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The Maine Secession Movement is now actively inviting
Maine Secession Movement | May 24, 2014 | Maine Secession Movement staff

Posted on 05/24/2014 6:48:40 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine

The Maine Secession Movement is now actively inviting Born Again Christians to move to Maine from other states.

As the secession vote on June 12, 2018 moves ever closer, the Maine secession Movement is now actively encouraging Born Again Christian families in other states to put their property and business up for sale and move to Maine. This is being done in advance of the next release of the proposed Constitution for the Republic of Maine which will take effect immediately upon a successful vote for secession on June 12, 2018. This next release will include a section detailing how the entire border of Maine with both Canada and the United States, must be secured by Militia members and their families, resulting in nearly every square foot of land on the border being deeded over to members of the Militia who will live on the border, these parcels will range in size between 500 acres and 1500 areas.

A second reason is that we believe that as more and more, who will vote for secession, will move into Maine while more and more, who oppose secession, will start selling out and moving to other states where big government will remain. As an example, since education is reserved to the family first and then the local community with the State and the Counties explicitly denied any roll in education, we would expect that many NEA members will leave, all of the MEA staff will have no roll and will need to either leave or find gainful emplyment. Since welfare is non existent and is explicitly denied to any and all governments, but reserved to the churches and societies, we can think of no reason anyone currently on welfare will want to stay in Maine nor will there be any state positions for anyone now working in any of the welfare offices or bureaus.

To help Born Again Christians make their decision, below is the parts of the proposed Constitution that are now done. For additional information or help in locating property in Maine, please email freemaine at hushmail.com with "relocation" in the subject line.

Proposed Constitution of the Republic of Maine

PREAMBLE. We the people of the Republic 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 this twelfth day of June, in the year of our Lord 2018, by majority of the people voting do agree to form ourselves from henceforth into a free and independent Christian Nation, by the style and title of the Republic of Maine and do ordain and establish the following Constitution for the government of the same.

Article I. Declaration of Rights.

Section 1. Natural rights. All people are born equally free and independent, and have certain natural, inherent and unalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and of pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.

Section 2. Power inherent in people. All power is inherent in the people; all free governments are founded in their authority and instituted for their benefit; they have therefore an unalienable and indefeasible right to institute government, and to alter, reform, or totally change the same, when their safety and happiness require it.

Section 3. Religious freedom; all Christian sects are equal; religious tests prohibited; religious teachers. All individuals have a natural and unalienable right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences, and no person shall be hurt, molested or restrained in that person's liberty or estate for worshiping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of that person's own conscience, nor for that person's religious professions or sentiments, provided that, that person does not disturb the public peace, nor obstruct others in their religious worship; all persons demeaning themselves peaceably, as good members of the State, shall be equally under the protection of the laws, and no subordination nor preference of any one Christian sect or Christian denomination to another shall ever be established by law, nor shall any religious test be required as a qualification for any office or trust, under this State; and all religious societies in this State, whether incorporated or unincorporated, shall at all times have the exclusive right of electing their public teachers, and contracting with them for their support and maintenance. Christian leaders, pastors and teachers are encouraged to keep their charges, congregations, students, etc informed of what the government is doing from the pulpit, in private and public conversations, debates or conversation in general. No law is to be passed that limits the rights of Christian participation, leadership, or criticism of the government of Maine, the counties, or the local municipalities. All public meetings are to open with the Lords prayer and close with a Christian benediction thanking the Lord for the preceding and imploring His safety for all leaving the meeting.

Section 3a. Business closed on Sunday. Since it would not be possible for the Republic of Maine to secede and be free without the will and Divine help of the Lord God of Creation, and since the Lord God of Creation clearly states that in six days He created the heavens and the earth and all that is them and on them, and that He rested on the seventh day, the people of the Republic of Maine shall, as a Christian nation, in deep and abiding gratitude to God Almighty, the Trinity, the Creator, allow no businesses any where within the borders of the Republic of Maine, other than those exempted in section 3b, to open on the Sundays from midnight to midnight.

Section 3b. Businesses exempt from Section 3a. Since God in the form of the Lord Jesus, did on numerous occasions in the New Testament, heal on the Sabbath day, we therefore declare that those businesses that are necessary for human life, such as hospitals, pharmacies, and doctors offices may be open on Sundays, but only to offer services and products necessary for human life, products that could not wait till Monday. The Legislature, shall after notifying and consulting with Christian pastors, determine a list of businesses that shall be allowed to open on Sunday in a strictly voluntary manner. No public celebrations, games, or parties shall be allowed on the Sabbath and may not be exempted.

