Hal Shurtleff

Director and Co-Founder of Camp Constitution.

The Weekly Sam: Alpha-Phonics Testimonials

Thousands of people from all over the world have been downloading Sam Blumenfeld’s “Alpha-Phonics” from the Sam Blumenfeld Archives.  Prior to the availability of Sam’s book in PDF, his hard cop “Alpha-Phonics” and his “Alpha-Phonics” kit was  known all over the world.  Here is a link to testimonials of his most important work:   http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Other/Alpha-Phonics%20Testimonials.pdf

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“Unsustainable” Director James Jaeger Films at Camp Constitution’s Family Camp

Last year, I had the privilege to meet James Jaeger, film director, at the Flag Day/2nd Amendment Rally hosted by Dave Kopaz in Western, MA.   Shortly thereafter, I interviewed him on Camp Constitution Radio. James has directed and produced a number of excellent documentaries including Original Intent and Fiat Empire.  James is now producing Unsustainable, a documentary on Agenda 21.  James made a list of people he wanted in the documentary which included a number of Camp Constitution instructors.  I invited James to come to our family camp interview our instructors  for the documentary which saved him time and money.  He enjoyed his time at camp, and impressed by our camp program.  Camp Constitution will be credited in the film.     Below is James latest progress report with short videoclips of the cast:

Progress Report
12 August 2019
Dear Agenda 21 Associate,
We now have 13 interviews for  UNSUSTAINABLE done.  Click on the below viewer to screen excerpts of them.
  
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The interviews completed are: TOM DEWEESE, KRISANNE HALL and DAVID KOPACZ completed in Auburn, Massachusetts on 15 June 2019.  NIKOLA LONCHAR and DAVID PASSIO completed in Malvern, Pennsylvania on 19 July 2019.  G. EDWARD GRIFFIN and KENNETH GULLEKSON in Thousand Oaks, California completed on 30 July 2019.  And JOHN McMANUS, DEBBIE BACIGALUPI, LORD CHRISTOPHER MONCKTON, WILLIE SOON, HAL SHURTLEFF and REV. STEVEN LOUIS CRAFT in Pittsfield, Massachusetts completed on 02 August 2019
These experts address the issues in the Script, such summarized in the Synopsis.  We are now more than half way done with this project.  Here is a summary of what’s left to do, but the Budget gives the details:
1) Interview about 4 more experts;
2) Complete the narration;
3) Edit the show.
If you are in a position to donate we still have an Associate Producer, Executive Producer and Producer screen credit available in the MAIN title sequence.  Go towww.UNSustainable.us/donate  If you are of more modest means your donation of $50 – $100 will be appreciated just as much.  These films are built by a few people donating larger sums and many people donating smaller sums.  Please watch the Trailer or read the below synopsis to see why a donation is important.
UNSUSTAINABLE
The UN’s Agenda for World Domination
Synopsis
Globalists in the Power Elite — working through the United Nations — are waging war against property rights, gun rights and capitalism in order to usher in a Marxist World Order. This war is known as “Agenda 21.”
Considered a “conspiracy theory” by the Mainstream Media and other apologists of globalization, the flagship term for Agenda 21 — “sustainable development” — crops up in thousands of federal, state and local government laws, regulations, policies and documents.  So is Agenda 21 really just a “theory”?
The UN says “sustainable development” is simply the “Environmental Movement” reconfiguring the planet into a safe, green world. Others maintain it’s the forced inventory and control of all land, water, minerals, plants, animals, building projects and human beings on the planet. In other words, a blueprint for what many fear could morph into a totalitarian World Government.  So what’s the real agenda behind Agenda 21? To answer that, UNSUSTAINABLE will explore influences, effects and spawns, such as:
Middle Class-gutting trade agreements (NAFTA, GATT, TPP, WTO);
Fear generated by “global warming,” now called “climate change”;
G5 weapon systems sold as the next generation of cell phones;
Rewilding of rural America for animals only;
Depopulating the world through covert means;
Concentrated energy weapons and their possible role in forest fires;
Illegal immigration changing the politics of the nation;
Erosion of U.S. sovereignty through process of “regionalization”;
Environmental extremism;
Eye-on-the-street surveillance for “stack & pack human settlements”;
Foreign government invasions through ICLEI and COGs;
Suppression of vital new technologies (FUSION, SOLAR, ALIEN, TESLA);
Confiscation of real estate by conservation easements and historic trusts;
War on single-family home ownership in suburban America;
Condos and Socialist Home Owners Associations (HOAs);
Never-ending infringements on the Second Amendment;
Invalidation and suppression of a Constitutional Militia System;
Media “distortion” which violates FCC Regulations;
Control Group discrimination in Mainstream Media;
Ever-expanding police and surveillance state;
Dumbing down and drugging up of children;
Implementation of the “Ten Planks of Communism.”
A more perfect union is created by the few men and women who care enough to address Agenda 21 and that which is UNSUSTAINABLE.
WE THE PEOPLE are mostly asleep about UN Agenda 21 and the above influences, effects and spawns.  The UN’s Agenda for world domination is just a “conspiracy theory” to many people who are still asleep or brainwashed by network TV.  Let’s wake up a few more patriots before it’s too late.
Sincerely,
JAMES JAEGER,

