Jim Minnery, Author at Alaska Watchman
 
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Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder of George Floyd has caused us once again as a culture, a country and as a community to reel back and contemplate how this kind of evil can still be in our midst. For a police officer with 17 complaints against him over his two decades with the department, we might never know if it was pure, ugly prejudice against a black man or just a horrible need to...

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We’re in the midst of a pandemic, our economy is in turmoil, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy and many other state officials are working around the clock in crisis-management mode. No matter: while the bombs are falling, the Alaska Supreme Court held a March 25 hearing on whether a politically motivated recall campaign against the governor should be allowed to move forward. Even when we lived in normal times, the recall allegations never passed the straight-face...

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Benjamin Franklin, wrote that “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government: When this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved.” Last night, I had the pleasure of watching “No Safe Spaces,” a wonderfully enlightening and chilling documentary by comedian and podcast king Adam Carolla and radio talk show host Dennis Prager. It’s a movie that opens your eyes about how our voices are being shut. And it...

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“Same-sex couples, too, may aspire to the transcendent purposes of marriage and seek fulfillment in its highest meaning.” – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, 2015 in the decision Obergefell v Hodges Leading up to and following the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling mandating that all states issue marriage licenses to individuals of the same sex, a question regularly surfaced for those of us who believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman:...

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The Alaska Supreme Court made headlines again when the Anchorage Daily News published a report showing Chief Justice Joel Bolger appealing to the Alaska Federation of Natives for help in the Court’s ongoing budgetary dispute with Governor Mike Dunleavy. At issue is the subject of abortion, abortion funding, and the governor’s veto of $334,700 from the Supreme Court’s budget – the exact amount the Court ordered the state to pay abortionists for killing 805 babies...

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The following news briefs are provided to alert Alaskans of upcoming opportunities to make a pro-life and pro-family impact in Alaska.   HOW TO PRESENT PRO-LIFE IDEAS TO A SECULAR WORLD After spending 25 years serving in a former Soviet gulag town, Father Michael Shields will bring a unique pro-life perspective to an upcoming event in Anchorage. Shields spent decades working with Russian women who suffered after choosing abortion. His presentation will provide a step-by-step...

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On October 1, voters in Fairbanks and North Pole spoke fairly clearly about the direction they think their communities should be headed regarding civil government and school leadership. Former Fairbanks North Star Borough Assemblyman Lance Roberts called the elections the biggest win for local conservatives in over a decade. Despite heavy union lifting and organized activism led by LGBTQ and abortion rights groups (i.e. Planned Parenthood) conservatives won five of eight seats available including the...