employment, passed voting record and financial support for political candidates

  • All of those who think that assembly members are disregarding the will of their constituents need to do one or more things.
    First, vote to recall Zaletel, second, support her recall by making financial contributions to the groups that want her ousted. Or financially support the opponents of those who are up for re election. Third, before the next elections knock on doors and spread the message about those assembly members whose votes at assembly meetings do not reflect the values of the Anchorage voters.
    If you are not willing to either put in your money, time, or vote to prevent this tyranny then do not complain about it.
    All the testifying against this proposed mandate at these assembly meetings will not stop nine of eleven assembly
    members from voting for it. This has just been a badly orchestrated insincere show to make it look like they are being fair to the public.

  • Better ask yourself over and over WHY the left cares about Covid?

  • It was supposed to be a fight against the pandemic to protect the people.
    .
    Now, it is a fight against the people to protect the pandemic.

  • I like how, despite dozens of studies proving that masks don’t prevent COVID-19 transmission, the Anchorages Assembly still continues to demands that people wear them. Follow the science, ANC. Now, the CDC director goes on television, and admits that the “vaccines” do not prevent transmission of the virus, either. Why are people being willfully stupid, and playing along with this charade? I have to assume that this is a political/ideological attack, on behalf of both the average citizens supporting these mandates, as well a the politicians. No other logic holds for these COVID-19 policy decisions.

  • They don’t care about what the people want. They don’t care about the facts. They only care about their agenda and will do what they want anyway.

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