Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Wednesday, August 31, 2005


The era of our Revolutionary War is my favorite period of American history. I’ve discovered the politics of the Revolutionary period - the "War of American Independence" - is not so dissimilar from today.

The leaders of our Revolution, and the American colonists who supported them, were the “Patriots.” Those who supported King George III of Great Britain and his cronies – and who were satisfied with the status quo - were the “Loyalists.” Of course, some supported neither side, just wanted to be left alone, were satisfied to “go with the flow,” and didn’t have a clue about the politics of the day. The Patriots were in the minority of these three groups, vastly outnumbered by the Loyalists and the uninvolved.

Now, fast forward to the year 2005 and consider the 24th Alaska Legislature – and think of the forty in the House and the twenty in the Senate as a colonial organization.

H’mmmm: a question to ponder. Which of the sixty representatives and senators would be the Patriots, the Loyalists, and the clueless? If you think I’m going to offer an opinion – well, you have another think coming!


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