The Weekly Sam: Sam Blumenfeld and Rudolf Flesch, author of “Why Johnny Can’t Read.”

Sam Blumenfeld dedicated his life to teaching people of all ages how to be good readers via intensive phonics.  While he was an editor for Grosset and Dunlop in the early 1960s,  he was asked be a friend, Watson Washburn, a conservative New York attorney, if he would join his reading foundation.  Sam was initially perplexed since he didn’t know that there was a reading problem.  He thought that practically everyone knew how to read.  Mr. Washburn suggested that he read “Why Johnny Can’t Read” by Rudolf  Flesch.    Sam befriended  the author of the book, Rudolf Flesch, and we have archives some of their correspondence.  It is interesting to note that Mr. Flesch called himself a “Viennese Socialist.”   A link to their corrresponsdence:  http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Other/Rudolf%20Flesh%20-%20American%20Literacy.pdf

 

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The U.S. Constitution vs Sharia Law: A Presentation by Father Michael Carl

Camp Constitution hosted “The U.S. Constitution vs. Sharia Law: A Presentation by Father Michael Carl” at the Gay-Kimball Library in Troy, NH  Saturday March 11.  Father Carl, Camp Constitution’s most recent edition to the speakers bureau, is pastor of Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Wakefield, MA.  He also served as a free lance writer for World Net Daily and has detailed knowledge of the Boston Marathon bombing.  We posted the presentation on the camp’s Youtube Channel.  Readers who would like to have Father Carl speak in their area, are welcomed to contact us.

 

 

 

The Weekly Sam: How the Communists Created the Neo-Nazi Movement in the United States

Back in the early 1960s, Sam Blumenfeld worked as an editor for “American Opinion” magazine and Western Island Publications.  He was asked by Robert Welch to write a book about how the Communists created the Neo-Nazi movement in the United States. Mr. Welch did not like the manuscript, and it was never published.  Sam handed  me the original manuscript about six years ago, and gave Camp Constitution  the permission to publish it.  After Sam’s death, we found several incomplete manuscripts concerning George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party.  Sam event had a collection of the group’s newsletters.  Camp Constitution Press has not, as of yet. published the book, but we make the manuscript available on the Sam Blumenfeld Archives.  http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Manuscripts/How%20the%20Left%20created%20the

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Camp Constitution Introduces “The Weekly Sam”-Items from the Sam Blumenfeld Archives

Camp Constitution will begin “The Weekly Sam” to promote the camp’s Blumenfeld Archives http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/

Sam Blumenfeld was a pioneer in the homeschool movement.  He dedicated his life to teaching people of all ages how to be excellent readers, to encourage parents to homeschool, or start their own private schools, and to expose the organizations and people determined to create a functionally illiterate America.  Sam used the term “deliberately dumbing down” to describe what was going on in the government schools, and unlike many of his contemporaries, he wasn’t afraid to say it was happening on purpose.   Sam passed away in June of 2015, but he left Camp Constitution a great legacy:  his library and papers.  Thanks to Camp Constitution’s newspaper editor, Mark Afflick, Mr. Eric Conover, the camp’s webmaster, and  Mr. Bill McNally of the Samuel L.  Blumenfeld Literacy Foundation, Camp Constitution has archived much of his great work for generations to come.

Each week we will feature items from the archives.  This week, we are featuring what we believe was his greatest work:  His “Alpha-Phonics” workbook with all 128 lessons in either audio or video.  There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on reading kits or programs.  All you need to do his access our Sam Blumenfeld archives and begin using Sam’s “Alpha-Phonics” to teach your child to be highly literate.   Here is a link to his Alpha-Phonics:  http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/alphaphonics/index.htm  The archives and all of our on-line resources are free to the public, but we can use your help promote these archives and our overall mission.  Readers can make an on-line donation via PayPal from our website’s home  page http://campconstitution.net/

 

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George Washington

Today is “Presidents Day but it use to be known exclusively as George Washington’s Birthday.  We want to honor the memory of this gream man and have posted his “First Inaugural Address” which he gave on April 30, 1789:

