People think — wrongly — that there are two things that you can’t talk or think about at the same time — politics and religion.
This makes no sense. They are two of the most important aspects of our lives. The nation, as a result of this nonsensical notion, has lost both her soul and her mind. How else do you explain the unhinged insanity that affects U.S. now all the way down to the crossdressing marrow of our bones?
America’s values are Western and CHRISTIAN.
This is why the great Christian second President of the U.S. — John Adams — observed, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
My campaign for Governor is about moral and religious people. Citizens who choose not to believe in a creator can argue with Thomas Jefferson and the boys who originally declared our independence.
They can also argue with the Maine Constitution which begins, “We the people of Maine, in order to establish justice, insure tranquility, provide for our mutual defense, promote our common welfare, and secure to ourselves and our posterity the blessings of liberty, acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity, so favorable to the design; and, imploring God’s aid and direction in its accomplishment, do agree to form ourselves into a free and independent State, by the style and title of the State of Maine and do ordain and establish the following Constitution for the government of the same.”
The founders had Christianity in mind when they talked religion. They believed that the confederacy (nation) could succeed with the states free to legally establish a particular Christian denomination as the official religion. The First Amendment to the national constitution denies the federal government the power to establish a “religion.” They launched a political experiment over the idea of the establishment of a religion. It has worked somewhat for over two centuries.
It is not working now. Obviously.
Can Maine succeed for long with a Muslim government? How about with a government that removes all references to a “Sovereign Ruler of the Universe” from her legal documents?
I suspect not.
Regardless, as Governor I will not seek to establish Christianity as the legal religion of Maine. I will, however, seize every opportunity that presents itself legally and practically to work directly with Christian churches.
And I will not shrink from defending Christianity personally as Governor of Maine.