We started the Alaska Watchman a little over three years ago with a clear goal. It was not to entertain, provide idle gossip or offer a platform for angry armchair quarterbacks to pontificate while refusing to enter the public arena and contend for the good, the true and the beautiful.
Instead, we strive to provide phone numbers, emails and exact times and locations where Alaskans can boldly voice their concerns, ideas and solutions to those who occupy seats of power and influence. It is useless – and bad for blood pressure – to merely contribute to the flood of negative news without offering avenues of concrete, real-world action.
We also hope to inspire our readers to maximize their personal realms of influence, be that in the home, places of worship, private organizations, businesses, nonprofits or political office.
The threats to our pre-born babies, young children, family and friends are very real, and growing daily. Schools, entertainment, libraries, cultural institutions, youth organizations, medical offices and the courts must be held accountable. The same goes for political parties and beloved organizations that we may have trusted – perhaps uncritically – in the past.
How we go about standing for the truth will differ based on our roles and positions of influence. We may be charged with raising children, caring for the elderly, leading a religious or political organization, running a nonprofit, or representing voters. Each sphere must be harnessed for maximum impact.
In doing so, we may be ostracized, cancelled, ridiculed and perhaps even threatened. Our character will certainly be maligned. No matter! This is no time for waiting out the storm. The destruction will not pass without a monumental and generational struggle for hearts and minds.
If you are in a position to help us in this effort, please consider becoming a supporter of the Alaska Watchman. We need all hands on deck.