Contributed by Joe Miller
Our nation and state are clearly on the wrong path. Alaskans feel it: Mounting national debt, steep deficits, social unrest and an economy that has all but flat-lined.
Unfortunately, Lisa Murkowski has been a big part of the problem, and to borrow a phrase from Ronald Reagan, “I cannot and will not stand by and see this great country destroy itself.”
Murkowski stated earlier this month she “cannot and will not support” Republican nominee, Donald Trump, for president, meaning she presumably would rather see Hillary Clinton occupy the Oval Office.
As chief executive, Clinton will fill the Supreme Court and the rest of the federal bench with liberal justices, while taking America further down President Obama’s road to ruin.
During the last session of Congress, Murkowski voted with President Obama 72 percent of the time, making her the most liberal “Republican” senator up for re-election.
Because of her votes in Congress, the senator received an “F” rating from ConservativeReview coming in below liberal New York Democrat, Charlie Rangel.
Murkowski also garnered failing grades from Heritage Action and FreedomWorks. Family Research Council also gave her an “F” and National Right to Life, did so as well during the last session of Congress.
Meanwhile, NARAL Pro-Choice America recognized Murkowski as being an abortion supporter, giving her an 80 percent rating for her votes in 2014. Just this past December, Murkowski offered legislation, along with Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, seeking to block Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.
This is not the record of the “Conservative Voice for Alaska” Lisa Murkowski claims to be in campaign ads.
Despite being from the Last Frontier, “Murkowski acts like a Republican from New Jersey,” conservative radio talk show host, Mark Levin, charged on his program a few weeks ago when he endorsed my candidacy.
Murkowski’s liberal, big government credentials are long-standing. While serving as a state legislator, she co-sponsored legislation to take part of your PFD and use it to fund state government, and also voted to institute a state income tax.
Earlier this year, she suggested that your PFD should be on the table as a possible solution to the government’s spending addiction.
Her record in Washington on issues that specifically impact Alaska is no better. The senator voted to confirm anti-gun Attorney General, Eric Holder, and anti-development, radical environmentalist, Sally Jewell, to be Secretary of the Interior.
Under Jewell’s leadership, Alaskans saw control of another 100 million acres of their land ceded to the federal government over just the last few months.
Nearly two-thirds of Alaska’s territory is already controlled by the feds, ranking second only to Nevada. Washington, D.C. should not be taking more of our land; it should be relinquishing it, as the Statehood Act (1958) requires.
Murkowski facilitated this most recent land grab in her position as chair of the Senate appropriations subcommittee on the Interior and Environment, when she voted to fund the very program that is responsible for the theft.
If you grant me the honor to serve as your next United States Senator, I’ll fight to protect your interests, not special interests.
The constitution will be the North Star that guides my decisions.
You have my word that I will stand up to the establishment, in both parties, and be relentless in the fight to restore our nation to its constitutional foundations, where government is once again the servant and not the master.
I will fight to rescind all of President Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders, including executive amnesty. Americans shouldn’t lose their jobs or see their pay held down due to cheap, illegal labor.
Further, the administration’s Islamic refugee resettlement must end, unless a means to adequately vet individuals seeking entry can be but in place.
Our foremost liberty is the right to life. I am the only U.S. Senate candidate that has been endorsed by Alaska Right to Life and Alaska Family Action.
The second amendment is essential to our liberty, and I will oppose all efforts to thwart this fundamental right. I am the only candidate in the race backed by Gun Owners of America.
As a veteran (endorsed by Combat Veterans for Congress) who has used Veterans Administration medical services, I will be tireless in ensuring our nation keeps its promises to those who have served our nation in uniform.
It is time for Alaskans to take control of our destiny. With courage and hard work, the fortunes of America and Alaska can turn again. I believe a return to constitutional government can restore the nation we know and love.
I would be honored to have your vote on November 8th.