Hal Shurtleff

Director and Co-Founder of Camp Constitution.

Resources to Fight the Green Mafia

Recently, I made a posting on a local Facebook page making the claim that climate change is a hoax.  While most in the group agreed with me, one member of the group took serious exception to my post and wrote: “CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX??? Are you KIDDING ME??? If at this point you still think it’s a HOAX, you are an absolute FOOL.”

It is quite understandable why this person believes that climate change is real, and anyone who opposes the idea is an “absolute fool’ or worse.  We are inundated with climate change or global warming chicken littles from Greta “How Dare You” Thunberg to the corporate media to government schools to the Democrat Party, to the big non-profit foundations that fund every United Nations friendly non-government organization.  Some of these chicken littles are genuine ideologues while some are in it for the money.    They make up what I call the Green Mafia. And while they may not have their opponents “sleeping with the fishes,” they love to fire, ban, boycott and demonize their opponents.

Like the vast majority of members of the Green Mafia, I am not a scientist, but I have many friends who are.  In addition to my many scientist friends, I have been around almost sixty-five years and remember past predictions of the chicken littles that have come to naught.  One of the earliest was my eighth-grade teacher who told us that we may be facing an ice age or global cooling.


Then in the mid-1980s, the chicken littles told us that acid rain would kill all of the fish in the oceans, lakes, and ponds.  Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis gave a press conference at Turners Pond in Milton, MA.  He said that acid rain killed all of the fish in the pond.  A few weeks later, I visited the pond and to my surprise, I saw people catching fish.  I had been lied too.  Around the same time, The Boston Globe published an article reporting that acid rain is killing the maple trees in Vermont.  A few years later while visiting Vermont, I picked up a local paper and read an article reporting that Vermont has experienced its largest maple sugar crop in the state’s history.  Then, it was the ozone hole.  We were all going to get skin cancer because we were destroying the ozone layer by using aerosol cans.  The ozone hole was huge in the Antarctic during the winter months. The chicken littles failed to report is that the sun is needed to make ozone, and it is dark in the Antarctic during the winter but when the sunlight returns, the ozone is replenished.


My scientist friends and friendly acquaintances that the Green Mafia calls “climate deniers” and whom I call climate realists:

Willie Soon


The first on the list is Professor Willie Soon, an instructor at Camp Constitution’s annual family camp.  His organization is Ceres Science  https://www.ceres-science.com/willie-soon  Our YouTube channel has a playlist of his presentations: https://studio.youtube.com/playlist/PL7jnzBzBiNYDpYp8KORgRjO5tIsDsjyh-/videos

(Professor Willie Soon)

 Joe D’Aleo 

Joe is the co-founder of the Weather Channel, and a New Hampshire resident.  His organization is Weather Bell https://www.weatherbell.com/ 

CFACT-Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow: https://www.cfact.org/


  CFACT’s Marc Morano is a regular on Fox and Newsweek, and Camp Constitution’s blog reposts the articles by Paul Driessen, its senior policy advisor.


Lord Christopher Monckton

Lord Monckton was an advisor to Margaret Thatcher and an instructor at Camp Constitutions’ annual family camp.  Most of his work can be found at The Heartland Institute. https://heartland.org/

 Tony Heller

My interview of Tony Heller where he gives an historical overview of climate and weather over the last 200 years, and by doing so, refutes today’s climate alarmists.


A link to his website: https://realclimatescience.com/

Noah Webster:

Yes.  Noah Webster the famous lexicographer wrote and spoke on the subject of climate change.  He even debated Thomas Jefferson who conceded defeat.  In 1810, he published  On the Supposed of Change of Temperature of Winter.  https://www.amazon.com/Supposed-Change-Temperature-Winter/dp/0983521956 For a free download, please E-mail  me at campconstitution1@gmail.com

Finally, the late John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel.  I had the opportunity to interview him at an event sponsored by the Heartland Institute back in 2009. In the interview, Mr. Coleman said that global warming now rebranded as climate change was a hoax:



The above list is not exhaustive. There are many more resources, but the ones above are a good start.  Those who are reading this article in hard copy format, may E-mail me for an on-line version making it easier to access the linked videos and websites  campconstitutrion1@gmail.com )

George Floyd Was Not Murdered: Tucker Carlson Interview Vince Ellison, Producer of “Will You Go to Hell For Me” and an instructor at Camp Constitution


Tucker Carlson interviews Vince Ellison, producer of the documentary Will You Go to Hell For Me, author of 25 Lies Exposing the Democrats Most Seductive, Damnable and Destructive Lies and How to Refute Them, and instructor at Camp Constitution on the subject of Georg Floyd.   In this short interview, Vince explains how Floyd was a habitual criminal whose death was used to promote the Democrat’s Marxist agenda.

