If election day totals hold, the Anchorage Assembly will remain firmly controlled by the radical leftists who imposed Covid mandates, shut down churches, limited religious liberties and personal freedoms, pushed LGBTQ politics and bungled homelessness.
Likewise, it appears as if the 6-1 liberal majority on the school board will remain unchanged.
What are conservatives to do?
Certainly, we must wait until roughly 20,000 additional ballots are tabulated. You never know – in-person, election day votes might change things, but it doesn’t look good.
Anchorage is clearly a divided city, and the Assembly and school board do not represent the values of many residents.
In the end, politics is not the end-all, be-all for conservatives. At least it shouldn’t be. Our allegiances go much deeper into the realms of faith and family. This is perhaps the place to spend our time – forging strong churches, robust family ties, vastly expanded homeschooling, and strengthening networks of friends and neighbors who share common values.
It might also mean taking back the institutions that have been commandeered by the left – business coalitions, youth programs and civic and cultural organizations.
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American politics is supposed to be a faithful representation of where the people stand and what they believe. Anchorage is clearly a divided city, and the Assembly and school board do not represent the values of many residents.
The long road of restoring cultural institutions will not be quick or easy. It takes time. Some will understandably jump ship and head to more conservative areas of the state. If you opt to leave, do so with a firm commitment to water the deep roots of your new home. Otherwise, it’s just a matter of time until the fruit is unbearably rotten.