Adopted at the April 16, 2022 Convention in Wasilla, Alaska.
As Alaska Libertarians, we believe that individuals have the right to life, liberty and property.
1.0 Personal Liberty
Individuals should be free to make choices for themselves and to accept responsibility for consequences for the choices they make.
We hold that an individual’s right of choice is absolute and no real or imagined “emergency” (whether medical, environmental, military, or other) is used as a pretext for infringing on individual freedoms.
We support full freedom of expression and oppose government censorship, regulation, or control of communications media and technology.
We support the rights recognized by the Fourth Amendment to be secure in our persons, homes, and property.
Government, if it must exist, is to protect the rights of every individual including liberty, life, and property. We advocate the repeal of laws that result in victimless crimes.
We support the right of the individual to self–defense, and to keep and bear arms and accessories without regard to function or capacity. The only legitimate use of force is in defense of individual rights– liberty, life, and justly acquired property against aggression.
We advocate the curtailing of economic regulations for all people, groups, occupations and businesses. Government should not be creating incentives, subsidies, penalties, or regulations that selectively advantage, disadvantage or coerce some over others. Taxpayers should not be a safety net for private businesses.
Property rights are entitled to the same protection as all other human rights. The owners of property have the full right to control, use, dispose of, or in any manner enjoy their property so long as it is not to the harm of others.
The best way to protect the environment is through a vigorous protection of private property rights and a free market economy.
While energy is needed to fuel a modern society, governments should not be subsidizing or obstructing any particular form of energy. A free market unhindered by regulation will provide the opportunity for cheap and abundant energy to all.
All persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor; therefore, we call for the phase–out of all forms of involuntary contracts (such as income tax and other payroll deductions).
We believe that Alaskans should manage Alaska’s resources, not the federal government.
2.0 Money and Financial Markets
We favor free-market banking, with unrestricted competition among banks and depository institutions of all types.
We defend the rights of individuals to form corporations, cooperatives and other types of
companies based on voluntary association.
We support repeal of all laws which impede the ability of any person to find employment.
Education, like any other service, is best provided by the free market, achieving greater quality and efficiency with more diversity of choice.
We favor restoring and reviving a free market health care system, fostering affordable treatment, care, and insurance plans available from any company in any jurisdiction.
Taxpayer-funded health care, if it must exist, shall not discriminate against patients who choose less or more expensive procedures if the difference will be paid by insurance or other means. The government shall not be making morality-biased decisions with taxpayer funds, nor shall they interfere with a medical provider’s choice of when and what services to provide and a patient’s right to refusal.
Retirement planning is the responsibility of the individual, not the government, therefore we advocate a phase-out of social security and would favor a voluntary-based retirement system.
We support a voluntary military force to provide domestic defense.
We support the repeal of the Patriot Act and the abolition of the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Safety Administration.
American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world.
We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade.
Our goal is a free market-based medium of exchange be it physical or digital commodities, therefore we oppose the monopolization of money production.
It is the position of the Alaska Libertarian Party that the Permanent Fund, along with the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), be maintained according to its original constitutional and statutory calculation and purpose, and that all individuals’ reductions to pay for state services be voluntary.
It is our position that if there is a corporate tax by the state of Alaska, all corporations, including oil corporations, should be taxed at the same rate. Royalties should be collected from all companies that harvest or extract the natural resources of state lands. The royalties will be apportioned to the Permanent Fund in accordance with the Alaska Constitution.
3.0 Rights and Discrimination
Government may not discriminate based on any individual’s rights, sexual orientation, preference, gender, or gender identity. Group rights do not supersede individual rights.
We support the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education and care of their children as a fundamental right, provided that the rights of children are protected. Separation of family members must be adjudicated by due process, not in administrative court, and with the presumption of innocence.
We support electoral systems that are more representative of the electorate at the federal, state, and local levels.
Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of individual liberty, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to agree to such new governance as to them shall seem most likely to protect their individual liberty.
The ALP supports the nullification of any laws which violate the Constitutions of the United States or Alaska, or are detrimental to the sovereign individual rights of Alaskan people.
The ALP supports the end of all federal sovereignty of Alaska Lands
Any government laws, regulations, controls, regulatory agencies, or machinations not yet enumerated should not be construed to imply our approval or consent.