From: John Grigg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 25 2002 - 16:44:45 MST
James Rogers wrote:
While I see it said many times that Alaska is a libertarian State, I have my
doubts. In my experience, Alaska is a fairly socialist State (in the same
way New Mexico is), but is in a unique position where the citizens of the
State are not really paying the costs of socialism.
I tend to agree. For one thing, Alaska has one of the largest state governments per capita in the nation.
While Alaskans like to see themselves as rugged individuals on the edge of the frontier doing their own thing, I would say not Libertarianism, but instead "conservative" Republicanism is the dominant political force here. And to think Republicans are supposed to be against big government bureaucracies! ; )
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