Well, the reason is not exactly because of the following statement from Alaska’s Rep-for-Life, however it does make me feel a little sad that Mr. Young wouldn’t consider me an American, let alone an Alaskan. While I was there, wasn’t he supposed to be representing me?
“Environmentalists are a socialist group of individuals that are the tool of the Democrat Party. I’m proud to say that they are my enemy. They are not Americans, never have been Americans, never will be Americans.”
Rep. Don Young (R-AK), Alaska Public Radio, 08-19-96
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