I, James Mark Brown, a registered Republican voter of Brockway, Jefferson County,Pennsylvania, do hereby announce my candidacy for the position of Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 66th District. I will support, obey, and defend the Constitution of the Commonwealth.
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Constitution is crucial for understanding our rights as citizens. It establishes the framework for our social, business, and governmental relationships. It was adopted in 1776 and became the framework for the US Constitution adopted about 13 years later.
Every elected politician in theCommonwealthofPennsylvaniamust swear or affirm to support, obey, and defend the Pennsylvania Constitution. Because this document is the foundation for all other governmental business it makes only sense that the citizenry be familiar with it and the elected officials be reminded of it whenever they conduct the people’s business.
The Pennsylvania Constitution begins with this Preamble:
WE, the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
Elected officials (and the people) need to recognize and be grateful to Almighty God. If an aspiring politician wants to enter public office this is the first requirement according to the PA Constitution. This part must be supported, obeyed, and defended or the rest will collapse. Note too that we who support the Constitution must pray or invoke His guidance. My first campaign promise to God, and to the citizens of the 66th district, will be to pray for God’s guidance before each major decision and vote that I must make, just as the Constitution directs.
At Independence Hall, on July 2, 1776, the Founding Fathers in the Continental Congress voted to approve a complete separation from Great Britain; on July 4th, they approved the Declaration of Independence; and on July 8th, they carried the Declaration outside Independence Hall, read it to the assembled crowd, and then rang the Liberty Bell. Most citizens assume that the famous bell derives its name from the fact that it rang whenAmericaannounced its liberty, but such is not the case. It is called the Liberty Bell because of the Biblical inscription from Leviticus 25 “Proclaim liberty throughout the land, to all the inhabitants thereof.”
We have had over two hundred years of lawmaking in our land and most of those laws have slowly been robbing that liberty from the common man. This campaign is dedicated to removing the laws that diminish American freedom.