Hal Shurtleff

Director and Co-Founder of Camp Constitution.

The Weekly Sam: Educating for the New World Order

Sam Blumenfeld was ahead of his time.   He learned about America’s reading problem in the early 1960s, and by the 1970s, he started warning parents against sending their children to public schools.  Here is a lecture that Sam did in the late 1990s in Greater Albany entitled “Educating for the New World Order.”   We have in available on our YouTube Channel and in audio format on our Podomatic page.


Please share this important lecture as well as our Blumenfeld Archives:   http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/


The Blumenfeld Archives

Camp Constitution’s First Library Reading Hour Event-The Pilgrims and Thankgiving

Camp Constitution heldits first library reading hour last Saturday November 23, at the Fall River, MA Public Library.  The program was sponsored by the library, and conducted by Mrs. Edith Craft, Camp Constitution’s Junior Camp Director, and her husband Rev. Steve Craft, our camp chaplain and instructor.   Their topic was The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving.  They did an excellent job, and were well received by the children and adults that attended the program.

We hope to see this catch on all over the country.  Readers are encouraged to contact their local libraries to volunteer their services.  If you have questions or topic recommendations, please feel free to contact us for suggestions or recommendations at campconstitution1@gmail.com or by calling 857-498-1309. A link to the video:





The Weekly Sam: The JFK Assassination and the Warren Commission Cover Up

This Friday marks the 56th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  Many Americans rejected the finding of the report.    Sam Blumenfeld was one of them.   Shortly after the Warren Commission Report came out, Sam Blumenfeld toured the United States speaking out against the finding of the report.  (He also wrote an unpublished book on the subject which we have in the Sam Blumenfeld Archives:  http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Manuscripts/Did%20The%20KGB%20Kill%20Kennedy.pdf  )

It was recorded and released in both an 33 1/3 album and a reel to reel.  This is a recording from a  converted reel to reel  that was in his estate:

Camp Constitution’s Taking Applications for its 2020 Family Camp with “Early Bird Specials”

     We are gearing up for our 12th Annual family camp which runs from Sunday July 19 to Friday July 24, 2020 at the Singing Hills Christian Camp and Conference Center in Plainfield, New Hampshire.  This beautiful facility is located about 60 miles Northeast of Concord, NH just South of West Lebanon, NH.  https://www.singinghills.net/

      Our instructor line-up includes author, and journalist Alex Newman, Lord Christopher Monckton, Rev. Steve Craft, Debbie Bacigalupi, and Liberty Counsel Attorney Jonathan Alexandre.   In addition to the excellent instructors, we will take an optional hike and a field trip to the nearby homestead of Augustus Saint-Gaudens.  We will also have plenty of recreational activities planned for the week.  

     The cost for the week for those 13 and up is $300.00, and for those 12 and under $200.00 (Three and under are free) This year, we are offering an Early Bird discount of $50. per person.  The cutoff date is June 1, 2020.  However, we have the option to rent the entire facility.  The camp has given us first refusal so the more that sign up early, the sooner we may be able to rent the entire facility.  The discount code is  “early bird special.”   Aren’t planning to attend but would want to help offer a worthy camper or family to attend?   Donate and earmark it for tuition.  We accept donations via our PayPal account accessed via our website’s homepage  http://www.campconstitution.net  or send a check payable  to Camp Constitution and send it to me  Hal Shurtleff 12 March Ave.  West Roxbury, MA  02132.  

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (857) 498-1309 or campconstitution1@gmail.com We are looking forward to another excellent, life-changing and/or life-affirming experience.  

Hal Shurtleff, Director

Camp Constitution






The Weekly Sam: Revolution via Education

Sam’s book  Revolution Via Education was a collection of articles and essays written by Sam over the years.

From the Preface: “In these essays I have tried to show how our country has been in the throes of an ongoing socialist revolution since the turn of the last century. And it has been engineered by real people with real names who consider themselves to be Americans but who have been doing all in their power to change the form of government given us by our Founding Fathers. The two major underpinnings of socialist, ungodly, controlled society are public education and the income tax. We shall not be a free people until we get rid of both institutions.”

In this book, Samuel Blumenfeld gets to the root of our crisis: our spiritual state and the need for an explicitly Christian form of education. Blumenfeld leaves nothing uncovered. He examines the men, methods, and means to the socialist project to transform America into an outright tyranny by scientific controllers.  This book is not for the faint of heart. It ‘s a wake up call to the church to make certain and deliberate steps to raising up a generation of Kingdom-builders.

A link to the Chalcedon Foundation’s bookstore to buy a hardcopy:  https://chalcedon.edu/store/40033-revolution-via-education

And a PDF version from the Sam Blumenfeld Archives:



The Weekly Sam–An Incredible Testimony from South Africa

Since the creation the Blumenfeld Archives, thousands of people from all over the United States and the  world  have  downloaded Sam’s work from our archives including members of the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Bhutan.  Earlier this week,  we received this Email from a teacher in South Africa:

I am a South African educator who was recently placed over a class of severely intellectually disabled learners.  Some of the learners in my class have Cerebral Palsy, have been left brain damaged by drunken drivers and some have dyslexia and dyscalculia.  I came across the Alpha Phonics materials while researching the internet.  I tested the first few lessons (1-13) on my learners and found that I have been able to teach 12 out of my 14 learners how to read.  This has been an amazing process, with excellent progress, especially considering that these learners had been previously left in this class, for the past few years, with absolutely no progress whatsoever.

