9/6/18, Maine First Media Staff Report,
“Our Constitution seems to be the underdog — I’m hoping those that want to preserve this beautiful country will step up and be a part of this movement.”
Those are the words of Maine podcaster Derek Levasseur. In addition to his Derek U.S. Patriot Podcast, Levasseur has been busy as of late organizing the upcoming Clinton Maine Constitutional Appreciation Festival.
The Constitutional Appreciation Festival will be Saturday, September 22nd, from 2pm-5: 30 pm at the fairgrounds in Clinton. Levasseur says the festival is to show our support for the United States Constitution and all the Maine candidates that support it.
“People can expect an afternoon of food, music and some games centered around the constitution and patriotism,” Levasseur said. “Guest will collect tickets from candidates — or they can get them by bringing in nonperishable food items to donate to our local food pantry. The more tickets a person collects, the better odds they have of winning some great prizes.”
Levasseur tells Maine First Media that the event will include many notable speakers, including:
- U.S. Senate Candidate Eric Brakey;
- Rep. Bruce Poliquin;
- Congressional Candidate Mark Holbrook;
- Americans for America’s Bruce Ashmore;
- And many more.
But Levasseur says he’s excited to turn the table on the candidates.
“The best part is before any politicians speak, the people get a chance to have their voice heard,” Levasseur said. “I will welcome comments from attendees while those currently in office or running for office stand and listen. It is a chance to be heard.”
It’ll be interesting to see the Constitution and patriotic games that take place at the event. Levasseur mentioned Constitutional Bingo as an example of some of the fun in store at the Clinton Fairgrounds Saturday, September 22nd.
Levasseur says he’s organizing this festival because it’s important to remember our Founding Fathers grappled with many of the same issues we face today as a nation.
“It was written for the individual,” Levasseur said. “The Constitution protects the citizens — not the government. Our Founding Fathers wanted a government by the people, for the people. The Constitution is the most beautiful document ever written to represent the people of any country. Written over 200 years ago, it still protects American liberties today.”
And according to Levasseur, it is now more critical than ever to celebrate the Constitution.
“The document that has given Americans individual rights seem to be under attack,” Levasseur said. “I just want to raise awareness of what it means to be a republic and hopefully ensure the liberties I have had in my life make it down to my children and grandchildren.
Levasseur says he plans to make the festival an annual event.
Following the Constitutional celebration, there will be a fundraiser for State Senator Eric Brakey (R-Auburn) and his bid to knock off Democrat-in-Disguise, Sen. Angus King.
The fundraiser starts at 5:30 and runs until 8 pm and attendees will enjoy some Brakey burgers and get to know the man challenging King Angus. Beer and wine will be available to adults. The minimum donation is $25 per person.