The nomination of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be the Republican nominee for Vice President has thrust an obscure Alaskan secessionist party into the spotlight. What’s interesting to me is that the Alaska Independence Party looks squarely to international law for a redress of grievances. As Lynnette Cark, AIP’s chairperson tells ABC News:
“We are a state’s rights party,” says Clark, a self-employed goldminer. The AIP has “a plank that challenges the legality of the Alaskan statehood vote as illegal and in violation of United Nations charter and international law.”
Though the connection between Palin and AIP now seem more tenuous than first reported, I still hope that means we could rely on similar support of the UN and international law from a Vice President Palin.