By AlaskaWatchman.com

If there is no trust, we cannot function as a society.

Do you trust your doctor’s mainstream medicine advice anymore?

Do you trust the mainstream educational agenda?

Do you trust the mainstream military leadership?

Do you trust your mainstream religious leaders?

Do you trust your favorite mainstream sports heroes?

Do you trust the mainstream media?

Do you trust mainstream political leadership?

Locally, we might just have more trust with our political leadership. And not just on the municipal or borough level, but even on the state level. Alaska is, after all, a small state in population. We are neighbors, if not friends. If we see our state officials in a parking lot, they know that giving up a little of their time comes with the job. That the eyes are “the windows to the soul” is not just a piece of folklore or a shopworn cliché.

Telling a bald-faced lie in such circumstances usually cannot work. Body posture, facial countenance, sidelong glances are read within our human experience and subliminally communicate to us in a way that is palpable.

Without election integrity, we might as well despair of any human remedy to our cultural crisis.

Let us ask our officials a final question about trust:

Do you trust the integrity of our elections, both state and nationwide?

Our national and state mainstream politicians have danced around this for over a year. The media tells us to trust them. Michigan, under the control of Marxist/feminist tyrants, has been threatening to disbar any lawyer who enjoins a lawsuit that questions election integrity.

And now we have Washington state, our neighbor to the south, doing worse: threatening to make questioning election integrity a crime! And at the same time a bill is introduced to send unvaccinated citizens into concentration camps.

Without election integrity, we might as well despair of any human remedy to our cultural crisis. Elections are the safety valve of a republic. The concept of “majority rules with minority rights” is utterly lost if they are rigged. If the old-fashioned Chicago-style ballot-stuffing and bribery seemed quaint and even humorous, those days are gone. We are now into full-fledged tyranny.

[Dunleavy’s] oath is not to defend judicial opinions, but to defend the State Constitution. He might have intercepted this overthrow by the judiciary.

Worse yet, Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, along with the election bureaucracy, basically admitted that election integrity has been compromised, and over a year ago. No, not with the Dominion voting machines or the data-base breach, which is suspicious enough to make us skeptical of their claims. It is through the lack of witness signatures for mail-in ballots, which both Meyer and the Division of Elections roundly denounced.

And how did this come about? Surprise! Through a court order.

Gov. Dunleavy was told, twice in private meetings backed up by constitutional experts, that he need not obey a court opinion. The discussion was over abortion funding, but the point was made that when one caves into the false paradigm that “The constitution means whatever the judiciary says it means,” they have forfeited the proper superiority of the executive and legislative branches to the judiciary in all things.

His oath is not to defend judicial opinions, but to defend the State Constitution. He might have intercepted this overthrow by the judiciary. Even Meyer might have, for he is empowered to supervise the Division of Elections.

Our freedom melts away daily in shockingly larger doses

For that matter, every single conservative lawmaker ought to have made a fuss over this, but for a few exceptions, they did not. The Legislature might easily have provided, with the witness signature statute, that the judiciary was to be removed from review. But they were intimidated by the propaganda of Covid fears and the mainstream media.

Voting machines are absurd. We have seen where local and state election results are going to take weeks to sort out in many cases. Why not use paper ballots, then? People were suspicious of machines, and from both sides of the aisle, long before 2020.

Our Alaska elections have been rigged for a long time, although the official histories totally ignore it. Our statehood vote was compromised by permitting the non-resident military personnel to participate, and were under actual orders to vote for statehood. Walter Hickel’s 1978 primary loss against Jay Hammond was a long, drawn-out melodrama of the worst Chicago-style kind. The vote to finance the capital move from Juneau was literally shot to pieces by a high-powered rifle blasting away at an electrical substation at the hour of highest voter turn-out in the area most likely to favor it by huge majorities. If you think Lisa Murkowski won the write-in vote against Joe Miller, you probably believe that Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump, too.

And the “red-tide” of a conservative State House suspiciously melted away after election night. And it led to the train-wreck of Ranked-Choice Voting, which will likely eliminate third-parties and damage the healthy participation of citizen-activism in the larger ones. It will create a mess beyond imagining if it is implemented.

But there is still time: the Legislature could demand a statute that only paper ballots be permitted, and remove the judiciary from review. The Legislature might post-date a repeal of Ranked-Choice-Voting when the constitutionally mandated two-year restraint expires. The Governor could decide that RCV violates the State Constitution on any number of grounds, the judicial opinions – still pending on appeal – be damned.

