Jay Allen For Maine

My name is Jay Allen and I am running for election to Maine’s 1st Congressional District.

 

 

Principles

There are several principles that lie at the core of what I believe will put our country in the best position to bless the lives of Americans and allow the United States to continue to be a beacon of freedom to the world. These include principles that were delineated in the Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the Constitution but also principles that have been enumerated by great thinkers over the years.

  • Individual rights are unalienable (this includes the 2nd Amendment)
  • The role of Government is to secure inidividual rights. Only those functions necessary to secure individual rights should be carried out by the government
  • Taxes should be limited to that amount sufficient to carry out Constitutionally mandated responsibilities.
  • Policies and regulations should be developed at the lowest level possible. The federal government should not be involved in local and state level policies.

I will defend the Constitution

Twenty nine years ago, when I was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. I have retaken that oath with each subsequent promotion.

Although I am now retired from the Army, I continue to consider that oath a sacred covenant. If I am elected, I will take that oath once again. I will be true and faithful to that covenant.

 

Freedom and The Declaration of Arbroath

I think this is one of the greatest declarations of freedom that has ever been written. The Declaration of Arbroath is a Scottish document signed in 1320. It is thought by some to be a model for the Declaration of Independence. This statement about freedom still inspires today.

“As long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule.

It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours, that we are fighting, but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.”