Camp Constitution’s 2019 Family Camp Report

Our 2019 Annual Family Camp ended last Saturday August 3.  Like previous camps, we had an excellent line-up of instructors.  We created a YouTube playlist for our classes and activities. As of this report, most of the classes have been uploaded but we are still working on the junior camp classes, and activities.  Here is a link to the playlist:
 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7jnzBzBiNYCK26mXvIRNnXvKQ1GlsDpF

In addition to the classes, campers and staff alike enjoyed a hike up Mt. Greylock, a trip to the Springfield Armory Museum,  and took advantage of the recreational activities available at Lakeside which included swimming, boating, basketball, volleyball, wiffle ball, and just relaxing by the lake.

Our super campers were Jesse King and Caitlin Affleck. These two campers receive a free tuition to next year’s camp.

The Agenda 21 Challenge:

Instructor Miss Debbie Bacigalupi launched the Agenda 21 Challenge to the campers offering tuition funds for future camps.  The goal is to have campers engage in activities in their towns to expose and defeat Agenda 21 initiatives.  Ten campers took Debbie up on the challenge.  We will give reports and updates on the challenge’s progress during the year.

  The Lord Monckton Challenge:

Lord Christopher Monckton is offering $250. tuition to the camper who brings the most new campers to next year’s camp.

The dates for next year’s camp will be announced.

 

The Weekly Sam: Should Christians Support Education Without God? by Samuel L. Blumenfeld

 

Back in 1849, when the organized Protestants of Massachusetts
debated whether or not to support the public school movement, which was
then being heavily promoted by the Unitarians, they decided in favor of
support, but with well-expressed conditions. They wrote:
The benefits of this system, in offering instruction to all, are so many and so great
that its religious deficiencies,–especially since they can be otherwise supplied, do not
seem to be a sufficient reason for abandoning it, and adopting in place of it, a system
of denominational parochial schools ….
It is however a great evil to withdraw from the established system of common
schools, the interest and influence of the religious part of the community. On the
whole, it seems to be the wisest course, at least for the present, to do all in our power
to perfect as far as it can be done, not only its intellectual, but also its moral and
religious character.

” If after a full and faithful experiment, it should at last be seen that fidelity to the
religious interests of our children forbids a further patronage of the system, we can
unite with the Evangelical Christians in the establishment of private schools, in which
more full doctrinal religious instruction may be possible.

“But, until we are forced to this result, it seems to us desirable that the religious
community do all in their power to give an opportunity for a full and fair experiment of
the existing system, including not only the common schools, but also the Normal
Schools and the Board of Education.”

I don’t believe that any Christian can doubt that there has been a “full
and fair experiment” of public education for the last 150 years and that its
fidelity to the religious interests of Christian children has been proven to be
decidedly negative. In fact, thousands of Christian parents, without
knowledge of what was written in 1849, have already taken their children
out of the public schools and either decided to homeschool them or place
them in Christian schools. Their responsibilities as Christian parents have
led them to make the necessary decision for the sake of their children’s
spiritual wellbeing.

But what is disturbing is that most Christians still patronize a system
that is undermining the religious beliefs of their children. One wonders what
must happen before these parents realize the harm they are doing to their
children by keeping them in the public schools.

