For more than two years, a “health crises” has been used as an excuse to deny Marylanders the exercise of God-given, constitutionally protected rights; including the freedom to practice religion, freedom of assembly and association, freedom to make personal medical decisions, freedom to run a business, as well as the freedom to move about without molestation.

None of this has been lawful.

For two long years, we have been abused, censored, and tyrannized by persons
and entities who have misused positions of public trust to disparage our rights,
deny our liberties, steal our substance, indoctrinate our children, invalidate our
elections, eliminate our parental authority, deny our bodily autonomy, ruin our
economy, terrorize our communities, destroy our defenses, repopulate our
homeland, and reduce us to servitude.

The Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Maryland are the
supreme law of the State and contain numerous provisions designed to protect
the people from these outrageous and notorious usurpations.

Regrettably, however, those who have taken an oath to defend the law have, in many cases, used the “color of law” to break the law.

For example, the Maryland Constitution provides that all lawmaking power is
vested in our state legislature and further provides that the powers and
authorities of one branch of government shall not be discharged by an official
from a different branch.

And since lawmaking power is vested in the legislature, the Governor has no
constitutional authority to make law. Therefore, the edicts of a governor or a
county executive (or a health department subordinate), whether they are
characterized as mandates, orders, proclamations, or directives, are not law and
cannot be lawfully enforced.

I am seeking the office of Attorney General of the State of Maryland because, like millions of Marylanders, I want these abuses of power and the violations of the liberties of Marylanders to cease. And I want to ensure that they are never

I believe that Maryland needs an Attorney General who understands and is willing to faithfully discharge the responsibilities of that office pursuant to the Constitution of Maryland including the Maryland Declaration of Rights.

As a practicing Attorney for three decades and a student and teacher of both the
Constitution of Maryland and of the United States for many years, I hope to use
my experience to defend the liberties and to otherwise benefit the people of the
“Free State”.

Will you help us make the “Free State” free again?

Michael Anthony Peroutka