Sarah Palin is a strict constitutionalist, at least that is what she wants you to believe, and she had also stated in previous interviews that questions regarding the president's birth certificate are fair game, so this author has taken it upon himself to check into the legality of Palin's time as governor of Alaska and found something that was extremely interesting - Palin violated "The Constitution of the State of Alaska."
The state's constitution is quite specific as to who may or may not be governor - here is what it says:
The governor shall be at least thirty years of age and a qualified voter of the State. He shall have been a resident of Alaska at least seven years immediately preceding his filing for office, and he shall have been a citizen of the United States for at least seven years.Did you catch that? The state constitution used a male pronoun to describe who can qualify for governor. Unless Palin has a dark and dirty secret between her legs, she would technically be ineligible to serve in that position.
Of course we are only joking about the above mentioned constitutional violation, but we noticed another one that was of more interest - Palin's hatred for the environment.
The Alaskan constitution has a provision protecting the state's natural resources:
Fish, forests, wildlife, grasslands, and all other replenishable resources belonging to the State shall be utilized, developed, and maintained on the sustained yield principle, subject to preferences among beneficial uses.It is rather interesting that as governor, Palin attacked regulations to expand commercial and sport fishing. Lloyd Miller and Heather Kendall Miller had written about Palin's attack against subsistence practices.
Perhaps no issue is of greater importance to Alaska Native peoples as the right to hunt and fish according to ancient customary and traditional practices, and to carry on the subsistence way of life for future generations. These rights are not just a matter of custom, they are a matter of necessity in a State where Native villages are spread across a largely roadless area covering 375 million acres, and where subsistence foods are still fully 60% of the local diet.Sounds as if Palin interpretted the constitution to benefit commercial fishing over the interests of her constituency...
But Governor Sarah Palin has consistently opposed those essential and fundamental rights.
As soon as Palin was sworn in as Governor she set a firm course against Native subsistence rights. One of her very first decisions was to continue litigation that seeks to overturn every subsistence fishing determination the federal government has ever made in Alaska.
The goal of Palin's law suit (now known as Alaska versus Kempthorne) is to invalidate all the subsistence fishing regulations the federal government has ever issued to protect Alaska Native fishing in navigable waters. If successful, Palin's attack would move every subsistence issue into the courts and thus tie up Alaska Native subsistence for generations. The reason is no secret: to diminish subsistence fishing rights in order to expand sport and commercial fishing.
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