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Camp Constitution 2021 Archives

The archives are updated to reflect our 2021 Camp. What a camp it was! We had 1240 photos and 9 videos uploaded to: CAMP Photos. Also, if you are missing any of the newspapers, or would like color versions you can download them from the archive. Use the Camp Journal Archives link to get a list of all the old newspapers and schedules.

Some of the videos include campfire performances and cannon fire. Newspaper articles of interest include the collapsing Government Schools, Christopher Columbus truth, Constitutionality of a National Bank, Sun cycles and Sun spots as an impact on climate.

Thank you to all who attended. I hope you enjoyed camp as much as I. If you have not attended, what are you waiting for? This is the best deal you could imagine!

And since we sold out early, I suggest you get your 2022 reservations in.

What the Constitution REQUIRES Congress to do on January 6, 2021

by Publius Huldah
January 4, 2021
Re-blogged from renewamerica and News With Views.

  1. The Rule of Law is being erased in our Land
    Several years ago, I saw a movie on TV. The setting was Berlin, Germany just after WWII at the time the
    Soviets were laying roles of barbed wire on the ground to mark the border between East and West Berlin.The main characters were a young American woman and a young German man. He had gotten a law degree while Hitler was taking over Germany; but he never practiced law. She asked him why and he said, “The Law disappeared”.

    And that’s what’s going on in our Country: The Law – as the standard which those in government must obey – has disappeared and is being replaced by the age-old system where those with the power do what they want, and the cowards go along with it.

    Just as the cowards in Germany went along with Hitler; cowards in America are going along with the Left’s brazen theft of the recent election. Countries are destroyed by such cowards; and that may be the reason Revelation 21:8 lists cowards as the first to be thrown into the Lake of Fire: Tyrants couldn’t get to first base without the acquiescence of cowards.

    So this paper calls upon each Member of Congress to rise up and restore the Rule of Law to our Land.[1] Knowledge of Truth – and the Love of Truth – makes us strong. So learn the Truth, embrace it, and restore the Rule of Law.

  2. We must read each Part of the Constitution in the Light cast by the other Parts
    It is impossible to understand any Part of the Constitution without understanding how that Part fits into the
    Whole; and how each individual Part is affected by the other Parts addressing the same subject. Accordingly, it is an ancient rule of construction that constitutional provisions or statutes that are on the same subject (in pari materia) must be construed together [link].So it is a serious misconstruction of the 12th Amendment to assert that Congress’s role on January 6 is the
    passive one of merely counting numbers; or that the Presiding Officer has discretion to do whatever he
    wants.

    As shown below, specific provisions of the Constitution impose on Congress the Duty to determine whether the Electors were lawfully chosen; and whether the putative President elect and Vice-President elect are qualified for office.

  3. When it meets on January 6, Congress must enforce these Constitutional provisions respecting the Appointment of Electors: Article I, §4, clause 1; Article II, §1, clause 2; and Article II, §1, clause 4Art. I, §4, cl. 1 says that only state and federal legislatures have the power to make laws addressing the Times, Places and Manner of conducting federal elections. So Judges and State executive officials have no lawful authority to change the election laws made by the Legislatures!

    Art. II, §1, cl. 2 says that the Electors for President and Vice-President are to be appointed in such manner as the State Legislatures shall direct. So Judges and State executive officials have no lawful authority to change the election laws respecting how the Electors are to be chosen!

    So Electors who were appointed in violation of these two provisions were unlawfully appointed and hence are not legally competent to cast votes for President and Vice President.

    Art. II, §1, cl. 4 provides that Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors. At 3 USC §1, Congress set the time for chusing Electors for November 3. So Electors who were appointed after November 3 by means of late ballots (which was made possible by unconstitutional changes to state election laws which unlawfully extended the deadlines for receiving ballots past Nov. 3) were unlawfully appointed and hence are not legally competent to cast votes for President and Vice President.[2]

  4. Congress must also enforce these Constitutional provisions respecting the qualifications for the Offices of President and Vice-President Article II, §1, clause 5Art. II, §1, cl. 5 sets forth qualifications for the Office of President. After our first generation of Presidents [who were all born as subjects of the King of England] had passed away; the qualifications for President are that he must be a “natural born citizen”, at least 35 years of age, and have been for at least 14 Years a Resident within the United States.