Camp Constitution will be sponsoring speaking engagements in the Spring of 2024 for Vince in the New England region.

Pro-Life Flag Flies in Billerica, Massachusetts


Fly the Pro-Life Flag is a group based in Billerica, MA, a town 25 miles Northwest of Boston.   Led by Mrs. Dee Dee Clark Dorrington,  the group successfully petitioned the town to fly the Pro-Life flag.

A hearing by the town selectmen was held on Monday September 11.   The group reached out to our friends at the Massachusetts Family Institute   https://www.mafamily.org/  and on the day of the meeting, the selectmen received a letter from the Institute’s attorney Sam Whiting citing   “Shurtleff v Boston  www.lc.org/flag 

Dear Members of the Select Board,

My name is Sam Whiting and I am an attorney with Massachusetts Family Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the family in Massachusetts. I write on behalf of pro-life citizens of Billerica who recently submitted an application to fly the pro-life flag on a town flag pole located at the Billerica Public Library during the month of October. The purpose of this letter is to advise you of the legal implications of Billerica’s policies and practices in the context of this request.

As you know, the Supreme Court recently unanimously held in Shurtleff v. City of Boston that when a city allows a flagpole to be used as a public forum for expression by various groups, it cannot discriminate against any group’s flag based on the message it conveys.[1] A critical factor in the Court’s analysis in deciding whether Boston had turned its flagpole into a public forum was the extent to which the government had “actively shaped or controlled the expression” at issue.[2] Because Boston had allowed numerous other private groups to fly their flags on the city flagpole and had never turned away an applicant, it could not discriminate against a Christian applicant because of the religious content of the flag he requested to fly.[3]

It is our understanding that in the past, Billerica has approved the requests of a number of private groups to fly their flags on city flagpoles, including but not limited to:


  • The Italian flag, to celebrate Italian Heritage Month;
  • The Armenian Genocide Commemoration flag;
  • The Indian flag, to commemorate Indian Independence Day;
  • The LGBTQ Pride flag, to commemorate LGBTQ Pride month.


Some of these flags have been raised multiple times over multiple years at the request of private groups. An ordinary citizen observing private groups raising these flags would understand that the flags represent the groups’ private expression, and not the government speech of Billerica.[4] It should also be noted that some of these flags, such as the Armenian Genocide flag or the LGBTQ Pride flag, touch on sensitive and/or potentially contentious political issues over which Billerica residents may strongly disagree.

By engaging in a practice of allowing any and all private groups to use town flagpoles for private expression, Billerica has opened its flagpoles as a public forum, just as Boston did. This means that this Board may not deny the pro-life group’s request to fly its own flag based on the content of its message. To do so would violate their First Amendment right to free expression. While some may see the flag as controversial, it is no more controversial than other flags the Board has allowed to fly in the past and should be given equal treatment.

It is true that Billerica may close the forum it has opened by passing a policy stating that town flag poles are no longer forums for public expression but are instead forums for government speech. However, until such a policy is passed, the flagpoles remain a public forum. The fact that the Board is now moving to pass such a policy in apparent response to the request to fly the pro-life flag indicates that the Board is acting to discriminate against the pro-life group based on the content and viewpoint of their message. This is unfortunate. Should the Board deliberately and unnecessarily delay acting on the pro-life group’s request to fly their flag until it can pass a new flag policy, this would also violate the group’s First Amendment rights.

For the foregoing reasons, I would strongly advise the Board to approve the pro-life group’s request to fly the pro-life flag at some point during the month of October.

Very truly yours,         Samuel J. Whiting, Esq.

Staff Attorney

Massachusetts Family Institute

401 Edgewater Drive, Suite 580

Wakefield, MA 01880

Tel: 781.589.0400

Michael King of Mass Family Institute reached out to me the day of the hearing, and asked if I would Zoom and testify.  I was happy to do so and during my brief testimony, I reminded the selectmen that it cost the City of Boston more than $2.1 million in legal fees.  The selectmen voted 4-1 to let the group fly the Pro-Life flag for two weeks in October.  And, on Monday October 16, a brief flag raising ceremony took place in the center of Billerica.


After the flag raising, DeeDee made these remarks on the group’s Facebook page:

“Christina Marie and I are beyond overwhelmed and still flying high (pun intended) with the amount of support that the prolife community received tonight.
The flag raising ceremony went on without a hitch (well, maybe a brief tangle of the ropes🙃) and we feel truly blessed to have seen this initiative thorough.
We will share videos and pictures as we collect and prepare them, but for now it’s time for tacos and ice cream.
Thank you to everyone who attended tonight and showed your support for life.”
  Camp Constitution salutes the folks at Fly the Pro-Life Flag and hopes that this event inspires others around the nation.