Section 4. Freedom of speech and publication; libel; truth given in evidence; jury determines law and fact. Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish sentiments on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of this liberty; no laws shall be passed regulating or restraining the freedom of the press; and in prosecutions for any publication respecting the official conduct of people in public capacity, or the qualifications of those who are candidates for the suffrages of the people, or where the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence, and in all indictments for libels, the jury, after having received the direction of the court, shall have a right to determine, at their discretion, the law and the fact.

Section 5. Unreasonable searches prohibited. The people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers and possessions from all unreasonable searches and seizures; and no warrant to search any place, or seize any person or thing, shall issue without a special designation of the place to be searched, and the person or thing to be seized, nor without probable cause -- supported by oath or affirmation.

Section 6. The Militia and the standing army of 1,000. So as to insure and guarantee the rights guaranteed in this Constitution, every natural born male in the Republic of Maine, upon reaching the age of 18 years from conception through age 67 years from conception, has, as a member of the Militia, the obligation to keep and bear arms for the common defense, for his and his families protection, to defend against this government or any government in the future from becoming oppressive, tyrannical, or in any other way obnoxious to freedom, and to secure the rights written in this Constitution. This obligation shall never be questioned. No law shall be passed that restricts this obligation, except for time in a local jail, county jail or Maine Republic prison. No law shall be passed, test given, or fee assessed to any citizen of the Republic of Maine that would restrict in any way that citizens right to be armed either concealed or open. Males who are found to be or confess to being homosexuals are exempted from serving in either the Militia or the standing army. Males over the age of 65 may be voluntary members of the militia with the full rights of Militia members. Natural born males between the age of 16 years from conception to 18 years from conception may volunteer for militia service with the written permission of parents or guardians. The standing army of 1,000 shall be drawn from the militia by the commander of the Militia and is under the command of the commander of the militia who is appointed by and reports directly to the President.

Section 7. All human life is precious and a gift from God. Age is counted from the moment life begins, which is at the moment of conception and as such, all human life is protected from conception to death and has the full rights of this Constitution from conception. Any citizen of the Republic of Maine may use what ever force he or she deems necessary to protect human life. All abortions are considered first degree premeditated murder, children are entrusted, by God the Creator to that child's parents and as such are the responsibility of the parents, not the state, no level of Government whether local, county or Republic is to, in any way, over rule a parent in the rearing, educating, and/or influencing that child in any way.

Section 7a. Education. All education is left to the local community, to the parents first and foremost and then to the city, town or community in which the family resides. The counties and the Republic are explicitly denied any role in a child's education with the exception of Militia members while on duty and prisoners while in the care of the county jail or prison of the Republic. The first and foremost responsibility to teach a child Religion, obedience, patriotism, loyalty, righteousness, and to be a productive member of society rest squarely upon the shoulders of the parent(s), the local communities role is to support and reinforce that parental responsibility.

Section 8. Land use ordinances.


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This is not for a discussion on whether Maine can secede of not, it is an invitation for Born again Christians to consider moving to Maine to help us secede.

1 posted on 05/24/2014 6:48:40 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

I’ll wait for glow-bull warming to grow palm trees along the coast first.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 6:55:02 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

It’s interesting that the constitution establishes generic Christianity without providing for a means of defining it. How is it to be defined? How are sects that fall outside the definition to be dealt with?


3 posted on 05/24/2014 6:57:52 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

Forest, fish and tourism and that’s it, we do have a fair amount of Hydro power but with no coal, gas or oil reserves we do not have Economic Viability!


4 posted on 05/24/2014 7:03:02 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: Genoa
"It’s interesting that the constitution establishes generic Christianity without providing for a means of defining it. How is it to be defined? How are sects that fall outside the definition to be dealt with?"

I cannot give out that information at this time. But I can tell you that the Pastor who finally approved both the written and unwritten is a man who understands the difference between big C and little c Christians.

I honestly wish I could go into great detail, but I have been ordered not to, not yet anyhow. I tend to think that the July 4 release will give more information on it. But please do not hold me to it, I am but the public release guy.