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and the House of Representatives: Among the vicissitudes incident to life, no event could have filled me with greater anxieties than that of which the notification was transmitted by your order, and received on the fourteenth day of the present month. On the one hand, I was summoned by my Country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love, from a retreat which I had chosen with the fondest predilection, and, in my flattering hopes, with an immutable decision, as the asylum of my declining years: a retreat which was rendered every day more necessary as well as more dear to me, by the addition of habit to inclination, and of frequent interruptions in my health to the gradual waste committed on it by time. On the other hand, the magnitude and difficulty of the trust to which the voice of my Country called me, being sufficient to awaken in the wisest and most experienced of her citizens, a distrustful scrutiny into his qualification, could not but overwhelm with dispondence, one, who, inheriting inferior endowments from nature and unpractised in the duties of civil administration, ought to be peculiarly conscious of his own deficencies.

In this conflict of emotions, all I dare aver, is, that it has been my faithful study to collect my duty from a just appreciation of every circumstance, by which it might be affected. All I dare hope, is, that, if in executing this task I have been too much swayed by a grateful remembrance of former instances, or by an affectionate sensibility to this transcendent proof, of the confidence of my fellow-citizens; and have thence too little consulted my incapacity as well as disinclination for the weighty and untried cares before me; my error will be palliated by the motives which misled me, and its consequences be judged by my Country, with some share of the partiality in which they originated. Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station; it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good, I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either.

No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage. These reflections, arising out of the present crisis, have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to be 2 suppressed. You will join with me I trust in thinking, that there are none under the influence of which, the proceedings of a new and free Government can more auspiciously commence.

By the article establishing the Executive Department, it is made the duty of the President “to recommend to your consideration, such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” The circumstances under which I now meet you, will acquit me from entering into that subject, farther than to refer to the Great Constitutional Charter under which you are assembled; and which, in defining your powers, designates the objects to which your attention is to be given. It will be more consistent with those circumstances, and far more congenial with the feelings which actuate me, to substitute, in place of a recommendation of particular measures, the tribute that is due to the talents, the rectitude, and the patriotism which adorn the characters selected to devise and adopt them. In these honorable qualifications, I behold the surest pledges, that as on one side, no local prejudices, or attachments; no seperate views, nor party animosities, will misdirect the comprehensive and equal eye which ought to watch over this great assemblage of communities and interests: so, on another, that the foundations of our National policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality; and the pre-eminence of a free Government, be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its Citizens, and command the respect of the world. I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my Country can inspire: since there is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity: Since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained: And since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people. Besides the ordinary objects submitted to your care, it will remain with your judgment to decide, how far an exercise of the occasional power delegated by the Fifth article of the Constitution is rendered expedient at the present juncture by the nature of objections which have been urged against the System, or by the degree of inquietude which has given birth to them. Instead of undertaking particular recommendations on this subject, in which I could be guided by no lights derived from official opportunities, I shall again give way to my entire confidence in your discernment and pursuit of the public good: For I assure myself that whilst you carefully avoid every alteration which might endanger the benefits of an United and effective Government, or which ought to await the future lessons of experience; a reverence for the characteristic rights of freemen, and a regard for the public harmony, will sufficiently influence your deliberations on the question how far the former can be more impregnably fortified, or the latter be safely and advantageously promoted. To the preceeding observations I have one to add, which will be most properly addressed to the House of Representatives.

It concerns myself, and will therefore be as brief as possible. When I was first honoured with a call into the Service of my Country, then on the eve of an arduous 3 struggle for its liberties, the light in which I contemplated my duty required that I should renounce every pecuniary compensation. From this resolution I have in no instance departed. And being still under the impressions which produced it, I must decline as inapplicable to myself, any share in the personal emoluments, which may be indispensably included in a permanent provision for the Executive Department; and must accordingly pray that the pecuniary estimates for the Station in which I am placed, may, during my continuance in it, be limited to such actual expenditures as the public good may be thought to require. Having thus imparted to you my sentiments, as they have been awakened by the occasion which brings us together, I shall take my present leave; but not without resorting once more to the benign parent of the human race, in humble supplication that since he has been pleased to favour the American people, with opportunities for deliberating in perfect tranquility, and dispositions for deciding with unparellelled unanimity on a form of Government, for the security of their Union, and the advancement of their happiness; so his divine blessing may be equally conspicuous in the enlarged views, the temperate consultations, and the wise measures on which the success of this Government must depend.

