Alaska’s Youth Facing ‘Demoralizing’ Future

Posted: October 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Former Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan announced his bid for U.S. Senate today, speaking about how the state of the federal government is affecting young people…


Sullivan: “Our youth, these great Alaskans, have been raised in an era of cynicism and decline; diminished expectations; rancor not results from Washington; selective not principled enforcement of the rule of law; shamefully high levels, demoralizing high levels of unemployment throughout much of America; and leading from behind in a world where our adversaries don’t fear us, and friends don’t trust us. But negativity and cynicism are not what made this such a great state, or America such a great country. Liberty, optimism, big dreams, hard work and self-reliance are what made us great.”


During this month’s municipal elections, we spoke to 20-year-old Chelsea Hart, who said voting was her way of fighting against the cynicism…


Hart: “With the government shut down, we’re seeing a lot of combating between the parties and everything, at least I am, so I wanted to, it might be small, but every vote counts.”


Sullivan said the negative environment in Washington is motivating him to keep a clean, friendly campaign.

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