Hal Shurtleff

Director and Co-Founder of Camp Constitution.

Camp Constitution Applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling on “Roe v Wade”

While today’s U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the 1973 “Roe v Wade” decision will not end all abortions in the United States, we are delighted by the decision.  This decision will give states the power to determine the laws on abortion.  As of this writing, Missouri has outlawed abortion.  Let’s pray that other states will do likewise.   Hear Camp Constitution’s chaplain Rev. Steve Craft comment on the decision:    https://rumble.com/v19qhon-rev.-steven-craft-on-the-u.-s.-supreme-courts-ruling-overturning-roe-v-wade.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Pastors Can Recover America

Camp Constitution recently sponsored speaking engagements in Lexington, MA, Alton, NH and Lebanon, NH for Dr. Rick Scarborough of Recover America   https://recoveramerica.com/   As a part of the modern-day Black Robe Regiment, Dr. Rick is organizing pastors to lead their members to register to vote, vote according to Biblical principles, and as the Lord leads, run for office.  In this presentation which took place at the First Parish Congregational Church in Lebanon, Maine Wednesday June 22, Dr. Scarborough explains how he was able to mobilize hundreds of pastors in Texas back in 2002 which turned Texas red, and his project to organize pastors around the United States.

From Recover America’s website:

   Mission:  Recover America exists to equip and mobilize Pastors and their congregations to engage in the civil arena, providing Biblical solutions to today’s most pressing issues.

  Overview:  Recover America is a non-denominational ministry, representing all churches united in their commitment to the Lordship of Christ and His call to believers from every faith persuasion to join our mission to take Jesus into the civil arena and provide Biblical solutions to practical problems. We believe the Bible speaks to every area of life and that Pastors are the key to a Third Great Awakening.

 Strategy:  Find Pastors and other faith leaders who will take their faith outside the four walls of the Church and become Salt and Light in the civil arena and help shape public policy. (See Matthew 5:13-16)

  Current Focus: We believe electing Biblically focused school board leaders is one of, if not the single most pressing issue we face today as frequently our children are being overly sexualizing, indoctrinated with various forms of Critical Race Theory, and socially engineered by radical theories that fuel gender confusion by their schools. If this is allowed to go on while they are sleeping under our roofs, think of how easily their minds can be twisted once they leave home and attend a university. At the same time, our children are not being taught the fundamentals of reading, writing, and math. Furthermore, many school districts have become financial disasters.

To implement our mission, Recover America engages in the following activities, among others: Hosts Pastor and faith leader conferences and training sessions, hosts forums for congregations to learn more about school board candidates, develops and distributes tools such as voter guides based on values, and continually encourages our pastors, donors, and friends to get involved.

In 2021, our focus was on Greater Houston school board elections including Houston Independent School (Houston ISD) and Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (Cy-Fair ISD), the 1st and 3rd largest school districts respectively in Texas with more than 300,000 children enrolled. For the 2022 elections, we are expanding to cover all of the great state of Texas maintaining school boards as our top, but not exclusive, priority.

Successes So Far:  Conservative values won an unprecedented victory in the 2021 Greater Houston School Board elections. Two committed Christians, including a Pastor, won runoff races for Houston ISD, the largest school district in Texas. Additionally, Biblical values candidates won all three positions in Cy-Fair ISD, the 3rd largest Texas school district. We have now witnessed the election of five Christian Conservatives to school boards, all replacing long-tenure Leftist incumbents, and impacting over 300,000 students. This is Great News! (See Mark 9:24)

Camp Constitution is working with Recover America to organize pastors and clergy at the state level.  Readers that want to help us may contact me at campconstitution1@gmail.com We plan to host an on-line meeting in the near future with Dr. Scarborough.

 

The Sam Blumenfeld Legacy

I first met Sam Blumenfeld back in 1989 at an event in Windham, NH which hosted an eyewitness to Tiananmen Square massacre. At our meeting Sam said, “Never let your children set foot in a government school.” It was some of the best advice I ever took.

