Hal Shurtleff

Director and Co-Founder of Camp Constitution.

Rev. Steve Craft Speaks Out Against the Group Black Lives Matter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Steve Craft is Camp Constitution’s chaplain, instuctror and speaker.  He is the author of several books including Morality and Freedom:  America’s Dynamic Duo.  He gave an impassioned  speech at the 7th Annual 2nd Amendent Flag Day Rally  https://www.flagday2arally.com/    He addresses the root cause of the violence, murder and mayhem around the United States.

The Weekly Sam: Should Christians Support Education Without God?

 

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 well being. 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 .•

 

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Defending Columbus: An Interview with Dr. Frank Mazzaglia of the Italian American Alliance

Over the past two weeks, domestic terrorists or as CNN calls them “peaceful gatherers,” have been destroying statues all over the United States and Boston was no exception.  The statue of Christopher Columbus located in Boston’s North End was beheaded and the face destroyed.  Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh wanted to yield to the wishes of the terrorists and keep the statue down permanently until he heard from Dr. Mazzaglia  and his Italian American Alliance.  I recently interview Dr. Mazzaglia  on Camp Constitution Radio.  Links to the audio and YouTube version below:

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2020-06-18T05_34_37-07_00

 

For more information about the Italian American Alliance, please visit their website:  http://www.italianamericanalliance.com

The New York Troopers’ Union open letter accuses Cuomo of being “politically ashamed” of supporting State Police.

Leftists governors and mayors have long been hostile to the police, enablers of criminals  and  domestic terrorists like Black Lives Matter and Antifa which put the public and the police at grave risk.   Governor Andrew Cuomo is no exception.  Below is a letter written by Thomas Mungeer, head of the New York State  Troopers Police Benevolent Association to Cuomo:

 

Dear Governor Cuomo,

As president of the union that represents the uniformed men and women of the New York State Police and as a member of the boards of the National Association of Police Organizations, the National Troopers Coalition, the Police Conference of New York and the Northeast Regional Troopers Coalition – which collectively represents more than 250,000 law enforcement officers and State Troopers nationwide – I find it appalling that you have not condemned the violence directed at your New York State Troopers during the riots across the state. In fact, during your daily briefing today you repeatedly used the word “ugly” to describe recent events but did not acknowledge that the Troopers under your command have been responding to riots with unwavering loyalty to public safety.

The right to a peaceful protest is etched in the U.S. Constitution and as law enforcement officers we are sworn to uphold that concept. We are all outraged by the events that became a catalyst for where we are today, and the fact that members of the public want to peacefully protest for change is their American right.

However, what Troopers are being called upon to respond to across the state are not peaceful protests or voices of reason urging societal changes, these are violent riots taking place around the state including New York City, Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester and Albany, just blocks from the Executive Mansion. Peaceful protestors do not arrive with hammers and Molotov cocktails, burn police cars, smash the windows of businesses or spray graffiti on St. Patrick’s Cathedral – criminal opportunists and vandals do. Peaceful protestors do not start fires in the streets or to businesses – arsonists do. Peaceful protestors do not gather en masse to openly disregard laws, create havoc and impede on the rights of the general public – rioters do.

During this time, your New York State Troopers were detailed to New York City and the aforementioned upstate cities, helping protecting life and property of the millions of citizens who chose not to engage in the criminality of a few. Unfortunately, our top elected officials, members of the state legislature and including you, Governor, have offered zero support for us. Why haven’t you pointed out that the assaultive actions of violent protestors cause a more assertive response from law enforcers?

We are the same men and women who were placed in harm’s way and tasked to transport specimens across the state for COVID-19 testing in Albany in March when no other entity was willing to do so. We are the same dedicated state employees who were – and always are – on call and available to assist other law enforcement agencies anywhere in the state whether it be in response to terrorist attacks, a prison escape in Dannemora or rioting. We are also the same human beings who are willing to give our lives in the line of duty to our fellow New Yorkers, as evidenced by the 20 Troopers who have done so since you’ve taken office.