5 posted on 05/24/2014 7:10:04 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: WellyP

We also sit on oil, natural gas, and according to a mining request made by Jim Irving, god and other precious metals. Along with tons of farm and ranch land.


6 posted on 05/24/2014 7:11:51 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine
I cannot give out that information at this time. But I can tell you that the Pastor who finally approved both the written and unwritten is a man who understands the difference between big C and little c Christians. I honestly wish I could go into great detail, but I have been ordered not to, not yet anyhow. I tend to think that the July 4 release will give more information on it. But please do not hold me to it, I am but the public release guy.

Is the Pastor the one who will decide which sects are allowed? I will prudently stay this side of the Maine border until I know whether my C is capitalized. :-)
7 posted on 05/24/2014 7:15:04 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

Interesting ...


8 posted on 05/24/2014 7:15:06 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: WellyP

No there is some other industries in Maine. I saw an ad for 500 acres in Bolton for about 65k. That includes a 3 bedroom home that needs fixing up.


9 posted on 05/24/2014 7:15:21 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

Just curious. What are the real chances of secession actually being voted in?


10 posted on 05/24/2014 7:17:22 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Genoa

Does your denomination add anything above what is found in Luke 23: 39-43 for salvation? In other words, does your denomination require a person to do any more that Confess that Jesus is God, that the person is a pond scum sinner deserving of hell, and ask Jesus to forgive him or her and let him or her into His family? If that is all that is required it is Big C, if anything is added it is a small c and I had best not say anything more, but I think I have said enough.


11 posted on 05/24/2014 7:19:29 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

Are you antinomian?


12 posted on 05/24/2014 7:23:36 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
"Just curious. What are the real chances of secession actually being voted in?"

Our current Constitution allows it with a simple majority vote, if the vote were held today we would get between 27 and 29%, but, in four years, by staying with the plan, I would guess we will have in excess of 60%.

So, today, not very good, four years from this June 12th excellent.

Here is the authority:

PREAMBLE.

Objects of government.  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.

Article I.

Declaration of Rights.

Section 1.  Natural rights.  All people are born equally free and independent, and have certain natural, inherent and unalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and of pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.

Section 2.  Power inherent in people.  All power is inherent in the people; all free governments are founded in their authority and instituted for their benefit; they have therefore an unalienable and indefeasible right to institute government, and to alter, reform, or totally change the same, when their safety and happiness require it.

13 posted on 05/24/2014 7:24:45 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine
Would Jews, Hindus, Buddahists, etc. be welcome in Maine?

Age from conception is almost impossible to determine, especially if you want to get it to the nearest day.

14 posted on 05/24/2014 7:27:58 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Genoa
"Are you antinomian?"

antinomian: of or relating to the view that Christians are released by grace from the obligation of observing the moral law.

The Proposed Constitution for the Republic of Maine, nor any law will state any such thing.

15 posted on 05/24/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

A pastor deciding not only which religion, but which denominations of one particular religion qualify is opposed to at least the first 3 sections or the proposal. This proposal sounds like a Christian version of the Taliban enacting sharia rather than anything resembling freedom or democracy.


16 posted on 05/24/2014 7:32:28 AM PDT by Fuzz
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine
The Proposed Constitution for the Republic of Maine, nor any law will state any such thing.

Before moving, I will want to know how my religious liberties will be protected from the power of the state. I will want to know specifically what enforcement powers the state will have, and how such determinations are made.

17 posted on 05/24/2014 7:32:48 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: reg45
"Would Jews, Hindus, Buddahists, etc. be welcome in Maine?"

Just as isreal is a Jewish nation but does not prohibit other religions,so will Maine be a Christian nation but will not prohibit other religions, with the exception of Islam.

"Age from conception is almost impossible to determine, especially if you want to get it to the nearest day."

Our medical experts disagree with you. Counting from the age of conception reinforces the absolute right of the baby in the womb to all rights guaranteed by the proposed Constitution.

Let me make this perfectly clear to you, abortion will be considered first degree premeditated murder it is not up for debate or discussion, if killing babies in the womb are important to you, stay out of Maine after secession.

18 posted on 05/24/2014 7:32:54 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine
There is no purpose in discussing whether ME will secede. It cannot as a matter of Constitutional law, and it will not even try to.
19 posted on 05/24/2014 7:36:30 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Genoa
"Before moving, I will want to know how my religious liberties will be protected from the power of the state. I will want to know specifically what enforcement powers the state will have, and how such determinations are made."

