A time-worn tactic of a disingenuous debater is to undermine the character of his opponent without honestly engaging the issue at hand. This is exactly what’s happening in the debate over whether to impose a citywide mask mandate on the citizens of Anchorage.

Hundreds of freedom-loving residents have streamed into the Assembly Chambers over the past two weeks to testify on the mandate proposal. They are overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of forcing citizens to wear a face covering under the penalty of law. Several Anchorage Assembly members, joined by far-left activists, want to paint these constituents as hate mongering racists.

To date, there is no indication that the men and women who have taken time away from work and family to voice their concerns are in any way racists. In fact, they include people from just about every conceivable race, ethnic background and socio-economic class. They are mothers, fathers, grandparents, small business owners, doctors, nurses and even elementary age children.

Are the meetings testy and impassioned? Certainly, but this is largely because the majority of the Assembly has made it abundantly clear they have little regard for what residents say or believe. In fact, they would prefer they stay home and remain silent. They know best and will do everything in their power to push a mandate through.

This sort of animosity does not bode well for a representative democracy which is of, by and for the people. It doesn’t matter whether you agree. The People have a fundamental right to be heard.

If you’d like to testify at the next meeting, it starts at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

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There is no ‘racist mob’ at the Anchorage Assembly meetings

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Buzz Kelley says:

    There always have been race baiters and there always will be race baiters.
    Let the screeching, godless malcontents have their three minutes of fame. Mommy issues obviously abound.
    It is up to us, the logical thinking and common sense citizens, to dismiss the side shows and stick to the issues.

  • Nial Sherwood Williams says:


    Remember that it requires 9 votes for a legislative emergency by supermajority in Anchorage.

    The 9 votes were already bought and paid for by Bug Media, Tech and most especially farms. The unions both public and private are co-complicit. The Administration knows this. They tried to stall and filibuster, to no avail. This is all a distraction, meant to divide Anchorage.

    The ruling class sees us as serfs, slaves, peasants – pure and simple.

    Oppose the ruling class, oppose corporate tyranny, oppose medical tyranny.

    Stop medical, psychological and unlawful imprisonment.

    Never again, if good men stand together united against these tyrannies. They will cease and desist as soon as we stand united in saying NO

    Light always shines out darkness. Glory to God in the Highest and peace to God’s people on Earth.

  • Neil+A+DeWitt says:

    Sounds like reading the two post ahead of mine what Anchorage citizens need to do is pull a South West Airlines trick! Let the democrats have their mandate. Who enforces it?

  • G Aleution says:

    i would ask for a court order to remove those who habe walked off the job. Phoning in and having private unnoticed meetings not attended by the public is not fulfilling the stipend contract. Go see a magistrate for a court order to remove for cause. It is a trespass of the people’s rights to be represented. We cannot pay them for nonconformance. It is at the moment a trespass of the public trust funds for them to act unilaterally against the peoples stated will. Replace with new public servants and guards of the people’s trust funds.

  • G Aleution says:

    i do NOT consent to the unConstitutional unilateral agendas being forced in Anchorage against the stated will of the residents of Anchorage. It is unjust illegal political group behavior the democrat members are attempting against the constituents stated will to destabilize the economy, upheave the services of the people needed for continuation of government services. it is destructive to the stated sentiment of the community.

  • Matthew Lewis says:

    if you compare wearing a mask to keep yourself and others safe to the Holocaust, you’re racist.

    • Karen Ottenbreit says:

      No.. to make the statement you just did, demonstrates not only your ignorance of history but how short sighted you are. You and those like you, are attempting to demonize an entire swath of citizens , If we do not bow to your (ill informed) will, we will be punished. We will lose our jobs, the ability to feed our family, pay for food and roof over our heads. There is talk of “passports”, Hell there is aready vax cards required in many places! . (Show your papers!!) To make the holocaust analogy complete … at least one “camp” is being constructed in Washington for the “unvaccinated”. ALL of these things happened prior to the Holocaust… and these were perpetrated by blind, self righteous, often cowardly people like you. I am sorry if you are afraid. IF your mask is so effective and your participation in getting an experiment chemical cocktail injection is so miraculous.. why are you concerned about me? You shouldn’t be worried about a thing. (except blood clots, enlarged heart, reproductive issues, increased chances of getting various cancers, oh yeah and getting c-19 again and having it 20xs worse..) ME… I am afraid as well. I do not wish to get sick and I make choices to keep myself safe and healthy as I see fit, as is my right. However, rest assured, I will also protect myself from people like YOU. I do know my history, I know my rights and will stand proudly to defend them. I WILL not be bullied and I will not comply.

