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Reader finds inspiration at political event

Posted: June 11, 2014 - 3:45pm  |  Updated: June 12, 2014 - 7:24am

During the Memorial Day weekend many events were taking place throughout our great state. One was the Alaska Freedom Fair held in Wasilla at the Menard Center. This event was presented by the Alaska Republican Assembly. The event guest speakers included Sharron Angle, NFRA President; Willies Lee, NFRA Pacific NW Vice President; and Richard Mack, sheriff and author. All speakers drew a standing ovation as each speaker completed and departed the stage. It was the Keynote Speaker Pastor Rafael Cruz, (Father of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz) that delivered the events most powerful and compelling speech.

In addition to the music, food and information booths guests had the opportunity to meet with several of the candidates currently running for office at both state and federal levels. A straw poll was taken, and the surprising results had evolved. The results can be seen at

With the election just months away, have the tides finally changed for Don Young as reflected with the latest straw poll with 82 percent of the votes for John

Cox. Currently the media has focused all its attention on Miller, Treadwell, Sullivan and Begich for the U.S. Senate seat with little or no attention to the U.S. House seat which is a just as crucial in deed. I spoke with Mr. Cox, the winner of the straw poll. He was extremely pleased to see that his message is finally getting out. “It’s is not about how much money you raise for a campaign, it’s about the economic growth, strength, and security of our country. The position as your Representative was meant to be a civic duty not a lifelong career. Our government has created taxes, rules, and regulation that are becoming so intrusive into our everyday lives you may no longer enjoy those freedoms without some kind of permit issued by the government.”

It is now time to send a true conservative like John to Washington! As a small business owner he understands what it takes to make pay roll, keep the door open, and support the local economy. He understands the needs and issues that faces the fishing industry here in the state and is not afraid to speak out. The problems and needs for subsistence fishing and hunting for the Native Villages. The impact that the EPA has placed on the State as well as BLM, and the Department of Forestry. He deals with the excessive taxation imposed on him by local, state and federal regulations and see no end in sight unless we make the needed changes to Washington. New ideas are what we need not the status quo of politics, corruption and lack of transparency.

“The only way we are going to change Washington is by changing the people there!” John quoted.

As a result of the straw poll and my conversation maybe we should all listen to what Mr. Cox has to say and send him to be our next U.S. Representative.

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jford 06/12/14 - 08:38 am
Uh, freedom, er liberty

A handful of wing nuts counting up their straw poll isn't a movement, it's only a fringe minority with extremist views reinforcing their own preconceived misconceptions.

But, yeah, cause liberty, right?

The speaker roll was especially wacky, those people are nuts.

Norseman 06/12/14 - 11:38 am
It was the largest gathering

It was the largest gathering of [filtered word]s in one place that I can remember.

cheapersmokes 06/12/14 - 12:47 pm
[filtered word]s?

Both of you are wrong....if you want to see a big collection of [filtered word]s then travel to Washington D.C. and go sit in the gallery of the Congress! You both must be overjoyed with the current state of our country to call anyone who would dare questions the current leadership and label them as [filtered word]s....makes me really fear for our future!

jford 06/12/14 - 10:47 pm
Yes, [filtered word]s, properly defined [filtered word]s.

Not something I made up, it's been defined already.

Oxford dictionary: A person with extreme, typically right-wing, views.

Urban dictionary:[filtered word]


"[filtered word]" (sometimes "wing-nut") is an American political term referring to a person who holds extreme, and often irrational, political views usually with a religious overtone.

The NFRA is a fringe assemblage of noted [filtered word]s, among them, Sharron Angle, Grover Norduist, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are just some of the better known [filtered word]s.

That Sheriff Mack crackpot was the Bundy standoff coward who said he was going to line up the women and hide behind the women if any shooting started.

Miller, Sullivan and Parnell? Capital A Alaska [filtered word]s.

And family values Senator Guillory? He's got a case of the family values so badly that he's married and divorced four times. That's a lot of family values. His speech was Why He's a Republican. Probably no other party wanted him.

[filtered word]s, yes, that's correct.

And a handful of them in Wasilly don't amount to much. That Freedom Fair promised family fun and real live magic.

A mostly empty gym, sparsely populated, fomenting armed protest in the liberty-lovingest state. Yep, Freedom was in the air. And magic.

Magic. Yep. Magic explains a lot of the ideology of wing nuts, so real live magic was also in the air at the Freedom Fair, along with balloon animals for the kiddies, and gun toting armed insurrection for the older kiddies. Pure magic.

…because, well, freedom don'tcha know.

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