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Declaration of Independence
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the ...
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voter registration
Free and open elections are the cornerstone of our democracy.  A free and open election is one where every vote counts, and no vote is counted as less or more than another. The people of Maine must be confident in the integrity of our electoral process, and there must be structural assurances that ...
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justice scales
“Honor System” is not a reasonable way to manage 972,000 registrationsThe Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) released a report today showing that steps must be taken to protect the integrity of Maine’s voting system. The report explains that Election Day Registration (EDR) is not a viable pra ...
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poll
Most Believe Protecting Against Fraud More Important Than Increasing Turnout.A decision by the Legislature to end the practice of same-day voter registration in Maine has the support of a majority of likely Maine voters, according to a new poll commissioned by The Maine Heritage Policy Center ...
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Focus on Liberty
“In the Name of Liberty:Defending Your Rights to Private Property, Free Speech and Personal Freedom” Read more
Focus on Liberty
 “In the Name of Liberty:Defending Your Rights to Private Property, Free Speech and Personal Freedom”Read more
constiution

The Case Against ObamaCare

In March 2010, nearly half the states’ attorneys general filed suit against the federal government on behalf of their respective states to block key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as “ObamaCare”).  Nineteen AGs partnered with Florida AG Bill McCo ...
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Clean Elections Violates Free Speech
A ruling last Friday by Federal District Court Judge George Singal upholding unconstitutional provisions of the Maine Clean Elections Act has been appealed to the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals.The Maine Clean Elections Act, passed in 1995, provides taxpayer funding for Maine legislative and ...
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Today, Tarren Bragdon, chief executive officer of The Maine Heritage Policy Center, David Crocker, director of their Center for Constitutional Government, and Matthew Rand, a 19-year-old summer resident of Peaks Island, asked the Portland City Council to reconsider a recently enacted amendment to th ...
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Complaint Against The Maine Municipal Association
Read the full text | The complaint filed in the Kennebec County Superior Court against the Maine Municipal Association in regard to their use of public money for electioneering. As an instrumentality of government, their contribution to and participation in political activities are illegal governmen ...
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