      • Samadams says:

        Well said!

      • Proud Alaskan says:

        I will not comply that means, I will not wear your stupid Diaper. We have rights.

      • G Aleution says:

        i believe the something is built in Alaska five or six stories deep near Fairbanks under the guise of permafrost arctic studies or some such. Yes. It will collapse in on itself. Ask Ms. Lisa M about this secret. She loves that place. No. We will not keep inhumane secrets for foreign interests because we are not tyrants and we love our countrymen. We are not into destroying the republic and our Constitution either.

      • Billy+MegaWood says:

        Very well said, Karen. Thank You.

      • Evan+S+Singh says:

        Karen, maybe your just an antiSemite, not racist. The two blend at some point. I think your side is motivated by fear. You’re the ones that see a mask as the sure path to concentration camps. Our side is afraid that you anti-vaxxers will prolong the pandemic.

      • Aaron Blumenthal says:

        Your side is a group of satanists, who never accepted blood of Christ. I was born jewish, but found Jesus, thank you G-d. And I don’t see anything wrong with using yellow “Jude” star of David as a symbol of our fight. I talked recently to many jewish people and they all agreed with me. I received about 20 jewish people approvals to do this.

    • Elizabeth Henry says:

      Matthew this is beyond masks. This is about an unnecessary mandate, which is more about control and chipping away at unalienable rights. Before this debacle began, and Covid numbers were increasing, plenty of people were putting on masks, especially when a private business asked it of them while in an establishment. This whole circus has clearly depicted the true colors of the Anchorage assembly majority. Add also Juneau has had an extremely strict mask mandate since July as well as one of the highest vaccination rates in the state yet they still have quite a few Covid cases.

    • Common Peasant says:

      Matthew. When people compare breathing freely as selfish and hazardous to others health, there is a real problem.
      Masks are not a replacement for health. Chemical injections are not a replacement for health. “Talk to your doctor” is not a replacement for health. Only YOU can be responsible for your health. Not me, not the government, not the for-profit medical centers. You.

    • Scott says:

      No. You’re wrong but you won’t be bothered to think about it or a list of other people’s arguments.. You’re basically a troll and a loser

    • Herman Nelson says:

      To even suggest people wear face diapers and forcefully apply unwanted vaccinations to non-consenting people, that would make you the nazi. Ready for your lead vaccination…?

    • Billy+MegaWood says:

      And for you Mattew Lewis or who ever you are. You can go back to your mommy’s basement and blow that smoke up your own tail pipe. There are way to many of us that know the real history of our country. Obviously you don’t. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    • Steve+Peterson says:

      Jews are not a race; they are a culture and religion. Jews are of many races.
      Nevertheless, there is nothing racist about citing the past genocide of Jews when the elite of this country today are determined to annihilate those who don’t comply with their mandates.

    • Tamra+Nygaard says:

      And if you call government coercion, lies and bullying “keeping us safe” you might not be the sharpest tool in the shed. Have fun in the camps.

  • G Aleution says:

    If the US Constitution isn’t good enough for you you are a traitor.

  • Dino says:

    Let’s stop playing defense and talk about the communist mob on the assembly!

    Anchorage might not realize until it becomes illegal to be a straight, strong, patriotic male.

    • Common Peasant says:

      If I become illegal, does that mean I get a free car from the government?
      One benefit to being illegal, is I will make some sweet sweet money on the black market.
      Calling all healthy ladies. Do you need some pureblood in you?

  • BurtG says:

    Occupy the Assembly Tuesday Night! Mayor call off the security! Power to the People! Let’s Go Brandon!

  • Common Peasant says:

    There is a racist mob. That mob is the clowns in the assembly. They hate the human race and everything it represents. The people have spoken, pleaded, and sang our hearts to them, but they do not listen. L
    LaFrance just keeps on being a robot. Constant looks for people to tattle on. Dunbar can’t seem to stop looking at his phone rather than engage the people. Rivera, Quarter-Pounder-Disney-Princess, Zalatel, and Peterson can’t even be bothered to address their fellow humans.
    The only ones on the assembly who connect with our humanity are Allard and Kennedy. The rest of them are Fear Supremacists.

  • nicole says:

    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.
    We are NOT a democracy or majority rule, which was vehemently opposed by our founders because democracies can easily be commandeered to establish a totalitarian state.

  • HeresJohnny says:

    you’d think a website advertising itself as a “broadly Judeo-Christian” blog would object to the use of the Star of David.
    Maybe it’s time to change the description to “broadly Christian nationalist.”

  • G Aleution says:

    I’d like to teach the world to sing. In perfict harmony.

  • Andy says:

    Let’s go, Brandon!