Hal Shurtleff

Director and Co-Founder of Camp Constitution.

Today is the 227th Anniversary of the adoption of the first 10 Amendments of the U.S. Constitution know as the Bill of Rights

Camp Constitution participated in a celebration of Bill of Rights Day hosted by the National Heritage Center for Constitution Studies at the New Hampshire State House. The guest speaker was our good friend Pastor Garrett Lear. Here is a link to his presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqcJhdVVjZ8

Camp Constitution Press just reprinted the “Elementary Catechism on the United States for the Use of Schools” by Arthur J. Stansbury 1828 with a foreword by our own Ruth Harper. We are making these available for $10. each or 3 for $20 (Price includes shipping and handling). You may order the books by E-mailing me your mailing address and paying via our PayPal account accessed from our website’s homepage http://www.campconstitution.net or by sending me a check payable to Camp Constitution at 12 March Ave. West Roxbury, MA 02132

Today Marks the 79th Anniversary of Margaret Sanger’s Racist Letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble

Today marks the 79th Anniversary that Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood,  wrote her infamous  letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble telling him that she doesn’t want word to get out that “we want to exterminate the Negro population.”   Dr. Gamble was the grandson of one of the founders of  Proctor and Gamble, and president of the Eugenics Society.   Here is a link to a video we recently made of Rev. Steve  Craft commenting and reading the letter across the street from Gamble’s home in Milton, MA

 

 

 


 

The Weekly Sam: Learning to Read Has Been Politicized

Sam Blumenfeld would write letters to big city mayors and schools officials on a regular basis offering his services free of charge.  He would ask that he be given the worse performing schools,  and within a year, he would turn them around.  He seldom got a reply, and when he did,  it was thank you but no thank you.   Sam was right to believe that government educators and left-wing politicians  had no interest in the creation of highly literate students.  The  functionally illiterate student was just what they wanted.

Sam’s point was recently reinforced when my city councilor (Boston, MA) Matt O’Malley had a posting on his Facebook page urging the signing  of a bill by Governor Baker of Massachusetts that would fund literacy programs.  I  posted in the comment section a link to the Sam Blumenfeld Archives and wrote that there was no need to spend money on a bill when the resource was free to the public.  My posting was quickly removed from his page.

While the government change agents have no use for Sam’s archives, many Americans do.   Please share this important resource far and wide.

Sam Blumenfeld Archive

President Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

 

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be– That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks–for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation–for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war–for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed–for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted–for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions– to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually–to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed–to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord–To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us–and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

George Washington

  Tom Moor and I had the honor of interviewing Pastor Garrett Lear on the Pilgrims, and Thanksgiving earlier this week.  Here is a link to it:

Thanks to all of you who help make Camp Constitution possible, and a Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone of you.

Camp Constitution Remembers Colonel Bob Kingsbury

On this Veteran’s Day, we want to honor the memory of Colonel Robert Kingsbury, who served as a scout for General Patton in World War II, and later became a lt-colonel.  Bob was a good friend, and a supporter of Camp Constitution.  He passed away in September 2013 at the age of 87.  Here is a video of his motivational speech he gave at Camp Constitution’s 2010 annual family camp:

Bob was active and vibrant up until the last few months of his life.  I visited him in the hospital where he handed me a photocopy of a 30 page plus letter he sent to A. Harding Ganz, a history professor from Ohio.   I asked Bob if Camp Constitution Press can publish it, and  he gladly gave us the permission.  Here is a link to a PDF version:   https://www.scribd.com/document/147500738/1st-Scout-Rifle-Squad-UnderGen-Patton.

Camp Constitution Salutes the Veterans of the United States.

 

 

The Weekly Sam: How To Tutor

Sam Blumenfeld didn’t just expose  the education mafia as important as that was, he created useful tools for parents and educators.  One of his earliest tools was the book “How to Tutor.”  We make it available here in PDF format:

   http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Books/How%20To%20Tutor.pdf

If you like the archives, please share it with others and help keep it on line by making a donation to its sponsor Camp Constitution.  Donations can be made via its PayPal account accessed from its web site’s homepage:  http://www.campconstitution.net

 

The Blumenfeld Archives

 

