Hal Shurtleff

The Weekly Sam: The Victims of Dick and Jane

Sam Blumenfeld figured out that the Look-Sat Method of reading was crippling American children.  One of the main reading books used to do that was the “Dick and Jane Reader.”  Sam would point how ridiculous the reader was and demonstrated how it promoted illiteracy.  In 2003, Sam published “The Victims of Dick and Jane.”  Here is a link to the book:


The Blumenfeld Archives


The Weekly Sam: Before Common Core There Was Outcome Based Education

Sam Blumenfeld was one of the first to expose the deliberate dumbing down of America.  Sam named names and organization behind this crime.  Here is an interview Sam did back  in 1993 in the home of David Drye while he was on a speaking tour in North Carolina

to expose the fraud called Outcome Based Education:




The Battle of Lexington Reenactment 2017

For the past 18 years, I have attended  the reenactment of the Battle of Lexington that takes place on the Lexington, MA  Green on Patriots Day.  This year it fell on Monday April 17.  Over the years, I have brought family  members,  children’s friends, Camp Constitution families, and others to witness the reenactment of this important historical event.  We get up at 3:30 AM, and make the 25 minute drive to Lexington.  We make a  stop off at Peat’s to buy a cup hot chocolate,  and off to  find a good spot to view the reenactment.  After the reenactment, the Lexington Minutemen march to the Old Burying Ground where many of the Lexington Militiamen are buried to fire a volley honoring their sacrifices.  We then make out way to Wilson’s Diner in Waltham for an early breakfast, and maybe, a trip to nearby Concord to witness their reenactment and parade.  It never gets old.  My son Nathaniel videotaped this year’s reenactment and we posted it to our Youtube Channel:


The Weekly Sam: Eugenics and the Making of a Black Underclass

Sam Blumenfeld wrote a monthly newsletter from 1986 to 1999 which we have archived.  In my opinion, one of the most important newsletter was the June 1987 entitled “Eugenics and the Making of a Black Underclass.  http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/1987/BEL%2002-06%20198706.pdf

Sam demonstrates the racist roots of the Left and the racist roots of the IQ test.  Please download the newsletter and share it widely

The Blumenfeld Archives


The Weekly Sam: Sam Blumenfeld and Rudolf Flesch, author of “Why Johnny Can’t Read.”

Sam Blumenfeld dedicated his life to teaching people of all ages how to be good readers via intensive phonics.  While he was an editor for Grosset and Dunlop in the early 1960s,  he was asked be a friend, Watson Washburn, a conservative New York attorney, if he would join his reading foundation.  Sam was initially perplexed since he didn’t know that there was a reading problem.  He thought that practically everyone knew how to read.  Mr. Washburn suggested that he read “Why Johnny Can’t Read” by Rudolf  Flesch.    Sam befriended  the author of the book, Rudolf Flesch, and we have archives some of their correspondence.  It is interesting to note that Mr. Flesch called himself a “Viennese Socialist.”   A link to their corrresponsdence:  http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Other/Rudolf%20Flesh%20-%20American%20Literacy.pdf


The Blumenfeld Archives

The Weekly Sam: How the Communists Created the Neo-Nazi Movement in the United States

Back in the early 1960s, Sam Blumenfeld worked as an editor for “American Opinion” magazine and Western Island Publications.  He was asked by Robert Welch to write a book about how the Communists created the Neo-Nazi movement in the United States. Mr. Welch did not like the manuscript, and it was never published.  Sam handed  me the original manuscript about six years ago, and gave Camp Constitution  the permission to publish it.  After Sam’s death, we found several incomplete manuscripts concerning George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party.  Sam event had a collection of the group’s newsletters.  Camp Constitution Press has not, as of yet. published the book, but we make the manuscript available on the Sam Blumenfeld Archives.  http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Manuscripts/How%20the%20Left%20created%20the

The Blumenfeld Archives


A Message from the Camp Director

Since I left the staff of the John Birch Society last July, I have been unemployed and looking for a job. I have filled out numerous applications on-line, in person, took tests, conducted job interviews, attended workshops, etc. Usually, I receive nice E-mails thanking me for applying and interviewing but I am not what they were looking for. I can’t blame them. I will be 58 years old in a few weeks, and most companies don’t want to invest in the time and training for someone who may not be with them very long. And, in this very left-wing environment, (Boston, MA),  a man with my background is as welcome as a can of Raid at a cockroach convention. Meanwhile, we at Camp Constitution have been in the process of raising funds to make a full-time camp director position available for me. A few weeks ago , I was finally offered a full-time job that was somewhat decent. I verbally accepted the job, and told a few friends and family that I was going to start this job Monday February 13.

One person I told was my good friend, mentor, and “a brother from another mother, Rev. Steven Louis Craft. He strongly urged me not to take the job, but to do Camp Constitution full time. He said that God tested me when I was given an ultimatum by the CEO of the John Birch Society, and that he is testing me now. Well, after discussing things with my wife and children, I decided to take his advice, and pursue Camp Constitution full time I have a peace about the decision. Interesting enough, I received two other full-time job offers including a job that I applied for in July.

Camp Constitution has received the support of many people who are donating on an annual or monthly basis to make my full time position possible. We still have a way to go, but I am trusting God. Over the last six months, many doors have been open to us. Here is a link to an article about the camp’s progress and goals: http://campconstitution.net/camp-constitutions-2016-review…/

I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity to advance the camp’s mission spelled out in its motto: “Honor the Past…Teaching the Present and…Preparing the Future…” Thank you to all those who have helped make this position possible. I will honor your confidence and generosity, and pray that God will continue to richly bless our efforts.

Dangers of an Article V Tour in NH and ME with Robert Brown

Camp Constitution Speakers Bureau hosted  a tour of Robert Brown, constitutional scholar and creator of “The Constitution is the Solution” DVD series in New Hampshire and Maine last week January 24-26.   His engagements included two in-studio radio interviews, two press conferences, luncheon presentations to elected officials, and several evening presentations.  The most interesting of all of the events was the press conference held at the Maine State House.  Unlike the press conference we held for Rev. Steve Craft last fall where we enjoyed the presence of reporters from four T.V. stations, and several from Maine’s daily papers, not a reporter was on hand to cover the event.  However, on hand were Mr. Ken Quinn, regional director of the Convention of States, one of the leading organizations promoting an Article V Convention, with 15 or so supporters of Convention of States.  Mr. Brown did an excellent job handling the questions of the attendees.

Special thanks to Adrian Villa, Patricia Truman, Rich Girard host of the Girard at Large Show, Karen Testerman, host of The Right Group, NH state reps Al Baldasaro, and Jeannine Notter, and Mrs. Jeanette Wheeler.

Camp Constitution Attends the 1st Annual Nativity at the Massachusetts State House

img_1952Camp Constitution attended the 1st annual Nativity at the Massachusetts State House Thursday December 22.  This historic  event was held in the Hall of Flags, and sponsored by the Renew Massachusetts Coalition and the Massachusetts Family Coalition. State Representative Jim Lyons,  Republican from Andover,  was able to secure the venue after some help from the Thomas More Society.  Speakers included Rep. Lyons, Pastor Stephen Derrick of the Greenville Baptist Church Rochdale, MA, Father Gerald Souza of the Boston-Seaport Catholic Collaborative, and Pastor Kris Mineau.

This was the first time that a nativity scene was on display at the State House.  A local atheist group wasn’t too happy about the event and its spokesman said that the group would have led a legal challenge if its members had more time.  The true meaning of Christmas can be proclaimed even ii one of  the most left-wing states in the country.

Camp Constitution wishes all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.