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Camp Constitution’s 2019 Family Camp July 28-August 3–Mark Your Calendars

Mark your calendars for Camp Constitution’s 11th Annual Family Camp which will held the Lakeside Christian Retreat and Conference Center in Pittsfield, MA.  The camp will run from Sunday afternoon July 28 and end Saturday morning August 3.

Like every year, we have an excellent line-up of instructors, and this year is no exception.  Returning instructors include  Professor Willie Soon, Lord Christopher Monckton, Pastor Earl Wallace,   Debbie Bacigalupi, Mrs. Edith Craft, Rev. Steve Craft, John McManus,  and Mrs. Catherine White.  First time instructors include Malena Chastion, founder of the Daughters of Liberty,  and Joseph Wolverton, journalist and author of “The Real James Madison.”   Other instructors will be announced as we get conformation.

Recreational activities include an optional hike up Mt. Greylock, swimming, canoeing, basketball, volleyball, wffleball, and chess.   Alan Belanger, A..K,A. “Spunky the Clown.” will return to entertain. and teach the fine art of juggling.  A field trip to the Springfield Arsenal Museum is planned as well.

Tuition remains the same as last year $350, per person 13 and older $250. for children 12 and under, and three and under free.  If you can’t  attend but would like to help a worthy youngster attend. please earmark a donation fora tuition via our camp’s PayPal  account accessed from our website’s homepage  For more information, please feel free to call me at (857) 498-1309.  Here is a link to a collection of photos from last year’s camp:

Looking forward to another excellent camp and I hope to see you there.

Hal Shurtleff, Director
Camp Constitution
12 March Ave.
West Roxbury, MA 02132


The Weekly Sam: Sex Education and How It Got Into the Schools By Samuel L. Blumenfeld

The idea that people needed to be educated about sex probably began with the founding
of the birth control movement by Margaret Sanger, who launched a crusade early in the
20th Century to provide women with birth control information. It was Sanger’s work as a
visiting nurse that turned her interest to sex education and women’s health. Influenced
by anarchist Emma Goldman, she began to advocate the need for family limitation as a
means by which working-class women could liberate themselves from the burden of
unwanted pregnancy.

In 1914, Sanger published the first issue of The Woman Rebel, which advocated militant
feminism and the right to practice birth control. She also wrote a 16-page pamphlet,
Family Limitation, which provided explicit instructions on the use of contraceptive
methods. In August 1914, Sanger was indicted for violating postal obscenity laws. She
jumped bail in October and set sail for England.
In England she became acquainted with a number of British radicals, feminists, and Neo-Malthusians whose social and economic theories helped her develop broader scientific
and social justifications for birth control. She was also deeply influenced by psychologist
Havelock Ellis and his theories on female sexuality and free love.
In 1915, Sanger returned to the United States. The government’s case against her was
dropped. In 1916, she opened the nation’s first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New
York. After nine days of operation, the clinic was raided, and Sanger and staff were
arrested. She spent 30 days in jail. However, the publicity surrounding the clinic
provided Sanger with a base of wealthy supporters from which she began to build an
organized birth control movement.

In 1917, Sanger published a new monthly, the Birth Control Review, and in 1921 she
embarked on a campaign to win mainstream support for birth control by founding the
American Birth Control League, the forerunner of Planned Parenthood. She focused her
efforts on gaining support from the medical profession, social workers, and the liberal
wing of the eugenics movement. Havelock Ellis had converted her to the eugenics creed.
She saw birth control as a means of reducing genetically transmitted mental or physical
defects, and supported sterilization for the mentally incompetent. She advocated “more
children for the fit, less from the unfit-that is the chief issue of birth control.”
In 1922, Sanger married oil magnate James Noah H. Slee, thus insuring her financial
independence. Slee, who died in 1943, became the main funder of the birth control
movement. By connecting with the eugenics movement, Sanger was able to gain the
backing of some of America’s wealthiest people.

In 1930, Sanger opened a family planning clinic in Harlem with the approval of the
Negro leadership, including communist W.E.B. DuBois. Beginning in 1939, DuBois also
served on the advisory council for Sanger’s ”Negro Project.” The financial support of
Albert and Mary Lasker made the project possible. In 1966, the year Sanger died, the
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “There is a striking kinship between our movement
and Margaret Sanger’s early efforts.”

From the end of World War II to the present, Planned Parenthood has become the world’s
largest enterprise promoting birth control and abortion. In 1960, the Food and Drug
Administration approved the sale of the birth control pill. In 1961 President Kennedy
defined population growth as a “staggering” problem and formerly endorsed reproductive
research to make new knowledge and methods available worldwide.
In 1961, a Conference on Religion and the Family brought together the medical director
of Planned Parenthood, the director of the National Council of Churches of Christ, and
the leader of the marriage counseling movement in the United States. Out of that meeting
came the idea for creating SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of
the United States. It was Dr. Mary Calderone, one of the founders, who introduced the
concept of sexuality in 1964. It encompassed much more than the biological meaning of
sex. Thus, sexuality education replaced the term sex education to emphasize its more
comprehensive scope.

A SIECUS Report (Vol. 27, No.4) states: “In February 1999, SIECUS conducted a
public poll on our Internet site to ask the general public who had the greatest impact in
bringing about a positive change in the way America understands and affirms sexuality.
The top ten, chosen from a list of 100, were Judy Blume, Mary Calderone, Ellen
DeGeneres, Joycelyn Elders, Hugh Hefner, Anita Hill, Magic Johnson, Madonna, Gloria
Steinhem, and Ruth Westheirner. They represent diverse perspectives and views, and
each has helped American think about sexuality in a new and different way.”
Getting back to our chronology, in 1963, the U.N. General Assembly approved a
resolution on population growth and economic development. In that same year, the U.S.
government established the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
(NICHD). Part of its mandate was to support and oversee research in reproductive
science and contraceptive development.

In 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Griswold v. Connecticut ruled that
Connecticut’s law prohibiting the use of contraceptives by married couples violated a
newly defined right of marital privacy. As a result, ten states liberalized their family
planning laws and began to provide family planning services with tax funds.
In 1969 the National Association for Repeal of Abortion Laws, now known as the
National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, was founded.
In 1970, Congress enacted Title X of the Public Health Services Act, which provided
support and funding for family planning services and educational programs and for
biomedical and behavioral research in reproduction and contraceptive development. Title
X also authorized funding for a Center for Population Research within NICHD. This
marked the first time Congress had ever voted for a separate authorization of family
planning services.

