Governor Dunleavy's 4D Chess Move Against Alaska Courts - Alaska First! Arthur Martin

Monday, July 8, 2019

Governor Dunleavy's 4D Chess Move Against Alaska Courts


In 1998, the Department of Health and Social Services implemented regulations restricting state funding for abortions through Medicaid. In 2001, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that all women, regardless of income, are owed the same access to healthcare under the equal protection clause of the Alaska Constitution.

In February, the Alaska Supreme Court essentially reaffirmed its 2001 decision after a 2014 statute and a 2013 regulation attempted to re-define which abortions are deemed “medically necessary.”

In layman's terms the AK Supreme Court LEGISLATED from the bench that Alaska tax payers must pay for child sacrifice. This isn't a new concept as legislation by court has been happening in the US Supreme Court for centuries, however, it's not often that the Executive Branch challenges such decisions. Most famously Andrew Jackson had a few words to say:

In a brilliant move, in order to ensure that Alaskan's and their children get full $3,000 PFD's this year,  the Alaska Governor cut the COLA funding for the courts: 

In an awesome (and rare) display of how the checks and balances of the three branches of government are supposed to work, Dunleavy flexed some executive branch muscle by stripping $334,700 dollars from the Alaska Supreme Court budget, which was precisely the amount the state has to spend on helping parents murder their kids, thanks to the state’s Supreme Court rulings.

“In a line-item veto of the state’s budget, the governor’s office explained, The Legislative and Executive Branch are opposed to state-funded elective abortions; the only branch of government that insists on state-funded elective abortions is the Supreme Court. The annual cost of elective abortions is reflected by this reduction.”

Alaska Family Action, which supported the action, said, “Ultimately, our goal must be to ensure that no agency of state government is paying even one cent to destroy life,” AFA continued. “The best way to accomplish this permanently is to amend our constitution to make it abundantly clear there is no right in the state constitution for abortion or abortion funding.”

Continuing, the AFA said, “But while we work on that long-term goal, Governor Dunleavy deserves credit for calling out the court on their radical record. In defiance of the constitution, liberal justices have pretended they have the power to appropriate money, even though appropriation power is expressly reserved to the Legislature. Now they will deal with the consequences of exceeding their authority. As we read in the book of Proverbs (16:18), ‘Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.’” [Source].

What our cowardly career politicians don't realize, is that if they actually stood up for what the MAJORITY of Alaskans want they would coast to an easy election victory in 2020. Instead, my prediction is that career politicians will have a bumpy ride.

You may read the full AK Supreme Court statement on the Governor's budget cuts [here].

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