Question for Candidates: “What Will You Undo for Me?”

In his book titled What I Saw in America, G. K. Chesterton wrote the following:

We are perpetually being told in the papers that what is wanted is a great man who will do things. What is wanted is a great man who will undo things; and that will be a real test of greatness.

These days, in my home state of Maryland, this is precisely what we need. And we should follow Chesterton’s advice most especially in the upcoming elections.

Our Maryland legislature and our Maryland governor and many of our county councils have overthrown the rule of law and have established a lawless and chaotic reign of terror on the people of the state.

Under the “color of law,” they have conspired to break the law by declaring a perverse definition of marriage; by denying the people the God-given right to defend themselves; by harassing the people through tiresome regulation, and by taxing the rain.

Rather than uphold the law, they have mocked the law by declaring themselves to be the law.

As election time nears, we should NOT be looking to elect more phonies who will promise us things that they will do for us. What we should demand to know of all future candidates is what they will UNDO for us.

We should ask:

What pretended legislation will you repeal? What lawless officials will you impeach? What burdensome and oppressive regulations will you erase?

If they don’t credibly declare and detail the things that they will undo, they will fail the test of greatness. And they fail to get our vote.

Michael Anthony Peroutka
Michael Anthony Peroutka
A Christian and an attorney, Michael Anthony Peroutka is co-founder of Institute on the Constitution (IOTC), headquartered in Pasadena, Maryland. He is a graduate of Loyola College (now University) in Maryland and the University of Baltimore School of Law. The Constitution Party’s candidate for President in 2004, Michael had a platform which sought to honor God, protect the family, and restore the Republic. The platform came to be known as “The American View of Law and Government,” and inspired the name of his website, Michael travels around the country, graduating classes from IOTC’s course on the United States Constitution, in addition to teaching classes in IOTC’s Pasadena, Maryland classroom.