In that same year, New York state enacted the most progressive abortion law in the
nation, and Planned Parenthood of Syracuse, New York, became the first affiliate to offer
abortion services. In 1973, Humanist Manifesto II was published. It advocated a doctrine of sexual freedom
that clearly clashed with traditional views of sex. The Manifesto states: “In the area of
sexuality, we believe that intolerant attitudes, often cultivated by orthodox religions and
puritanical cultures, unduly repress sexual conduct. The right to birth control, abortion,
and divorce should be recognized. While we do not approve of exploitative  denigrating
forms of sexual expression, neither do we wish to prohibit, by law or social sanction,
sexual behavior between consenting adults. The many varieties of sexual exploration
should not in themselves be considered ‘evil.’ Without countenancing mindless
permissiveness or unbridled promiscuity, a civilized society should be a tolerant one.
Short of harming others or compelling them to do likewise, individuals should be
permitted to express their sexual proclivities and pursue their life-styles as they desire ….
Moral education for children and adults is an important way of developing awareness and
sexual maturity.” Among the signers of the Manifesto was Alan F. Guttmacher,
President of Planned Parenthood.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that the constitutional right of
privacy extended to a woman’s decision to have an abortion, thereby legalizing abortion
throughout the United States. In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court in Planned Parenthood of
Central Missouri v. Danforth struck down state requirements for parental and spousal
consent for abortion and set aside a state prohibition against saline abortions.
In 1976, the Alan Guttmacher Institute, named after Planned Parenthood’s president,
published 11 Million Teenagers, the first nationally distributed document to focus
attention on the problem of teen pregnancy and childbearing in the United States.
In 1979, the U.S. Supreme Court found the Massachusetts statute restricting minors’
access to abortion unconstitutional. It ruled that if states required minors to obtain
parental consent for an abortion, they must also give minors the alternative of obtaining
the consent of a judge, in confidential proceedings and without first notifying their

In 1981, the Alan Guttmacher Institute published Teenage Pregnancy: The Problem that
Hasn’t Gone Away, an analysis of teen sexuality, contraceptive knowledge and use, and
pregnancy experience. It emphasizes the need for making confidential contraceptive
services accessible to sexually active teens.  In 1982, Planned Parenthood published “Sexuality Alphabet,” as tool for sex education.George Grant, in his book, Grand illusions, writes of this publication: “Planned
Parenthood’s sex education programs and materials are brazenly perverse. They are
frequently accentuated with crudely obscene four-letter words and illustrated by
explicitly ribald nudity. They openly endorse aberrant behavior-homosexuality,
masturbation, fornication, incest, and even bestiality-and then they describe that
behavior in excruciating detail.”

In 1953, staffer Lena Levine wrote in Planned Parenthood News: “Our goal is to be ready
as educators and parents to help young people obtain sex satisfaction before marriage.
By sanctioning sex before marriage, we will prevent fear and guilt.”
In 1985, the Alan Guttmacher Institute published its report on Teen Pregnancy in
Industrialized Countries, indicating that the u.S. teen pregnancy rate of 96 per 1,000 is
the highest in the developed world. A two-year study by the National Academy of
Sciences agreed with the AGI study and concluded that “prevention of adolescent
pregnancy should have the highest priority,” and “making contraceptive methods
available and accessible to those who are sexually active and encouraging them to
diligently use these methods is the surest major strategy for pregnancy prevention.”

In 1970, fewer than half of the nation’s school districts offered sex education curricula
and none had school-based birth control clinics. In 1998, more than seventy-five percent
of the districts teach sex education and there are more than one hundred clinics in
operation. Yet the percentage of illegitimate births has only increased during that time,
from a mere fifteen percent to an astonishing fifty-one percent. In California, the public
schools have required sex education for more than thirty years, and yet the state has
maintained one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the nation. (Grant, p. 128)
Meanwhile, the AIDS epidemic, which began with eleven cases in 1979, had grown to
24,000 cases in 1986. In 1993, the number of cases was up to 339,250.
By 1987, Planned Parenthood had become the world’s largest non-government provider
of family planning services. It had also become politically active, joining more than 250
civil rights, civil liberties, religious, labor, education, legal, environmental, health, and
feminist groups that opposed the appointment of conservative Judge Robert Bork to the
U.S. Supreme Court.


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COSP vies for four Pinocchios

By Judi Caler

January 4, 2019

1. Playing the victim
Mark Meckler, president of Convention of States Project (COSP), sidesteps the arguments of his conservative opposition. That’s most likely because Meckler’s responses aren’t logical, and his adversaries’ arguments ring true to Republican state legislators whose votes Meckler needs on his Article V convention applications.1

Instead, Meckler deceives Republicans by playing the victim to leftist, globalist billionaire George Soros. Since April 2017, COSP operatives have spread the false narrative that Soros has declared war on them. But in fact, backers of COSP are on the same side as Soros in their quest to rewrite our Constitution at an Article V convention AKA “constitutional convention,” “con-con,” or “convention of states.”2

What seems to have triggered the “George Soros is against us” fabrication was a letter signed by over 200 national, state and local leftist organizations released by Common Cause on Good Friday 2017. The letter urged state legislators to oppose efforts by convention proponents asking Congress to call an Article V convention, and to rescind all previously passed Article V convention applications from their states.
After the Good Friday letter was released, Meckler sprang into action. He accused Soros of being behind the effort against him, implying the left-leaning groups were receiving Soros money for the purpose of defeating COSP. No one pushed back. So convention operatives became more and more brazen with their false claim. By July 2017, former US Senator Jim DeMint, who is on Meckler’s payroll, declared with conviction on Red-eye Radio3 that “George Soros and all of the liberal groups” had signed the Good Friday letter. Not true, but COSP’s purpose was served. Who would bother to verify it?

In fact, in addition to Soros, there are hundreds of progressive groups that didn’t sign the letter. The Left, as well as the Right, is split on this issue; and Soros money is widely distributed among leftist organizations. Conspicuously missing as a cosigner of the Good Friday letter is Wolf-PAC, the radical group that is leading the national charge from the Left in promoting an Article V convention. Move to Amend (MTA) is a coalition of hundreds of radical leftist groups formed to promote an amendment to the US Constitution to overturn the Citizens United decision. Most MTA-affiliated groups don’t oppose the convention method 4 of amending the Constitution and, therefore, didn’t sign the Good Friday letter.

Like Meckler’s globalist backers from the phony Right, Soros is linked to promoting Article V convention applications all over the country from the radical Left, with his money on Wolf-PAC and its media arm, Young Turks. HERE Soros is given credit for Wolf-PAC’s 2014 success in Vermont, the first state to ask Congress to call an Article V convention, ostensibly to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and to limit political speech. And that effort continues today.5 Wolf-PAC and Young Turks were both founded by Cenk Uygur; Young Turks has been identified as part of Soros’s Media Consortium.

