Too many politicians consider the Maine Constitution a barricade to their political, social, and economic agendas. They constantly work to subvert the very document that protects the people of Maine from those granted temporary power. I believe the rights and liberties outlined in the Maine Constitution to be sacred.
As Article 1 – Section 1 of the Maine Constitution declares, “all people are born equally free and independent, and have certain natural, inherent and unalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and of pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.”
The Maine Constitution is clear, “all individuals have a natural and unalienable right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences, and no person shall be hurt, molested or restrained in that person’s liberty or estate for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of that person’s own conscience.”
- I pledge to protect our sacred religious liberties by prohibiting the closure of places of worship by a Governor’s Executive Order.
The Maine Constitution is clear, “every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.”
- I pledge to always protect our right to keep and bear arms and respect Maine’s outdoor traditions.
The Maine Constitution is clear, “every citizen may freely speak, write and publish sentiments on any subject…”
- I pledge to work with all of Maine’s higher education institutions to ensure that every student’s First Amendment right to free speech is respected and that we guard against academic censorship.