 

Sam was born in the South Bronx in 1926. The son of Jewish immigrants from Poland. Sam went to New York’s public schools where he learned to read via phonics. Sam would recount to audiences in later years that his classrooms had chairs and desks bolted to the floor, and the only things mounted on the walls of the classroom where pictures of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and the letters of the alphabet in cursive. Over the PA system, his principal would lead the school in prayer, and read the “Twenty-Third Psalm.” His parents instilled a love of the United States which was reinforced by his teachers in New York City’s public schools. Sam was a World War II veteran who served as an artilleryman in the Italian Theater under General Mark Clark. He authored poems about his wartime experiences including a stanza which tells the story of Sam showing mercy to a sick German soldier whom he shared his food with and one on death:

The Dead: Inhabiting the Fields I would have never known the smell of death

had I not gone to Italy and rode across the valley.

And surely it is peculiar for I had never seen dead bodies before

and I had always held my breath when a hearse crossed my path.

But in the valley, I could not close my eyes or steal past the” dead,

nor could I hold my breath, for death filled the air and was soaked in the fields,

and its odor was sweetly mixed with that of the soil,

and when darkness fell the land and sky became so arranged

that the l living was undistinguishable from the dead and the dead placed their arms around all that slept into the night

After the war, Sam attended and graduated from City College of New York and then studied in France where he befriended author James Baldwin. In the late 1950s. Sam worked for the publishing company Grosset and Dunlop where he would edit the Hardy Boy and Nancy Drew mystery books. In the early 1960s, his friend attorney Watson Washburn, a tennis star, asked him to join his Reading Reform Foundation. Sam asked why it was necessary to have such a foundation believing that government schools still used phonics to teach children to read. Mr. Washburn suggested that Sam read Why Johnny Can’t Read by Rudolf Flesch. The book was rightfully critical of the look-say method of reading and promoted the use of intensive phonics. The book changed Sam’s life. Sam went beyond Mr. Flesch’s research leading Sam to conclude that the so-called progressive educators were deliberately dumbing down the children of America.

Sam went on to be an editor for a now-defunct weekly publication “The Review of the News” He also founded American Friends of Katanga, American Friends of Algeria, and the Society of Jewish Americanists. He befriended many leaders in the liberty movement but his affiliation with Robert Welch and The John Birch Society caused a rift with Sam and some of his what is now known as Neo-Conservatives friends including William Buckley, and Victor Lasky.

Sam’s first book was How to Start Your Own Private School: And Why You Need One. He took his own advice by helping to start Hyde Park Academy and South Boston Academy in Boston during the height of forced bussing. Sam became “a sad atheist” after the death of his father, but while researching the early history of education in Colonial New England, he became a devout Christian.

By the mid-1970s, Sam became a pioneer in the modern home school movement. His follow up books included Is Public Education Necessary and the NEA: Trojan Horse in the American Education. His last book which he co-authored with Alex Newman was Crimes of the Educators. Sam was ahead of his times when he warned parents that children are at risk in government schools physically, spiritually, morally, and intellectually. Sam’s most important works was his Alpha-Phonics workbook which my wife and I used to teach our children how to read. Unlike most reading books, it has no pictures. Sam would remark that “You do not need puppets popping out of trash cans to teach children how to read. Sam not only taught children how to read, but he also instructed adults who were functionally illiterate due to the government schools use of the look-say method. Sam volunteered his services at Boston’s WAAIT-We Are All in This Together where he taught inner-city adults how to read.

 

Sam was a regular at homeschool conventions all over the United States where he would promote phonics, cursive first and basic arithmetic. He also would give lectures on the plan to dumb the children of America down,   From Horace Mann’s compulsory educations laws to John Dewey and his goal to use the schoolroom to promote socialism and atheism, to sex education and death education, to  Marc Tucker, and his “school to work” policies under the Clinton Administration,  to Bill Gates’ creation and funding of Common Core,  Sam presented damning evidence to prove that our nation’s government schools were under the control of the elites who hated America.  He would appear on television and radio talk shows, and his writing would be published in dozens including ‘Boston Magazine,” “The New American,” “The Chalcedon Report, ““Imprimis,” and World Net Daily.

