Homer, Alaska – Why is ACLU involved?

 

Homer is a city located in the state of Alaska. It is two hundred and eighteen miles southwest of Anchorage. According to the 2010 Census, the population is 5,003. Long known as The “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Homer is also nicknamed “the end of the road,” and more recently, “the cosmic hamlet by the sea.”

It like every town in the United States expects to take care inhouse all its local business, not have the world intrude nor powerful groups descend to overrule the rights of local residents. Local governance is the ground floor of governing. Those who live in the community should and according to the constitution are granted certain rights through their state and the country to live, work, and enjoy the rights they vote upon. Not have any outsiders come in and force different than the residents want to see happen especially if those citizens follow the law and decide they are no longer happy with those currently in governing positions.

This is the very heart and essence of our country. So why has the ACLU flexed its muscle by deciding to insert their opinions and claws into a tiny village or town? Probably because what they can get done on a grassroots level will eventually cow most small towns into submission and then they can use this to springboard up the chain of government to take over the rest of the country.

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Ballotpedia
May 18, 2017

City council recall, Homer, Alaska (2017)

Homer City Council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis, and Catriona Reynolds face a recall election on June 13, 2017. Michael Fell submitted a recall application to City Clerk Jo Johnson that cited their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and their support for sanctuary policies. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Alaska filed a lawsuit on behalf of the council members seeking to halt the recall, which is discussed here.

Fell and other members of a local group called Heartbeat of Homer claimed misconduct in office and a lack of fitness for office by the three council members in his recall application. He cited two resolutions pursued by the city council as grounds for recall in the application. For one thing at stake is the Dakota Pipeline and the concerns of the Standing Rock Indian Tribe. For another, the mayor and a few members are wanting to declare “sanctuary city” status.

Attorney Stacey Stone, on behalf of Heartbeat of Homer, filed a motion to intervene in the case. The case was awaiting assignment to a judge as of May 17, 2017.

Heartbeat of Homer reported $2,462 in contributions and $2,462 in expenditures as of May 16, 2017. Homer Citizens Against the Recall reported $2,470.79 in contributions, $1,046.24 in expenditures, and $1,424.55 cash on hand as of May 15, 2017.

Read more of the information HERE from Ballotpedia and from their local news HERE.

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So basically now a stand-off between residents with opposing views that should be settled locally and within reasonable legal systems in the area has now been blown up into a bigger issue. Kinda reminds me of bringing an armored tank to a small fish fry.

It is bad enough that such a small town ends up divided and local problems have arisen but to have others step in can only tear the community apart more.

This sounds more like a squabble between a few on the playground versus the police force crashing in with guns at the ready in a Waco style issue.

The point here is not that there are valid reasons and issues because we are not living in the area or know the area intimately enough to speak; but, that a big city group has marched in and decided that they know best. This is not how things should be done.

This is only the latest of many issues where ACLU or some strong-arm high-powered group has plopped themselves square in the middle of the rights of a small town USA dispute. Small towns have neither the funds nor the strength to battle these “do-gooder” snobs or government agencies who are usurping their rights for local governance.

–Uriel–

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16 Responses to Homer, Alaska – Why is ACLU involved?

  1. Hardnox says:

    ACLU: American Communist Legal Union

  2. Sarah Vance says:

    It is good to see you following our story! BREAKING NEWS! We won the lawsuit! Let the people speak! Our recall election is set to take place June13th

  3. Emilia says:

    This reminds me of the UN trying to get involved in the Detroit water dispute a couple of years ago. People had not paid their bills for ages and as a result, were threatened with shut-off. All kinds of plans and assistance were offered to help them but ”do-gooders” said it was so horrible and everyone had a right to water. Mind you, at the time, I shook my head and wondered … where were these same people worrying about nations whose people drank, bathed, and cooked with nasty water? They make me ILL…meddlers looking for their 15 minutes of fame, perhaps?

    • Uriel says:

      Too True Emilia. The UN has had their digits in US business for at least 20 years. Never more obvious than in the last eight years.

  4. Mike DeMaria says:

    The ACLU is involved because they are involved in all leftist anti-American causes.

    • Uriel says:

      Exactly and the whole purpose behind their current Agenda 2030 is total takeover of all world government

  5. Good to hear you have won the first step. May God be with the “heart beat of Homer” in the recall election . I live in Texas but have friends in Homer. Praying that you are successful.

  6. Larri Fancher says:

    This is how you do it…it has been a long haul to get to this point…but we are not backing down..these people are trying to push there agenda..I am one of the recall petitioners.. This story needs a update..ACLU is trying to get out of paying the legal bills.. You can go to website. Must Read Alaska. She has been updating this story…Stay Tune…recall election is June 13

    • Uriel says:

      Welcome Larri. As you can see we are cheering for you guys. Thanks for the update and the link! Definitely the best to all of you in that recall! What is happening there isn’t just about one community but is important to saving our country as well. Thank you to all there fighting.

  7. Sarah Vance says:

    The fight isnt over yet! We are still fighting the ACLU and the 3 council members.
    Donations would be greatly appreciated! You can go to Facebook Homer Council Recall page for updates and information.
    Heartbeat of Homer
    PO Box 2563
    Homer, AK 99603

    • Uriel says:

      Thanks for that added information! We have had some ask for how they could help. Believe me. It was my pleasure to get your story out.