This is Your State! This is Your Educational System! This is Your Constitution!

We need your help. We are asking every freedom loving Alaskan to call into the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting scheduled for this Monday, March 18, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Senate Joint Resolution 9 (SJR9) will have its SECOND hearing at this time. SJR9 will allow the people, YOU, to have an opportunity to weigh in on YOUR constitution. If SJR9 is passed out of committee as well as the Finance Committee, it will go to the Senate floor for a 2/3 vote. The House has a companion resolution and if it passes there with a 2/3 vote as well, this will appear on the 2014 ballot for a vote by YOU the people to see if YOU wish to change the constitutional language in the education section. There are some associated with special interest groups who do not want you to have the ability to weigh in your constitution. To me, this is unacceptable.

This is YOUR state!
This is YOUR educational system!
This is YOUR constitution!

It does not belong to the teacher’s union. It does not belong to those who fear you -the people. It does not belong to those who are afraid that parents might have more options in how to educate their children. This is about freedom. Freedom to decide. Freedom to choose. Freedom to vote on YOUR constitution. If we allow those who wish to own our constitution, our educational system, and most importantly, our children—if we allow them to prevail, we capitulate our rights and responsilities as free people and free Alaskans to special interests.

This is not about supporting one religion over another, or using public funds to directly fund church or private schools – SJR9 DOES NOT DO ANY OF THIS. Those in opposition of your right to vote on your constitution want to portray it in this manner to scare people from exercising the fundamental right to weigh in on your constitution. Please don’t let them win.

I need your help. I have sponsored this resolution on behalf of those who want to enhance our public educational system, to continue current practices that serve thousands of Alaskans, for those who wish to have more of a say in how one educates one’s children, and for those who believe in freedom of choice.

There are many steps in this process. We need you there supporting us throughout. Please call in to the committee meeting today (Monday, March 18, 2013) at 1:30 p.m. Please tell the committee that you want an opportunity to vote on your constitution. Tell them to LET THE PEOPLE VOTE!

If we win, we move closer to enshrining more freedom for all Alaskans.