“Here we go again, another election year and now we suffer the one sided, one issue sentiments that fill the opinion pages to ad-nauseam! Don’t people get it, even though a person has emotions and one sided issues that a candidate shares, does not a good candidate make.
Tom Jefferson said (and I generalize): ”The greatest detriment to a republic is a two party system”. What did he mean? His fear was that people would place more trust in their party ideology than a government with honest and truthful legislators. So why would an elector today cast their vote just because a candidate belongs to the elector’s party?
The problem is the electors today do not investigate or vet their candidates, they know absolutely nothing about the candidate and they are swayed and fooled with lies, what they see, hear, their emotions and their party. This is why we continue to lose our national and state governments and our unalienable rights.
Why has this happened and this is not just opinion! When a Representative is voted into office, they must swear or confirm an Oath. Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, Paragraph four reads: The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several states legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution (United States);
Article IX, Section 1 of the Maine Constitution, is apparently clear: ‘Every person elected, appointed, or commissioned to any judicial, executive, military or other office under this State, shall, before entering on the discharge of the duties of that place or office, take and subscribe the oath or affirmation: to support the Constitution of the United States and of this State (Maine).’
This means to us, that we trust the legislators to make all laws according to the U.S and Maine Constitutions. The Maine Constitution confirms this in Article IV part third, it says: The Legislature, …….., shall have full power to make and establish all reasonable laws and regulations for the defense and benefit of the people of this State, NOT REPUGNANT TO THIS CONSTITUTION, NOR TO THAT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Now what does all that mean. It means that the Congressmen and our Maine Legislators must make laws that will benefit and defend ALL the people. That does not mean that government laws and rules could line the pockets of corporations, their lobbyist, legislators, governors, congressmen, judges, or lawyers. That does not mean that the power and control can be stripped from the people by laws that take money from the people and then transfer the money, power and control by felonious laws!
There are two main problems. First of all, all of the Candidates, the Congressmen, the Governor and the legislators refuse to read, study & follow the U.S. and Maine Constitutions. This summer we provided six symposiums for them to attend the presentations, but both parties put out the word to ignore this opportunity. Secondly, by Constitutional law, once an elected person knows and understands the Constitutions and they willfully violate it, it could be considered “TREASON”.
Now you know why they refuse to study the Constitutions; vote accordingly!”
Spokesperson Phil Merletti
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