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
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/
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Camp Constitution Speakers Bureau will host a speaking tour for Mr Robert Brown of Montana on the dangers of an Article V Convention. Mr. Brown, a Constitutional scholar and creator of the DVD series “The Constitution is the Solution,” will tour New Hamphire and Maine from Tuesday January 24 to Thursday January 26. His schedule:
Tuesday January 24:
-8:30 AM In Studio interview with Rich Girard of “Girard at Large Manchester NH
11:00 AM: Press Conference Legislative Office Building 33 North State St Concord, NH
12:00 Noon Private Lunch with NH legislatures
4:00 PM In Studio Radio Interview with Karen Testerman Manchester
7:00 PM Presentation Nashua Public Library 2 Court St. Nashua, NH Free admission
Wednesday January 25,
1:00 PM Press Conference Maine State Capitol Building Welcome Center
6:30 PM Presentation Lithgow Library 45 Winthrop St Augusta, MA Free admission
12:00 Noon Private Lunch with Maine Legislatures
7:00 PM Presentation American Legion Post 181 Jefferson St. Waldoboro, ME Free admission
For more information on this tour, please call Camp Constitution director Hal Shurtleff (857) 498-1309 or email@example.com
Camp Constitution recently interviewed Mr Brown on the “Girard at Large Show”
Camp Constitution had its busiest year since its founding in 2009.
Annual Family Camp
We enjoyed the largest attendance in our camp’s history with about 120 people participating. Our featured instructors were Mrs. KrisAnne Hall, and John McManus. Mr. Mert Melfa, and Michael Smith did an incredible job videotaping the classes and activities and uploaded on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7jnzBzBiNYAKi9OYzt61K83fjwGrxP0 Mr. Mark Affleck did an excellent job as the camp’s newspaper editor and made copies available on the camp’s website https://s3.amazonaws.com/camppictures/CampArchive/index.htmllhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/camppictures/CampArchive/index.html
We had information tables at two home school conventions: Homeschoolers of Maine’s annual convention held in mid March, and the Mass Hope Home School Convention which is the largest homeschool convention in New England. We hosted a workshop at the Mass Hope Convention entitled “Dangers of an Article V Convention.” Our presence at these two conventions led to new families attending our summer camp, the distribution of hundreds of copies of the U.S. Constitution, and our publications and reprints.
We had a float in the Dedham, MA Flag Day Parade for the 2nd year in a row where we passed out over 500 copies of the U.S. Constitution, and Camp Constitution brochures. Thanks to Dan McGonigle and Emily Shurtleff, we manned an information table on July 4th at the Boston Common with the theme “Honoring the Signers. We challenged folks to name the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and distributed copies of an article on the signers of the Declaration of Independence and their sacrifices.
We held information tables at two venues on the same day Saturday September 17th in Boxboro, MA and Nashua, NH. The Boxboro event was the first annual “Reclaim America Rally” and the Nashua event was the National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies’ annual Constitution Day Celebration where Camp Constitution’s director, Hal Shurtleff, was one of the speakers. Volunteers for these events were Rich Seron, Bob and Nancy Seeley, and Dr. Kishore.
Thanks to the Ferretti family, we were invited to participate in an all day (and evening) event celebratating the Constitution in Hyde Park, NY in mid September.
Pastor Scott Lively invited Rev. Craft, Dr. Kishore, and Hal Shurtleff to participate in the first annual New England Biblical Values Summit where we had an information table, and were panelists.
Our newly created speaker bureau hosted Dr. Duke Pesta for four presentation in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, a speaking tour of Dr. Kishore and Rev Steve Craft in Maine, and a presentation on the dangers of an Article V Convention in the Boston area. Many of these presentation have been videotaped and are uploaded on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN7ME18Q1xiqcrPEn5h5FbA
We sponsored a press conference for Rev. Steve Craft to speak on the drug addiction and race issues in Maine which resulted in front page coverage in most of Maine’s daily newspapers, and four TV stations.
Sam Blumenfeld Archives
Thanks to the efforts of Mark Affleck, and Eric Conover, the camp’s webmaster, we launched the Sam Blumenfeld Archives on our web site and are averaging over 150,000 views per month. People from all over the world are making use of the excellent resources on this page. http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/
We did a special project for Mr. G. Edward Griffin-videotaping a presentation of Dr. Willie Soon ,and will be in the credits for Mr. Griffin’s documentary exposing the global warming fraud,. We will be in another documentary on the Dr. Kishore Story directed by Joaquin Fernandez. He interviewed Rev. Craft and Hal Shurtleff . We also compiled some footage from Dr. Kishore’s speaking tour in Maine that will be in the documentary.
Camp Constitution Press
Camp Constitution Press reprinted “Color, Communism, and Common Sense” by Manning Johnson, and have made plans for a speaking tour by Rev. Craft on this topic of how our nation’s enemies are using race to destroy our nation. We also attended and videotaped the first annual Nativity Celebration at the Massachusetts State House.
Camp Constitution’s Youtube channel has close to 1/4 of a million views and over 1,200 subscribers. Our facebook page has over 1,000 likes. We also renewed our Vimeo page, and have increased the number of articles on our Camp blog.
Camp Constitution Radio
Camp Constitution Radio is in its second year. This weekly show broadcasts on WBCQ The Planet Shortwave and http://ipmnation.com/ Guests in 2016 year’s included Lord Christopher Monckton, Professor Willie Soon, Ed Martin, Director of Eagle Forum, Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America, Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center, and Joaquin Fernandez, co-director of the documentary “Indoctrination. We also appeared as guest on a number of radio shows including the Michelle McPhee Shoe in Boston, and guest hosted “The Girard at Large Show,: a popular morning show hosted by Rich Girard in Manchester, NH.
We would like to expand our outreach and mission which includes starting other camps around the country, a greater presence at home school shows and other venues. We will be hosting Robert Brown, Constitutional Scholar and creator of “The Constitution is the Solution” in Maine and New Hampshire later this month to speak on the dangers of an Article V Convention, and have made arrangements to have an information table at the Nashua, NH gun show. We have several book projects underway including a book written by our campers.
What can you do?
Attend our 2017 Family Summer Camp and help get other families to attend. Download the 2017 camp brochure: http://campconstitution.net/public-essays/
Host a Camp Constitution speaker in your town and/or encourage local patriotic and civic groups to host a speaker.
Share our Youtube videos.
Promote our website. http://campconstitution.net/
Start a Constitution Club in your home, or local library.
Make a monthly donation via our PayPal account. http://campconstitution.net/set-up-recurring-donations/
And pray that God will continue to bless our camp, and our nation.