Our freedom melts away daily in shockingly larger doses. Act and speak up now, for while you might not be interested in dictatorship, dictatorship is very interested in you.

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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Bob Bird
Bob Bird ran for the United States Senate in 1990 and 2008. He is a past president of Alaska Right to Life, a 45-year Alaska resident and a retired public school teacher. His has a passion for studying and teaching constitutional history, both Alaska’s and the United States. He lives on the Kenai Peninsula and is currently a daily radio talk-show host for the Bird’s Eye View on KSRM in Kenai, Alaska. He is also a regular speaker, both locally and around the country, on the Shroud of Turin, which is widely believed to be the burial cloth of Christ.


32 Comments

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    If rank choice voting is used we’re Screwed
    Lisa wins/cheats by this ridiculous rank choice voting system
    What’s wrong with one vote in person with ID

    • Neil DeWitt says:

      I agree. If the people running can’t get elected on their own merit they’re not worth being elected. This garbage of 1,2,3,4 voting is loosers! Yes I said loosers!

    • Roni Carmon says:

      No government is globalist take over.
      Notice all the cares money went to the unlicensed guides,and charter boats.
      110000 to a guide.
      3200 to a Commerical fisherman (licensed)
      And all lodges, are air transport.
      No the vaccine ,are killing private citizens.
      But politicians are exempt.
      Trust government you got to be crazy

      • EscapedAnchorage says:

        Famous words from Reagan:
        The most frightening words in the English language are “I’m from the government, I’m here to help”

  • frederick k. k. owens jr. says:

    They do as their father , Lying thevies.

  • James says:

    I’m not sure why I continue to participate in our farcical elections by voting.

  • JC says:

    Thank you Mr. Bird for speaking the truth and presenting information for thought and action. All your suggestions are good ones and if we are to stop this slide, a response needs to happen yesterday(as my parents would say). Please Governor, with whatever power you have to change the course , Alaskans are looking to you for help. Thank you!

  • jh says:

    Trust amnesia Biden and his leftist Marxist party? Trust devil possessed Pelosi? Trust evil chucky doll Schurmer? Trust Adam Shifty Shift, the guy who wears yellow poly glass eyes? Trust the lunatic Leftist Governors, RHINOS, Health dept. officials, Leftist School boards, Uncle George Soros, American Terrorists (antifa, BLM), the lying leftist media, Government Advisors, and trust the most politically influential group, that spends megabucks marketing drugs to physicians, called Big Pharma!!
    Yup, we trust them with the third digit on our hand.

  • jh says:

    The leftist Democrats continue to Rope-A-Dope Themselves
    The “rope-a-dope” was a tactic used by Boxer Muhammad Ali.
    Muhammad would hold on to the ropes to make his opponents believe he had no fight left in him. In return, the opponent would punch wildly and wear themselves out.
    Sound familiar?
    The leftist Democrats are Rope-A-Doping Themselves.
    They continue to lose all their credibility and keep embarrassing themselves.
    They keep throwing punches and keep missing only to continue to look more ropey dopey.
    The Republicans keep playing the rope-a dope loser by throwing back harder punches that keeps knocking out the dopes, but they are so dopey they keep coming back for more.
    November 2022, is when they’re all knocked out.

  • Ed Martin Jr says:

    Hell NO I DON”T TRUST ANYTHING IN POLITICS OR GOVERNMENT ANYMORE! What’s next is anyone’s guess!

  • Terry Tiree says:

    “Groups supporting former President Donald Trump in Arizona and Michigan sent fake documents to the National Archives falsely showing that he had won those states’ Electoral College votes. Forged certificates of ascertainment were sent to the National Archives by pro-Trump groups in each state in December 2020. The document from Arizona bore the state seal and legal action was taken against those responsible.” – Newsweek, 1/11/2022. So Mr Bird, if the public doesn’t trust the government to run a fair election, its because of pro-Trump cheats.

  • Kenneth L. Wells says:

    Do I trust Alaska politics? No. Ranked choice elections mean there will be no more honest elections.