A Message from the Camp Director

Since I left the staff of the John Birch Society last July, I have been unemployed and looking for a job. I have filled out numerous applications on-line, in person, took tests, conducted job interviews, attended workshops, etc. Usually, I receive nice E-mails thanking me for applying and interviewing but I am not what they were looking for. I can’t blame them. I will be 58 years old in a few weeks, and most companies don’t want to invest in the time and training for someone who may not be with them very long. And, in this very left-wing environment, (Boston, MA),  a man with my background is as welcome as a can of Raid at a cockroach convention. Meanwhile, we at Camp Constitution have been in the process of raising funds to make a full-time camp director position available for me. A few weeks ago , I was finally offered a full-time job that was somewhat decent. I verbally accepted the job, and told a few friends and family that I was going to start this job Monday February 13.

One person I told was my good friend, mentor, and “a brother from another mother, Rev. Steven Louis Craft. He strongly urged me not to take the job, but to do Camp Constitution full time. He said that God tested me when I was given an ultimatum by the CEO of the John Birch Society, and that he is testing me now. Well, after discussing things with my wife and children, I decided to take his advice, and pursue Camp Constitution full time I have a peace about the decision. Interesting enough, I received two other full-time job offers including a job that I applied for in July.

Camp Constitution has received the support of many people who are donating on an annual or monthly basis to make my full time position possible. We still have a way to go, but I am trusting God. Over the last six months, many doors have been open to us. Here is a link to an article about the camp’s progress and goals: http://campconstitution.net/camp-constitutions-2016-review…/

I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity to advance the camp’s mission spelled out in its motto: “Honor the Past…Teaching the Present and…Preparing the Future…” Thank you to all those who have helped make this position possible. I will honor your confidence and generosity, and pray that God will continue to richly bless our efforts.

How to use Article V of our Constitution to move us into the North American Union by Publius Huldah

 

Article V convention supporters seem to think they are oh! so clever when they accuse those of us who oppose an Article V convention of “fear mongering”.

Well, I graduated from “fearfulness” long ago – now I’m in the HORROR stage: Under the North American Union (NAU), Canada, the United States, and Mexico merge and a Parliament is set up over them. This was President George W. Bush’s plan, cooked up during 2005 at his ranch in Texas with the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of Mexico.

But in order to set this up, they need a new Constitution which transforms the United States from a sovereign nation to a member state of the NAU.

How do they get the new Constitution? At an Article V convention.

How do they get an Article V convention? Tell the American People that at an Article V convention, they can get Amendments to our existing Constitution which will “limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government”.

And, as ordinary citizens who support an Article V convention give daily proof, such tactics work. People don’t think – they follow what popular people tell them, and then they repeat it as if they know all about it.  And they insult, revile and marginalize the people who do tell them the Truth (as they have been programmed by their Conditioners to do).

Americans don’t know that delegates to an Article V convention have “PLENIPOTENTIARY POWERS” and thus have the power (recognized in the 2nd paragraph of our Declaration of Independence) to throw off our present Constitution and establish a new one with a new (and easier) mode of ratification.

Americans don’t know that in Federalist Paper No. 40 (15th para), James Madison invoked this clause in the Declaration of Independence as justification for what they did at the federal convention of 1787:   Instead of proposing Amendments to the Articles of Confederation (as they had been instructed to do), they wrote an entirely new Constitution which created a new government.

Americans don’t know that because of these plenipotentiary powers, Delegates to an Article V convention can do whatever they want.  It doesn’t matter whether they were sent to the convention for “the sole and express purpose” of proposing a balanced budget amendment, or a term limits amendment, or a countermand amendment, or some other designated purpose – they are not bound by those spurious limitations.