At times COSP adds other progressive bugaboos to the mix, including Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and anyone else that might elicit a knee-jerk reaction of revulsion in diehard Republicans. HERE COSP ally and talk show host, Mark Levin, dissects a Hillary Clinton recording. First, Levin announces that Clinton is worried about a “convention of states.” He then cuts to 20 seconds of Clinton alluding to a “constitutional convention.” Ironically, COSP operatives also claim to be opposed to a “constitutional convention” which they falsely claim is different than a convention of states. Levin had to put words in Clinton’s mouth and defy his own twisted logic in order to set up Clinton as an archenemy of COSP to “prove” to Hillary-loathing Republicans that Levin is on the side of goodness and truth.

Meckler has added the “Soros-is-against-us” mantra to his repertoire, appearing to believe it himself. Meckler often invokes George Soros rather than answering hard-hitting objections to an Article V convention. For example, when cornered on Fox News’ Steve Hilton show by conservative pundits Jason Chaffetz and Tomi Lahren on July 29, 2018 (at 5:24), Meckler goes for the jugular with an emotional, albeit false assertion: “I would ask Jason and Tomi if they understand who they’re standing with. Every single radical leftist Marxist communist group in America has stood against us. Soros, Hillary Clinton personally has spoken out against us…”Meanwhile COSP claims they have a “non-partisan solution to a bi-partisan problem.” Go figure.

In this deceptive video, amid ominous background music, COSP contends that Soros-funded organizations have been “caught on camera” lobbying legislators to oppose Article V convention applications. Laughably, COSP’s “proof” of a supposed conspiracy against them is two individual presenters from two liberal organizations in two states; each of whom used similar language testifying against COSP legislation. That’s likely because COSP has been introducing largely identically-worded applications6 in almost every state for the past five years! You can be sure that in those states where hearings were held, testimony supporting COSP applications would sound like an echo chamber if spliced together as well.

Committee hearings are often recorded and archived online by legislatures. This promotes public access and transparency in government. It is ludicrous to associate public testimony with the phrase “caught on camera,” which is reminiscent of treachery and hot mics.

2. Misrepresenting support

At the same time, COSP claims that all conservatives support an Article V convention. On the same Fox/Hilton show (at 6:04), Meckler falsely stated, “every major conservative figure in America – scholar or television personality – has spoken out [for an Article V convention].” But Meckler fails to mention his impressive conservative oppositionCampaign for LibertyEagle ForumFreedom First SocietyJohn Birch Society, Gun Owners of AmericaNational Association of Gun Rights, Oath KeepersPhyllis Schlafly Eagles, and more. He also fails to mention eminent jurists and scholars and the brilliant men who framed our Constitution, including four U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

3. A word about endorsers

COSP hasn’t been able to win their arguments with truth and logic. But they’ve managed to convince dozens of well-known politicians, pundits, and public figures to endorse their cause. The endorsements are then used to induce the rest of us to jump on the bandwagon. The endorsers generally know little to nothing about our Constitution. And we don’t know if their endorsements are a result of the bandwagon effect, paid advertising, money in their pocket, or something else. COSP bankrolled former US Senator Tom Coburn for $240,000 in 2016 alone. Tens of millions of dollars from undisclosed sources have flowed into the coffers of the convention lobby from globalists pushing a convention where our Constitution is at risk. We need to educate ourselves on the issue so as not to be fooled by paid endorsers echoing the party line. Their views don’t hold a candle to those of our Framers.

4. Phony petitions

In order give the impression of widespread citizen support, COSP has been collecting signatures on petitions for years through its pricey computer software. Two Idaho legislators have called attention to petitions they’ve received, digitally “signed” by some constituents who, when contacted, said they never signed. Representative Priscilla Giddings called this practice hi-tech fraud.” Representative Dorothy Moon called it “dirty tricks.” COSP apparently accumulates signatures for life (or longer): in 2016, a South Dakota state senator received a petition from his dead neighbor! Meckler claims to have an “army of 3.7 million.” By way of comparison, China’s army is 2.7 million, and China has four times our population! Where are all the dedicated COSP soldiers? It isn’t difficult to join Meckler’s army, as some grassroots opponents have found after being inadvertently added to COSP’s mailing list; their email addresses may have been harvested as they explored the COSP website doing opposition research.

5. Misleading polls
With great fanfare, COSP rolled out the results of Moore Information’s 2018 “public opinion” polls to “prove” that an overwhelming majority of statewide voters7 favor COSP’s application.

Two-thirds-plus respondents, depending upon the state polled, said they favored a “convention of states,” a term the poll failed to define. In Iowa, the result jumped 36.7% in favor of a convention in just the few minutes between the first and fourth questions! COSP wasn’t shy about disseminating survey results in speeches, interviews, and well-placed articles disguised as news items in states debating COSP legislation.

Published polls, paid for by clients with agendas, generally yield the results the client wants. Otherwise, the polls, owned by the client, wouldn’t see the light of day. Poll results are determined by the questions asked, among other factors. Garbage in, garbage out.Respondents to the COSP-commissioned poll were first asked their opinion (favor/oppose) on whether their state should join other states in calling for a “convention to propose constitutional amendments that limit federal power.” Next, they were asked their opinion of a “constitutional amendment to limit federal spending.” Then they were asked their opinion about “placing term limits on members of Congress and/or federal judges.” Finally, respondents were asked their opinion of their state “calling for a convention of states to propose constitutional amendments that limit federal spending, limit federal power, and establish term limits for members of Congress and/or federal judges.” 8 (Emphasis mine).

But these are trick questions!The poll questions conceal the fact that Delegates to an Article V convention can’t be limited or bound by subject. Delegates to a convention will have more power than state legislatures, Congress or the President.9 They can write their own rules. And they’ll be able to propose (or not propose) any amendments they like; or rewrite or replace our Constitution, if they so choose. So, respondents were surveyed using irrelevant questions akin to a magician’s trick of drawing audience attention to one thing (the subject of the amendments) while distracting it from another (the dangers of a convention). In addition to omitting the risks of a convention, the questions omit that our problems arise from long-standing violations of our Constitution – and that we can’t fix violations of our Constitution by amending our Constitution. Poll results most certainly would have been flipped had these caveats been incorporated into the questions.

How can a few short, flawed multiple-choice questions fed to random voters measure informed opinion and ardent support for a complicated, relatively unknown issue like an Article V convention? Are those who responded favorably part of Meckler’s “army” too?

