In the last few years, ever since I came back to my home state of Alaska, I have involved myself in the battles happening here in the local political realm. Until recently, I was mostly involved in Anchorage as I have primarily resided in the Chugiak/Eagle River area. Recently things changed.
After multiple testimonies at the Anchorage Assembly and the School Board, speaking against some of the terrible Covid policies enacted in the municipality, it was clear they they did not care for the opinions or voices of the people.
So, what did I do? Well, like MANY seeking freedom above bad policy, I exited Anchorage and bought my first home in the Mat-Su. Freedom land!
These tactics are being used all over the state and country to try and flip school board seats and further indoctrinate our children
I immediately became involved with local politics, starting with the two school board seats in my area. This country will only be brought back to life through a grassroots, ground up movement of “We The People.”
I discovered my local conservative candidate, Ole Larson, who’s running for re-election in District 6 where I had just bought my home. We had a short conversation and quickly lined up a two-hour, sit-down interview, in order to get his views. Boy, did I find out a lot more than that.
He quickly informed me about some of the other school board candidates who were using divisive and deceptive tactics to get conservatives votes – from the colors they use in their campaign signs and ads, to over sharing images of the American flag, but not just that. Multiple local residents have said they were approached by door-knockers from the Dianne Shibe campaign who were lying about Shibe’s political views and stances on previous policy.
So, like any good skeptic, I dug a little.
It did not take long to uncover some of the connections this candidate had to liberal causes.
First, I discovered that Dianne Shibe was the previous teachers’ union president and is currently backed by the teachers unions. This brought flashbacks of what the national teachers union (the NEA) did to our education, including forced masks, testing, highly incentivizing shots that children did not need, and of course their ongoing war against parental rights.
But that’s not where it stops … social media posts reveal that Shibe is supported by Black Birch Books, a Mat-Su bookstore, which was one of the first to promote and host Drag Queen Story Hour for Valley children.
On top of that, her social media comments show she supports the Facebook group, Mat-Su Moms for Social Justice, a liberal leftist that promotes the LGBTQ trans agenda.
This isn’t only happening in district 6 but also in District 3, which includes KGB and some of the main area of Wasilla in which conservative Kathy McCollum is running for re-election against another leftist, union-backed candidate who portrays herself as conservative.
These tactics are being used all over the state and country to try and flip school board seats and further indoctrinate our children. Be aware and be vigilant in vetting your candidates. Use a healthy skepticism to question their beliefs and positions. We cannot afford to continue electing bad leadership – especially candidates who seek power and popularity while creating policy that further bleeds the taxpayer and slowly chips away at our freedoms – in this case indoctrinating the next generation for political activism.
We The People, who know and pay attention, need to get involved and stay engaged.
The views expressed here are those of the author.