By Rob Glenn
February 28, 2006
Mr. Ken Kirschenman writes, "If we were our own entity
we wouldn't have idiots from the lower 48 telling us how to run
our state and the people that live here could determine the course
we take." My question to you is where would you get the
money? From the oil? You may get stuck paying state tax.
Mr. Kirschenman, I would like to say that there are many other
projects in Ketchikan that could use money like new paved roads
rather then the dangerous ones North and South of town.
Safe Drinking water. Teen pregnancy and many others.
SO hey, I in particular don't mind if Alaska wants to leave the
48, or at least become their own entity. If Alaska were to be
on its own, things would be like they were before the lower 48
cared. It would be a rough rugged world. Plus you are lucky to
have people down here telling you how to run your state, because
you are part of the United States, and all the states are told
how to run. You think Alaska should be unique. It is good that
there are people watching and controlling what the Stevens and
his buddy Young are doing. Because if no one was watching, those
guys would have fat pockets and you would be walking around with
out shoes, in houses warmed by wood and no electricity.
Yea, your response will be that I can't talk because I don't
live there. Original at best... But I did live there, I choose
to get out. And when I say get, I mean GET out. It was my choice,
I saw the direction and corruption. I hated it and left. So good
luck, maybe you can advocate and hey go to Washington and maybe
you can push for Alaska to be like Puerto Rico, or Guam. See
how well you do.
New York, NY - USA
About: Rob Glenn lived in Ketchikan 3 years
unique idea By Ken Kirschenman - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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