Did Sarah Palin's husband Todd Palin support Alaska's attempts to secede from the U.S.?
- justgoodfolkLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yes he was. What's with the"conservatives" defending this ? Are these people for real? Have they forgotten the Pledge of Allegiance, you know that little thingy they tried to demonize Obama with, falsely claiming Obama refused to repeat those words while there was plenty of evidence he even lead that Pledge on the Senate floor?
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible,(that's the keyword here) with liberty and justice for all."
Yet today they justify being a member of a party who's motto is, Alaska First, Alaska Always and wants to break away from the Union.
Since her nomination as the Republican Party’s vice presidential candidate, it has been revealed that Palin and her husband were supporters of the Alaskan Independence Party (AIP), a far-right outfit advocating secession from the US and dissolution of the federal government.
While Republican officials have countered these reports by citing voter registration records indicating that Sarah Palin was a registered Republican going back to 1982, the same records indicate that her husband Todd was indeed a member of the AIP, and leading members of the party report that the couple attended its 1994 convention and supported its program. Sarah Palin likewise attended the party’s 2000 convention, for which the Republicans have offered the unconvincing alibi that it was a purely ceremonial appearance which she made as mayor of the Anchorage suburb of Wasilla.
They have not accounted for the fact that earlier this year Palin sent a video message to the AIP convention, which was introduced by the party’s vice chairman George Clark, who described her as “an AIP member before she got the job as a mayor of a small town.”
What attention has been paid in the mass media to this political connection has centered largely on the “Alaska first” motto of the party, which stands in formal contradiction to the McCain campaign’s slogan of “country first.” Far more significant, however, is the fact that the AIP is the Alaskan affiliate of the Constitution Party, an ultra- rightist electoral party that emerged out of the militia movement, anti-tax extremism and the Christian fundamentalist right.
The Constitution Party puts forward a program that can be accurately described as theocratic fascism. Its commits the party “to restore American jurisprudence to its original Biblical common-law foundations.” This is the program commonly identified with a movement known as “dominion theology,” which demands the subordination of every government and institution to Christian fundamentalism, not only in the US but all over the world, together with the outlawing of all other religions and the suppression of atheism.
In addition to establishing severe criminal penalties, including death, for homosexuals, doctors who perform abortions and adulterers, the believers in this Biblical state also propose a social agenda that dovetails completely with the aims of the most reactionary sections of big business. It calls for the elimination of virtually every social reform instituted over more than a century, including minimum-wage laws, Social Security, environmental and health and safety regulations, public education and virtually any form of public assistance.
There is little doubt that Palin is extremely close to these elements. Revelations that have surfaced in recent weeks include the fact that she ran for mayor of Wasilla, a town of barely 5,000, on a right-wing Christian agenda opposing abortion and promoting gun rights, while including in her literature the promise that her victory meant the town “will have our first Christian mayor.”Source(s): http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/sep2008/pali-s04... http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&...
- 1 decade ago
Todd Palin was a member of the Alaskan Secessionist Party from 1995 through 2002. It was a misguided effort to gain leverage in Alaskan politics, and was fully abandoned when he moved his focus to the more constructive support of Sarah's bid for statewide office.
- shogerLv 44 years ago
I uncover that laughable on the grounds that the US executive bought Alaska from Russia. But there's a political get together that desires to persuade Alaskans to do exactly that. He was once a member of that get together and Sarah spoke to their conference as governor. Maybe he nonetheless feels that means, however how can he say that now that SP is walking for VP?
- DukeofDixieLv 71 decade ago
I don't know , but i wish our state would secede, we could get away with it as long as Nancy Pelosi is congress, because she would pull the troops, just think if we had the same congress back during the civil war, the South would have won, Pelosi would have pulled the troops out and blamed that mean old Republican president Abe Lincoln for getting us in such a war
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- PandaLv 41 decade ago
Odd, I didn't think Todd Palin was running for office.
- 1 decade ago
and I wonder what folks (and you know who you are) would shriek if Michelle Obama were a member of the Black Panthers!!
What kind of influence would this have via pillow talk, on our national policy, if our first ladies or second dudes believed that the US had outlived its usefullness for them?
- DanLv 51 decade ago
If the LIbs say He did He must have.
- sorry sistaLv 71 decade ago
No, i just read today that's another rumor going around.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
yes, he certainly did