9/13/18, by James Mosher,
As we approach the midterm elections have you taken time to consider what is most important to you?
Are you aware of the major issues that plague our state?
Have you researched possible remedies?
Do you know the candidates?
Have you solidified your choices?
For the past few years, I have been delving deeper into Maine politics because I want to secure a better future for my kids. As a result, I have taken several opportunities to canvass my community on behalf of candidates as well as to spread the news about issues such as Second Amendment liberty and illegal immigration.
It has not been uncommon for me to encounter vitriol from neighbors regarding conditions in Augusta. It is safe to say that there is general disdain for politics. From my vantage point, I can understand why.
It seems like quite a mess.
Most of us are working hard to carve out a future for self and family. There are jobs to do, bills to pay, and deadlines to meet with very little time left for leisure. For most, civic duty amounts to voting on election day every two years, or so. That’s it!
In order to clean up a mess, it is important to determine the full extent of the disorder and to discern the cause.
Dr. Thomas Sowell states, “No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems— of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind”.
We the people are the CEOs. If the government is broke, it is our responsibility to fix it.
I don’t know of any business that would thrive if the boss only showed up every two years.
I contend that there are major issues that we must address in Maine. The cost of immigration both illegal and legal should be a priority.
I have been attempting to address the problem since 2016. I have written columns, e-mailed the legislature, and attended hearings as well as numerous House sessions. I have heard nothing but the sound of crickets from my representative and senator. On Monday, they both were in Winslow to field questions from the town council, and I seized the opportunity to ask some questions of my own.
I’d like to encourage you to use the following roll-call votes during this year’s legislative session as a litmus test as you conduct your own research.
If your legislator voted to amplify the refugee resettlement racket here in Maine by increasing immigrant services and failed to close the doors on illegals, give them a call and ask them about the double standard.
Why must you and I play by the rules while others get a pass?
LD 1492, An Act To Attract, Educate and Retain New Mainers To Strengthen the Workforce, added more burden to Maine taxpayers.
A “yes” vote indicates that the legislator approved spending millions of your tax dollars on English language and other services for immigrants.
For more information on the topic:
LD 1833, An Act To Facilitate Compliance with Federal Immigration Law by State and Local Government Entities was a bill aimed at eliminating harboring havens for illegals here in Maine.
In the House, there was a motion to “Accept the Majority Out Not to Pass Report.”
A “yes” vote indicates that the legislator couldn’t care less about safeguarding your family from the costs of illegal immigration. Those voting “yes” left our statewide open to being fleeced.
In the Senate, there was a motion to “Accept the Minority Ought to Pass as Amended Report.” A “no” vote indicates that the senator believes in two sets of rules: one for the law-abiding and another for illegals. A “no” vote means that the senator proposed that you pick up the tab for the cost of illegal immigration.
For more information on the issue:
Please invest the time to conduct some legitimate research before November. Spread the news about what you find and make sure to engage with your representative and senator about the big issues.
“The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought.” – Samuel Adams
James Mosher is a husband, father, veteran and patriot who appreciates the cost of freedom. He sees the storm clouds on the horizon and writes so that others may be prepared.
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