    The last sentence of the 12th Amendment shows that no person who is ineligible to be President is eligible to be Vice-President.[3]

    The 22nd Amendment

    The 22nd Amendment imposes term limits on the office of President. So any person who has already served two terms is constitutionally ineligible to be President.

    The 20th Amendment, §3

    §3 of the 20th Amendment addresses what happens when the President elect and/or Vice-President elect “fail to qualify”. So §3 underlines Art. II, §1, cl. 5; the last sentence of the 12th Amendment; and the 22nd Amendment: If the President elect or the Vice-President elect “fail to qualify”, they are to be passed over.

    So! The Constitutional scheme is that the Electors’ choice is subject to Congress’ determinations of:

    • whether the requirements of Art. I, §4, cl. 1; Art. II, §1, cl.2; and Art. II, §1, cl. 4 were obeyed when the Electors were selected; and
    • whether the persons whom the Electors chose meet the requirements of Art. II, §1, cl. 5; the last sentence of the 12th Amendment, and the term limits provision of the 22nd Amendment.If not, Congress must disqualify the persons.
  5. Congress is also bound by these Constitutional provisions The Guaranty clause at Article IV, §4Art. IV, § 4 says:
    “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government…” [emphasis added]

    Since the essence of a “Republic” is that power is exercised by Representatives elected by The People;[4] the violations of Art. I, §4, cl. 1; Art. II, §1, cl. 2; and Art. II, §1, cl.4 (which made massive election fraud possible) strike at the heart of our Constitutional Republic.

    When Electors are selected in violation of our Constitution by means of last minutes changes unlawfully made to state election laws; and/or an election is stolen by means of fraud, the Right of The People to choose their Representatives is taken away from them – and the Republic is destroyed.

    Art. IV, §4 imposes on Congress the Duty to guarantee lawful and honest federal elections. Congress can do this by enforcing Art. I, §4, cl. 1; Art. II, §1, cl.2; and Art. II, §1, cl. 4 by disqualifying the Electors chosen in contravention of those provisions.

    Congress may (and should) also disqualify Biden and Harris on the additional ground that their pretended election was procured by cheating. They must be stripped of their sham “win”.[5]

    The Supremacy clause at Article VI, cl. 2

    Art. VI, cl. 2 says:
    “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof…shall be the supreme Law of the Land…” [italics added]

    Only those Acts of Congress which are consistent with the Constitution are part of the supreme Law of the Land.[6]

    Accordingly, Sections 5 and 15 of the Electoral Count Act (3 USC §§1-21), are unconstitutional to the extent they purport to:

    • require Congress to accept slates of Electors who were appointed in violation of Art. I, §4, cl.1; Art. II, §1, cl. 2; and Art. II, §1, cl. 4;
    • require Congress, in the case of dueling slates of Electors, to choose the slate signed by the Governor of the State and reject the slate approved by the State Legislature;[7]
    • and eliminate the 12th Amendment’s dispute resolution procedures under which the House of Representatives chooses the President; and the Senate chooses the Vice-President.[8]

But, contrary to what some have asserted, the 12th Amendment most manifestly does NOT vest exclusive authority and sole discretion in the President of the Senate (Vice-President Mike Pence) to determine which slates of Electors for a State are to be counted and which slates are to be rejected!

As President of the Senate, the Vice-President has certain Parliamentary powers at his disposal; but he has no “discretion” in deciding whether he will adhere to the Constitutional framework governing the Election. He – and every other Member of Congress – must adhere to and enforce each Constitutional provision.

The Oath of Office at Article VI, cl. 3

Every Member of Congress is bound by Oath or Affirmation to support our Constitution. On January 6, you
must lay aside all personal considerations. Do your DUTY as set forth in the Constitution. And remember:
This isn’t about Trump – this is about whether our Republic is to survive. If you permit violations of the
Constitution and the resulting fraud to prevail; you will destroy our Republic.

