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Government Must Preserve and Defend the Sacred Freedoms of All Individuals

May 29, 2019

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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?

The American Founding Fathers knew well that every person must strive to be of good character and avoid the corruption of power. They also knew that ultimately no one can be trusted, since absolute power corrupts absolutely. Thus, they created a brilliant and unprecedented system of checks and balances to protect individual citizens from the ever-present danger of totalitarianism.

We the PeopleTheir efforts were based on the self-evident truths that all humans were created equal with unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that were given to them by an Intelligent Creator, not by a government. To protect citizens against the tyranny of government, the Founders articulated and codified our unalienable rights in the US Constitution, most especially in the Bill of Rights.

The First Amendment’s protection of freedom of religion and freedom of speech must be guarded at all costs from both political and cultural totalitarianism. If we cannot talk about everything, no matter how much certain topics might offend others, we will inevitably slide into tyranny. How can a people be free with tape over their mouths?

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Peter Falkenberg Brown has been a Republican for many years. He was raised in Portland, Maine on the West End. His seventh great grandfather William Browne arrived in Boston (from Scotland) in the 1650s, and his third great grandfather Jonathan Brown was born in Hallowell, Maine in 1776.

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Next CCRC General Meeting

No Regular Business Meetings for November and December so you can join us for these upcoming events!!!!

Tuesday, November 19 - Dr. Jay Allen for Congress Reception with the Hon. Bruce Poliquin / 6:30pm to 8:00pm / Hilton Garden Inn Freeport, 5 Park St / To RSVP call Kelly Tain at 704-488-4998

Wednesday, November 20 - “Why Socialism Would Destroy America’s Economy & Freedoms” / Event Co-Hosted by the Gray and Windham Town Committees with Fifty-two Republican and Conservative Groups and Leaders / 6:00pm: Refreshments, 6:30 to 8:30pm: Main Program / Keynote: Congressman Bruce Poliquin / Windham Veterans Center, 35 Veterans Memorial Drive / More info: grayrepublicans.org

Tuesday, December 10 - CCRC Christmas Party / Hosted by the Windham Town Committee / 6:30pm / Windham Veterans Center, 35 Veterans Memorial Drive / Bring a dish to share!!

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Event: Why Socialism Would Destroy America’s Economy & Freedoms
Many 2020 Democratic Candidates are promising “Free Stuff” & Socialism to voters. This informative program will demonstrate why those policies would harm America.
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Cumberland County Golf Tournament
Join the Annual CCRC Golf Tournament!
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