Go back and read the rest of the parts of the Constitution that are published above and then start packing.

In particular, read this

Section 6. The Militia and the standing army of 1,000. So as to insure and guarantee the rights guaranteed in this Constitution, every natural born male in the Republic of Maine, upon reaching the age of 18 years from conception through age 67 years from conception, has, as a member of the Militia, the obligation to keep and bear arms for the common defense, for his and his families protection, to defend against this government or any government in the future from becoming oppressive, tyrannical, or in any other way obnoxious to freedom, and to secure the rights written in this Constitution. ...

20 posted on 05/24/2014 7:37:37 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

“to defend against this government or any government in the future from becoming oppressive, tyrannical, or in any other way obnoxious to freedom”

The entire concept is already all of those things.


21 posted on 05/24/2014 7:39:08 AM PDT by Fuzz
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

Why would the people’s republic of Maine be looking for born agains to move there and water down their socialist tendencies?


22 posted on 05/24/2014 7:41:11 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: WellyP

Join Quebec and go on the dole.


23 posted on 05/24/2014 7:41:31 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

Will the militia be enforcing religion? Let’s take an example. Let’s say your Pastor defines Christianity as Trinitarian. (I see the Trinity mentioned in one of the clauses.) Let’s say the religious authorities hear of a Unitarian sect holding worship services. Will the militia be called out to suppress their worship?


24 posted on 05/24/2014 7:44:22 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Genoa

Of course. How else are you going to protect ‘freedom’.


25 posted on 05/24/2014 7:46:56 AM PDT by Fuzz
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

What about your huge Somali population? They’re invited to the big dance too? ROFL


26 posted on 05/24/2014 7:48:55 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: Fuzz
“to defend against this government or any government in the future from becoming oppressive, tyrannical, or in any other way obnoxious to freedom”
The entire concept is already all of those things.

Exactly. They profess freedom, but sound like the Taliban. You are free as long as you submit completly to Allah.

27 posted on 05/24/2014 7:49:57 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

Maine can’t even get rid of the RINOs - Susan Collins and the former Ole Snow...


28 posted on 05/24/2014 7:53:48 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: WellyP

The only rational secessionist movement even remotely possible is one where the states rebel legislatively and economically against federal government and that isn’t even secession. Its just the states reasserting their rightful powers.

Personally I would be satisfied if we could re-amend the 16th and 17th amendments.


29 posted on 05/24/2014 7:54:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: wideawake

People who speak using definitives are usually proven wrong. Time will tell.


30 posted on 05/24/2014 7:56:18 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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To: Fuzz

I agree.


31 posted on 05/24/2014 8:02:16 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Fuzz; The_Republic_Of_Maine
The issue is academic, anyway.

President Obama won in ME by 110,000 votes or almost 17%.

TROM is telling us that ME will go from voting 57% for a socialist to voting 60% to secede from the Union in a few years.

In order to overcome the deficit and get to 60% in that time, he needs to find 300,000 more voters - ME's population needs to increase by more than 33% in that time frame, maybe 40% since his targeted newcomers have larger than average families.

ME has about 10,000 houses on the market in any given year and about 700,000 total. So ME's housing stock would have to increase by about 25% or more over that period, or at about 20 times its normal pace.

Quite obviously this is a fool's errand, but the conceit of the thread is that we should ignore the impossibility of the scheme.

32 posted on 05/24/2014 8:10:58 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: SgtHooper
People who speak using definitives are usually proven wrong.

A meaningless statement without statistics to back it up.

Time will tell.

Math tells us now.

Allow me to speak the following, definitively: 2 + 2 = 4.

Am I right about that? Or shall we wait for time to tell us the answer to this too?

33 posted on 05/24/2014 8:14:46 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Genoa

I sure hope they’re calling for the military to remove all their personnel AND equipment. After all, they are federally funded and the nation of Maine won’t be able to afford to maintain them anyway.


34 posted on 05/24/2014 8:15:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Fuzz

Oh, and I’m lowballing the housing issue since ME has so many summer homes and second homes.


35 posted on 05/24/2014 8:17:22 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

Question about Section 4: does this wording allow the Republic of Maine to prohibit obscenity and pornography? How does the Republic of Maine intend to deal with the border-trespassing by the Internet with regard to pornography?


