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Old 07-03-2014, 06:28 AM
TKO
 
Location: On the Border
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Some may have been liberal (I don't really know), but some were very conservative. For example Coghill wasn't a liberal. Anyway, back then even Democrats were conservative and patriotic compared to the Democrats of today.
And the Republicans were William F. Buckley types with a brain and an education, not frothing mouth, conspiracy theory adherents. The John Birch Society was fringe and anathema to Republicans in the good old days. Like begets like.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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And the Republicans were William F. Buckley types with a brain and an education, not frothing mouth, conspiracy theory adherents. The John Birch Society was fringe and anathema to Republicans in the good old days. Like begets like.
Nothing to do with the Alaskans who wrote the AK Constitution. These people, whoever they were and regardless of political affiliations, got together and created a State Constitution, and looked ahead into the future. It's today that our national and State lawmakers only look into the future of their pockets, and engage in non-sense politics-just like us in this and other forums-instead of the well being of our nation and States.

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Old 07-04-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: "Out there" in Alaska.
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Ray, I don't "spread" the love enough to rep you yet again, but that's prompt isn't gonna force me to rep anyone just to get ahead - what's up with that anyway? Like having to share with everyone when all you really want to do is give your friend a bite of your cookie - I ain't givin' away no free lunch here.
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Overlook Hotel 1921
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Ray, I don't "spread" the love enough to rep you yet again, but that's prompt isn't gonna force me to rep anyone just to get ahead - what's up with that anyway? Like having to share with everyone when all you really want to do is give your friend a bite of your cookie - I ain't givin' away no free lunch here.
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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ray, i don't "spread" the love enough to rep you yet again, but that's prompt isn't gonna force me to rep anyone just to get ahead - what's up with that anyway? Like having to share with everyone when all you really want to do is give your friend a bite of your cookie - i ain't givin' away no free lunch here.
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:04 PM
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Location: On the Border
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Nothing to do with the Alaskans who wrote the AK Constitution. These people, whoever they were and regardless of political affiliations, got together and created a State Constitution, and looked ahead into the future. It's today that our national and State lawmakers only look into the future of their pockets, and engage in non-sense politics-just like us in this and other forums-instead of the well being of our nation and States.
I rarely fail to rise to the bait, I rarely fail to regret it. Good points you have here.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:50 AM
 
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d. In fact the Libertarians under Ron and Rand Paul have been the most influential in regards to Alaska politics. What happens in Alaska is that a whole bunch of voters are "undeclared" (independent), a great number being libertarian. Most of these voters consider the political powers in charge as being corrupt.
I couldn't quite tell with the bickering about TP if the above assertion was contested or agreed upon by most posters. Anyone care to expand on this for me? I, too, would generally consider the political powers corrupt but would love to live in a state where other people know what "libertarian" means. In my current state I spend a great deal of time explaining to people that even though "liberal" and "libertarian" might look similar, they are many differences.
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