Alaska, An Historic Trip for Liberty A report from Richard Mack
the last 20 years since the filing of Mack v US on February 28, 1994, I
have traveled all over the country and have now reached a milestone; I
have been to all 50 States! Alaska was the 50th and I just got back
yesterday! It has been an amazing and miraculous journey. Since that
fateful day I have spoken at freedom rallies and seminars in 46 states,
Canada, the District of Columbia, and Fiji, and have been interviewed by
news agencies from Japan, England, Canada, Australia, and Mexico. The
only States I have visited but have not done a public event are Vermont,
Louisiana, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
But this trip to
Alaska was so much more than just a visit to one of the most beautiful
places in the world where I saw moose, climbed a glacier, and visited
Sarah Palin's hometown. I attended two different meetings, one
exclusively for public officials and one the next day for the public.
Both meetings focused on an historic topic: How does Alaska create the
position of elected sheriffs in a State that has never had them and how
can the CSPOA help Alaska get them?
That's right, many people and
public officers all across the American "final frontier," want to have
sheriffs doing in Alaska what some are doing in the lower 48 and what
all of them should be doing. The bottom line is, these Alaskans want to
choose for themselves the law enforcement representatives that work in
their towns and boroughs. Alaskans want to be protected, they want to be
defended, and they want to be free. They want the Constitutional
Republic that was meant to be. They want Constitutional Sheriffs!
the 23rd, there was a meeting in the city of Palmer with 12 public
servants; mayors, state reps, town managers, and a town attorney. They
wanted to know about the Mack/Printz case and more importantly, how they
could get the office of sheriff instituted within their jurisdictions.
Why do these concerned leaders and citizens want to have sheriffs?
Because they are tired of the federal government running their lives,
controlling their lands, tying up their natural resources and destroying
their economy. Yes, the feds think they own 65% of Alaska
and these Alaskans want it back. They want the jobs being tied up in
EPA regulations and blocked by federal red tape and politics. They want
to be independent and they want their schools to be run by Alaska! They
want their state to provide the oil our country needs to get out from
underneath the thumb of OPEC oil tycoons, some of whom support terrorism
and large groups of American enemies! Alaskans are tired of the
bureaucratic dictatorship in Washington DC and they want to do something
about it: They want Sheriffs! On Friday at the Wasilla Sports complex, Rafael Cruz
(the father of Ted Cruz) gave a tremendous speech, a passionate fiery
oration about the corruption in Washington and the need for liberty. He
told of escaping Cuba and the dictatorship
Richard Mack and Rafael Cruz
of Fidel Castro. Cruz warned that Castro's ascent to power was realized
by the use of propaganda and political schemes similar to those used in
America today. It was an honor to share the podium with this former
Cuban who is now a great American preacher and patriot. The message was
loud and clear, let's get back to the basics of American liberty, get
the federal government out of our lives and out of our way, and let's
have Sheriffs in Alaska!
What a great idea and
formula for freedom! Maybe this second to the last state can set the
example for the rest of us and perhaps even get Connecticut (one of our
first states), to wake up and get their sheriffs back! It's all about