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Letter: Some thoughts

  • Author: Jackie Endsley
    | Opinion
  • Updated: 2 days ago
  • Published 2 days ago

On abortion: If you legally force a woman to have a baby, can you legally force her to take care of it? Just wondering.

Is the Alaska Legislature required to have at least one special session per year? It sure seems like it.

Motorized watercraft in Kachemak Bay is the absolute worst decision Gov. Mike Dunleavy has made. (Well, maybe not the worst, but it’s a bad one.) Kachemak Bay will be ruined. I wonder who turned in their campaign contribution chit to get him to sign that order.

Kelly Tshibaka was given a state job (another campaign contribution chit?), and stayed in it just long enough for her to be considered an Alaskan (in her mind) in order to run against Lisa Murkowski. Kelly Tshibaka is no Alaskan. For that matter, neither is Dan Sullivan.

Dunleavy’s Permanent Fund dividend “50-50” plan is nothing but a $3 billion overdraw from the Permanent Fund, and it will destroy the fund as we know it.

Every time I read another headline about Texas, I can’t help but wonder if maybe they should secede. It often sounds like a good idea.

Where are the decent Republicans? It’s time its members took back their party and immediately put the kibosh on the latest Jim Crow-like voting laws which the party seems to have embraced. These latest laws are an affront to our democracy.

Lastly, I believe Mitch McConnell will go down in history as the man who ruined American democracy. He has removed the last vestiges of the idea that Congress exists for the people. His insistence on voting the party line has effectively stripped Congress of their ability to vote for what is best for their own constituents. They vote only for power. They vote only for corporate America. They have all become Manchurian candidates.

— Jackie Endsley

Eagle River

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