  • jh says:

    The leftist Biden Democratic Party today- is the INCOMPETENT party who is destroying our America.
    The leftist Biden Democratic Party are responsible for ESCULATING DANGEROUS MISCONDUCT, responsible for NOT ENFORCING THE RULE OF LAW and they are responsible for PROMOTING VIOLENCE. The lunatic leftist Marxist Democrats are taking away America’s Free Speech, taking away America’s Moral Beliefs, taking away America’s Religion beliefs, and taking away America’s integrity, an important value of our political MORALITY!!!
    The leftist Biden Administration is clearly one of the most DANGEROUS, INCOMPETENT administrations in American history.
    The leftist Democrats are violating the Constitutional, violating the Constitution of People’s Free Speech, raping our Morals and raping our LIBERTY, Religion and Safety. The Leftist Marxist Biden administration is enforcing a German Nazi like GAG ORDER LAWS to SUPPRESS American People’s FREE SPEECH AND LIBERTY. THIS IS AGAINST THE LAW!!
    President Franklin Pierce, and President James Buchanan, were Democrat Presidents, like Biden, are ranked among the worst Presidents in American history!!!!!!!!!
    President Franklin Pierce, a Democrat President was PRO slavery. Franklin failed to deal effectively with the corroding sectional controversy over slavery in the decade “BEFORE” the American Civil War (1861-1865). Many in in the Northern States (REPUBLICANS) saw him as a TRAITOR during the American Civil War.
    President James Buchanan, A Democrat President, a POOR leader, who ALSO supported a fraudulent, PRO-slavery constitution that “LED” TO A CIVIL WAR!!!!!!!
    The Democrats have always been pro-slavery. THAT IS WHY THEY DO NOT WANT TO TEACH TO AMERICA HISTORY!!
    Dumbing down, by not teaching American and World History is very dangerous and destructive to America!
    We need common sense, highly educated, competent teachers to teach history to our children!!
    Fire the incompetent, immoral, low life, lying, lunatic leftist, dumb dumb” teachers who destroy children’s lives, by teaching “phantom critical race theory.”

  • Boon says:

    You write: “The media tells us to trust them. Michigan, under the control of Marxist/feminist tyrants, has been threatening to disbar any lawyer who enjoins a lawsuit that questions election integrity” and provide a link (https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/01/whitmer-nessel-seek-disbarment-lawyers-election-challenge/4348375001/) to cite your statement, but fail to acknowledge the content and context of the story itself. These are not lawyers that are questioning election integrity… they are lawyers trying to undermine the voice of millions of voters to overturn an election. They are lucky to only face disbarment and not charges of sedition.
    In regards to the proposed Washington State law (https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-statement-efforts-stop-violence-fueled-election-lies) that seeks to make it a misdemeanor to knowingly lie about elections for the sake of undermining elections… well our party has basically offered the Dems no choice as we continue to lie to ourselves in that regard. I’d go one step further and make it illegal for a candidate to knowingly lie, period, for personal or political gain. At least that law would apply to every dirt bag politician of any political party.

    I appreciate your opinion, but when you start your article with leading questions and misrepresent the articles that you cite it is not only fostering more mistrust of government (which of course is necessary to have), but makes your opinion less credible and ultimately does not foster trust in you, the author.

  • AKElsa says:

    Nope!!!

  • Boon says:

    You write: “The media tells us to trust them. Michigan, under the control of Marxist/feminist tyrants, has been threatening to disbar any lawyer who enjoins a lawsuit that questions election integrity” and provide a link to cite your statement, but fail to acknowledge the content and context of the story itself. These are not lawyers that are questioning election integrity… they are lawyers trying to undermine the voice of millions of voters to overturn an election. They are lucky to only face disbarment and not charges of sedition. In regards to the proposed Washington State law that seeks to make it a misdemeanor to knowingly lie about elections for the sake of undermining elections… well our party has basically offered the Dems no choice as we continue to lie to ourselves in that regard. I’d go one step further and make it illegal for a candidate to knowingly lie, period, for personal or political gain. At least that law would apply to every dirt bag politician of any political party. I appreciate your opinion, but when you start your article with leading questions and misrepresent the articles that you cite it is not only fostering more mistrust of government (which of course is necessary to have), but makes your opinion less credible and ultimately does not foster trust in you, the author.

  • pete says:

    Good Article! Paper ballots, signature verification, government issued ID and the only mail-in ballots allowed should be absentee. That would practically eliminate crooked elections at every level. But would the legislature actually consider writing meaningful laws to prevent election fraud?

