Letter to the Editor - In regard to the article about the NYC Mayor

In regard to the article about the NYC Mayor, please understand that these 50 United States do NOT form a Democracy. 

Article IV, Section 4, Clause 4 of our Constitution says: 

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a REPUBLICAN Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence."

Notice it says "The United States" shall guarantee to "every state" in this Union"... This shows separation of "The United States" and the "States" in general. It was designed that way to give each state guidance on what is to be and also gives the Fed the unified voice of the "Union" of states to the outside world.

We in these 50 United States are a Republic. The word Democracy is not used in the Articles of confederation, Declaration of Independence or the Constitution for the United States.

The ONLY thing that is remotely "Democratic" is the election of those that represent us. Local leaders, state congress, federal congress and the retention of judges and so on. The election of the President is different as "state sovereignty" mandates individual elections instead of one huge combined election. The moment the Electoral College goes away, State Sovereignty is no more as it will crumble under the advancement wrongful education of the people. 

The moment these 50 United States becomes a Democracy, our elected leaders are not needed as EVERY LAW that comes up to be considered will require the ENTIRE population to go to the polls and vote on it. Our elected leaders that we voted on in the individual state elections is what makes this great country a Republic. Our state sovereignty is what protects its citizens from the federal governmental overreach of power.

The article states - "Having identified that which is imperiling democracy, de Blasio also also offered optimism regarding that which is keeping it stronger and intact, including communities like those in Eastern Maine." What he is really describing is the way in which Maine supports and DEFENDS the sovereign state of Maine and the Republic in which we live and (as our welcome signs into Maine read) "The way life should be". Maine leads the Nation in this attempt to keep our powers in the hands of the people and as the saying goes, “As Maine goes, so goes the Nation.” I pray the Gods are listening and support the avenue that Maine is on and keeps our communities in tact. 

THIS is the main reason that drew my wife and I to Maine, it offers everything we need in life. We as Mainers help one another in need. We do not need the federal government taking from us (taxes) and doing for us (social programs) that which we are capable of and have been doing ourselves by looking after our own. Big city mentality does not thrive in Maine, nor should it.

We in Maine have a strong "communal pride" and that is what keeps our "Republic" strong, thriving and alive. As businesses thrive and prosper, so shall Maine. We in these 50 United States have a FREE and OPEN market system. We as business owners take pride in our communities and put back to them. If businesses are throttled and told what to do and how to do it, or are broken up because they gain too much power in a certain sector, we defeat our system and way of life. Businesses main goal is to make money for their stakeholders (not all businesses have stockholders, but they all have stakeholders).

This new "movement" he speaks about is in my opinion, wrecking the Union of these 50 United States as written in OUR Articles of Confederation, Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Michael Lawson,