Clearly COSP’s poll was intended to influence public policy by swaying legislators’ votes and public opinion, rather than to measure where voters stand on this important issue. COSP’s treating the results as authentic is misleading at best.

6. Smear Tactics
Those who can’t defend their stance on its merits resort to smear tactics when desperate. On April 26, 2016, at a California legislative hearing, Meckler vilified the John Birch Society (JBS): “…decades ago [JBS] was chased from reasonable discourse for issues of racism and antisemitism. So, I think (their) arguments are long discredited.” 10

Meckler said on Mark Levin’s show and archived here during March, 2018, that the conservative Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, which opposes a convention, has “…lost their way. They’re sending out these horrible, dishonest emails slandering the movement, repeating the lies of the left.” 11

Until 2014, Meckler attempted to disparage Eagle Forum’s Phyllis Schlafly in her later years by implying she was senile; he also claimed that Schlafly had no support from “legitimate scholars” for her opposition to an Article V convention. Meckler, whose credentials are no match for Schlafly’s, later changed his tune, apparently after conservative pushback. Today Meckler showers Schlafly with praise and claims her view on the con-con was her only mistake.Meckler and his operatives repeatedly pressure those hosting conservative events to cancel national speaker and Article V convention expert Joanna Martin J.D.,12possibly COSP’s most formidable living conservative opponent. COSP defames Martin’s character by falsely claiming she is a white supremacist affiliated with the Aryan Nation. On Sept. 29, 2018, three Texas Convention of States co-directors emailed an urgent call to action for COSP lemmings to bombard the First Baptist Church in Dallas with calls demanding that Martin’s next-day event be cancelled.13In another instance, Ms. Martin, who had been invited to debate COSP at the prestigious South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Conference held January 20, 2018, was cancelled after Meckler refused to debate her, demanded that Martin not be allowed to speak, and insisted that he be allowed to appear on the stage alone, without Martin.

COSP engages in “Ritual Defamation” of their opponents in order to prevent the public from hearing the truth about COSP’s false claims. The purpose of ritual defamation is to bully opponents into silence, intimate others from associating with opponents, and to shut down open public discussion of issues. If they can stop the debate, they won’t have to win the debate.

7. Birds of a feather

All the while, Meckler has befriended progressive activist and Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig since 2011 when they co-chaired the Conference on the Constitutional Convention (ConConCon) at Harvard. The intended purpose of the two-day event was to bring the Right and Left together in asking Congress to call a constitutional convention. Lessig was identified by Breitbart as having served on Soros-financed boards.

8. Ulterior motives
It is worth noting that George Soros is bankrolling the Constitution 2020movement,14 and that Eric Holder is associated with pushing for the same “progressive” Constitution. Holder sat on the board of the American Constitution Society, a Soros-funded group and the main organization behind the movement to ensure a more progressive constitution.15 Soros needs a convention to propose a Marxist Constitution with a “new and improved” Bill of Rights. Convention of States Project, on the other hand, is backed by globalist billionaires Charles and David Koch whose aim may be to get a convention in order to propose a new Constitution compatible with moving the United States into the North American Union. Short of a takeover by a foreign power, the easiest way to impose a new Constitution is through an Article V convention.

9. Four Pinocchios
If critical thinking and the Constitution were still taught in our public schools and colleges, COSP would have been awarded “four Pinocchios” for the past several years for their whoppers16 and stopped in their tracks long ago.

A “convention of states,” AKA “constitutional convention,” poses a very real threat to our Republic. Sadly, it’s an obscure, complicated issue that few ordinary citizens understand. And too many state legislators, who should know better, have accepted COSP’s myths at face value, sponsored their legislation, and voted accordingly.

Just about every political issue conservative Americans care about depends upon our keeping the Constitution we have and not risking it at a convention. Instead of sponsoring COSP applications, state legislators need to reject all Article V convention applications from their states and rescind those that have passed previously. Given COSP’s trail of deception, how can we possibly trust them with our Constitution?

There is enough documentation linked to this article and endnotes to educate you and your state legislator on the dangers of an Article V convention. The more people learn about it, the more they oppose it. All they need is an open mind. Read, learn, and share. Fool me once!

Endnotes:1 When 2/3 of the States (34) pass applications (resolutions) asking Congress to call an Article V convention, Congress is to call a convention.

2 Since nothing in the Constitution places subject limitations on a convention or its Delegates, any convention called by Congress would be one convention for all.

3 The Rick Roberts Show with Jim DeMint, WBAP News-Talk 820 AM at 11:24, posted July 5, 2017.

4 There are 2 ways to amend the US Constitution per Article V: 1) Congress proposes Amendments and sends them to the States for ratification; or 2) When 2/3 of the States (34) apply for it, Congress is to call a convention to propose Amendments that are then sent to the states for ratification. The second method has never been used.

5 Wolf-PAC applications for a convention were pending and rejected in at least 17 states in 2018 alone: CO, HI, IA, LA, MA, MD, ME, MO, NE, NM, NY, OK, PA, SC, WA, WI, & WV.

6 The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) wrote the model legislation from which COSP’s state applications are derived, hence the similarities. ALEC is heavily financed by corporations and consists of corporate and legislative members who meet in secret to shape public policy in state legislatures nationwide.

7 Voters’ opinions were polled in KS, NE, SD, IA, MN and other states where COSP applications were pending using IVR (AKA robocalls).

8 The final question reflects the language of COSP’s Article V convention applications.

9 Delegates to an Article V convention, as sovereign representatives of The People, have the inherent right “to alter or to abolish” their “Form of Government,” as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, paragraph 2.

10 California Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing: go to:; page 104; Assembly Judiciary Comm., April 26, 2016; video at 1:51:58.

11 Mark Meckler interviewed on the Mark Levin Show, posted on March 19, 2018; video at 1:20.

12 Retired litigation attorney Joanna Martin writes and speaks nationally under the nom de guerre Publius Huldah.

13 Texas Convention of States co-directors Tamara Colbert, Shelby Williams, and Paul Hodson falsely claimed in an email blast that Huldah [Martin] “has a background [with ties to the Aryan Nations and anti-government groups] that could jeopardize Pastor Jeffress and the positive reputation of the church.” The event was cancelled, but not before Ms. Martin had traveled long hours to be there.


15 George Soros Assault On U.S. Constitution,” by Aaron Klein,, March 27, 2011.

16 Here are a few whoppers: a) we have two Constitutions (one being a compilation of Supreme Court decisions). b) a “constitutional convention” is different than a “convention of states.” c) The framers added the convention method to Art. V after George Mason asked the question, “Are we so naïve that we believe a govt that becomes a tyranny will propose the right kind of amendments to restrain its own tyranny?” More COSP-generated myths are HERE (See pg. 2) and HERE.

