Thursday, October 9, 2008

Palin linked to Anti-American group

Palin linked to Anti-American group

The Alaska Independence Party, inconveniently for Palin, the very same secessionist party that her husband, Todd, belonged to for seven years and that she sent a shout-out to as Alaska governor earlier this year. (“Keep up the good work,” Palin told AIP members. “And God bless you.”)

AIP chairwoman Lynette Clark told me recently that Sarah Palin is her kind of gal. “She’s Alaskan to the bone … she sounds just like Joe Vogler.”

Meet Palin's radical right-wing pals: AIP extremists Mark Chryson and Steve Stoll who helped launch Palin’s political career in Alaska, and in return had influence over policy.

So who are these America-haters that the Palins are pallin’ around with?

AIP party founder Joe Vogler preached armed insurrection against the United States of America. Vogler, who always carried a Magnum with him, was fond of saying, “When the [federal] bureaucrats come after me, I suggest they wear red coats. They make better targets. In the federal government are the biggest liars in the United States, and I hate them with a passion. They think they own [Alaska]. There comes a time when people will choose to die with honor rather than live with dishonor. That time may be coming here. Our goal is ultimate independence by peaceful means under a minimal government fully responsive to the people. I hope we don’t have to take human life, but if they go on tramping on our property rights, look out, we’re ready to die.”

Vogler wasn’t just a blowhard either. He put his secessionist ideas into action, working to build AIP membership to 20,000 — an impressive figure by Alaska standards — and to elect party member Walter Hickel as governor in 1990.

Vogler’s greatest moment of glory was to be his 1993 appearance before the United Nations to denounce United States “tyranny” before the entire world and to demand Alaska’s freedom. The Alaska secessionist had persuaded the government of Iran to sponsor his anti-American harangue.


liberallee speaking said...

Good post! So...why isn't it getting more press? We can only hope that more bloggers will pick up what Salon published days ago -- the MSM doesn't seem to be paying much attention yet.

liberallee speaking said...

Sponge Bob narrator:

William, Are you really going to be taking that break you wrote about? I find the nastiness above anything I've seen. It would be fair to say that it is personally disheartening if not depressing. I think we need some positive election results - and soon! - Lee