Before we start, go check out the finale of my North Country series over at Glibertarians.
Now then: This last weekend, Alaska truckers organized their own Freedom Convoys in support of the Canadian Freedom Convoy. Trump-endorsed Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka was there. Excerpt:
A truckers’ convoy traveled across Alaska on Sunday to show support for the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” that’s been protesting in the country’s capital of Ottawa for nearly two weeks straight.
In an event dubbed the “Alaska Freedom Convoy,” which was organized by Anchorage Assembly member Jamie Allard, more than 100 drivers in trucks and personal vehicles traveled from the parking lot of a sporting goods store in Anchorage to the Eagle River Alaska Lions Club, Anchorage Daily News reported.
“We want to support our truckers,” Allard told KTUU. “Without them, we’re not getting our supply. We need to get our supplies here. People need to be recognized for everything we’re doing here in our city.”
A second convoy drove to Eagle River from Mat-Su. Similar events were organized in the Kenai Peninsula and Fairbanks on Sunday. A rally happened in Juneau on Jan. 29.
The line about that second convoy from ‘Mat-Su’ could be a little bigger; the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is a damn big place. But that’s a nitpick.
I am glad to see Alaskans coming out to support the Canadian truckers, even though we tend to get ignored by the legacy press up here. (Most of the time we prefer it that way.) And here in Alaska the issue really hits home; the only land border we have is with Canada, and we depend a lot on goods trucked up from the 48. So what affects Canada affects Alaska, in ways that don’t apply to the 48.
I doubt Canada’s PM Zoolander will pay much attention to our events here in the Great Land. He doesn’t seem to give much of a shit about the protests on his own doorstep. But the silver lining here is a little more publicity for Kelly Tshibaka in her attempt to unseat Lisa Murkowski, and that is manifestly a good thing.
Keep on truckin’!