  1. Our Constitution sets up an elegant system of checks and balances
    One of the benefits of the “separation of powers” Principle is that it provides a mechanism for one power to
    correct violations made by another power. Within the federal and State governments, powers are divided into three Branches: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. Each Branch has the duty to “check” the violations of the other Branches.Likewise, the power of the State governments is separated from the power of the federal government. When people within State governments violate the Constitution – as was done in the recent election – it is the Duty of the federal government to “check” the violation. Since Electors were chosen in violation of the Constitution; Congress has the Duty to check the violations and reject those Electors.

Endnotes:
[1] The term, “rule of law”, is defined here at Point 7.
[2] The same Principle applies to Electors who were chosen before Nov. 3 pursuant to [unconstitutional] state
election laws which permit early voting for selection of Electors.
[3] It appears that at the time Kamala Harris was born, her parents were not US Citizens. If so, she is constitutionally ineligible to be President or Vice-President [link]. Congress has the Duty to inquire into this
matter; and if they find that she is not a “natural born citizen” within the original intent of Art. II, §1, cl.5, it is
Congress’ Duty to disqualify her. Congress is the body which is charged with determining the eligibility
of the President and Vice-President
[link].
[4] Federalist No. 10 (J. Madison): “A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of
representation takes place, … *** … The two great points of difference between a democracy and a republic
are: first, the delegation of the government, in the latter, to a small number of citizens elected by the rest; …”
[5] If you win a medal at the Olympics; and it’s later discovered that you cheated by taking performance enhancing drugs, you will be stripped of “win” and medal – and both will be awarded to your runner-up. The same Principle applies to stolen elections.
[6] Federalist No. 78, 10th para (A. Hamilton): “…every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of
the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the
Constitution, can be valid.
To deny this, would be to affirm, that the deputy is greater than his principal; that
the servant is above his master; that the representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves;
….” [emphasis mine]
[7] Art. II, §1, cl. 2 provides that the State Legislatures have the power to direct how the Electors are to be
appointed! The State Governor has no constitutional power whatsoever in the selection of Presidential
Electors!

[8] To the same effect, see the Complaint recently filed by US Representative Louie Gohmert [link].
© Publius Huldah

Where Might We Be Headed?

In trying to assess what we might expect going forward I have been familiarizing myself with some of the post civil war amendments. Why? It is clear that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has infiltrated our government. We need only look at the Hunter Biden Laptop for evidence. Social media is full of images of heads of state, military officers, state officials etc who have been cultivating relationships with the CCP. Add to that the CCP ownership in the electronic voting systems that we are using. How many state level officials were compromised during the process of installing these systems?

Pay close attention to the “red” text of the 14th amendment and consider the possibilities. My comments in [ ]. I draw no conclusion, nor do I suggest what may happen, however, these sections of the Constitution could come into play.

AMENDMENT XIV

Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868. Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th amendment.

Section 1.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

[Don’t the lock-downs fall into this provision? How about the election laws in PA which were actually color of law provisions?]

Section 2.

Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age,* and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
[What does this do to PA Electors? MI, GA, WI, AZ, etc?]

Section 3.

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
[Does this apply to Biden & Harris? How many others?]

Section 4.

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
[Would this cover our entire national debt which was facilitated by a private central bank which has effectively conquered our nation?]

Section 5.

The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. *Changed by section 1 of the 26th amendment.
Also Consider: Article II Section 2 paragraph 3 The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
[ Are there Senators involved in insurrection? They recess on Dec 20, according to their calendar. ]

How To Constitutionally Elect A President

Electing a President

If we hope to correct the obvious fraud and corruption which has occurred in the recent general elections it is important to separate the presidential election results from the remainder of the races.  There are deadlines that the media will remind the people about and they will argue that those dates are in stone. This is debatable. The remainder of the races can be settled independently of the presidential race. The US Constitution is key to determining the president and we must rely upon it in order to have confidence that our next president is duly elected. Article II tells us what role the state legislature plays and what role the Congress plays. Note: no other bodies have a role. Not the media, not the Courts, etc.

The role of the State Legislatures

Each state chooses their electors. In the modern era, the states have determined the manner of choosing electors via a general election (Nov 3, 2020), however, this is done via state statutes in each of the states. Some have codified these statutes into their Constitutions. We must remember, however, that the constitutions and laws of the states are subservient to the US Constitution (see Article VI). Therefore, the power of the State Legislature to determine the manner of choosing electors is superior to state Constitutions and state laws and may be reclaimed especially in cases of fraud or where their own laws establishing the manner of choosing electors has not been followed.