The simple fact is that the present government education system has
as its foundation an anti-Christian philosophy known as secular humanism.
All one has to do is read the Humanist Manifestos I and II to confirm the
truth of this assertion. Humanist Manifesto I was written in 1933 by young
Unitarian ministers who believed that the spiritual power of orthodox
religion was in decline and should be replaced by a rational, man-centered,
nontheistic religion. They wrote:

Humanism asserts that the nature of the universe depicted by modern science
makes unacceptable any supernatural or cosmic guarantees of human values ….
Religious humanism considers the complete realization of human personality to be the
end of man’s life and seeks its development and fulfillment in the here and now. .. .
Religious humanism maintains that all associations and institutions exist for the
fulfillment of human life. The intelligent evaluation, transformation, control, and
direction of such associations and institutions with a view to the enhancement of
human life is the purpose and program of humanism. Certainly religious institutions,
their ritualistic forms, ecclesiastical methods, and communal activities must be
reconstituted as rapidly as experience allows, in order to function effectively in the
modern world.

Humanism is the only religion in America that has as its purpose and
program the reconstitution of the institutions, rituals, and ecclesiastical
methods of other religions. This is an overt declaration of war against
Biblical religion. Forty years later, Humanist Manifesto II states:
As non-theists, we begin with humans not God, nature not deity. [W]e can
discover no divine purpose or providence for the human species …. No deity will save
us; we must save ourselves.
In the January/February 1983 issue of The Humanist magazine, a
young scholar by the name of John J. Dunphy expressed exactly what the
aim of humanists is in education:

” I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in
the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the
proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the
spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being. These teachers must
embody the same selfless dedication as the most rabid fundamentalist preachers, for
they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to convey
humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of educational level-­
preschool day care or large state university. The classroom must and will become an
arena of conflict between the old and the new–the rotting corpse of Christianity,
together with its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent
in its promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of “love thy
neighbor” will finally be achieved.”

The humanist war against Christianity is going on everyday in the
classrooms of America. But the real battle is being fought in the courtrooms
of the nation. In March 1987, U.S. District Judge W. Brevard Hand ruled in
Smith v. Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County. Alabama that
the public school curriculum was based on the tenets of secular humanism,
and he thereby ordered that humanist textbooks to be removed from the
schools. Five months later this ruling was overturned by the Eleventh
Circuit Court which stated that “none of these books convey a message of
government approval of secular humanism.”

In other words, humanists are free to teach their dogma in the public
schools as long as the government does not convey a message of
approval. But that is the argument used to keep Christianity out. It is said
that the mere inclusion of anything Christian in a public school curriculum
automatically implies government approval.

The notion that public schools are neutral when it comes to religion is
belied by the strong prejudice against Christianity as openly expressed by
such humanists as John Dunphy. What we have is not neutrality but
warfare. Until Christians recognize that the government schools are
establishments of religion, and that education is fundamentally a religious
activity, we shall not be able to deal realistically with our educational crisis.
The message for Christian parents must be loud and clear: putting a
child in a public school violates God’s commandment as given in
Deuteronomy 6 to educate a child in the love and admonition of the Lord.

There is no substitute for a godly education. In place of God, the public
schools offer evolution, sex education, death education, multiculturalism,
transcendental meditation, situational ethics, drug education, and other
forms of humanist teachings. These are the programs that are creating the
new nihilist, amoral barbarians that are devastating the lives of thousands
of parents. There is hardly a Christian family that has not lost a child to the
satanic culture that grows in the public school environment.
If Christians wish to restore America as a nation under God, they shall
have to educate their children in schools that revere Him .

The above article was from the Sam Blumenfeld Archives.  Please visit, subscribe, and share Sam’s works:  /http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/

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Lord Monckton and Camp Constitution’s Reply to the “Creepiest Counselor Ever” Comment

Back in November of 2018, several left-wing media outlets ran a story about Professor Willie Soon and Lord Monckton teaching at our 2018 family camp.   One of the them, “Climate Crocks” wrote:   “Lord” Monckton gets my vote for Creepiest Counselor ever.”

We addressed this during our closing ceremonies:

 

The article was entitled “Camp Nightmare:  Where Climate Denial gets a Merit Badge.”  Of course, our wholesome family camp where campers learn about our Godly heritage, and love of liberty is indeed a nightmare to those who hate God and liberty.  A link to the article:   https://climatecrocks.com/2018/11/14/camp-nightmare-where-climate-denial-gets-a-merit-badge/

We plan on continuing to be a nightmare to the enemies of freedom and liberty.