Twenty or so years ago, he told me that he would do his writing and lectures until he drops. He was true to his word. I last visited him in late May of 2015 where he was on his deathbed. He was still autographing copies of his books. He died several days later June 1, 2015. I made a pledge to Sam on his death bed that his works would be used by unborn generations. He willed me most of his library, papers, and recording. Thanks to two talented people, Mark Affleck, our camp newspaper editor, and Eric Conover, our webmaster, the Samuel Blumenfeld Archives was created, we were able to digitize most of his books, unpublished manuscripts, articles, newsletters, and speeches in both MP3 and MP4 formats. The archives receive over two million views a year and thousands of downloads of his “Alpha-Phonics” and other works. People from all over the world but in the U.S. are using his reading program to create highly literate children and adults. We recently heard from a school in Zimbabwe that found the archive and is now using Sam’s “Alpha-Phonics” The archive is available as a free resource (donations accepted)  http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/

 

 

 

The Weekly Sam: The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

Charlotte Iserbyt has put her great exposé of the dumbing-down agenda of American education on the Internet, so that anyone
can now read it and download it free of charge. The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America is a big book and so very important
that anyone interested in the future of this country must read it. I wrote a Foreword for the book that basically explains what
Charlotte achieved by her incredible research based on documents she took out of the files of the Department of Education in Washington, where she worked as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) during the first Reagan administration. She is the consummate whistleblower, with an overwhelming sense of responsibility as a public servant and a parent. Here’s
the essence of what I wrote:

Charlotte Iserbyt is to be greatly commended for having put together the most formidable and practical compilation of
documentation describing the “deliberate dumbing down” of American children by their education system. Anyone
interested in the truth will be shocked by the way American social engineers have systematically gone about destroying
the intellect of millions of American children for the purpose of leading the American people into a socialist world
government controlled by behavioral and social scientists.

Mrs. Iserbyt has also documented the gradual transformation of our once academically successful education system into
one devoted to training children to become compliant human resources to be used by government and industry for their
own purposes. This is how fascist-socialist societies train their children to become servants of their government masters.
The successful implementation of this new philosophy of education will spell the end of the American dream of individual
freedom and opportunity. The government will plan your life for you, and unless you comply with government restrictions
and regulations your ability to pursue a career of your own choice will be severely limited.

What is so mind boggling is that all of this is being financed by the American people themselves through their own taxes.
In other words, the American people are underwriting the destruction of their own freedom and way of life by lavishly
financing through federal grants the very social scientists who are undermining our national sovereignty and preparing
our children to become the dumbed-down vassals of the new world order. It reminds one of how the Nazis charged their
victims train fare to their own doom.

One of the interesting insights revealed by these documents is how the social engineers use a deliberately created
education “crisis” to move their agenda forward by offering radical reforms that are sold to the public as fixing the crisis
— which they never do. The new reforms simply set the stage for the next crisis, which provides the pretext for the next
move forward. This is the dialectical process at work, a process our behavioral engineers have learned to use very
effectively. Its success depends on the ability of the “change agents” to continually deceive the public which tends to
believe anything the experts tell them.

And so, our children continue to be at risk in America’s schools. They are at risk academically because of such
programs as whole language, mastery learning, direct instruction, Skinnerian operant conditioning, all of which have
created huge learning problems that inevitably lead to what is commonly known as Attention Deficit Disorder and the
drugging of four million children with the powerful drug Ritalin.

Mrs. Iserbyt has dealt extensively with the root causes of immorality in our society and the role of the public schools in
the teaching of moral relativism (no right/no wrong ethics). She raises a red flag regarding the current efforts of left-wing
liberals and right-wing conservatives (radical center) to come up with a new kid on the block — “common ground”
character education — which will, under the microscope, turn out to be the same warmed-over values education alert
parent groups have resisted for over 50 years. This is a perfect example of the Hegelian Dialectic at work. (Karl Marx’s
communist philosophy is called “Dialectical Materialism.”)

The reader will find in this book a plethora of information that will leave no doubt in the mind of the serious researcher
exactly where the American education system is headed. If we wish to stop this juggernaut toward a socialist-fascist
system, then we must restore educational freedom to America. Americans forget that the present government education
system started as a Prussian import in the 1840’s–’50’s. It was a system built on Hegel’s belief that the state was “God”
walking on earth.

