Resolutions passed by AIP 2000 Convention
WHEREAS the issue of sovereignty is the most pressing issue for Alaskans; and
WHEREAS the Alaskan Independence Party reaffirms the concept as stated by American Declaration of Independence where it states that “all men are created equal;" and
WHEREAS all Alaskans should have a say in the type of government we have; and
WHEREAS self determination is an inalienable right; and
WHEREAS the United States Federal Government has relinquished its sovereignty through participation in various and sundry international organizations as a signatory and participant in to the detriment of Alaskan Sovereignty.
Be it resolved that the AIP supports and affirms the concept of freedom and self determination for all Alaskans under the laws of our Creator as outlined by the founding fathers of the American nation.
WHEREAS voting turn out in Alaska is very low; and
WHEREAS Alaska leads the United States with a multiparty political system with 6 political parties; and
WHEREAS minority candidates bring ideas which may not be otherwise addressed by the candidates if they are excluded; and
WHEREAS candidates in a multi-candidate race are usually elected by a plurality and not a majority; and
WHEREAS a majority election will give the elected officials majority support; and
WHEREAS ranking candidates will result in the equivalent of and instant runoff; and
WHEREAS the preferential voting proposition will result in a greater voter participation; and
WHEREAS preferential voting will allow all voters a greater choice and freedom to vote their conscience; and
Be it resolved that the AIP supports the preferential voting initiative petition and resulting ballot proposition.
Property Taxes and the 10 mil tax cap
WHEREAS the concept of property taxes is repugnant to a free enterprise system; and
WHEREAS the Alaskan Independence Party has always opposed property taxes as a way to finance government; and
WHEREAS a person never truly owns his land if property taxes are in place; and
WHEREAS only 0.3% of all Alaskan land is privately owned; and
WHEREAS the sole source of most local taxation is the property tax; and
WHEREAS local and municipal governments have grown to be just as bloated as the state and federal government; and
Be it resolved that the AIP supports the 10 mil tax cap ballot proposal and encourages a yes vote on this limitation of government.
Alaskan Permanent Fund
WHEREAS Alaskan citizens own oil, gas, mineral wealth, and riparian water rights in common; and
WHEREAS in September of 1999, 83% of the Alaskan voters told the legislature to keep their hands off the Permanent Fund and Permanent Fund Dividend program; and
WHEREAS the legislature will be constantly attempting to use Permanent Fund monies to finance their free spending ways; and
WHEREAS Permanent Fund monies if invested in Alaska would create untold economic growth, create new jobs and diversify the Alaskan Economy; and
WHEREAS the AIP Platform calls for the support and protection of the Permanent Fund, earnings from the Permanent Fund and the Permanent Fund Dividend program; and
WHEREAS the value of the Permanent Fund program far exceeds $50,000.00 per Alaskan citizen at this time; and
WHEREAS the Earnings Reserve Fund is tied to the payout of the Permanent Fund Dividend; and
Be it Resolved that the Alaskan Independence Party supports withdrawing all Permanent fund and earnings reserve monies from the politicians abilities to spend.
Be it further resolved that the Alaskan Independence Party opposes the proposed $25,000 buy out of the permanent Fund Dividend program
Dissolution of the United States Government
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE DISSOLUTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IF CERTAIN CONDITIONS OCCUR
WHEREAS, on July 4, 1776, our founding fathers proclaimed that the people had the right to alter or abolish their government and declared thirteen British colonies to be free and independent, or sovereign, states; and
WHEREAS, on March 1, 1781, the thirteen states formed a central government they called the United States of America under a charter known as the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, which stated that "each state retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence"; and
WHEREAS, on September 17, 1787, the leaders of the Continental Congress signed the present Constitution of the United States, which was then transmitted to the thirteen states for ratification and the formation of a new central government; and
WHEREAS, several of the states delayed ratification of the Constitution and three states made clear their position regarding sovereignty by stating that "the powers of government may be resumed by the people whensoever it shall become necessary to their happiness"; and
WHEREAS, eventually all thirteen of the independent states ratified the Constitution of the United States and joined the new Union, while retaining their sovereignty as states. The states made the new central government sovereign only to the extent that the states delegated to it limited and specific powers; and
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States is merely a treaty among sovereigns, and under treaty law when one party violates the treaty the other parties are automatically released from further adherence to it unless they wish to continue; and
WHEREAS, the fifty current principals, or signatories, to the treaty have done well in honoring and obeying it, yet the federal agent has, for decades, violated it in both word and spirit. The many violations of the Constitution of the United States by the federal government include disposing of federal property without the approval of Congress, usurping jurisdiction from the states in such matters as abortion and firearms rights, seeking control of public lands within state borders; and
WHEREAS, under Article V, Constitution of the United States, three-fourths of the states may abolish the federal government. In the alternative, if the states choose to exercise their inherent right as sovereigns, fewer than thirty-eight states may lawfully choose to ignore Article V, Constitution of the United States, and establish a new federal government for themselves by following the precedent established by Article VII, Constitution of the United States, in which nine of the existing thirteen states dissolved the existing Union under the Articles of Confederation and automatically superceded the Articles.
