A Common Man From Maine
Running For Maine
A COMMON MAN FOR MAINE
My name is Derek Levasseur of Fairfield, Maine. I am proud to have been born and raised here in Maine. It is time for me to give back to the state that has offered me so much, and I am announcing that I will be running for U.S. Senate.
I am not your typical, seasoned candidate; but I have a few things to offer. I am a construction worker and live paycheck to paycheck. I am very compassionate towards all people. I am not from an elite school; actually, I had trouble with speech as a young boy, and I still stutter from time to time.
I believe in putting you first. I will support our Presidents America First policies like border security and fair trade deals to keep Americans working for fair wages. I will continue my current mission to fight for the people of Maine, even during this campaign. Over the last two years, I have helped good candidates with their elections and fought against awful legislation being forced on us from the politicians in Augusta. I have and will fight against both sides of the aisle when it conflicts with my principles. I do not have anything to lose, we have everything to gain!
I am asking for your support as a common person and for you to take the time to get to know me as I campaign for the people of Maine. We need to stop sending lifetime politicians and the elites to represent us! It's time for a common man.
I look forward to working hard over the next two years to gain your trust!
DEREK ON THE ISSUES THAT MATTER MOST
America shares 7,000 miles of land that borders with Canada and Mexico, as well as rivers, lakes and coastal waters around the country. These borders are vital economic gateways that account for trillions of dollars in trade and travel each year. Protecting our borders from the illegal movement of weapons, drugs, contraband, and human trafficking, while promoting lawful trade and travel, is essential to our security, economic prosperity, and national sovereignty.
The current crisis at the border needs to be addressed by Congress, and laws need to be changed. We cannot sustain over one hundred thousand people pouring into our country every month. Those who enter this country illegally should never be granted citizenship. Should a car thief be able to keep the car they stole and expect free registration for life from the taxpayers?
Americans should be the priority of our government, and yet they continue to allow this crisis that is draining resources that are yours by right. I will fight for stricter laws when it comes to asylum seekers and laws to refuse the right of citizenship to those that come here illegally.
I believe the constitution is the very foundation of our Republic and if it didn't exist, we would have destroyed our way of life in the United States years ago. We have added some significant Amendments over time. Free speech and the right to bear arms are the most commonly used or referenced in society. All 27 Amendments have had a considerable impact, but I feel there is nothing stronger than the Second, with that right the people will always have the power to take their country back if they need to. I will always defend our constitution and more importantly, make sure I fight for the people it is designed to protect.
I am a proponent for the Second Amendment. I love the way the right to bear arms is worded in Maine's constitution, “Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms; and this right shall never be questioned.”
It is under attack, and many are trying to redefine what our founding fathers intended. The Second Amendment is there to protect our citizens from a tyrannical government. The Second Amendment was given to us on December 15th, 1791. Patriots had just fought off a tyrannical government. I am sure the war was fresh on their minds only ending eight years prior to its writing. They were not concerned about hunting rights. They were concerned about the freedoms and liberties of the individual.
The Second is a birthright given to you as a U.S. citizen. I will fight for all your rights granted to you by the U.S. Constitution and reject any bills to impose restrictions on your liberties.
We need to fight for a better future-for the people we care about and love, and stop being so political. Let's not be the politicians of the past, and let's move forward.