When asked, “Where in the constitution is there authorization for Obama Care?” Nancy Pelosi’s infamous reply was “Are you serious? Are you serious?”

As if, “No reasonable person asks questions like that anymore.”

The same can be asked of: undeclared wars, executive orders, national parks, forests, monuments and refuges. Add abortion, homosexual marriage, social security, Medicare, gun control, foreign aid, education, the federal reserve and an endless list that began with the Bank of the United States under George Washington’s administration.

Now that they have been saddled with a conservative, the Assembly wants to expel a mayor who doesn’t share the childishly utopian ideas…

Even the seemingly heroic early efforts at observing strict constitutionalism by Jefferson and Madison, so admired by today’s conservatives, evaporates with a closer look at their own actions once they became president. Truly, the legendary “Ring of Power,” once possessed, transforms fallen Man.

Did you know that Jefferson knew that purchasing land from a foreign power required a constitutional amendment? He swallowed his own principles in order to purchase the Louisiana Territory from France, thus doubling the size of the United States. This effort transformed America from an already huge republic of one million square miles into a vaunted coast-to-coast empire. It set the table for a war of aggression that would not only seize another million square miles from Mexico, but from America’s natives.

Did you know that Madison attempted to institute a conscription draft during the unpopular War of 1812, and was properly rebuffed by New England’s Daniel Webster? And, after Madison had vehemently denounced Hamilton for instituting the obviously unconstitutional Bank of the United States in the 1790s, he meekly signed its re-charter when he became president. His “signing statement” gave up the fight under the weakest of all pretenses: “It’s a done deal, why fight it anymore?”

Talk about surprising friend and foe alike!

Mayor Bronson, who still possesses an understanding of the Natural Law and the Judeo-Christian ethic, is holding the bridge for us.

Over the years, this attitude was bound to pervade into state governments and the tissues of municipalities. Hence, we witnessed where the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a statute that permitted mail-in votes in 2020, despite the clear constitutional prohibition that this way of voting was not permitted in Pennsylvania. There were no exceptions.

In Alaska, the judiciary ordered the state to ignore a statute requiring witness signatures for mail-in votes. Then the Anchorage Assembly cheerfully blew off the mayoral special election until the effects of an unpopular and disgraced leftist mayor could be mitigated. The lock-step leftist municipal attorney at the time had no real reply for the issue, other than, “We’re just going to do it this way.”

Now that they have been saddled with a conservative, the Assembly wants to expel a mayor who doesn’t share the childishly utopian ideas of the Green lobby, homelessness, transgenderism, CRT, abortion and homosexuality.

Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson

The question that must be asked: Is the Assembly initiating a bill of attainder upon Mayor Bronson? The U.S. and Alaska constitutions strictly and rightly prohibit this most vicious manifestation of democracy. It is a customized law designed to punish one particular individual. It ranks right up there with an ex post facto law, another constitutional violation that, given a little more time, Leftists might be playing around with the idea of circumventing.

History shows us John Pym, England’s revolutionary member of Parliament in the 1600s. Understanding that “democracy” allows you to do anything you want as long as you have the votes, Pym passed a bill of attainder against the king’s loyal minister, ordering his execution on the grounds that, “While none of his individual actions deserve a death warrant, the cumulative effect does.” Thus, the Earl of Strafford was sent to the chopping block, and King Charles I signed off on the execution in order to save his own throne and head – a mere temporary stay of execution, as it turned out for the king.

We are not recently in a constitutional crisis, we have been since the start of our beleaguered republic and statehood. Most people are just now beginning to understand this. With only the semblance of a Christian culture remaining, with little understanding of an eternal destiny and final judgment to act as a brake against unbridled power, immature and fantasy-driven elected officials are doing as they please.

Why, they have the votes! It’s … “democracy!”

Mayor Bronson, who still possesses an understanding of the Natural Law and the Judeo-Christian ethic, is holding the bridge for us. With other conservatives, he deserves the support needed to lead us to a return to political and cultural sanity, as it surely will if we pray, repent and sacrifice.

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Leftist attacks on Mayor Bronson born of a wider constitutional free-for-all

Bob Bird
Bob Bird ran for U.S. 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. He has a passion for studying and teaching Alaska and U.S. constitutional history. He lives on the Kenai Peninsula and is currently a daily radio talk-show host for The Talk of the Kenai, on KSRM 920 AM from 3-5 pm and heard online