© Judi Caler

Wins for our side for the year 2018-Article V Convention

Wins for our side for the year 2018:

 Idaho HCR 32 Convention of States Project (COSP): dead!  2/9/18

New Hampshire HCR10 (COSP); HCR12 (term limits); HB1268 (delegate); HJR 4 (laws apply equally to Congress): all dead!  2/8/18 (HB1268; 3/6/18 (HJR4); 3/6/18 (HCR 10); 3/15/18 (HCR12);

South Dakota SJR3 (COSP): dead!  2/14/18

Virginia HJR 49 & SJR 31 “left in rules” [i.e., died] 11/30/18 (COSP’s model delegate bill).

SJ11 Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) defeated in Rules; & SJ26 (BBA)–incorporated into SJ11): both dead 2/9/18.

Wyoming HJ 10 (COSP) 2/16/18; HJ3 (one subject) 2/14/18: both dead!

Utah – Session closed & the “protected” COSP application was never numbered and introduced! dead! 3/8/18 protected bill “abandoned” on sine die.

Kansas – SCR 1611 (COSP): dead!  Defeated 22-16 on Senate floor 3/8/18 – needed 2/3 vote).  HCR5005 (COSP) finally died in committee at sine die 5/4/18.

West Virginia: HB 2114 (COSP delegate); HCR57 (COSP); SB95 (delegate); SCR9 (COSP); SCR10 (Wolf PAC). This is a State that almost passed COSP in 2017: all dead!  3/10/18

Indiana: Adjourned 314/18. SJR14 (one subject) dead; 3/1/18: Senate passed SR0042, a bill urging the Legislative Council to assign the Compact for America legislation to an interim study committee. (Required Senate passage only).

Mississippi: HC 56 (COSP) passed a House Committee and the full House on 3/22/18 with no public notice of the hearing in Committee and vote on the Floor of the House. The only way COSP can get their dangerous resolutions passed is to get it done behind closed doors before the Public finds out about them. Note the irony that COSP pretends to be about bringing government back to the people! We went into immediate action when it passed the House: Happily, HC 56 was killed in a Senate Committee on 3/23/18. So, HC 56 (COSP) died on 3/23/18.

Other applications for an Article V convention also died at sine die 3/28/18: HC31 (BBA); SC509 (term limits); SCR511 (1 subject); SCR510 (BBA); SCR 548 (COSP); SC644 (COSP).

Georgia: 3/30/18 adjourned sine die and did not pass HR217 and SR195 (term limits). SR195 passed the Senate only 3/9/17.

 Kentucky: HB 282 (COSP Delegate); HJR8, HJR12, HJR 47, & HJR 81 (COSP); & HJR119 (BBA): all dead! HJR12 & HJR47 were withdrawn 1/11/18; HJR8 was withdrawn 1/18/18; HJR119, HB282; & HJR81 died at sine die 4/14/18.

Nebraska: LB 1058 (COSP’s delegate bill) & LR 6 (COSP) are dead! LB1058 did not advance 4/5/17 and was indefinitely postponed 4/18/18; LR6 was not prioritized and died at sine die 4/18/18. LR268 (Wolf PAC) and LR266 (Rescission) died at sine die 4/18/18.

Maryland:  SJ 8 & HJR 6 (COSP); HJ 11 & SJ 7 (Wolf PAC); HJ 4 (term limits):  all dead at sine die 4/10/18.

Tennessee:  COSP’s HB 1973 (SB 2452) model delegate bill which created secretly elected super powerful “Convention of States Joint Committee” is dead! Adjourned sine die 4/25/18; fiscal note killed these. SJR0092 (term limits) died at sine die 4/25/18 (and minor bills).

 Washington State:  HJM 4006 & SJM 8003 (COSP); HJM 4017 (BBA); HJM 4003 & SJM 8000 (Wolf PAC):  all dead!  Sine die 3/8/18.

Maine HP1251 (BBA); HP1232 (term limits); and SP667 (Wolf PAC) application: all dead! HP1251 and HP1232 failed 3/22/18; Wolf PAC died 2/13/18 – couldn’t agree what committee to send it to.

Hawaii: HCR 5, HCR 88, HR 7, HR 72, SR 16, SCR 33 (COSP); and HCR 207, HR 177, SCR 76, SR 45 (Wolf PAC):  all dead at 5/3/18 sine die!

Oklahoma:  Adjourned 5/3/15 sine die with HB1434 (Compact for America) and HJR1035 (Wolf PAC) pending.  Both are dead.  HJR 43 (delegate bill) passed.

Arizona: Adjourned 5/4/18 with HCR2024 (term limits) pending; passed full House & Senate committee. Dead now.

New Mexico:  HJR 11 (Wolf PAC) Postponed indefinitely 2/5/18.  Now dead.

Colorado: HJR18-1015, SJM18-005 (Wolf PAC):  4/25/18 indefinitely postponed.  Now dead.

Iowa:  HJR 11, HJR 12, SSB 1110, SJR 8 (COSP); and HJR8 & SJR5 (Wolf PAC): all dead at sine die 5/5/18!  HJR 11 was withdrawn on 3/15/17 and replaced by HJR12; SSB1110 was replaced with SJR8.

South Carolina: H.3233, S.0086, S.0878 (COSP); H.3473 & S.0547 (BBA); H.4174 & S.0571 (Wolf PAC); S.0545 and H.3567 (term limits): all dead at sine die 5/10/18!

Vermont:  J.R.H. 3 (COSP) & J.R.H. 11 (term limits) both dead at sine die 5/12/18!

Louisiana: SCR 87 (Wolf PAC): dead at sine die 5/18/18.  Failed vote; reconsideration pending at sine die.  HCR 4 (delegate bill) passed.

Missouri: SCR32 & HCR61 (Wolf PAC); HCR103 (Life); HCR92 (Marriage); SCR48 State powers; SCR91 Repeal 16th and 17th – all dead at sine die; SCR40 (term limits) passed 5/17/18.

Minnesota: HF2690, SF3490, & SF4105 (COSP); & SF3920 (one subject): all dead at sine die 5/20/18.

North Carolina:  SJR 36 (COSP) was fast-tracked thru the Senate in 2017 with last-minute, midnight hour, or closed-door Committee Meetings which were scheduled so quickly that the People of North Carolina had no time to attend, testify, or adequately respond.  It was defeated on a Floor vote in the House; but a few hours later, House Republicans voted to “reconsider” so that it could be voted on during the 2018 Session.  But the opposition to SJR 36 (which includes us) created so much controversy, and turned on enough lights in Republican Representative’s minds that the Republican Caucus decided not to call it up for a vote on the Floor.  Our letters, visits, and phone calls matter! North Carolina session ended June 29, 2018.