For fulfilling our duties to the people of the state of New York, the proud members of the New York State Troopers PBA have in return been vilified and lumped into a group who you believe doesn’t have the wherewithal to discipline themselves. Your “green light law” can result in a felony charge to a Trooper simply for providing information to a fellow law enforcement agency if requested. In addition, you have also most recently vowed to diminish the civil rights of your New York State Troopers through changes to NYS Civil Rights Law section 50a.

You continue to deploy our manpower during these riots and other periods of unrest to assist local officials and we answer the call every time. Despite a lack of respect and support, uniformed New York New York State Troopers have not protested, gone on strike or refused to go to work. We get up each and every day, proudly put on that grey uniform and serve and protect the people of the state of New York.

Governor Cuomo, now is not the time to be politically ashamed of supporting your New York State Troopers. We deserve better.

Thomas H. Mungeer

President

New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association

The Weekly Sam: How to Raise a Literate Child

 

The late Sam Blumenfeld left us an incredible legacy that will influence generations to come.  His archives contain some of his unpublished works including this gem http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Manuscripts/How%20to%20Raise%20a%20Literate%20Child.pdf

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The Weekly Sam: Education and Food Back in the Old Days By Samuel L. Blumenfeld

 

I was born in 1926, which makes me probably older than anyone reading this magazine. Which means that I have a sense of history, that is, an understanding of cause and effect, that most young people lack these days. Is it important? As Sarah Palin would say, “You betcha.” In other words, I know history intimately because I have lived through it: the Great Depression, World War II, the KoreanWar, the Vietnam War, and the current wars. That’s a lot of history to know first hand.

Although I was born less than ten years after World War One, that war seemed as remote to me as if it had never taken place. That’s the way the memory works, and that’s why I can understand why so many people today cannot know what it was like to live through World War II or the Korean War, or even the Vietnam War. And I have no idea how the schools teach these wars these days.

I was born on Manhattan Island in the world’s greatest metropolis, the most expensive and legendary piece of real estate on the planet. I was born in one of those tenements in East Harlem which was filled with new immigrant families and their new American children.

At age five I was sent to kindergarten at the neighborhood elementary school, P.S. Number something or other. Of course, I walked to school. A very nice policeman at the corner helped us cross the avenue.  In those days kindergarten was play time. Formal  education started in the first grade I remember the name of my first-grade teacher, Miss Sullivan or was it Miss Murray.     She taught us to read with phonics and to write in cursive so our little brains were totally activated to be come lover of book and writing. There was no such thing as dyslexia in those days, and certainly no Ritalin.

 The classrooms were pretty clean and bare back then. Just a portrait of George Washington hanging on the wall, and a cursive writing chart over the blackboard. We sat in desks bolted to the floor. Today, kids sit around tables facing one another, coughing into each others faces, pestering one another. Back then you faced the back of a fellow pupil’s head and you did not chat. You were quiet and attentive. The teacher was the focus of attention. She wasn’t a facilitator. She had your attention, so you couldn’t possibly get attention deficit disorder.

 Back in those days we went home for lunch. My mother usually prepared a fried egg sandwich and a glass of milk. Then I walked back to school. On Sundays my mother would make a herring and onion sandwich on a roll which I loved. She would buy a salted herring out of a barrel at the appetizer or fish store and that would be our Sunday breakfast and lunch. They were delicious. That was Eastern European fare.

Your taste in food is developed very early in life by what your parents feed you. So I’ve always liked fried egg sandwiches. Today, schools serve breakfast and lunch, so parents have less of an influence on what a child gets to eat. Once, during a school outing, we were served tuna-fish sandwiches and tomato soup. I had never had that at home, and I liked them. My sister, two years older than I, had friends who introduced her to foods my mother was unfamiliar with, such as mayonnaise. Once we discovered mayonnaise, it became a household favorite. My sister also introduced me to chow mein in the local Chinese restaurant. I’ve loved Chinese food ever since.

For some reason tomatoes tasted better in those days. That’s probably because the taste hadn’t been altered by so much special scientific breeding. But you can’t stop progress. And so the advent of the supermarket with its myriad of packaged and frozen foods and the rise of so many fast-food franchises has made it easier for Americans to feed themselves with as little fuss and time as possible.