Camp Constitution’s Report for January-September, 2018

Our Annual Family Camp:  This was our first year at the Lakeside Christian Camp and Conference Center in Pittsfield, MA.    We had our most successful camp and out largest turnout  in  our 11 year history.  We assembled an outstanding group of  instructors which included first-timers  Dr. Duke Pesta, Lord Christopher Monckton,  Debbie Bacigalupi, and Barbara from Harlem.  We had over 18 junior campers (ages 5-11), and attendees from as far as California, Florida, Louisiana and Great Britain. Mr. John Mead, the director of Lakeside, asked us how Lakeside can help promote next year’s camp which runs from July 28-August 3.
Weekend Camp:    We were disappointed by the results of our September weekend camp held in Maine,  but we did learn a lesson for planning future camps.  We “broke even”  but did get an excellent video presentation by Professor Willie Soon, and had the opportunity to introduce our program to some new people.
The Sam Blumenfeld Archives:
       Hits:   1,291.480  Alpha-Phonics Downloaded 82,199.  NEA Book:  1,889.
 We received an E-mail from one of the users telling us to reset her password because she was locked out and, needed to get back in to teach her class.  Dr. Peter Hammond of Frontline Ministries South Africa learned about the archive and told us that he will link the archives from his web site.  A president of a well known Christian college signed up for access to  the archives, and we are noticing that educators from around the U.S. are signing up as well.
YouTube:  Over 800,000 views.   We are averaging about 1,000  views per day.  We are down from the last quarter but our 2018 Camp Constitution classes are popular.   We updated our channel creating numerous play lists Professor Willie Soon’s first class at last year’s camp has received almost 135,,000 views.  As mentioned in an earlier message, YouTube demonetized our channel,
Facebook Page: 
Our Facebook page has over 1,661 likes.  We are experiencing modest growth but could do much better with new likes.   Our live videos average over 3,000 views.
Speakers Bureau:
We either hosted or were guest speakers at 31 events.
      Media:
We appeared as guests on 12 radio stations including two for the first time.  We guest hosted a show in Connecticut-the Lori on Liberty Show.  Our instructors appeared as guest on several live on line shows including the “Morse Force,” ‘The Dr. Duke Show,” and “Uncompromised Talk.”   Our Christian Flag Lawsuit generated hundreds of articles in all over the United States including “The Chicago Tribune,” “The Los Angeles Times,” “The Boston Globe,” World Net Daily, and several Boston area TV stations.  
Article V Convention opposition:
We testified against resolutions in Maine and New Hampshire where all pending resolutions were defeated.  In New Hampshire, the committee hearing the proposed resolutions soundly defeated the Convention of States resolution 17-1.  The Wolf PAC resolution which passed in committee in Massachusetts was changed to a non binding resolution.   In late March, we held a press conference and outreach at the Pennsylvania State House with several members of the media on hand.  In Maine, we interviewed  State Rep Sheldon Hannington who sponsored an Article V Convention but now strongly opposes one.  We continue to post updates and info on pending resolutions to our friends in New England, PA, OH, and MI.
Camp Constitution Radio on Podomatic:
Our Podomatic page continues to be in the top ten (most days-out of approximately 160) for the category of   “Conservative-Right with  1,179  shows downloaded and 3,504 visits. Our show originates on WBCQ The Planet and is heard twice a week on the station as well as  weekly  on ipmnation.com and on our YouTube Channel
Camp Constitution Books:
Last year, we created an account on Amazon selling donated books.  This year we have sold over $4,000 worth of books either via Amazon or on Facebook.  We have been blessed by donations of over 2,000 books including  recent donations from Professor Mike Patterson, Ed Sargent, and Bill McNally,
Special Projects:  In early June, we presented 1,200 pocket  copies of the U.S.Constitution tothe Manchester, NH School Committee.   We also donated copies of the Constitution to “Constitution Camp” in Chillicothe, Ohio, a teacher on Cape Cod, and a Boston, MA area talk show host where he will make them available to his listeners. Mr. John Grieco donated 4.000 copies of the U.S. Constitution to us.   Attorney Michelle Arace who attended camp this year, is donating her services to copyright Camp Constitution.
Camp Constitution Media:
We videotaped presentations at 14  events, and made them available on our YouTube Channel
Outreach:
We had  info tables at 14 events (other than our own) including three homeschool shows: Homeschoolers of Maine, Mass Hope, and CHAPs in PA, and floats in the Flag Day Parade in Dedham, MA, and the July 4th Parade in Pittsfield MA where we passed out over  1,000  copies of the U.S. Constitution.
Other Activities:
I was appointed director of the Samuel Blumenfeld Foundation which is a 501 (c) 3.  The Foundation has the rights to “Phonics for Success.”
The fourth quarter was off to a good start with several speaking engagements, a float in a parade, and TV and radio interviews
  How you can help grow our program:
  Make a monthly donation via our PayPal account accessed from our homepage:
 Start a Constitution Club
  Host a “What is Camp Constitution” presentation in your areas
  Introduce people to the Sam Blumenfeld Archives:
Like our Facebook Page:
   Host a Camp Constitution speaker:
It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the director of Camp Constitution  Thank you for all you do to help make our camp program possible. .  May God bless you and may He continue to bless our important work of “Honoring the Past…Teaching the Present and Preparing the  Future.”
Hal Shurtleff, Director of Camp Constitution