Thursday, 9 April 2009
Sarah Palin at W.A.R. with the US
Wayne Anthony Ross, Sarah Palin's appointment to the position of Alaska Attorney General, made some disturbing statements to the Alaska Legislature.
Senator Donny Olson challenged some of WAR's positions regarding subsistence and rural Alaska. Some snippets:
Olson: ...they’ve (rural Alaskans, i.e. natives) had to go to Washington D.C. to get some type of arrangement to continue to do what they’ve done for years? What do I say to them?
WAR: You don’t go to Washington D.C. anymore. Washington D.C. is not friends with Alaska. The General’s job is not to cause casualties with its own people. The General’s job is to win the war against the enemy. Alaskans should be working together.
Instead some people went off to Washington to try to get rights over others which was violative (sic) of our constitution. It wasn’t willing to handle it, in my opinion. And now we’ve got the federal government sticking its nose in the state of Alaska, and we need to realize that we’ve invited a giant to our state and that we need to work together to protect all of us from the giant.
But, you don’t invite the giant into your house, or the bear (if you want to say that) invite the bear in your house and expect not to get eaten up. We’re being eaten up and we need to get together.
Sarah Palin is in the habit of challenging the federal government over endangered species and subsistence matters through costly lawsuits. She also seeks to open up federal lands for oil drilling and resents the fact that there are vast tracts of land under federal control.
She talks a lot about the independent spirit of Alaskans. From a recent speech:
"When Alaska was granted statehood, it was with the expectation that our independent, innovative spirit and rich resources would largely sustain us, rather than depending on federal government."
"Creating more dependence on Washington steers us away from Alaska’s magnificent potential and destiny, and that, to me, is a problem."
"We are up to the challenge. This is the best lesson we can teach our children."
When reacting to president Obama's call for cuts to nuclear programs, Sarah Palin referred to Alaska as "a sovereign state".
Sarah Palin and Wayne Anthony Ross appear to have BIG issues with the US government.
Do they sound a tad secessionist or what? Is Sarah Palin an AIP Trojan horse?
Fuller account about WAR at the Legislature.
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