Americans don’t know that “faithful delegates” laws are a joke: Not only do delegates have plenipotentiary powers and sovereign immunity for whatever they do; it is a simple matter to circumvent “faithful delegate” laws.

So that’s how a Constitutional Republic is destroyed and replaced by a global government.

You can read about the NAU here. Read the Task Force Report. Heidi Cruz was on the Task Force which wrote the report.http://www.cfr.org/…/building-north-american-community/p8102

Questions: Is Senator Ted Cruz in on this plan to move us into the NAU? Is Governor Greg Abbott of Texas in on this plan to move us into the NAU? Is Lt. Gov Dan Patrick of Texas in on this plan?

People! Your guides are leading you astray and are confusing the path you should take. You better start using your own heads – and you better start doing it today. We are close to having Congress call an Article V convention. You better get with your State Legislators and educate them about the dangers and give them the Facts.

If you continue to refuse to hear the Truth; and if you continue to revile those who do tell the Truth, then the blood of a great many people will be on your head.

Hell is just around the corner. Look at Western Europe – how has the EU worked out?  Americans better wise up now. Stop an Article V convention.  Tell your State legislators to rescind the applications for a convention your State has already passed; and tell them not to pass any more applications.  For an unofficial list (by State) of applications to Congress which have already been passed, go HERE.

A Convention of Elites–Mark Meckler of the Convention of States Makes a Case Against an Article V Convention

 Mark Meckler, Co-founder of the Convention of States Project has been very busy over the past few years lobbying state legislators to pass resolutions applying for an Article V Convention.  But a visit to the Living Room Conversations web site, we find an interesting quote from Mr. Mecker:

Mark Meckler, cofounder, Tea Party Patriots. “I am an enthusiastic champion for Living Room Conversations because over the last several years I’ve come to realize that the largest divide in this country is not between the citizens of one party or another, but between the citizens and the Ruling Elite in Washington, DC and the state capitols. Those in power want us to hate each other, neighbor against neighbor, city against city, and state against state. They like conservatives to hate liberals, Democrats to hate Republicans, and they want us hating each other over any issue where they can foment discord. They do this because it is profitable for them. While the majority of Americans say that Washington, DC and government in general are broken, the majority of those in office think things are working well because they gain money, power and prestige from the division they sow. The status quo does not serve the people of this country and Living Room Conversations is a critical step in helping people to see that they have a lot in common with those they’ve been told by the politicians and the media that they should hate. Only by learning to respect each other, and work together in this way is real change possible.”http://www.livingroomconversations.org/champions_2

He makes a claim that there is a ruling elite not only in Washington, D.C, but also at the state capitols.   When he testifies in front of state legislators, he doesn’t seem to mention these “Ruling Elite”  who are in power.  If he is correct, then why would he believe that an Article V Convention would be free of the Ruling Elite who want us to hate each other?

 

 

Dangers of an Article V Tour in NH and ME with Robert Brown

Camp Constitution Speakers Bureau hosted  a tour of Robert Brown, constitutional scholar and creator of “The Constitution is the Solution” DVD series in New Hampshire and Maine last week January 24-26.   His engagements included two in-studio radio interviews, two press conferences, luncheon presentations to elected officials, and several evening presentations.  The most interesting of all of the events was the press conference held at the Maine State House.  Unlike the press conference we held for Rev. Steve Craft last fall where we enjoyed the presence of reporters from four T.V. stations, and several from Maine’s daily papers, not a reporter was on hand to cover the event.  However, on hand were Mr. Ken Quinn, regional director of the Convention of States, one of the leading organizations promoting an Article V Convention, with 15 or so supporters of Convention of States.  Mr. Brown did an excellent job handling the questions of the attendees.

Special thanks to Adrian Villa, Patricia Truman, Rich Girard host of the Girard at Large Show, Karen Testerman, host of The Right Group, NH state reps Al Baldasaro, and Jeannine Notter, and Mrs. Jeanette Wheeler.

Keep the Electoral College: Abolish Progressivism! by Diane Gilbert of the National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies

Keep the Electoral College: Abolish Progressivism!

