By DAN FAGAN
Assembly member Jamie Allard is showing us how it’s done when it comes to battling extreme, crazy, tyrannically bent leftists. Never in the history of Anchorage has the city been run by such hard-core radicals.
The agenda they’ve been and will continue to push is rapidly causing Alaska’s largest city to resemble Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco. Out of control vagrants, lawlessness, wasteful government spending, huge tax increases, and an all-out war on the city’s business owners.
Now is not the time for go along to get along. Allard gets that and even though she’s greatly outnumbered within the bowels of city government, she’s putting up a heroic fight.
The Assembly and mayor have become so arrogant and emboldened, they’ve locked the public out of chambers to testify. If a Republican-controlled government did that, the heads of each and every journalist at The Anchorage Daily News and KTUU would literally explode. Literally, not figuratively.
Allard says her colleagues on the Assembly and the mayor are violating open meeting laws by refusing to let citizens into chambers to testify in person.
Before Tuesday’s meeting, Allard will have forms available outside Assembly chambers for constituents to sign demanding access to the meeting.
Once they’re denied, Allard will take their names and on Wednesday file a lawsuit on their behalf demanding the Assembly stop breaking open meeting laws.
“It’s not okay for Americans not to be able to face their government and to testify on a personal agenda that individuals are trying to pass,” said Allard.
How this must infuriate the tyrant mayor and his enablers on the Assembly.
But there’s more. Allard also plans on introducing an ordinance that reads in part: “Recognizing honoring and thanking the Anchorage Police Department for their dedicated and selfless service to the residents of the municipality of Anchorage.”
The ordinance also goes on to read: “The Anchorage Police Department has taken the high road in protection of human rights in the face of a variety of protests, some against the Department itself. Officers have at times been subject to disrespectful words and actions in public from some people, yet stood calm, professional and often compassionate in response.”
This is the type of ordinance that must drive the anti-cop leftists on the Assembly crazy. Some of them have already pushed for a change in the law making it more difficult for cops to do their jobs.
We know Berkowitz abandoned his stringent social distancing rules he imposes on businesses to join and praise anti-cop protesters this summer. Allard knows how to hit the wacky left where it hurts the most.
The Left often employs unconventional methods in promoting or disguising their agenda which is typically not politically palatable for most. Allard gets that and isn’t afraid to strike back at their deception and tyranny by taking dead aim at the heart of what motivates them. It’s a beautiful thing to watch.
Dan Fagan hosts a radio show weekday mornings on Newsradio 650 KENI.