The only way to restore educational freedom, and put education back into the hands of parents where it belongs, is to
get the federal government, with its coercive policies, out of education. The billions of dollars being spent by the federal
government to destroy educational freedom must be halted, and that can only be done by getting American legislators to
understand that the American people want to remain a free people, in charge of their own lives and the education of their
children And since finally conservatives in Congress are seeking ways to reduce the size and cost of government, a good place
to start is in dismantling the U.S. Department of Education. That’s one way to stop financing the deliberate dumbing
down of America. To get to the free download of Charlotte’s book, click here:  http://deliberatedumbingdown.com/ddd/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DDDoA.pdf

You can still buy the book if you prefer to have a hard copy
that you can read at your leisure and pass on to friends and relatives. And if you still have children in the public schools,
you’ll know exactly what is going on inside those walls.

(The above article is from the Sam Blumenfeld Archives:  http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/     It was originally published in 2011.  Sam passed in 2015, and Charlotte passed away earlier this year.)

The Weekly Sam: How Liberals Have Made Public Education A Criminal Enterprise

The link below is for one of Sam’s unpublished manuscript from 2013.  He ended up collaborating with Alex Newman to publish Crimes of the Educators in 2014-Sam’s last book before his death in 2015

http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Manuscripts/How%20Liberals%20Have%20Made%20Public%20Education%20a%20Criminal%20Enterprise.pdf

This is the forward from the book:

Progressive utopians are criminals! They are genocidal psychopaths who have killed more
human beings in the last 100 years than any other ideologues in history. They don’t limit their
murder just to individuals, but to entire nations, as in National Socialist Germany’s war of
extermination against the Jews, the Soviet Union’s war against anti-communists, Cambodia’s
slaughter of the educated middle class, and communist China’s cultural war. And all of this was
done in the name of creating a new utopian society. In the United States the socialist utopians
adopted a new and unique method of destroying a nation: by dumbing it down, by destroying
the brain power of millions of its citizens.

The plan to dumb down America was launched in 1898 by socialist fanatic John Dewey in an
essay entitled The Primary Education Fetich. In it he showed his fellow progressives how to
transform America into a collectivist utopia by taking over the public schools and destroying the
literacy of millions of Americans. The plan has been so successfully implemented that it is now
a fact that half the adult population of America are functionally illiterate. They can’t read their
nation’s Constitution or its Declaration of Independence. They can’t read their high school
diplomas.

The method of achieving this was by simply changing the way children are taught to read in
their schools. The utopians got rid of the traditional intensive phonics method of instruction
and imposed a look-say, whole-word method that forces children to read English as if it were
Chinese. The method is widely in use in today’s public schools, which is why the American
public education system now consists of failing schools that cannot teach children the basics.
This can only be considered a blatant and sadistic form of child abuse.

And this abuse escapes detection because of the cleverness and deception of the perpetrators.
In his essay, Dewey warned his colleagues about being too hasty. “Change must come
gradually,” he wrote. “To force it unduly would compromise its final success by favoring a
violent reaction.” In other words, deception would have to be used in order for their plan to be
successfully implemented. They learned quickly how to deceive trusting parents and taxpayers.

They also learned how to manipulate politicians. They also knew that the children would be
powerless to resist their abuse. And teachers have been taught to blame academic failure on
the children and not themselves. Indeed, many of them revel in the idea that they are
transforming America to suit their own social interests.
Of course, most teachers are unaware that they are complicit in this evil conspiracy. They
simply do what they were taught to do by their professors of education. Few become aware
that their professors deceived them and prepared them to create failure. Most of these
teachers are as much victims of the system as the students they are teaching.

The purpose of this book is to expose the kind of crimes that are being committed every day
against American children and the nation in the name of education. Most parents trust the
public schools because they are supposed to represent the cherished values of our democratic
republic. But the unhappy truth is that today’s public schools have rejected the values of the
Founding Fathers and adopted values from 19th century European social utopians that
completely contradict our own concepts of individual freedom.
What are the crimes being perpetrated by the educators against America and its children? The
first most serious crime is Treason. In April 1983, The National Commission on Excellence in
Education said in its final report, A Nation at Risk:

If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre
educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of
war. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves.

