This is an open letter to Must Read Alaska in response to one article in your End of Decade newsletter, Dec. 30 edition, specifically the “Dozen in drive-by protest at acting mayor’s house.”
You stated: “This is not among best practices for conservatives; Must Read Alaska believes lawmakers should feel safe anywhere they go in the city, and especially in their own homes. Harassing them at their homes is not appropriate and could lead to unfortunate escalation. This is something we’ve come to expect from Antifa or Black Lives Matter.”
My opinion on your statement:
First, a peaceful protest of honking horns is not what anybody expects from Antifa or Black Lives Matter. What we expect from Antifa and Black Lives Matter would be a violent protest with destruction of property in the mayor’s entire neighborhood. The peaceful protest of honking horns was funded by the people whose businesses have been all but decimated by the mayor’s and Anchorage Assembly’s direct, unconstitutional actions. The gas was all paid for by those citizens of Anchorage, not by dark money funding Antifa and Black Lives Matter.
Second, I will quote Thomas Jefferson:
“What country can preserve its’ liberties if its’ rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”
“The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Patriots and tyrants.”
For a second opinion to the above; from Benjamin Franklin: “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
I am in absolute disagreement with your statement that driving by the mayor’s residence and honking horns is “not among the best practices.” I also completely disagree with your statement that the mayor, or any other lawmaker in this state, Anchorage or elsewhere, who is blatantly taking away our individual freedoms and openly enacting laws that are in direct violation of the Constitution of the United States, have the right to feel safe in their own home or anywhere else.
This nation’s democracy, our individual freedoms, the right to bear arms, the right to assemble, the right to participate in government were not all “granted,” they were fought for with the “blood of Patriots and tyrants.”
We need to remember our history and stop thinking that we can solve government’s blatant disregard for the Constitution of the United States without “taking up arms.” People have tried to do things legally, but judges have thrown the Constitution under the rug as well.
These lawmakers, judges included, need to know that the people that they are responsible to and serve “preserve the spirit of resistance” and these lawmakers should be living in absolute fear, otherwise they will see no consequences for their unconstitutional actions. They can redeem themselves, but if there are no consequences, they have no reason to redeem themselves.
Remember that “taking” as a word with meaning. It does not mean to start randomly shooting. Those who value freedom must be willing to fight if it is necessary to preserve those freedoms, if “taking up arms” does not force those lawmakers to act in accordance with the Constitution or resign from office.
COVID-19 does not trump the United States Constitution. The citizens still deserve the right to choose for themselves.
Signed, A.C., Palmer, Alaska