By PAUL AND SUZETTE HUBER
We have always been conservative, but originally did not want to be limited to vote for one specific party. We preferred to consider the individual candidate, not the party. And like most independent/undeclared voters in Alaska, we were Republicans but didn’t want to be pigeon holed. Typically though, there hasn’t been any other vote for us than the Republican candidate, especially of late.
This year it became a necessity to declare our Republican affiliation because of the high‐profile betrayals, abuse of voters’ trust, and violation of voters’ mandates. The Left has manipulated the election process in their win‐at‐any‐cost mentality so that being registered as undeclared or independent is just the Left’s subterfuge.
Just look at the House Speaker; does anyone truly believe he is an independent? Or is he rather another Democrat who is willing to do anything to get what the Left wants?
That’s the problem with the Left, they have minimal foundational values to stand on, but only a sliding scale of what is good for their agenda at the time.
A January 2018 article on the Politico website outlined the left’s appalling tactic:
They have also started to manipulate the Republican Party so that weak, power hungry, greedy and/or hate‐filled elected officials that registered as Republicans no longer even attempt to adhere to the party’s platform. We saw it happen in the 2018 30th Legislature and even worse with this year’s 31st Legislature.
It has even reached the point to where the Senate President, a “Republican”, recently removed a conservative Republican from the head of the Republican Majority in the Senate and appointed a Democrat. This newly appointed Senate majority leader then promptly began denouncing Governor Dunleavey’s budget cuts.
This must end. We can no longer be passive or stay on the outside and look on without taking action. By registering with this party, we are taking a stand. We want to assist this party to become one that, if you claim to be a Republican, you will have to closely adhere to their stated ideals in the platform. If you can’t, leave the party. No more RINO’s like Lisa Murkowski, Cathy Giessel, Gary Knopp or the rest of their ilk. When you vote for a Republican, you should know with confidence they will stand by the Republican platform.
Will all Republicans always agree with every item on the platform? No, but a genuine Republican will identify with the vast majority of them and never turn against the party to align with a group in opposition. This is the party that formed in 1854 to oppose slavery, now it is the party that stands against the destruction of our country by the Left.
We urge other genuinely conservative voters that are not registered as Republican to join us and register as Republicans and get involved to make your voice count and make a difference. It’s time for people to declare their allegiance and work to protect the real Alaska, not the Alaska that left‐wing socialist groups outside our state are pushing to create. Do it, and do it now.
Paul and Suzette Huber live in Nikiski, have been married 30 years and Alaskan residents since 1994. Paul is retired after serving 25 years with the United States Coast Guard and Suzette just completed 21 years as a homeschool teacher to their four children. Paul is very active in his community and is on numerous local boards and committees.