Governors must “stand in the gap for freedom” even if it means taking on powerful interests or the Biden administration, said Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Senator Doug Mastriano in an interview with Alex Newman on The Sentinel Report.
And he’s been putting his legislation where his mouth is, too. As a state senator, Mastriano has a bill in the legislature right now that would prevent state police and law-enforcement officials from enforcing attacks on the right to keep and bear arms.
“There’s a lot we can do as governors in that capacity,” said Mastriano.
He also blasted the Democrats and their fake media allies for trying to paint him as “extreme” or even “dangerous”–especially after he spent 30 years as an officer in the U.S. military with top-secret security clearance.
Responding to Gov. Newsom’s use of Jesus’ words to promote abortion, Senator Mastriano noted that Jesus actually loved children. He also noted that a pro-life rally in Pennsylvania was packed, while a Planned Parenthood rally with national speakers drew less than 70 attendees.
Under Democrat Gov. Wolf, Pennsylvania adopted draconian controls that even brought construction to a halt in the state–everywhere except at Wolf Industries, his family’s company. It was one of the most extreme lockdowns in the nation.
Governors have a key role to play in rejecting that sort of government overreach, he said, calling Florida Governor Ron DeSantis “the gold standard” and an “example of what a governor should be” when it came to protecting freedom from attack.
“My goal is to make Pennsylvania the Florida of the North by protecting peoples’ freedoms and liberties from unconstitutional overreach and edicts,” he added.
Energy is a major piece of Mastriano’s platform, saying God has blessed his state with lots of energy. Another policy will be to open up state lands for energy exploration in a clean way, as well as getting out of a regional cap-and-trade scheme.
In 2018, Boston was importing energy from Putin’s Russia. Under Governor Mastriano, they will be able to buy energy from nearby Pennsylvania.
Separately, the “experimenting” on children with “gender” treatments, hormones and surgeries will end on day one of his administration, he said. “Pronoun games, CRT, teaching kids to hate their own country–all of that ends on day one,” he said, calling boys in girls’ restrooms a “safety” issue.
While he is concerned about voter-integrity issues, he believes the 2022 election will be better than the 2020 one. But unfortunately, a lot of work remains to be done for reforming the system, as Gov. Wolf has vetoed all major reforms.
The plan to win will be for conservatives to turn out in massive numbers, as they have been doing nationwide. Also, he asked for support from across the nation, as this race has important national implications.
“Go to Doug4Gov.com–and we will win,” he concluded.