From the March 2008 Idaho Observer:

Alaska Republican Party alters platform to reflect support for Ron Paul

Besides the news from North Carolina and Missouri, there is much good news to report from Alaska, where the hard work, dedication, and great attitude of Ron Paul supporters resulted in several planks being added to the official Alaskan Republican Party platform. Several resolutions, which will stand for the next two years, were also agreed upon.

Planks added include:

"We recognize the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects as guaranteed in the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; recognize the right of the people to be secure from any search or seizure that violates the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination; and oppose legislation that violates these two Amendments including, but not limited to, any infringements that may be contained in the Patriot Act, the Real ID Act, NAIS Act, and the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act. Furthermore, we propose that these acts be repealed immediately."

"In jury trials of criminal cases, the defendant shall enjoy the right to argue both the facts of the case and the merits of the law under which the charge has been made."

"We support a federal system of taxation that adheres to the original wording in Article 1, Section 9 of the United States Constitution."

Some of the new resolutions passed:

"We resolve to support the abolishment of the IRS and the repeal of the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, and the elimination of the personal income tax, inheritance tax, gift tax, and capital gains tax."

"Be it resolved that the federal Department of Education be abolished."

"Be it resolved that the Alaska Republican Party stands firmly against implementing action for the Real ID Act of 2005, demanding its immediate repeal."

Also, a resolution was passed in support of allowing Dr. Paul to speak at the Republican National Convention. The motion was proposed by the chairman and co-chairman of the rules committee, who were so impressed by the conduct and ability of the Ron Paul delegates that they felt it was the right thing to do.

As Dr. Paul has noted, this campaign is only the beginning of our fight to reclaim the Republican Party and restore the Constitution. If Ron Paul supporters continue to stand for what they believe in on their local and state levels, national reform will not be far behind.