The Alaska Permanent Fund was envisioned as the citizen’s share of the oil resource and that should not be surrendered lightly. Certainly not without the consent of and vote of Alaskans. The Governor’s plan gives the government priority access to what should be the people’s earnings on their assets. The road to hell is well paved by urgent pleas to suspend contractual property rights in the name of crises. Alaskans have the right and duty to use their political power to stop a raid on the Permanent Fund.