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Richard Light, Maine's Next Governor



I am not a Libertarian, I an an Independent but I support Richard Light as Maine's next governor. He touches on many points that are resonate with my own, including that our political power is supposed to be local. That is what the Home Rule Amendment is about added to our Constitution in the sixties.

In the seventies the Longley Doctrine was instituted by Legislative Deeming.


Governors Longley created a board, composed exclusively of members of Maine's wealthiest and most powerful industries. The board was assigned the role of leading the legislature in creating a new form og government, by and for public private relationships.

The newly formed board proposed to change by statutory law, the municipal public referendums which seven years earlier had been added to the Maine Constitution as Section 2 of the Home Rule Amendment. The Report- Governor's Task Force for Economic Redevelopment, Recommended Legislation for an Economic Development Program -110th Congress, calls for the elimination of local referendums on municipal bond issues with precise language:
2: eliminate the requirement for a local referendum on municipal bond issues.[1]

Article VIII.

Part Second.

Municipal Home Rule.

Section 1.  Power of municipalities to amend their charters.   The inhabitants of any municipality shall have the power to alter and amend their charters on all matters, not prohibited by Constitution or general law, which are local and municipal in character.  The Legislature shall prescribe the procedure by which the municipality may so act.
Section 2.  Construction of buildings for industrial use.   For the purposes of fostering, encouraging and assisting the physical location, settlement and resettlement of industrial and manufacturing enterprises within the physical boundaries of any municipality, the registered voters of that municipality may, by majority vote, authorize the issuance of notes or bonds in the name of the municipality for the purpose of purchasing land and interests therein or constructing buildings for industrial use, to be leased or sold by the municipality to any responsible industrial firm or corporation.

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