In other words, our educators are engaged in a deliberate dumbing down of America, of
sabotaging the intellectual growth of our children, and depriving Americans of the most
productive use of their own lives. This is a criminal act of war against the American people and
should be called what it is:

 Treason.

The deliberate dumbing down of an entire nation is genocidal in its impact on that nation’s
culture and intellectual future. No group of educators should have been permitted to impose
on American schools a program that is the antithesis of true education. But when deception is
practiced on the scale that is beyond public understanding, it becomes a crime as specific as
perjury under oath.

A second serious crime is child abuse by deliberately inflicting physical harm on a child’s brain
by using teaching methods designed to produce dyslexia and learning disabilities. Brain scans
now prove beyond a doubt that the sight, or whole-word, method of teaching reading creates
dyslexia and functional illiteracy by forcing children to use their right brains to perform the
functions of their left brains. Deliberately impairing a child’s brain ought to be a punishable
offense.

A third serious crime is contributing to the delinquency of a minor by teaching pornographic sex
education and “alternative” lifestyles that lead to pre-marital sex, venereal disease, and
unwanted pregnancies. More children are now born out of wedlock than ever before, creating
one of America’s most serious social problems. More American children are living in poverty
because of their parents adopting an irresponsible lifestyle based on liberal morality.

A fourth serious crime is destroying a child’s belief in biblical religion, a moral crime that leads
children into secular humanism, atheism, nihilism, and Satanism which can result in self destructive, murderous behavior. School shootings, massacres, arson, teen suicide, student depression, self-destructive behavior are the result of a school curriculum that denies the
existence of God and His loving protection.

A fifth serious crime is that of pushing drugs on millions of children by promoting the use of
powerful mind altering drugs such as Ritalin or Adderall, which are as potent as cocaine, to
alleviate such school-induced disorders as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention
Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Some of these drugs have even caused sudden deaths
among athletic teens.

A sixth serious crime is extortion, by defrauding taxpayers of billions of dollars in the name of
school improvement and reform which never take place. The money is used by the educators to
buy more miseducation. The present reform movement is promoting the implementation of
Common Core Standards, which will not improve education but cost the taxpayers billions of
dollars. You cannot have high standards without high literacy, and high literacy has no place in
the new curriculum.

How do you deal with such criminality? First you have to be aware that it is taking place. Then
you must make your political leaders aware of what is going on in the schools. Most political
leaders wear blinders when dealing with education. For example, when it comes to
reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, our Washington legislators
tinker with its many titles in the hope that somehow education can be improved. But what
they fail to understand is that what goes on in the schools is based on an agenda that

Progressive utopians put in place decades ago and have no intention of deviating from it. Only a
massive outcry by an awakened public will force our state and national legislators to recognize
the crimes taking place in the name of education and put a stop to them.
There is no doubt that what goes on today in the public schools of America are criminal
activities of such a serious nature that millions of American children suffer their consequences
for their entire lives. We all recognize obvious child abuse when we see it. But the kind of
abuse that goes on in our schools escapes detection because of the cleverness and deception of
the perpetrators. Indeed, it is easier to believe a credible lie than an incredible truth.

Our educational leaders have learned how to deceive parents and the taxpaying public and get
away with it. They know that the children are powerless to resist their abuse. And they know
how to blame academic failure on the children and not themselves. Indeed, they revel in the
idea that they are transforming America to suit their own social interests. Only an enlightened
public will be able to put a stop to this degradation of American education.

To sign up for the Blumenfeld Archives:  https://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/

Let’s Talk About Inflation: A Presentation by Gary Allen

President Biden is wrong.  Putin and Covid 19 are not responsible for inflation.  Inflation is nothing more than an increase in the money supply.  Since Biden, his handlers, and, Congress have opened the fiat money spicket, they are responsible.  Here is a timeless presentation made by the late Gary Allen in 1974:

A link to an audio version:  https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2018-05-24T19_37_30-07_00