Illinois:  HR 0110, HR 0054, HJR 0018, HJR 0032, and SJR 0001 (COSP); and HB 2596 (COSP’s delegate bill) all dead at the end of the “veto” session of Nov. 2018.

Wisconsin:  AJR 35 & SJR 24 (Wolf PAC); SJR 18 (BBA); SB 107 & SJR 19 (delegate bill): all dead!

The States below were in session all year – these applications died at the end of the year 2018:

 Michigan: HB 6523 (COSP delegate bill) dead.  HJR V (COSP) dead.  SJR R (COSP) dead.

Ohio: HJR 2 (COSP) dead.  SJR 1 (COSP) dead.

 Pennsylvania: HR10 (countermand application); HR 11 (delegate bill) ;  HR 100 (delegate Bill); HR 187 (COSP); HR 357 (Wolf PAC); HR 647 (term limits); SR 133 (COSP); SR 134 (Regulation Freedom application); and SR 254 (Wolf PAC) all dead!

New York:  A 05109 & S 03317 (Wolf PAC) & B 00944, C01214, & J 05774 (COSP) are all dead.

Massachusetts:  H. 1929 & H. 4272 (COSP), S. 401 (COSP) & H. 1926 & S2243 (Wolf PAC) are dead.

Year End Tally:

The COSP application for an Article V convention

Our side defeated the COSP application for an Article V convention in 24 States this year:  Idaho, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, West Virginia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Nebraska, Maryland, Washington State, Hawaii, Iowa, South Carolina, Vermont, Minnesota, North Carolina, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts.

COSP didn’t win any States this year.

 “Unfaithful delegate” bills

Our side defeated “unfaithful delegate” bills in 10 States this year:  New Hampshire, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Nebraska, Tennessee, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Two States, Louisiana and Oklahoma, passed delegate bills this year; but that doesn’t hurt us because both States had already passed the COSP & BBA applications for an Article V convention.

Wolf PAC’s application for an Article V convention

Our side defeated the Wolf PAC application in 17 States this year:  West Virginia, Nebraska, Maryland, Washington State, Maine, Hawaii, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Iowa, South Carolina, Louisiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts.

Wolf PAC didn’t win any States this year.

Term Limits application for an Article V convention

Our side defeated the term limits application in 10 States this year:  New Hampshire, Mississippi, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, South Carolina, Vermont, and Pennsylvania.

Alabama (HJR 23) & Missouri passed the term limits application this year; but since they had already passed the COSP application, it didn’t matter.

The balanced budget amendment (BBA) application for an Article V convention

Our side defeated the BBA application in 7 States this year:  Virginia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Washington State, Maine, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

No States passed the BBA application this year.

Compact for America’s fake “balanced budget amendment”

No State this year ratified Compact for America’s scheme which, while pretending to require Congress to cut spending, actually delegates to Congress authority to impose a national sales tax and a national value added tax and keep the income tax!

Grateful Acknowledgements

Our work is made possible by Eagle Forum who has for several years paid our legislative subscription fee which makes it possible for us to closely monitor, track, and expeditiously act, on all Article V convention applications and delegate legislation filed in every State in the Union.

We also thank the Freedom First Society which will pay for our subscription the coming year to another valuable database.

We thank all the letter writers, the “boots on the ground”, and the national, statewide, and local organizations and individuals who put their shoulders to the plow to help defeat these applications for an Article V convention and the delegate bills.

REMEMBER: Congress may count the applications however they want – they may aggregate them to get the 34 total.  So it is imperative that we stop any new States from passing any “brand” of application and that we get States to rescind their existing applications.  2019 will be a bloodbath – don’t be complacent!


 Camp Constitution’s report for 2018

     Our Annual Family Camp:  This was our first year at the Lakeside Christian Camp and Conference Center in Pittsfield, MA.  We had our most successful camp, and out largest turnout in our 11 year history.  We assembled an outstanding group of  instructors which included first-timers Dr. Duke Pesta, Lord Christopher Monckton, Debbie Bacigalupi, and Barbara from Harlem.  We had over 18 junior campers (ages 5-11), and attendees from as far as California, Florida, Louisiana and Great Britain. Mr. John Mead, the director of Lakeside, asked us how Lakeside can help promote the 2019 camp which runs from July 28-August 3.

     Weekend Camp:   We were disappointed by the results of our September weekend camp held in Maine, but we did learn a lesson for planning future camps.  We broke even. produced an excellent video of a presentation by Professor Willie Soon, and had the opportunity to introduce our program to some new people.

      The Sam Blumenfeld Archives:   Hits: Approximately 1.8 million,  “Alpha-Phonics” Downloaded 125,000.  Instructions for “Alpha-Phonics”:  25,000,  Other titles Approximately 10,000 downloaded

      YouTube:  We are closing in on one million  views.   We are averaging about 2,000  views per day, and we have over 4,000 subscribers.  Debbie Bacigalupi’s class on Agenda 21 has over 36,000 views with 30,000 views in over a two-week period.

      Facebook Page:  Our Facebook page has over 1,725 likes.   Our live videos average over 3,000 views.

      Speakers Bureau:  We either hosted or were guest speakers at 42 events.

      Media:   Our Christian Flag Lawsuit generated hundreds of articles all over the United States including “The Chicago Tribune,” “The Los Angeles Times,” “The Boston Globe,” World Net Daily, and several Boston area TV stations.  In mid November,  six outlets carried a story about Professor Soon, and Lord Monckton at our camp.    We appeared as guests on 19 radio stations including five for the first time.  We guest hosted a show in Connecticut-the Lori on Liberty Show.  Our instructors appeared as guest on several live on line shows including the “Morse Force,” ‘The Dr. Duke Pesta Show, and Uncompromised Talk.”  We have the hosts send us the interviews in an MP3 and.or MP4 format and upload them to our YouTube and Podomatic Channel

      Article V Convention opposition:  We testified against resolutions in Maine and New Hampshire where all pending resolutions were defeated.  In New Hampshire, the committee hearing the proposed resolutions soundly defeated the Convention of States resolution 17-1.  The Wolf PAC resolution which passed in committee in Massachusetts was changed to a non- binding resolution.   In late March, we held a press conference and outreach at the Pennsylvania State House with several members of the media on hand.  In Maine, we interviewed  State Rep Sheldon Hannington who sponsored an Article V Convention but now strongly opposes one.  We also did an interview of Dr. John Eidsmoe and made it available on our YouTube channel.  We continue to E-mail updates and info on pending resolutions to our friends in New England, PA, OH, VA, and MI.