The process for choosing the President and the Vice President is laid out in Article 2.1.2 of the Constitution for the United States of America:

“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 . . . “

The American system of government is not a Democracy (mob rule); it is a Republic!  Per Article 4.4 of the Constitution, the American people are guaranteed a republican form of government, one in which: the people are governed by freely elected representatives and whose political power is divided, limited, checked and balanced. Yet, to listen to the TV talking heads and Progressive politicians whine about how the popular vote getter in the 2016 presidential campaign did not end up also winning the Oval Office, you might be led to believe that American government was originally framed as a pure democracy and that the Electoral College system is flawed.

Nothing could be further from the truth!  For, our nation’s Constitution does not provide for the Chief Executive to be chosen based upon the popular vote. The mode for electing the President was one of the most hotly debated issues addressed by the Delegates attending the 1787 Philadelphia Convention where the Constitution was framed. Chief among their concerns, was the safety of the people; to that end, the idea of relying upon “electors” became the preferred mode due to that system’s inherent capacity for mitigating any opportunity for fraud, foreign intrigue, cabal and/or corruption. The notion of electing the President by popular vote (direct election) was rejected because of the “tumult and disorder” it would stand to invite.

In debating the merits of one system over the over, Founding Fathers Elbridge Gerry of MA and George Mason of VA explain, that danger of election by the people at large lies in the opportunity for uninformed people to be dangerously “misled by a few designing men…” Presidential candidates who would tell them whatever they wanted hear, maybe even promise them the moon, in exchange for their vote:

“A popular election in this case is radically vicious.  The ignorance of the people would put it in the power of some one set of men dispersed through the Union, and acting in concert, to delude them into any appointment.”  [Elbridge Gerry, MA – Madison Papers]

 “It has been proposed that the election should be made by the people at large; that is, that an act which ought to be performed by those who know most of the eminent characters and qualifications should be performed by those who know least.” [George Mason, VA – Madison Papers]

A Safer More Equitable Mode: The Electoral College System

The Framers ultimately settled upon electing America’s Chief Magistrate by indirect popular vote. Per Article 2.1.2 each State would appoint a cadre of electors equal to the number of Representatives and Senators comprising the State’s congressional delegation. The electors were to be of a distinguishing caliber and vote “according to the dictates of their individual judgments.” That was then; in modern practice, with electors now pledged to vote along party lines, electors tend to uphold the sense of the people as revealed to them through their respective State’s popular vote.

Nevertheless, the Electoral College has more than lived up to the Framers’ expectations.  It has proven itself to be: 1) reliably, the safest mode for electing the President; 2) capable of mitigating fraud, cabal, foreign intrigue, and corruption; 3) effective in protecting the interests of the less populous States by ensuring each State is considered equally in terms of its weight within the Legislative Branch.

Furthermore, unlike its challenger, the national popular vote, the Electoral College honors the Framers’ view of Federalism in the way it acknowledges: the important role held by the States, the vertical separation of powers inherent to our nation’s system of dual-footed government.  Equally important, the Electoral College acts as a protective barrier against the advancement of tyranny of the majority in support of the Constitution’s guarantee of a republican form of government.

Alexander Hamilton, the one Founding Father the Progressives like to quote, said this about the Electoral College: “I venture somewhat further, and hesitate not to affirm, that if the manner of it [Electoral College] be not perfect, it is at least excellent. It unites in an eminent degree all the advantages; the union of which, was to be desired.” [Federalist Paper 68]

Thus, the clarion calls to abolish the Electoral College are ill placed and without merit. They emanate from the same Progressive mindset1 that convinced the American people to approve the17th Amendment (the popular election of U.S. Senators) by fabricating the lie that higher popular control of government made for good government. Now, more than a century after its ratification, we reap the bad fruit from progressivism’s deception.

The Electoral College is a bulwark against the Progressive agenda to turn America into a PURE democracy.
Throw off progressivism; but, keep the Electoral College!
_Dianne Gilbert \ Chairman
National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies, Inc.
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