36 posted on 05/24/2014 8:20:18 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: wideawake

“Quite obviously this is a fool’s errand, but the conceit of the thread is that we should ignore the impossibility of the scheme.”

Nothing is impossible with God and an armed militia on your side to enforce your religious dogma.

Feasibility shouldn’t even play a part in judging a plan like this. It’s diametrically opposed to the principles of freedom and liberty it claims to champion.


37 posted on 05/24/2014 8:22:33 AM PDT by Fuzz
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To: Albion Wilde
"Question about Section 4: does this wording allow the Republic of Maine to prohibit obscenity and pornography? How does the Republic of Maine intend to deal with the border-trespassing by the Internet with regard to pornography?"

Pornography is not covered under freedom of speech. As for the internet, now that is a problem we are hoping that there will be a way to block it but fear this will not be, as a result we ahve Section 7a. Education. All education is left to the local community, to the parents first and foremost and then to the city, town or community in which the family resides. The counties and the Republic are explicitly denied any role in a child's education with the exception of Militia members while on duty and prisoners while in the care of the county jail or prison of the Republic. The first and foremost responsibility to teach a child Religion, obedience, patriotism, loyalty, righteousness, and to be a productive member of society rest squarely upon the shoulders of the parent(s), the local communities role is to support and reinforce that parental responsibility.

38 posted on 05/24/2014 8:23:41 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: cripplecreek
Well, the proposed new constitution calls for a standing army of 1,000.

So that fixes everything.

39 posted on 05/24/2014 8:24:13 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"What about your huge Somali population? They’re invited to the big dance too? "

With no welfare and being a Christian nation, why would they stay?

Once they understand that they ahve to be out of Maine and into a welfare state six months before we secede, they will be gone. those who want to work are welcome to stay, as long as they understand that there is no govt welfare at any level of govt.

40 posted on 05/24/2014 8:26:16 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Fuzz

Your post makes the common assumption among the religiously illiterate that one religion is the same as any other. Simply not true. Islam’s goals and values are in direct opposition to Christianity’s goals and values. Therefore a community voluntarily living under a set of generally agreed-upon values is not any kind of version of the Taliban, which relies on coercion, force and violence to achieve outward compliance.


41 posted on 05/24/2014 8:28:52 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine
No public celebrations, games, or parties shall be allowed on the Sabbath and may not be exempted.

My particular "denomination" has a tradition of public celebrations on the Lord's Day, usually involving food as well as drink and even music. Will these traditions be permitted to continue out-of-doors as they have been for centuries in this new Republic of Maine?

42 posted on 05/24/2014 8:29:03 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: so_real
"Interesting ... "

Thank you.

43 posted on 05/24/2014 8:29:37 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Fuzz
sharia rather than anything resembling freedom or democracy.

And further: popular democracy was soundly rejected by the U.S. Founders as an outright evil, as we are seeing today with the rise of media-generated populism.

44 posted on 05/24/2014 8:30:48 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Fuzz
"A pastor deciding not only which religion, but which denominations of one particular religion qualify is opposed to at least the first 3 sections or the proposal. This proposal sounds like a Christian version of the Taliban enacting sharia rather than anything resembling freedom or democracy."

We have no intentions of ever being a democracy we will be a a Republic.

45 posted on 05/24/2014 8:30:57 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: wideawake
"There is no purpose in discussing whether ME will secede. It cannot as a matter of Constitutional law, and it will not even try to. "

You are wrong. But, if you think you are right, Show me that Constitutional Law.

46 posted on 05/24/2014 8:32:07 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: logic101.net
"Why would the people’s republic of Maine be looking for born agains to move there and water down their socialist tendencies?"

to water down their socialist tendencies.

47 posted on 05/24/2014 8:33:09 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Genoa

Unitarians aren’t Christians. They may say they are, but universalism isn’t a possible thing. Salvation is individual, as the Bible clearly indicates.


48 posted on 05/24/2014 8:33:57 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Genoa
"Will the militia be enforcing religion?"

No, the militia is the first and last defense of the Republic, it is not the police.

49 posted on 05/24/2014 8:34:11 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: wideawake

You are from the peoples republic of NJ aren’t you.


50 posted on 05/24/2014 8:35:08 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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