     Camp Constitution Radio on Podomatic:  Our Podomatic page continues to be in the top ten (most days-out of approximately 160) for the category of   “Conservative-Right. We even  hit the Number 2 spot for a few days.  We had 1,681 shows downloaded, over 5,000 visits, and dozens of embeds.   Our show originates on WBCQ The Planet and is heard twice a week on the station as well as weekly on and on our YouTube Channel

     Camp Constitution Books:   We have sold over $7,000 worth of books either via Amazon or on Facebook.  We have been blessed by recent donations of over 3,000 books including  from Professor Mike Patterson, Ed Sargent,  Bill McNally, and Victor and Lois Porlier.

     Special Projects:  In early June, we presented 1,200 pocket  copies of the U.S. Constitution to the Manchester, NH School Committee.   We also donated copies of the Constitution to “Constitution Camp” in Chillicothe, Ohio, a teacher on Cape Cod, and a Boston, MA area talk show host where he will make them available to his listeners. Mr. John Grieco donated 4.000 copies of the U.S. Constitution to us.   Attorney Michelle Arace who attended camp this year, is donating her services to copyright Camp Constitution.

     Camp Constitution Media:  We videotaped presentations at 20 events, and made them available on our YouTube Channel including the Boston Tea Party Reenactment.

Camp Constitution Press:  Thanks to a generous donor, we were able to reprint several titles including  “Catechism on the U.S. Constitution.”

    Outreach:  We had  info tables at  18 events (other than our own) including three homeschool shows: Homeschoolers of Maine, Mass Hope, and Christian Homeschoolers of Pennsylvania, and floats in the Flag Day Parade in Dedham, MA,  the July 4th Parade in Pittsfield MA , and the Roslindale (Boston), MA Day Parade.  We distributed  over 2,000 copies of the U.S. Constitution, and Camp Constitution promotional flyers at these events.

     Other Activities:  I was appointed director of the Samuel Blumenfeld Foundation which is a 501 (c) 3.  The Foundation has the rights to “Phonics for Success.”

     How you can help grow our program:

Make a monthly donation via our PayPal account accessed from our homepage:

     Start a Constitution Club

     Host a “What is Camp Constitution” presentation in your area

     Introduce people to the Sam Blumenfeld Archives:  

     Like our Facebook Page and introduce it to others:

Host a Camp Constitution speaker:

God has bless our efforts in 2018, and we are looking ahead for a successful 2019.   We have  recently received and accepted speaking engagements in Virginia, and Tennessee.  We have signed up and paid for info tables for three homeschool shows. We are lining instructors for our 2019 camp, and will send out a news release over the next few weeks.

Hal Shurtleff, Director
Camp Constitution



America Started with Educational Freedom By Samuel L. Blumenfeld

One of the reasons why the United States of America got off to such a great start is
because we had total educational freedom. When the Constitution was written, there was
already by then a great variety of teaching institutions. The Dames Schools were colonial
preschools in which children were taught the three R’s in preparation for going on to an
academy. The academy was a private school run by an educational entrepreneur. It
prepared students for higher learning or a trade or profession. They were considered the
most appropriate educational institution for a free people. Their responsibility was to the
parents who put their children in the academy.

Home tutoring was also very common in those days. There was no such thing as
“compulsory school attendance.” Parents were free to provide their children with any
form of education which met their needs. Children were taught to read and write in the
Dames Schools, which were keenly aware that Biblical literacy was an absolute necessity
in a society based on the teachings of the Bible.

In New England, laws had been passed requiring parents to educate their children. This
spurred the creation of Common Schools throughout the region. Towns hired teachers to
run such schools. Their main function was to prepare the students for future studies in
the colleges. They were owned and operated by the local folks who usually paid the
schoolmasters with commodities rather than money.The beauty of this high degree of freedom was that education was practical, its foundation based on reality. Whatever was taught was intended to improve the
knowledge, skills, and aptitudes of the students. The community’s basic purpose in
education was to pass on to the future generation the knowledge, wisdom, religion and
morals of the previous generation. There was no such thing as religious neutrality. The
United States was a Christian nation and all agreed that children should be inculcated in
the tenets of Christianity. And anyone who went into the education profession knew its
spiritual purposes.

But then the question arises: why did Americans give up educational freedom so early in
their history when its benefits were so obvious? Believe it or not, it had nothing to do
with economics or poor teaching. Literacy was very high and education was available to
everyone. There were even excellent charity schools that provided education for the
children of the poor. There was no need for the government to get involved in education.
But in Boston, the government did get involved in establishing the Boston Latin School,
an elite school to prepare students for Harvard. It was funded by the city even though the
parents of the students could easily have paid its costs. But the liberals in Boston were
already looking to government to establish an elite institution separated from the church.
What happened to create this state of mind? It was the rise of the Unitarian heresy at
Harvard among the descendants of the Puritans. Intellectual pride became the spearhead
of religious Liberalism.

The Unitarians no longer believed in the Trinity or in the divinity of Christ. If Christ was
divine it was in the sense that we are all divine. But while Christ was considered a great
teacher, he was not considered to be the source of salvation. The Unitarians also rejected
Calvin’s view of man as being innately depraved who needed to be saved by Jesus Christ.
The Unitarians believed that man was basically good, and that all he needed was a good
secular education to achieve moral perfectibility.

And so the Boston Unitarians launched a strong campaign to create government primary
schools in which Calvinist teachings would be eliminated. They were successful because
they learned how to influence the press, control the legislature, and get what they wanted.
As the public school movement grew, the orthodox were in a dilemma as to whether or
not to support it. In 1849, the orthodox General Association of Massachusetts decided in
favor of support with this very important stipulation. They wrote:

“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.”

There is no question that the “full and faithful experiment” has been a colossal failure,
and that millions of Christian children have been spiritually harmed. While many parents
have taken their children out of the public schools, and hundreds if not thousands of
church schools have been founded, the vast majority of Christian parents still put their
children in these anti-Christian public schools. In other words, we have still to learn the
lessons of history.

(Here is a link to a PDF of the above article:

UN Exploits Children to Advance Climate Agenda by Debbie Bacigalupi

   The UN and its members are using and weaponizing the impressionable young. All over COP24 (the most recent global warming conference), young people were present in numbers like never before. Perhaps the most recognizable face was an autistic 15-year-old from Sweden named Greta Thunberg, who was plastered across newspapers and TV screens worldwide lecturing adults on the need to stop alleged man-made global-warming. Her claim to fame: Skipping school to save the “climate” and encouraging other students to do the same.