Article II Section 1

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

The role of Congress

The congress, in order to fulfill their duty to establish a uniform time of choosing electors has established two federal statutes:

According to federal law (3 U.S. Code § 5) known as the safe harbor provision, a state must determine its electors six days before the Electoral College members meet in person. – [Dec. 8, 2020]

According to federal law (3 USC Code § 7) The electors of President and Vice President of each State shall meet and give their votes on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December next following their appointment at such place in each State as the legislature of such State shall direct. [Dec 14, 2020]

Unlike constitutional provisions, federal law can be altered in Congress. Therefore these dates are not in stone, if the Congress chooses to change them.

Article II Section 1

The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

 

The Constitutional provisions above cannot change except via the amendment process spelled out in Article V. The above provisions have not changed, however certain other provisions of Article II are superseded by the 12th Amendment. Everything that happened during the general election with regard to the presidential race was an attempt to comply with states’ role in Article II Section I. If a state decides that the general election did not fulfill this provision, it is free to discard the results and fulfill the provision itself by simply choosing electors, which electors are free to cast votes for anyone they wish: Trump, Biden, Clinton, you, me, etc. as long as their president and vice presidential choice are not both residents of their home state. These electors vote independently from one another.

Amendment XII

The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate;

 

Determining the Election Result

At a time appointed by federal statute (another date that can move), a joint session of Congress reviews the results of the individual state electors’ lists and counts the votes. Currently, the total number of electors is 538. If some states fail to send electors or others are disqualified by the Congress, this number could drop, but it will not increase unless new states are admitted to the union in the future. The winner must have a majority of electors.

 

Amendment XII

— The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;

 

What if there is no Majority winner?

If the Electoral College votes are inconclusive, The House resolves the Presidential contest and the Senate resolves the Vice Presidential contest (remember: The VP is the president of the Senate). The top three vote-getters are considered for president and the top two vote-getters are considered for vice-president. The presidential candidate is determined in the House by one vote per state, and the vice president is determined by a vote of all the Senators. The president requires 26 votes, the vice president requires 51 votes. At least two-thirds of the states must be represented in the House and two-thirds of the Senators must be present to conduct the elections.

Amendment XII: The president determined in the House

— The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President.

 

Amendment XII: The Vice President determined in the Senate

— The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

 

When the states, uniformly decided to allow for general election as “the manner of choosing electors” the Political Parties usurped much of their power. Political Parties created the Presidential ticket which tied the President and Vice President together. They also proposed the idea of dedicated electors, which initiated the idea of candidates receiving electoral votes in blocks by state. Prior to these inventions, it would have been very difficult for one person to receive, for example, all fifty-five votes from the California Electoral College. They also established the primary system and the convention process. All of these concepts are fine, in themselves, however, the states are not bound by the Constitution to any of these mechanisms. The media does a disservice to the American people when it frames all the arguments within these convenient, yet artificial mechanisms.

The office of the President was designed to act as the chief ambassador to the world on behalf of the several states which created the Constitution. As their chief representative, the state legislatures were granted the power to choose a president. The House of Representatives was designed to be the People’s House, the Senate was designed to be the States’ house and the President was the representative to the World for the several states. This is why the people were never intended to directly elect the Senate or the President. Imagine how much easier it would be to conduct fair and lawful elections if our only concern was focused at the Congressional district level. You can easily see, that there would be no need for computerized voting systems under those circumstances.

2020 Camp Constitution Pictures and Newspapers Available

On Camp Constitution’s Website under the menu: Camp Items | Pictures You will find our photo archive. There are 12 years of photos and a few videos stashed away for all to view and download. We encourage all our campers to spend sometime reminiscing and feel free to grab that cherished memory for your own keeping.

Our Camp Newspaper, complete with puzzle pages and informative articles as well as reports from our weeks festivities are available in the Camp Archive. Use the menu: Camp Items |Camp Archive. On that page there is link called “Camp Journal Archives“. Freely available for download you will find all surviving copies of our various papers back to 2009. All issues back to 2015 are complete and a partial set in prior years is available.

