I was a liberal by default. I asked no questions. I had no answers. I just pulled the lever to vote for Democrats as was expected of me. Most of my fellow Black Americans do not fully understand what the term “liberal” means, or who or what they are voting for. And, in turn they don’t realize how harmful those “liberal” policies are to our freedoms and liberties as Americans.
I was born into a culture that believes Black equals Democrat. A broken home, failed marriage, and a feeling of victimization fueled my need for inclusion, which the Democratic Party fulfilled. As an activist and member of the NAACP and Democratic Clubs in Harlem, the men I looked up to—the Rev. Jesse Jackson (whom I also campaigned for), Congressman Charlie Rangel, and Rev. Al Sharpton—reinforced the negative perceptions that shaped my world.
But just like false prophets, the false narrative that has been spoon-fed to us by Black leaders, the Black community, the media, and progressive politicians has enslaved Blacks in a victimhood mentality and entitlement mindset.
But my eyes were opened to reject victimhood and lack of accountability. My journey has proven to me that when you have clarity of conscience, love of God, and a deep-seated belief in America’s goodness, your life will be enriched and your focus will change to one of accountability.
I am Barbara from Harlem. I fought my way out. You can too.
Today marks the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution when on September 17, 1787, 39 of the 42 delegates present approved of the U.S. Constitution, and the convention adjourned. Sadly, most Americans have little or any knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. We at Camp Constitution have made efforts to help educate Americans about the U.S. Constitution. Since our inception, we have distributed over 20,000 pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution, conducted dozens of lectures, and classes on the U.S. Constitution, and given our 10 Question quiz to thousands of people. We encourage readers to take our 10 question quiz: http://campconstitution.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Camp-Constitution-U-S-Constitution-Quiz.pdf
Our YouTube Channel has a U.S. Constitution playlist. It contains lectures, classes and interviews of our instructors and speaker over the years. Please watch, share and subscribe to our Channel.
We first met Barbara from Harlem at at the Flag Day/Second Amendment Rally in June of 2018 in Massachusetts. Since then, we have hosted her on several occasions including our recently held event in Lexington, MA where she gave this excellent and motivational speech encouraging Patriots to fight for America:
She will also be the keynote speaker at our 1st Annual Ladies Retreat to be held from Friday October 2 to Sunday October 4 at the Singing Hills Christian Camp and Conference Center in Plainfield, NH-the same venue where we held our 2020 Family Camp. In addition to Barbara, Mrs. Edith Craft will be leading devotionals, Mrs. Maura Shurtleff will teach us how to make a holiday wreath and another surprise. Mrs. Keiko Bernardi will be getting our blood moving each morning with a light stretch. An easy community project will be detailed for you to bring back to your home community. Mrs. Catherine White will host a shooting range session. Tabletop discussions covering home schooling and other school alternatives as well as innovations to expanding camp will be included.
Bebe Diamond was on a tour of the Lexington Battle Green in Lexington, MA sponsored by Camp Constitution when she politely confronted a group of white Black Lives Matter supporters. Bebe told these white ladies that the organization Black Lives Matter does not speak for the Black community.
Sam Blumenfeld was ahead of his time. In his March 1993, newsletter, Sam makes the case that public schools are turning our amoral brutes. He would not be surprised at all at the mayhem that is going on all over the U. S. today. Here is a link to that newsletter: http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/1995/BEL%2010-03%20199503.pdf
If you haven’t, please subscribe to the Blumenfeld Archives and share the archives with people in your sphere of influence: http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/
Last week, Camp Constitution Radio had the opportunity to interview Beverlyn Beatty of At The Well Ministries https://www.atthewellministries.org/ Beverlyn was one of the ladies arrested in front of Trump Towers in New York City for painting over the Black Lives Matter “mural.”
A link to our audio version on Podomatic: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2020-08-14T18_31_36-07_00
In his March 1987 newsletter, Sam Blumenfeld spelled out the plans that the enemies of America had for our nation. The riots in the streets prove Sam to be correct. This is why we must take our children out of the government schools. http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/1987/BEL%2002-03%20198703.
Our Blumenfeld Archive is enjoying an increase in views and downloads. Please help share this precious and valuable resource: http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net
Rev. Steve Craft gave a powerful presentation at Camp Constitution’s 12 annual family camp held from July 19-24 at the Singing Hills Christian Camp in Plainfield. Rev. Craft gives an historical overview of the riots and who is behind them. He discusses the book Color, Communism, and Common Sense written by Manning Johnson, a former black communist reprinted by Camp Constitution Press http://campconstitution.net/product/color-communism-and-common-sense-by-manning-johnson/ and discusses the communist and racist roots of Black Lives Matter.
Thanks to the Wuhan Virus lockdowns, more and more parents are seeking alternatives to government schools. One such alternative is the Samuel Blumenfeld Archives. http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/ And one of the items available in the archive is Sam’s Math Tutor http://campconstitution.net/blumenfelds-math-tutor/
While many camp facilities and groups canceled their annual events, we, Camp Constitution and our host Singing Hills Christian Camp in Plainfield, NH were determined to hold our 12th annual family camp. Expecting a small turnout, Singing Hills relieved us of our contractual obligations, but it wasn’t necessary since we far exceeded the numbers. We had over 130 attendees including a number of new families. While a few of our scheduled instructors, Lord Christopher Monckton, and John McManus, and John Hoderny, our head counselor, were unable to attend, we had an excellent group of instructors including Alex Newman, Jonathan Alexandre of Liberty Counsel and Dr. Felecia Nace, Catherine White, and the Patriot Pastor, Garrett Lear. Mrs. Edith Craft led the Junior Camper program.
In addition to the classes, we had plenty of recreational events, and for the first time, we had marksmanship training. Led by Dr. Gene Long, over 30 campers and adults fired a weapon for the first time. Mr. Steve Wanager not only brought his Colonial and Civil War cannons, but fired them as well. We also had an optional field trip to nearby Quechee Gorge. Evangeline Herrygurs of Sarasota, Florida and Stephen Mauder of Toledo, Ohio were our Super Campers. Here is a link to a YouTube playlist of our classes and events: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7jnzBzBiNYDOAZbrVE4kD1jNlhxScPmH We have already booked Singing Hills for next year Sunday July 18 to Friday July 23, 2021. For those who are looking to book an event for your church or group, we highly recommend Singing Hills: https://www.singinghills.net/
Thanks to all who helped make this camp possible.