So, who are the people Sarah Palin associates with? They include the Alaska Independence Party.
The founder of the Alaska Independence Party -- a group that has been courted over the years by Sarah Palin, and one her husband was a member of for roughly seven years -- once professed his "hatred for the American government" and cursed the American flag as a "damn flag."Are you one of those folks who care about the Pledge of Allegiance? Well perhaps you had better look at this:
The AIP founder, Joe Vogler, made the comments in 1991, in an interview that's now housed at the Oral History Program in the Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
"The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government," Vogler said in the interview, in which he talked extensively about his desire for Alaskan secession, the key goal of the AIP.
At another point, Volger advocated renouncing allegiance to the United States. In the course of denouncing Federal regulation over land, he said:And yes, there are tapes and yes, they have been authenticated.
"And then you get mad. And you say, the hell with them. And you renounce allegiance, and you pledge your efforts, your effects, your honor, your life to Alaska."
Kinda funny to think that if you had asked Todd Palin to take the pledge of allegiance as recently as six years ago, he might have refused to. Food for thought.
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As for me, I love the flag: the thirteen stripes, the blue field, and ALL FIFTY STARS!