Camp Constitution Promotional Materials

The latest promotional materials are now available from the “downloads” tab on our website.

Feel free to grab a copy of our latest brochure and flyer to share electronically or to print and share. Also, don’t forget our “Feather Brochure” which describes Camp Constitution in detail. Namely it answers the questions: “Who is Camp Constitution?” and “What does Camp Constitution do?”

For your convenience I have linked to these documents below:

2020 Camp Brochure
2020 Camp Flyer
The Feather Brochure

Photos and Newspapers from Camp Constitution’s 11th Annual Family Camp

The 2019 Camp Newspapers are now in the archive:
Use the “Camp Items” Menu and select “Camp Archive”
You’ll see a Gold Colored Link entitled: “Camp Journal Archives”. Click it.

The 2019 Newspapers are in the right most column.
You should be able to download them as pdf files in color.
Print as needed.  Link to the papers: http://s3.amazonaws.com/camppictures/CampArchive/index.html

This year the newspaper staff collected 780 photos from several cameras during the course of publishing the daily camp newspaper. Campers and staff interested in downloading choice photos should go the menu above: “Camp Items” | “Camp Pictures”. There you will find slide shows by category for each of our eleven camps. There are also 12 video files as well. There is a download widget on each slide if you wish to acquire a local copy. Many thanks to all of you who came into the office and offered to share your pictures.  Here is the link to the pictures:  http://s3.amazonaws.com/camppictures/2019/index.html

— Editor

PS: If you were unable to obtain a group photo, feel free to download the hi-res version and have it printed by your local pharmacy or grocery store. Most of these local outlets have an option that will allow you to upload the photo and they will print it for you. You can also bring a memory card into some outlets and print on demand. If you have any difficulties with this procedure, contact Hal and we will make arrangements to get a photo to you for cost plus postage.

 

Preliminary Injunction on Behalf of Christian Flag Controversy Denied

In a ruling against Hal Shurtleff and Camp Constitution U.S. District Judge Denise Casper stated:

“Certainly, an event to ‘raise the Christian flag’ could serve some of plaintiffs’ cited secular purposes, such as the celebration of religious freedom in Boston and the contributions of Boston’s Christian residents to the city,” the ruling states. “However, its primary purpose would be to convey government endorsement of a particular religion by displaying the Christian flag alongside that of the United States and the commonwealth in front of City Hall. Blowing in the wind, these side-by-side flags could quite literally become entangled. If plaintiffs were not seeking government endorsement, then Plaintiffs would presumably be content to raise their own flag on their own in the same location as has been suggested.”

We shall see if this ruling stands, however, a logical conclusion to the opinion expressed by this Judge is that …

  • The City of Boston officially endorses LGBT since it raised a rainbow flag for LGBT “pride” on June 1, 2018
  • The City of Boston officially endorses Transgender since it raised a blue, pink and white transgender flag on May 2, 2016.
    Mayor Marty Walsh even tweeted “Proud to fly the over Boston City Hall for the 1st time in MA history – a sign that everyone is welcome.”

Apparently, everyone is welcome in Boston except Christians. The primary purpose of flying the flag being to convey government endorsement means that Christians are at best tolerated while those advocating behaviors traditionally considered deviant and perverse are in fact endorsed. Make of that what you will.

Camp Constitution on Youtube Gets a Reorganization

Come on over to Camp Constitution’s Youtube channel and take a peek at our reorganized content.

The playlists have been updated so that the 2018-2016 playlist are readily available. Also we now have a section with dedicated playlist of our guest instructors. Additionally, there is an “About Camp” section that has general information on the camp and a series of playlists from 2018 back to 2011. So if you want to know more about the camp and get a feel for the program or if you simply want to remember good times from yesteryear, everything you need is right there.

New 2018 Camp Photos added to the Picture Album!

This year the newspaper staff collected over 850 photos from several cameras during the course of publishing the daily camp newspaper. Campers and staff interested in downloading choice photos should go the menu above: “Camp Items” | “Camp Pictures”. There you will find slide shows by category for each of our ten camps. Many thanks to all of you who came into the office and offered to share your pictures. — Editor