Security of our people

Security of our people: families, and children.  Human Trafficking is running like wildfire in Alaska and has to stop.  Drug Trafficking hand in hand with the dumping of illegal aliens into our state by the Biden administration goes unchecked.  Every Alaskan, if any, left behind in Afghanistan by this president must be accounted for, by name.

Are your children, your families, your property safe in Alaska?  


We have had young folks, particularly girls, seized from their homes either by Child Protective Services, or by those posing as such.  It seems that this organization has become a power unto itself.  We hear story upon story of CPS showing up to take some mother’s child, often in the far-flung areas of the state, far from your watchful eye and they demand a child.  Unsubstantiated charges seems to be all it takes for them to seize a child, and if the parent does not give them up, they are threatened with the seizure of all their children.  There is the story of the one underage girl who was taken by the state and was then trafficked in Anchorage where she ultimately died of a drug overdose.  I’m sure this case is not isolated.  And certainly, there are cases of children being abused or neglected and there has to be legal action.  But when we see so many kids being taken never to be heard from again, and no way for parents or grandparents to find out where they are, you have a problem, Alaska. 

Take a drive through Anchorage in the wee hours and see how many people you see dancing down the middle of the street so stoned that they do not know where they are.  We see those sitting on the street corner or in front of the door of our local convenience store rolling joints in violation of the law- and this in plain view, in broad daylight and in open defiance of the law.  I ask you, is this the Alaska you want?  If you want to smoke your stuff that’s your business.  That has been no problem since the Raven decision of the early ‘70s, but do it in your home and keep it out of the public’s face.

But that’s not even the worst of it.  There are those pedaling their poison to our children. Meth labs right in small town Alaska go at full production and nobody seems to care.  Fentanyl coming from China, floods our streets and we do not see it as the pushers know how to make it into pills that look like actual medicine, but in the end it is poison and there is enough in America to kill every American several times over.  It is pushed with impunity.  It is not time for focus groups.  It is time for leadership. 

Here we are in Alaska, 4,000 miles from the Rio Grande.  We are safe from the border crisis, are we not?  Neighbor, the border runs right through the parking lot of your favorite retailer.  Do not doubt it.  Biden is moving these people directly into your backyard.  They arrive in the sleeping hours by Bluebird buses and are dumped on our streets.  We will prove this to be true and you’ll see it. “Well, it’s not my fault” no longer works as a valid excuse.  A governor’s first job, and most important job is to protect his people. 

Has there been an accounting of Alaskans (if any) left behind in Afghanistan?  I was told that the question had not been asked as it was not the administration’s job to keep track of the location of 720,000 Alaskans.  Again, has the question even been asked?  No.  Apparently not.


The fix:

  • Take an honest look at the Office of Children’s Services.  Most likely the proper fix will be to abolish this organization, but at the very least, a real investigation at all levels must be done and with my Attorney General, (Yet to be named) there’ll be prosecutions.  I have my team assembled and they will be a veritable “Untouchables” type force that will investigate with great motivation and there will be arrests as the situation dictates.  Those in this group are experienced at routing out human trafficking and tracing it to its source.

  •   Alaska voted to legalize marijuana.  This was your right to do so, but I warned at the outset that it would open the door to much more dangerous drugs.  There has been no real effort to combat elicit drug use or the sales thereof.  I contend that the “War on Drugs” was never joined.  It was all smoke and mirrors.  When you have government officials who know where the meth labs are, but nothing is done, you have a problem.  We’ll fix that.

  • Alaska has the highest number by population of instances of rape and child molestation.  I will lead a campaign to put special markers or license plates on the cars of those who do such things, and to place signs in the yards of those who have molested, even after their release from jail so that kids know to stay away.  Is this too gruff?  What about the rough treatment of that child or that woman whose innocence was stolen from them.  Statistically, those who molest have a 100% recidivism rate.  If you molest once, you WILL molest again.  I want stiffer jail terms for those who rape and molest and those of you who do such things, I will make you so uncomfortable, if you are not behind bars, you will seek to leave our state by the quickest means possible.

  • We will demand a full accounting, by name, of every single Alaskan, if any, who was left behind in Afghanistan.  Other governors have done this.  Ours did nothing.  Am I wrong?  If so, why are we not told?  We will fix this.  As a career soldier, a combat vet and the father of an Afghanistan vet, the thought of our troops being left behind, again, is intolerable to me.