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Governor dunleavy is guilty Lt governor Myer is guilty the judicial branch/court system is guilty talking to legislative leaders they also are fraught with fraud.!
    Do I trust my government? ??? ??? What remains to be seen is if there is a shred left to trust!!!!
    Kurka needs our support and a blowtorch to take it to the burn pile we paid for

  • ML says:

    Pete is spot on, I agree that the paper ballot is the only way to go. Voting is a privilege all Americans have the right too. If you don’t think it’s worth getting off your butt and going down to the your polling location then you willingly forfeiting your right to vote. No mail in, valid only with ID, and only Americans vote. This nonsense of unless we make it convenient for you then we are impeding your right to vote is wrong! The duty falls to you, not government at any level. However, even those can be corrupted. We need heavy security at the poll sites to ensure against tampering, ballot stuffing, or for that matter ballots disappearing. Trust is earned, the US Government is at he bottom of my trust list. Our Judiciary of this State is a joke, and dictatorial, and needs to be cleaned out and remodeled, along with numerous ridiculous statutes giving the them discretionary powers. If they use exercise, discretionary powers then there is no equal justice. Justice will be determined by the individual judge hearing the case with no consistency in the outcome. I have little trust in the system period, but elections can be changed to ensure a more accurate and fair outcome.

  • Michael Hughes says:

    I don’t trust anyone in power; not nationally, not state, not business, not church. I know it may sound nuts, but Satan has been given his time to dominate the world. The good news is that God wins in the end; we must trust in Him.

    • thou_not_yet_knoweth_truth says:

      Amen. Satan smiles and froths at the mouth as we turn and pass judgement on one another at the behest of those that would use God’s name to do so. John 8:7: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone…”

  • Sharon says:

    I agree with this article. I don’t believe that Alaska voted for Trump then voted for rank voting. Fraud!!! No machines no computers!!! Paper ballots only. I believe fraud has been going on for years.

    • EscapedAnchorage says:

      Agree but I watched the switch for ranked choice and Dems getting voted in/ back in while they were counting the mail in ballots. Gov and Lt gov let us all down by not defending the state constitution against that no witness ruling. Mail in balloting should be abolished, unless you’re deployed or have a legitimate medical exemption. If you can’t get to the voting booth, you shouldn’t be voting.

  • jh says:

    Just now—-Everyone must watch this on YouTube (or if you can find it on Fox news)
    Google: Fox News: Biden’s Rhetoric Undermines Democracy
    Mitch McConnell tears into Biden’s unpresidential attacks
    Best speech from Mitch!! He is spot on!! Standing ovation for Mitch McConnell!!! He finally came to his senses!!

  • A. N. Gottschalk says:

    It’s all over, except for the interment! The great American experiment is dead–the people have spoken! Governments fail. Civilizations collapse. Our institutions are “human.” Now it comes down to the survival of the fittest. Like Mayor Bronson, the Neanderthals have it figured out–mislead the people and slap them around to get what you want! We’ve bottomed out, so get yours before the other guy gets to it first. Remember, it’s yours only if you can keep it, otherwise whimper and weep! Do I “trust” in governments? Churches? Other “human” institutions? What inane questions! Yeah, yeah! Of course! But the better informed trust in the “workings of human nature.”

  • jh says:

    The Busload of Dem Crazies can move over, Hillary Clinton’s is re-surfacing in the 2024 presidential election. Hillary is trying to take Biden’s splinter bench with Liz Cheney.
    Google this- it is hilarious:
    Fox News Laura Ingraham suggests running mate for Hillary Clinton’s potential 2024 presidential campaign

  • jh says:

    Please tell me President Trumps ACTIONS to protect the American people????
    Please tell me President Biden’s ACTIONS to DESTROY the American people????

  • Sharon Alice Turner says:

    My 3 favorite quips” In God I trust. All others pay cash. And If they’re (Politicians’) lips are moving they are lying! And the biggie : Power corrupts, more than one term, corrupts absolutely ! Bam!

  • NAV says:

    The politics and the politicians in Alaska are some of the most corrupt in the nation bought off at the drop of a dollar, drunk with the hunger for power and infused with greed! They have set themselves on high pedestals glaring down on the subjugated masses who have been torn down with lies and fed crumbs to further the delusion of representation for the people.

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