The framers of the Alaska Constitution were not fools, but dreamers, believing that all Alaskans are equal, regardless of race. Subsistence is the right of all Alaskans who actually need it. It is a necessary supplement of food stores for many people, urban and rural.
My parents and grandparents would not have survived without access to Alaska's fish and game, and that right must be preserved for my children and their children. The whole subsistence issue brings up visions of George Orwell's "Animal Farm," where "all animals are equal but some are more equal." Federal law is wrong, Tony Knowles is wrong, and creating a class of "more equal" citizens is absolutely wrong.
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