Be it resolved that the Alaskan Independence Party urges our Alaskan Legislature to assert Alaskan sovereignty, pass this resolution, and concurrs
- That when or if the President of the United States, the Congress of the United States or any other federal agent or agency declares the Constitution of the United States to be suspended or abolished, if the President or any other federal entity attempts to institute martial law or its equivalent without an official declaration in one or more of the states without the consent of that state or if any federal order attempts to make it unlawful for individual Americans to own firearms or to confiscate firearms, the State of Alaska, when joined by thirty-four of the other fifty states, declares as follows: that the states resume all state powers delegated by the Constitution of the United States and assume total sovereignty; that the states re-ratify and re-establish the present Constitution of the United States as the charter for the formation of a new federal government, to be followed by the election of a new Congress and President and the reorganization of a new judiciary, similarly following the precedent and procedures of the founding fathers; that individual members of the military return to their respective states and report to the Governor until a new President is elected; that each state assume a negotiated, prorated share of the national debt; that all federal land within the borders of a state belongs to the state until sold or ceded to the central government by a vote of the people of the respective state; that once thirty-five states have agreed to form a new government, each of the remaining fifteen be permitted to join the new confederation on application.
- That the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Alaska transmit copies of this Resolution to the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and each Member of Congress from the State of Alaska, the Governor of the State of Alaska, President of the Alaska State Senate and Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives and each member of these respective bodies.
WHEREAS the Alaskan Independence Party supports the ballot imitative process; and
WHEREAS the Alaskan Legislature has been deaf to the views of the Alaskan people; and
WHEREAS the Alaskan Legislature is attempting to subvert the people's ballot initiative rights.
Be it resolved that the Alaskan Independence Party opposes any attempt to restrict the right of the people to participate in government by the Alaskan Legislature to make ballot access more difficult.
Furthermore be it resolved that the Alaskan Independence Party take the lead on rescinding the legislature's power to make constitutional amendments and empower the people of Alaska with this right alone.
Property Owners Rights
WHEREAS wildfires and natural disasters occur in Alaska; and
WHEREAS Alaskan Law enforcement in the past has prohibited residents, home owners and property owners access to their property in disaster and perceived disaster areas.
Be it resolved that the Alaskan Independence Party resolves to preserve and protect the right of property owners and residents to have access to and to act to protect their domiciles and property in the event of wildfire or other natural disaster.
Parental Rights, Education and Potentially Dangerous Students
Be it resolved that the Alaskan Independence Party resolves
- To work to eliminate the exemptions and protections under the American for Disabilities Act which protect and prohibit any recourse against students protected by ADA for acts of violence committed against school staff and other students.
- To work to eliminate the restrictions imposed upon Alaska’s students by the Special Education Act with respect to eliminating the requirement that a student fall two full years behind in academic progress before being eligible for additional tutoring.
- To work to ensure implementation of remedial tutoring to any student deemed in need of additional academic tutoring without the present any constraints of race, economic classification, transiency, or other government imposed classifications under the Special Education Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act which are now required to gain immediate additional remedial academic help for a student in need.
The Alaskan Independence Party resolves
- To bar any State official or employee, or any official or employee from any upper subdivison government from serving as an elected official of a lesser subdivision.
- To return ethics to elected office.
- To require Alaskan Independence Party candidates to serve with the highest of ethics.
Subsistence has a full position paper on it.
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