  But Greta was just one among many. In coordination with other groups such as “Indigenous” peoples, We Are Still In (USA), Climate Nexus, just to name a few, the youth organized by the hundreds blocking COP24 hallways and disrupting events. They demanded “climate justice” or chanted loudly in unison some other UN-approved catchy slogan.

   The young preached about “anthropogenic warming,” “the science is settled,” “the Paris Agreement,”, “resiliency,” “adaptation and mitigation,” “fossil-free” and “de-carbonizing” the world, the need for “carbon taxes,” “stolen lands,” “action plans,” biodiversity, wildfires, floods, sea rise, droughts…anything weather related must be man-made. Their dire messages matched that of the UN’s: We must act now to stop global warming or else in twelve years Earth will be unrecognizable and uninhabitable.

   Nonetheless, the UN is fulfilling on its Sustainable Development Goals.  In this case, number 4 for “sustainable education.” The so-called UN 2030 Agenda identifies children as “critical agents of change.” Thus, all youth must be taught to “promote sustainable development.” At COP24, their success in this regard was evident everywhere. Adolf Hitler probably said it best, “He alone who owns the youth gains the future.” And at the UN, the youth are being trained, encouraged, and used to spread global-warming alarmism and forward a fundamentally transformed future plagued by controlling human action at every level.

  The following are just a few examples of youth’s engagement at the conference:

  “JUST” RUDE! During the Trump’s administration presentation on the benefits of coal, hundreds of “youth” took over for more than ten minutes, stormed the stage, loudly and rudely mocked the panelists, all while shouting about “stolen lands” and “climate justice.” (Exclusive video of this can be found on TNA’s YouTube.)

  JUST” SAD! In an interview with Regan (a high-school student from Santa Barbara, California, now living in Fiji and attending a “Green” school) she executed a perfectly coiffed interview about “climate justice,” “Sustainable Development”, the “importance” of being “vegan” and “humane” to animals while fearlessly calling out “guilty” major organizations (like PepsiCo). When she “messed up” she asked to start over, composed herself, and began again for perfect UN messaging.

   LOCK THEM UP! Exclusive TNA footage of a young adult from Germany (who is shocked that climate skeptics would attend the global warming conference) chants “lock them up” when asked what should happen to skeptics of the man-made warming hypothesis.

   YOUNG EXPERTS! Cornell University (New York) students shared their so-called climate-change-expertise of California’s wildfires, adaptation, and solutions. One conference solution suggested less people living in rural forested areas.

   PULL YOUR HEART STRINGS! Adult representatives from the Pacific Islands shared “climate” horror stories with the Katowice children’s choir. Afterwards, the kids dressed in gas masks to entertain a standing-room only audience with sad songs about the environment. “I Need Air to Breathe,” they sang as a video displayed young kids in “climate action” caring for the Earth.

   EXPLOIT! On a massive monitor World Bank Group looped footage of young adults in “climate change” action with the slogan “Youth are Unstoppable.”

   POLICE THE ADULTS! We interviewed a 23 year-old, Mary, who shared that her responsibility as the Norwegian Youth Delegate was to make sure the adults were fulfilling on their UN commitments.

   The children are being groomed to usher in the UN’s One World agenda, with “climate justice” as a pretext. The totalitarians have netted the youth, hook, line, and sinker like never before.

   None of this should be a surprise, though. Just head to your local university bookstore and examine the required texts. Check out a Common Core-aligned lesson on climate change. They are capturing the youth right in front of us. If freedom-loving Americans hope to preserve liberty and justice, rest is not an option.  Get moving!

A Visit from the Christ Child

A Visit from the Christ Child

Twas the morning of Christmas, when all through the house

All the family was frantic, including my spouse;

For each one of them had one thing only in mind,

To examine the presents St. Nick left behind.

The boxes and wrapping and ribbons and toys

Were strewn on the floor, and the volume of noise

Increased as our children began a big fight

Over who got the video games, who got the bike.

I looked at my watch and I said, slightly nervous,

“Let’s get ready for church, so we won’t miss the service.”

The children protested, “We don’t want to pray:

We’ve just got our presents, and we want to play!”


It dawned on me then that we had gone astray,

In confusing the purpose of this special day;

Our presents were many and very high priced

But something was missing – that something was Christ!

I said, “Put the gifts down and let’s gather together,

And I’ll tell you a tale of the greatest gift ever.

“A savior was promised when Adam first sinned,

And the hopes of the world upon Jesus were pinned.

Abraham begat Isaac, who Jacob begat,

And through David the line went to Joseph, whereat

This carpenter married a maiden with child,

Who yet was a virgin, in no way defiled.

“Saying ‘Hail, full of Grace,’ an archangel appeared

To Mary the Blessed, among women revered:

The Lord willed she would bear – through the Spirit – a son.

Said Mary to Gabriel, ‘God’s will be done.’

“Now Caesar commanded a tax would be paid,

And all would go home while the census was made;

Thus Joseph and Mary depart Galilee

For the city of David to pay this new fee.

“Mary’s time had arrived, but the inn had no room,

So she laid in a manger the fruit of the womb;

And both Joseph and Mary admired as He napped

The Light of the World, in His swaddling clothes wrapped.


“Three wise men from the East had come looking for news

Of the birth of the Savior, the King of the Jews;

They carried great gifts as they followed a star –

Gold, frankincense, myrrh, which they’d brought from afar.

“As the shepherds watched over their flocks on that night,

The glory of God shone upon them quite bright,

And an angel explained the intent of the birth,

Saying, “Glory to God and His peace to the earth.”

“For this was the Messiah whom prophets foretold,

A good shepherd to bring his sheep back to the fold;

He was God become Man, He would die on the cross,

He would rise from the dead to restore Adam’s loss.

“Santa Claus, Christmas presents, a brightly lit pine,

Candy canes and spiked eggnog are all very fine;

Let’s have fun celebrating, but leave not a doubt

That Christ is what Christmas is really about!”

The children right then put an end to the noise,

They dressed quickly for church, put away all their toys;

For they knew Jesus loved them and said they were glad

That He’d died for their sins, and to save their dear Dad. manger


Reprinted with permission by The New American Magazine

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


The Weekly Sam: How to Teach Cursive

“Cursive is a lost art” is a lament we hear on a regular basis, but the Sam Blumenfeld  Archives has a way to bring that lost art back:

This is an easy step by step lesson plan that can be used to teach your child or yourself cursive.

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