Please consider donating to Camp Constitution so we can give the Left more nightmares.  Donations can be made via our PayPal account accessed from our homepage  http://www.campconstitution.net

50 Years Ago Today: Ted Kennedy Leaves Mary Jo Kopecne to Die on Chappaquiddick

Fifty years ago today, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy drove his car off a bridge on Chappaquiddick  Island, and left his young passenger Mary Jo Kopecchne to die. We have uploaded an interview of the man who found her body, John Farrar.   This interview took place during a speaking tour  several years after the incident on the Mayor Yorty Show on WCOP  Los Angeles.    A link to the interview on our Podomatic page https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2017-10-04T06_07_43-07_00

Mr, Farrar was promoting one of the first books written on the subject Teddy Bare.  We have copies available from our camp bookstore:  http://campconstitution.net/product/teddy-bare-the-last-of-the-kennedy-clan-the-real-story-of-chappaquiddick/

 

 

City of Boston: Stop Censorship of Christian Flag

 

Thanks to the efforts of Liberty Counsel, our Christian flag lawsuit against the City of Boston has made the news around the country.  It began back in the September of 2017 when Liberty Counsel sent the City of Boston a demand letter.  We are optimistic that we will win the case.  Here is the latest news release from Liberty Counsel:

  Stop Censorship of Christian Flag Jul 9, 2019

BOSTON, MA – Liberty Counsel has asked a federal district court to forgo a trial and order the city of Boston to allow its resident Hal Shurtleff and his Christian civic organization, Camp Constitution, to fly the Christian flag on a city flagpole that Boston has opened to hundreds of other organizations. The city censored the religious viewpoint of the flag that would have been raised only during a one-hour event held to commemorate the civic contributions of Boston’s Christian community on Constitution Day (September 17).

The city has allowed other civic and cultural organizations the freedom to raise their flags on the city hall flagpoles to commemorate whatever events are important to the organizations more than 300 times since 2005, and nearly 40 times just in the year preceding Camp Constitution’s request. The city’s application policy refers to the flagpoles as a “public forum” open to “all applicants.” City officials have never denied the “messages” communicated by Boston Pride and the pink and blue “transgender” flag, and even the flags of Communist China and Cuba, but will not allow the civic and historical Christian message of Camp Constitution.

When Camp Constitution asked the city in 2017, and again in 2018, for permission to raise the Christian flag on the City Hall flagpoles to commemorate Constitution Day and the civic and cultural contributions of the Christian community to the city of Boston, the Commonwealth, religious tolerance, the Rule of Law, and the U.S. Constitution, city officials denied the permit based on a secret, unwritten and unconstitutional “policy” of refusing religious flags.

“Censoring religious viewpoints in a public forum where secular viewpoints are permitted violates the First Amendment,” said Liberty Counsel’s Founder and Chairman Mat Staver. “Boston city officials may not ban the Christian flag as part of a privately-sponsored event when they allow any other flag by numerous private organizations. It’s time for the court to stop the city’s unconstitutional censorship,” said Staver.

Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics. Liberty Counsel provides broadcast quality TV interviews via Hi-Def Skype and LTN at no cost.

  Camp Constitution’s 11th Annual Camp

We are still taking applications for our 11th Annual Family Camp which starts Sunday July 28 and runs until Saturday August 3.  It tales place at the Lakeside Christian Camp and Retreat Center in Pittsfield, MA,, To register or learn more, please visit our website http://www.campconstitution.net or call me at (857) 498-1309,

In Liberty,

Hal Shurtleff, Director
Camp Constitution
Boston, MA

Constitution America: An Interview with Janine Turner

A few months ago, Jeanette Kraynak, Director of Operations of Constituting America  contacted Camp Constitution after hearing about us at a homeschool convention.   Constituting America was founded by Janine Turner, an actress who starred in the popular TV series Northern Exposure,  and played a powerful role in Gosnell America’s Biggest Serial Killer.  Jeanette asked if Janine could teach a few classes at our 2019 family camp. We happily agreed.  Janine will be teaching two classes most likely via Google Hangouts.

Yesterday, Monday July 8, I was a guest host for the Dianna Ploss Show which airs on WSMN AM 1590 Nashua, NH and had the opportunity to interview Janine.

The link to the show on our Podomatic Page:  https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2019-07-09T15_33_20-07_00

And on our YouTube Channel