Commentary

Nancy Pelosi and the Hard-Left Should All Resign
Pelosi's speech ripping was especially shocking because President Trump had ended his speech with such uplifting words; words that one would think any patriotic American could resonate with. Thus, her actions were even more jarring.
Videos: “Why Socialism Would Destroy America’s Economy & Freedoms”
Videos for Event: November 20, 2019, Windham Veterans Center, Windham, Maine
Here are the videos for the November 20th event on the dangers of socialism. One "full event" video, and one for each of the five speakers. Congressman Bruce Poliquin, Peter Falkenberg Brown, José Mayoral, Dr. Demi Kouzounas, and Joe Reagan.
Essay: Why Socialism Would Destroy America's Economy and Freedoms
This essay was the basis for the first speech at the event of the same name, on November 20, 2019, co-hosted by the Gray and Windham Republican Committees with the co-sponsorship and support of 50 additional organizations and leaders. Around 100 people attended.
Socialism would destroy America’s economy and freedoms because it’s a totalitarian system rooted in hatred, envy, and revenge that gives political and economic power to a bureaucratic élite who inevitably become corrupt as they steal from the masses whom they set out to liberate. As socialism removes economic and political freedoms, it crushes the human soul and turns its citizens into jailers and slaves. Personal dreams and ambitions fade away, and society descends into bored mediocrity, corruption, poverty, fear, and death.
Video: Free Speech, Hate Speech, & Censorship: Winning the 2020 Elections
The first speaker was Peter Falkenberg Brown, the Chairman of the Gray Republican Committee. The essay from which his speech was birthed can be viewed here.
This is a video of an event co-hosted by the Gray and Cumberland Republican Town Committees in Maine, and co-sponsored by 32 additional town committees, conservative nonprofits, and leaders.
Essay: Free Speech, Hate Speech, & Censorship: Winning the 2020 Elections
~ This essay was the basis of a public speech given on August 15, 2019 in Cumberland, Maine, co-hosted by the Gray and Cumberland Republican Town Committees. Brown is the Chairman of the Gray Republican Committee. You can view that speech here.
First, liberals and conservatives need to join together and affirm that we want to be free and that living a life of freedom requires thought and free-flowing dialogue. Totalitarians don’t like freedom of thought at all.
Video: Full Program: The Immigration Crisis at the Southern Border
Video of Gray Republican Committee May 8, 2019 Event at the Gray Public Library
Welcome: Minute 1:00 - 2 1/2 minutes
Peter Falkenberg Brown: Minute: 3:27 - 18 minutes
Jack Wibby: Minute: 21:35 - 10 minutes
Robert Casimiro: Minute: 31:47 - 46 minutes
KC Hughes: Minute: 1:18:11 - 5 minutes
Government Must Preserve and Defend the Sacred Freedoms of All Individuals
What is government but a collection of individuals working together to manage the affairs of a larger population? As individuals, each government worker has a choice. Will they recognize their equal status with every citizen of their country and work as servants to protect the sacred rights of all, or will they be corrupted by their power, as Lord Acton warned, and steer their government toward tyranny?
Video: Open-Borders Immigration Would Destroy American Sovereignty and Exceptionalism
by Peter Falkenberg Brown, Chair, Gray Republican Committee
Part 1 of the Gray Republican Committee's event:
"The Immigration Crisis at the Southern Border"
May 8, 2019 ~ Gray, Maine
In the flurry of opinions about immigration, border walls, compassion for immigrants and their children, economics, and an influx of crime, there is a larger, more urgent, and civilization-changing crisis: the real probability that open-borders immigration would destroy American sovereignty and exceptionalism.
Open-Borders Immigration Would Destroy American Sovereignty and Exceptionalism
This is the essay upon which my speech at the Gray Republicans' May 8, 2019 event on the Crisis of Immigration at the Southern Border was based.
In the flurry of opinions about immigration, border walls, compassion for immigrants and their children, economics, and an influx of crime, there is a larger, more urgent, and civilization-changing crisis: the real probability that open-borders immigration would destroy American sovereignty and exceptionalism.
Identity Politics is a Revenge-Driven Tragedy That Will Make the Whole World Blind
In Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s book Strength to Love, he wrote:
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.
The healing of the human race requires an adjustment in the values of humanity. When love becomes the most valuable thing of all, then we do indeed have hope to abandon the revenge-driven tragedy of identity politics.

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln, First Republican President

News

Maine GOP Launches People's Veto To Repeal Ranked Choice Voting
Dr. Demi Kouzounas issued the following statement today regarding her filing for a People's Veto to L.D. 1083 to Repeal Ranked Choice Voting in Maine's Presidential Elections:

"One person, one vote is a bedrock American principle. Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is a direct violation of that principle and threatens the rights of all Mainers and delegitimatizes our election process," said Dr. Kouzounas.

The people's veto effort will be managed by the Maine Republican Party's new ballot question committee, led by Chair Kouzounas.
Dem Running Against Sen. Collins Promotes Guillotine Image
So now we have a hard-left Democrat candidate (Bre Kidman) running against Sen. Collins in Maine, promoting the image of the guillotine. What's next?
Press Release: Lincoln Club Dinner with Senator Susan Collins as Keynote Speaker, Fri, 2/7/2020
The Lincoln Club will hold its 135th Annual Lincoln Dinner in Portland, Maine. These dinners are held every year around the country in honor of our 16th President and one of the Republican Party’s great heroes, Abraham Lincoln. Many elected officials and candidates have been invited. Senator Susan Collins is the keynote speaker! She has confirmed and will give her presentation during dessert.
Press Release: Fifty-two Republican and conservative groups and leaders...
Fifty-two Republican and conservative groups and leaders are inviting the public to an event on “Why Socialism Would Destroy America’s Economy & Freedoms”
Twin City Times (Lewiston & Auburn, Maine) reports on Free Speech Event
The Twin City Times, a weekly paper covering Lewiston and Auburn, Maine, as well as surrounding areas, featured a report about the “Free Speech, Hate Speech, & Censorship: Winning the 2020 Elections” event that was co-hosted by the Gray and Cumberland Republican Town Committees
Press Release: 34 Republican and conservative co-sponsors host public event on Free Speech
Here's a PDF of the Press Release from the recent Free Speech Event.
Gray Republican Committee YouTube Channel
The Gray Republican Committee now has a YouTube Channel!
Maine Senate backs push to replace Electoral College with national popular vote
"The Maine Senate voted narrowly on Tuesday to join an interstate effort that would aim to undo the Electoral College in its current configuration by awarding presidential electors based on the national winner of the popular vote."
"KC" Kevin C. Hughes: House District 45 Special Election (June 11, Cumberland and Gray)
I know running during this special election for the #45 Legislative Seat will be a challenge. But these are challenging times…. My personal experience running a small family business for almost 30 years has taught me about hard work. Our company would not have survived without keeping our heads down and grinding it out every single day.
Ellie Espling Elected Chair!
After eight years in the Maine legislature, we're honored to have Ellie on board!

Next CCRC General Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Social Time, 7:00 p.m. Business Meeting
WHERE: South Portland Community Center. 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, ME 

All Republicans are welcome!

Events

March to Victory in November Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Lincoln Club Dinner with Senator Susan Collins as Keynote Speaker, Fri, 2/7/2020
Event: Why Socialism Would Destroy America’s Economy & Freedoms
Lewiston: Fight for Trump Rally and Press Conference

Election Races

KC (Kevin) Hughes for House District #45 (Cumberland and Gray)

Elected Officials: Republicans