While the Alaska Watchman has been critical of Gov. Dunleavy’s often lackluster approach to engaging in hot-button cultural issues, we were pleasantly surprised to see him offer a bill that would strengthen parental rights against the aggressive LGBTQ tactics that have swept through public education (see article below).

During the recent press conference introducing his bill, Dunleavy was in fighting form, pushing back against mainstream media reporters who were aghast that he would dare to reign in the transgenderizing protocols that many school districts have embraced.

The reality, is that this bill will probably never make it past an initial public hearing in the Democratic controlled Senate, but it is a start, nonetheless.

We need more of this type of leadership from our governor. He has the largest pulpit in the state and should regularly use it to advocate for the rights of the unborn, parental authority, school choice and religious liberties in the public square.

Even if the empowered Democrats in the Senate kill his legislation, Dunleavy can still embrace the full extent of his executive powers to enact policies and spending priorities that are pro-life, pro-family and pro-liberty. This might even mean challenging unconstitutional rulings by activist judges.

This is no time for half measures. We are in a battle for hearts, minds and lives. Any serious effort to advance a truly conservative agenda will most certainly be met with fierce opposition on the Left.

If Gov. Dunleavy has truly found his fighting spirit, he may be surprised to see the army of conservative-minded Alaskans who come to his aid. They’ve been waiting for the big man to stand tall.

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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EDITORIAL: Is Gov. Dunleavy signaling a willingness to fight?

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.


  • Ruth Ewig says:

    Well-written, Joel. We agree. Our governor has the power to push back against the leftists/Marxists in most state matters. He can through his Lt. Gov. eliminate the voting machines that we cannot monitor, understand or check. (Past Lt. Gov. Mallott under Walker put those into our elections. Note: We suspect he was paid to do it.)

  • Jan Stanton says:

    Hope you are right, but I won’t be surprised if his “fighting spirit” fades!

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Joel, I agree with your closing statement. I am willing to stand behind Dunleavy IF he will visibly and consistently fight for individual sovereignty and for the sovereignty of our state. A recent SGT Report that I shared on another post stresses that in order for us to win this fight for humanity, we have to focus on our local issues and get involved whether we want to or not. If we do not get involved, our world is gone and humanity loses.

  • Edward D Martin Jr says:

    Can Dunleavy be a Neil Armstrong with ” “one small step for Man ,Wife & Family ” and one giant leap for Alaska’s children ?. Joel your absolutely correct , Dunleavy’s fighting spirit is a game changer with a army waiting in the wings! I would be one of many! Great Grand Pa , Liberty Ed

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Even I would applaud him and hold his right arm up to win these battles! The big evidence continues to stare me in the face though! This governor has no remorse or conscience for things like 6800 peoples deaths he did have jurisdiction over! And the refusal to do a forensic audit of the election! Can I in confidence, support a man who will not own up to his stupid mistakes? My expectations have been crushed and thereby my enthusiasm about him has been also!
    Dunleavy who are you? “Choose this day whom you will serve “!

  • Bill Waters says:

    milquetoast Dunleavy grow a spine? not likely…
    One who has a meek, timid, unassertive nature.
    a timid, unassertive man or boy fearful of confrontation and easily manipulated and dominated.
    I have no trust in him, he has already failed on too many fronts by not doing a job that requires backbone and tenacity.

  • North to Alaska says:

    The fight would have started with the Senators that caucused with the democrats and threatening their re-election. A real warrior would have had “nice” private conversations with each of them explaining how he would actively campaign for their replacement in next election.
    Especially now that won a second term.

    The reason the Jan 6th videos were released is not because McCarthy is “great” but because the the 20 republicans that stood their ground are great and threatened his speakership.
    It’s all in the background. Dunleavy knows this is going nowhere…and he has told his donors that it is going nowhere. All for show.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      I agree that this is going nowhere and Dunleavy pretending to stand up for us is a show. He has to keep the crowds pacified while the government sets up their carbon footprint scheme, social credit scoring and 15 minute cities. Once the government has that all set up, it will not matter what Dunleavy says because the government will lock us down and there will be no more anything to fight for…we will own nothing and we will be happy according to Klaus.

      • DaveMaxwell says:

        Unfortunately you are more correct than most want to admit! When they finally do it will be too late!

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Dave, I cannot believe how complacent Alaskans are. We need more people to be awake, but the train is going 1,000 mph towards the wall with no indication of slowing down!

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  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Not sure if this is Dunleavy, or the Lt. Gov or the AK AG, but this sounds promising because Alaska is one of the 18 states: