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This is our commentary section. Note that not all opinions expressed are necessarily the opinions of the Gray Republican Committee or all of its members. With that stated, we do try to present commentary here that is rooted in solid, conservative values. The Chairperson reviews and has final approval of all content. You can send feedback to the writers, or to our general email at info@grayrepublicans.org.

Open-Borders Immigration Would Destroy American Sovereignty and Exceptionalism
This is the essay upon which my speech at the Gray Republicans' May 8, 2019 event on the Crisis of Immigration at the Southern Border was based.
In the flurry of opinions about immigration, border walls, compassion for immigrants and their children, economics, and an influx of crime, there is a larger, more urgent, and civilization-changing crisis: the real probability that open-borders immigration would destroy American sovereignty and exceptionalism. more
Saving Western Civilization Demands that We Study Islam
~ Presenting a simple resource guide to gain a clear understanding of the REAL Islam

~ Original publication: October, 2018. Updated on May 12, 2019
If Islam were “just a religion,” studying it would not be necessary unless one simply wanted to learn about the religion.

However, Islam is not just a religion. It is also a political ideology that when put into practice results in loss of freedom, violence, and ultimately mass slavery of its populations. To many, this statement may seem “intolerant.” However, those who study Islam in depth, without apology for Islam, and those who study Islam’s historical record, will indeed find that Islam poses an existential threat to free civilizations.

This does not mean that “Muslims are bad.” That would be bigotry... more
Video: Open-Borders Immigration Would Destroy American Sovereignty and Exceptionalism
by Peter Falkenberg Brown, Chair, Gray Republican Committee
Part 1 of the Gray Republican Committee's event:
"The Immigration Crisis at the Southern Border"
May 8, 2019 ~ Gray, Maine
In the flurry of opinions about immigration, border walls, compassion for immigrants and their children, economics, and an influx of crime, there is a larger, more urgent, and civilization-changing crisis: the real probability that open-borders immigration would destroy American sovereignty and exceptionalism. more
Video - Version 2: The True Identity of Humans
~ REVISED AND EXPANDED IN 2019
Sick of #IdentityPolitics? Tired of watching as humans are divided into hostile groups of oppressors versus oppressed by activists who thrive on discord? Do you believe that #AllLivesMatter with sacred, individual rights? It's time to reexamine the true identity of humans! more
Identity Politics is a Revenge-Driven Tragedy That Will Make the Whole World Blind
In Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s book Strength to Love, he wrote:
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.
The healing of the human race requires an adjustment in the values of humanity. When love becomes the most valuable thing of all, then we do indeed have hope to abandon the revenge-driven tragedy of identity politics. more
Freedom for One Requires Freedom for All
~ How the Left created a cold civil war and why liberals and conservatives must unite against them
The Left has advanced to the cusp of victory because the United States did not engage a multi-generational enemy with a continual and adequate defense and offense. If an enemy wages a concerted attack against a group of people who are not engaged in fighting back both defensively and offensively, with an absolute commitment to win, it is only a matter of time before the enemy is completely victorious. This is the unfortunate reality of the United States, Canada, and most of Western Europe. more
Abortion and the Definition of Human Life
~ Is the fetus a human being with sacred, inviolable rights, or is it just a clump of cells that might be inconvenient for a woman, much like a boil that can be removed at will?
The short answer to a “my body, my choice” woman is: “Madam, the baby in your womb is not your body. It is a separate and different mind and body of a living human being who does not belong to you.”

Even if the fetus is just a clump of cells, it’s very clear that a woman cannot produce a fetus on her own. It requires the participation of a man, even with the practice of artificial insemination. Without a man’s sperm there will be no fetus. more
Recommended Websites for Conservative Information
Here's my current list of recommended websites to gain deep and fantastic knowledge about conservative issues. more
Video: At Gray, ME GOP: How Long Will a Free America Survive?
~ Why Republicans, conservatives, and liberals need to boldly educate voters about America’s founding principles of freedom—and the threats to its survival

(30 Minute Speech, 30 minutes Q&A and Discussion)

This talk was presented by Peter Falkenberg Brown on January 29, 2019, sponsored by the Gray Republican Committee of Gray, Maine. Peter is the current Chairman of that Committee, and is available to give this talk in other locations.
The British Islamist Anjem Choudary stated: “By 2050, Britain will be a majority Muslim country. It will be the end of freedom of democracy...”

In the November 2, 2018 podcast “America’s Division Stems From Opposing Views Of Freedom,” hosted at The Federalist by publisher Ben Domenech, Os Guinness, the British author and social critic, stated that America is at a “Rubicon moment.” He predicted that if we don’t reverse the destructive trends of Leftism the American experiment has only ten or fifteen years left. more
How Long Will a Free America Survive?
~ Why Republicans, conservatives, and liberals need to boldly educate voters about America’s founding principles of freedom—and the threats to its survival

Peter presented this content as a public speech at the Gray Republican Committee's January 29, 2019 meeting, at the Gray Public Library. Peter is the current Chairman of that Committee, and is available to give this talk in other locations.
The British Islamist Anjem Choudary stated: “By 2050, Britain will be a majority Muslim country. It will be the end of freedom of democracy...”

In the November 2, 2018 podcast “America’s Division Stems From Opposing Views Of Freedom,” hosted at The Federalist by publisher Ben Domenech, Os Guinness, the British author and social critic, stated that America is at a “Rubicon moment.” He predicted that if we don’t reverse the destructive trends of Leftism the American experiment has only ten or fifteen years left. more
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Events

Event: Why Socialism Would Destroy America’s Economy & Freedoms
Many 2020 Democratic Candidates are promising “Free Stuff” & Socialism to voters. This informative program will demonstrate why those policies would harm America.
Free Speech, Hate Speech, & Censorship: Winning the 2020 Elections
As a conservative have you been censored online or anywhere else? Have you self-censored your words to avoid being called a bigot or hater? Are you worried about what censorship might do to the 2020 elections? If so, you need to attend this very timely and informative program!
May 8, 2019 Public Speech: The Immigration Crisis on the Southern Border
3/28/19: Homeland Security Nielsen:
Immigration System in “system-wide meltdown.”

Questions:
1. Should the Mexican border be completely open like the border between Maine and New Hampshire, so that millions can immigrate at will into the United States?

2. Should we ignore the border crossings of drug traffickers, MS-13 gang members, and jihad terrorists?
Guns and Issues in Maine
Guest Speakers:
Mike Quatrano, Maine Heritage Policy Center
Bruce Ashmore
Cumberland/Gray Republicans will Meet to Choose Nominee for House District #45 Special Election
Per the proclamation recently signed by Governor Janet Mills and Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, the REPUBLICANS in the Towns of Cumberland and Gray must meet to choose the Republican nominee for Maine House District #45 Special Election to be held on June 11, 2019.

News

Maine GOP Launches People's Veto To Repeal Ranked Choice Voting
Dr. Demi Kouzounas issued the following statement today regarding her filing for a People's Veto to L.D. 1083 to Repeal Ranked Choice Voting in Maine's Presidential Elections:

"One person, one vote is a bedrock American principle. Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is a direct violation of that principle and threatens the rights of all Mainers and delegitimatizes our election process," said Dr. Kouzounas.

The people's veto effort will be managed by the Maine Republican Party's new ballot question committee, led by Chair Kouzounas.
Dem Running Against Sen. Collins Promotes Guillotine Image
So now we have a hard-left Democrat candidate (Bre Kidman) running against Sen. Collins in Maine, promoting the image of the guillotine. What's next?
Press Release: Fifty-two Republican and conservative groups and leaders...
Fifty-two Republican and conservative groups and leaders are inviting the public to an event on “Why Socialism Would Destroy America’s Economy & Freedoms”
Twin City Times (Lewiston & Auburn, Maine) reports on Free Speech Event
The Twin City Times, a weekly paper covering Lewiston and Auburn, Maine, as well as surrounding areas, featured a report about the “Free Speech, Hate Speech, & Censorship: Winning the 2020 Elections” event that was co-hosted by the Gray and Cumberland Republican Town Committees.