I am a divorced/single mother of three children, my youngest two sons are studying at tertiary institutions;  their biological father has been recently diagnosed with brain abscesses and has withdrawn all maintenance support.  I am desperately looking for a way to supplement the loss of this financial support and because of the success achieved in testing your reading system, I was wondering if you would grant me permission to use it to teach South African children how to read phonetically.  My children and I are in the process of losing our house and so I am in urgent need of a solution to our problem.  

In South Africa, more and more children are experiencing problems relating to reading.  Please may I have your permission to use Alpha Phonics to teach extra reading classes; I believe that using it would help me supplement my income, help me pay for the tuition of my sons, help me save our home and help many South African children to overcome learning and reading barriers, too.
       We, of course, granted her permission to use the Alpha-Phonics and she plans to video her testimonial.
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The Weekly Sam: Rescuing Our Children with Alex Newman

Sam Blumenfeld influenced countless thousands of people.   Many of us are carrying on his legacy, and one of the key persons doing so is Alex Newman.   Alex co-authored Sam’s last book Crimes of the Educators, and since May of this year, has visited 44 states conducting his Rescuing Our Children  presentation.  Alex was in Albany, NY Monday night October 28 speaking to a room of well over 300 people.  The event was  hosted by the American Opinion Education Committee, and the local chapters of The John Birch Society

His message is one Sam would approve:  Get Your Children Out of the Government Schools.   Alex proves  that the children of America are at risk physically, mentally, spiritually in these government schools, and that the government schools cannot be redeemed.  Indeed, they were set up to do exactly as they are doing.  More importantly, Alex makes viable recommendations including homeschooling your children, and using churches, and other venues as satellite schools for Freedom Project Academy  https://fpeusa.org/


The Blumenfeld Archives

Please share the video far and wide.  DVDs of this presentation are available for $3.00 (postage included) from American Opinion Education Committee P.O. Box 1064 Ballston Lake, NY  12019

Please help us promote the Sam Blumenfeld Archives with a donation.  Donations can be made via our PayPal account accessed via our websites’ homepage  http://www.campconstitution.net


The Weekly Sam: Moise Tshombe, and the United Nations’ Racist Attack Against Katanga

Sam Blumenfeld was the founder of “American Friends of Katanga.”  In May of 1964, Sam traveled to Spain to interview Moise Tshombe who was in exile. Dr. Tshombe was an anti-communist Christian leader of Katanga.   The United Nations’ “peace-keepers” invaded the Province of Katanga in December of 1962.  These mainly white “peace-keepers,”  which had the support of the United States, bombed hospitals, and murdered and raped civilians.

This is a link to the original manuscript of the interview



Dr. Tshombe returned to Katanga to serve as Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1964-1965.  In October of 1965, he was dismissed by the President Kasa Vubu.  He went into exile again in Spain.   In June of 1967, his plane was hijacked by a French intelligence agent and he was brought to Algeria where he lived under house arrest until his death in 1969.

A link to the Sam Blumenfeld Archives where information on the betrayal of Katanga can be found:  http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/


Honoring Christopher Columbus and Countering the Cultural Marxists

The first part of Camp Constitution’s motto is :  Honoring the Past…”   Keeping true to our motto, we have the proclamation of President Benjamin Harrison honoring Christopher Columbus:

Whereas by a joint resolution approved June 29, 1892, it was resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled—

That the President of the United States be authorized and directed to issue a proclamation recommending to the people the observance in all their localities of the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America, on the 21st of October, 1892, by public demonstrations and by suitable exercises in their schools and other places of assembly.

Now, therefore, I, Benjamin Harrison, President of the United States of America, in pursuance of the aforesaid joint resolution, do hereby appoint Friday, October 21, 1892, the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus, as a general holiday for the people of the United States. On that day let the people, so far as possible, cease from toil and devote themselves to such exercises as may best express honor to the discoverer and their appreciation of the great achievements of the four completed centuries of American life.

Columbus stood in his age as the pioneer of progress and enlightenment. The system of universal education is in our age the most prominent and salutary feature of the spirit of enlightenment, and it is peculiarly appropriate that the schools be made by the people the center of the day’s demonstration. Let the national flag float over every schoolhouse in the country and the exercises be such as shall impress upon our youth the patriotic duties of American citizenship.

In the churches and in the other places of assembly of the people let there be expressions of gratitude to Divine Providence for the devout faith of the discoverer and for the divine care and guidance which has directed our history and so abundantly blessed our people.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this 21st day of July, A.D. 1892, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and seventeenth.

And a link to our recent broadcast ‘Columbus and the Cultural Marxists:



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The Weekly Sam: The Dumbing Down of America


    Sam Blumenfeld passed away back in 2015 but his vital work lives on through the Sam Blumenfeld Archives hosted by Camp Constitution.  Over the last few years, we have posted an article every week highlighting a book, article, speech, newsletter or video from the extensive archives.  Today, we highlight a speech he gave in 1994 to a group in Worcester, MA to a group hosted by Concerned Women for America. This audio was converted to video and uploaded on our YouTube channel.

Since we created the archives, we have received literally millions of views and thousands of downloads of Sam’s work.  If you haven’t already, please visit, join and share  the archives:  http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/      And to help us maintain and promote this free resource, please consider a donation to Camp Constitution.  Donations can be made on a weekly or one time basis via our PayPal account accessed by our home page http://www.campconstitution.net