As for education, progress in the public schools has seemed to go in the opposite direction. Despite all of the computers and new textbooks, reading skills have declined. According to Reading at Risk, a report issued by the National Endowment of the Arts in 2007, American literacy is in serious decline. Dana Gioia, chairman of the Endowment stated: “This is a massive social problem. We are losing the majority of the new generation. They will not achieve anything close to their potential because of poor reading.”

In short, instead of getting smarter, our kids are getting dumber. High tech executives complain that young Americans lack the basic skills that are needed in today’s high tech industries.And that is why home-schooling is where you find real progress in education: high literacy, enhanced academic skills, interest in technology, government, history, geography, and most important of all, Biblical religion.

If you want to see what educational progress looks like in the 21st century, just attend one of the many home-school conventions that now take place every spring across America. You’ll see parent-educators in droves listening to lectures, examining books and curricula, making sure that what they do at home will enable their kids to become the best educated young adults in America.

The above article was from the Sam Blumenfeld Archives-a free on-line resource.  Please visit and subscribe:  http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/

A Report on the Open Massachusetts Rally in Swampscott

 

Yesterday,  Saturday May 16, Super Happy Fun America SHFA hosted the Open Massachusetts Rally in Swampscott, Massachusetts a short distance from the home of Governor Charlie Baker , a  far leftft-wing “Never Trumper” Republican. The rally drew between 350-400.   The attendees were rightfully critical of Baker’s  polices which include the closing of churches, the arrest of pastors who defy his unconstitutional order,  keeping  abortion mills  open,  and making the wearing of facemarks mandatory.   His lockdown of the state has the hearty approval of Communist groups like Resist Fascism whose members were on hand to defend Baker’s policies.  Baker is clearly abusing his authority issuing unconstitutional decrees while the state’s economy is  being destroyed.

Speakers at the rally included John Hugo, Mark Sahady and Sampson Ricioppi of Super Happy Fun America,  Bao Chau Kelley of Vietnamese for Trump,  Christian Motorcycle Club member “The Wolfman, Leon Armstrong,  and me.   Rev. Steve Craft set the tone with his powerful opening prayer:

 

 

State and local police acted in a professional manner even saluting the flag while the National Anthem was played.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Will Not Comply: An Interview of Gun Shop Owner John Costa

 

Camp Constitution visited the GunRunner Gun Shop in Middleboro, MA  to visit with its owner John Costa.  Mr. Costa made national and international news by refusing to obey Governor Charlie Baker’s unconstitutional order to shut down all gun shops because he arbitrarily deemed them “unessential.”  Mr. Costa prevailed when, last week, a federal judge ruled Baker’s order in violation of the 2nd Amendment.  Dave Kopacz of Red Pill Politics conducted an interview with John:

 

The Weekly Sam: God and Man at Harvard

 

Sam Blumenfeld had a number of book projects that never came to fruition.  One of them was God and Man at Harvard    http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Books/Book%20Outline%20-%20God%20&%20Man%20At%20Harvard.pdf  While the book was never published, Sam’s other works like Crimes of the Educators, co-written with Alex Newman went into detail over the pernicous influence of Harvard University.

Please visit Sam’s archives:  http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/

 

Liberty Rally in Boston Draws over 2,000 Patriots

 

Yesterday, Monday May 4, on the steps of the Massachusetts State House, an “Open Up Massachusetts, Open Up the United States Liberty Rally” was held.  Over 2,000 Patriots from all walks of life, and ethnic backgrounds were on hand  holding flags, banners and signs.  The rally was organized by “The Wolfman,” Jeff Kuhner, Boston’s most popular talk-show host whose show airs on WRKO-AM 68, and John Hugo and his Super Happy Fun America.  The local corporate Fake News media, which failed to cover the Freedom Convoy in Boston two weeks ago, were on hand to give the event its bias spin.

Just a short distance from the State House is the Granary Burial where the remains of John Hancock, Paul Revere, Crispus Attucks, Sam Adams, James Otis, Robert Treat Paine to mention a few.  When the rally got underway, they stopped spinning in their graves and in unison said:  “It is about time.”