Deltana Fair Liberty Rally in Delta Junction,
For those of you who missed the “Liberty Rally” at the Deltana Fair in Delta Junction, I’d like to share with you a brief summary of what you missed. You had an opportunity to meet one-on-one with State Senators, Talk Radio hosts, U.S. Senate and House Candidates, and many of the “movers and shakers” in the Liberty arena in the State. Whether folks agree or disagree, these are the people that are willing to take a stand to do something instead of nothing. Not only did we have our own local expertise for this event, we also had people travel in from Juneau, Kenai, Seward, Anchorage, Wasilla and Fairbanks to speak.
I can’t go through all the great presentations in detail but I’d like to hit on a few of the highlights. Senator John Coghill showed up to speak on the Alaska Constitution with a surprise guest, his father, Jack Coghill who was an original signer of the Alaska Constitution. There were complementary Alaska Constitutions available for him to personally sign for you. U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Miller spoke on the U.S. Constitution, the immigration bill, and touched on crony-capitalism. U.S. House Candidate John Cox drove up on his motorcycle from the Kenai to speak for us on his view of the direction of our country. Senator Mike Dunleavy spoke on two topics he is very passionate about and they are “Right to Life” and “School Choice.”
There is a new organization called “United for Liberty” which is a think-tank within Alaska that focuses on Alaska issues and challenges. Michael Chambers and Russ Millette were there to speak on that. They also touched on what the U.N. is up to including the dangers of the “Law of the Sea treaty (LOST).” They also explained exactly what Agenda 21 is and how it’s already here in Alaska.
Do you know what “Common Core’ is? If you don’t, you need to especially if you have children. Barbara Haney is a leader in the opposition to this take over of our education system and she drove in from Fairbanks to discuss it. Dr. Ilona Farr is an expert on the Affordable Care Act. She could not be here in person but we had her teleconferenced in and answering questions. She gave an awesome presentation. You also missed a great lesson on our history leading up to the Revolution and the Declaration of Independence by Josh Bennett who is the radio host of “Patriots Lament” out of Fairbanks.
How do you feel about the IRS? Maria Rensel spoke on “the Federal Reverse” and how we need to abolish the IRS. If you don’t think we can do it, think again. Remember, the government is governed by the consent of the people. Do you know who William Seward is? As an Alaskan we have a holiday once a year to honor this man. Barbara Anderson drove in from Seward to speak about this very interesting and liberty loving individual. If you think our news media, Hollywood, cartoons and Waltz Disney are working with our government, you are correct. We had Alice Leuchte who flew in from Juneau to explain how it’s been going on since radio and film first came into existence and how it has only gotten worse over time.
How many remember the “No Borough” fight that took place here in 2007? If you like being one of the few people on this planet to actually own your land and home, don’t get complacent. Winston Duncan gave a great update on how the rest of the state was losing this special freedom that we must never take for granted. Petersburg lost last year and Nanana is just starting their battle now so get that new “NO BOROUGH” bumper sticker on your car! Lance Roberts on the North Star Borough Assembly dropped in to discuss some of the issues they are dealing with. What he shared was more than enough to have you rush out and put a “NO BOROUGH” bumper sticker on your car! Did you know we have our very own “No Borough” Song? It was written and sung by Sybil Peters specifically for the Local Boundary Commission during our “No Borough” fight back in 2007. That should be our local Deltana Anthem and by the way, the title of the song is “The Alaska Freedom Song.” Double check me on that Sybil. We had a big sing along with Sybil leading the way!
David Luntz discussed our 2nd Amendment rights and the flags of our Revolution. For those that think of the “Don’t Tread On Me Flag” in a negative light, you need to learn your history. That is the “Gadsden Flag” and a part of our history from our Revolutionary War. This flag came before we had the “Stars and Stripes.” Allen Avenger took a break from the musket loaders to discuss the flags of the Civil War. The more you learn about history the more you will understand why a growing number of folks prefer to call it the War of Southern Independence. If you don’t know the true meaning of these historical flags, you missed an opportunity. There are other chances to learn as Mr. Avenger is involved with a group that teaches “Living History” with reenactments. This is must see for the children!
An awesome presentation / Sermon was given by Lonny Meeks. He spoke on the history surrounding how important the Pastors and Preachers were to the success of our Revolutionary War. Learning the truth about our history is so important. As Americans we have so much to be thankful for. We even had two adventure speakers! Reb Ferguson was there to answer all types of questions about trapping and wilderness living and James Squyres was there, with a big globe of the world, to speak about his adventures on the high seas and sailing around the world.
The Liberty Rally also offered an open mic to all those wishing to use it for speaking or singing. We enjoyed listening to Noah, Mica, and Malachi Dalton who took the stage a few times. We only had one other request from a little girl named Bonnie who we couldn’t squeeze in right away. Sorry about that Bonnie. I almost forgot, Edmee Andersen. She flew in from Colorado just to participate in the Liberty Rally and Parade. Edmee was the one in the Parade doing all the flips and aerials. A fantastic photo was taken and printed in the Delta Wind by Steve Deboise with her upside down in the air doing the splits. Wow! If I missed mentioning anyone I apologize.
I know this is a very long Op-Ed but little seemed to be mentioned about an event that offered so much entertainment and education! This was all brought to you by volunteers caring about Alaska. Everybody paid their own way to get here and participate. Local fairs are not always about making money, spending money, and having fun. It’s an opportunity to reach out, educate, get involved, give back, and have fun. Your local fair is what you make it! Start making plans for next year!!!
Special thanks go out to Heather the Fair Manager and all those hard working volunteers that make this annual event possible. Job well done!
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