Expel David Eastman from the Alaska State House

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Expel David Eastman from the Alaska State House

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Ivan Hodes started this petition to Alaska State House of Representatives

Article XII, Section 4 of the Constitution of the State of Alaska states: “No person who advocates, or who aids or belongs to any party or organization or association which advocates, the overthrow by force or violence of the government of the United States or of the State shall be qualified to hold any public office of trust or profit under this constitution.” 

Elected members of the legislature hold public offices of trust and should be disqualified if they so advocate or belong to any organization which so advocates. Representative David Eastman of the Alaska State House is a current member of Oath Keepers, an anti-government militia which advocates for the overthrow by force or violence of the government of the United States; therefore, he is not qualified to serve in the legislature.

The militia’s founder and leader, Stewart Rhodes, has been indicted for seditious conspiracy for his coordinating role in the illegal entry of a mob into the United States Capitol on January 6th.  This  criminal enterprise, at which Rep. Eastman was personally present which has already resulted in the arrest of dozens of Oath Keepers. Rhodes has also made numerous statements calling for "bloody civil war" and violent resistance to the current administration, which he views as “an illegitimate deep state/Chinese puppet regime.” 

Rep. Eastman asserts that he considers it “a privilege” to belong to this organization, which any reasonable person would recognize as one that advocates for the overthrow by force or violence of the government of the United States. The Constitution of the State of Alaska entrusts the legislature itself with determining who is disqualified from its ranks, but the facts here are so plain that only one conclusion can be reached: Representative Eastman’s membership in Oath Keepers disqualifies him from holding public office.

We, the people of Alaska, therefore demand that the House of Representatives carry out its constitutional obligation to expel David Eastman. 

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