Camp Constitution’s Third Quarter Report for 2023


 Camp Constitution in the News:

We continue to be mentioned in the media as local Christians petition to have the Chrisitan or Pro-Life flags fly on town or city halls. 1819 News in Alabama as Christian activists interviewed us are in the process of having Montgomery declare Christian Heritage Month and have the Christian fly in front of City Hall for a month:


Christians in Torrington, CT raised the Christian flag on their city hall with over two hundred people including the mayor on hand:

And in Billerica, MA,  Deedee Clark Dorrington and members of her group Fly the Pro-Life Flag with the help from our friends at the Massachusetts Family Institute were able to get the town selectmen vote 4-1 in favor of flying the Pro-Life flag for two weeks in October:  MFI’s Advocacy Leads Billerica to Raise Pro-Life Flag on Town Property – MFI | Massachusetts Family Institute (mafamily.org)

The Claremont, NH Eagle Tribute did a story on our annual family camp:  https://www.eagletimes.com/news/camp-takes-on-swimming-and-the-bill-of-rights/article_e3f74b08-0d14-545d-b9a0-876343786082.html  The reporter asked us how we teach the Constitution to five year olds, we sent him a link to this video of our Junior Campers led by Mrs. Edith Craft singing a song about the Constitution


We received some national media attention from NBC and Fox News with the appearance of presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswami at our annual family camp.

Special Projects: 

We had a float in the annual Old Home Week Parade in Alton, NH, and we presented their salute to America event held at Alton Bay. We had info tables at numerous events including the Crown of Maine Balloon Festival, the Mid-Atlantic Reformation Society’s Future of Christendom forum, the National Heritage, and the Mass HOPE homeschool convention where we also conducted a workshop on the Sam Blumenfeld Archive. We co-sponsored a Patriot Day Camp in Maine led by Mrs. Jessica Whitworth.

In April, Camp Constitution donated 1,500 pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution to the Alton-Barnstead, NH School District, and in January, we donated 1,100 copies to the Laconia Junior and High School, Laconia, NH Junior High, and High Schools. This has opened up the doors to other donations to schools in the region.

We hosted a group of homeschoolers at the Lane House for a field trip overnight to take in the Midnight Night Ride and Battle of Lexington Reenactments.

We hosted the Hillside College’s Constitutional Study Course in Alton, NH and Lebanon, ME.

Camp Constitution Media:

We videotaped all of the classes and some of the activity at our annual family camp and at our second weekend retreat the Lexington Reenactment, Alton, NH’s Memorial Day Parade, speeches as our 3rd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue in Lexington, the classes and activities at our annual family camp, and speeches of our speakers Julie Wilkinson, Pastor William Levi, and Charl van Wyk.

YouTube, Rumble Channels and Bitchute Channels

We have received 90,000 thousand views on our YouTube Channel this year with new subscribers giving us close to 8,000 subscribers overall. Our Rumble channel has received 6,388 views this year with seven likes, and our Bitchute channel has 2,3126 views this year.

The Sam Blumenfeld Archive:

552,168 hits

3,592 Marlow-Shakespeare Book

3,288 Alpha Phonics Workbooks

2,543 Alpha Phonics Manuals

Our friend Godknows Matizirofa principal of Nottingham School in Harare, Zimbabwe, is building a new school and will name it in honor of Sam Blumenfeld. We have been donating copies of Sam’s Alpha Phonics to the school.

We reached out to Mrs. Joyce Burges of National Black Home Educators and donated a case of Sam’s Alpha-Phonics, and plan to interview her on our radio show.

If you haven’t already, please visit and subscribe to the archives: http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/ 

Camp Constitution Radio on Podomatic:

We remain in the top ten for the conservative category with 7,614 downloads, and 862 plays   https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal 

 Facebook Page:

We continue to average fifty likes per month. We also admin about eight groups including Friend of the Constitution in ME, NH, MA, CT, RI. PA, VT, and Stop the Constitutional Convention.

Speaker’s Bureau:

For the first nine months, we had over thirty speaking engagements. We recently held six engagements for Charl van Wyk author of Shooting Back in MA, NH, and ME. In September, we spoke to the Mid Atlantic Reformation Society, and we were one of the featured speakers at the Norfolk County (MA) Second Amendment Rally and Constitutional Day Celebration. We spoke at the Michigan Republican Party’s Mackinac Island event where we shared a podium with the likes of Alan Keyes and Jim Caviezel. We had speaking engagements in Maine including being the featured speaker at the Homeschoolers of Maine Annual State House Day, and presentations in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Loudon, NH. We hosted four engagements for Juli Wilkinson who played the abortion nurse in the movie Unplanned. And we hosted Mrs. Bau Chau Kelly at the Lane House. Mrs. Kelly described life in Communist Vietnam:


(Rev. Craft ans Charl van Wyk at the Lane House)

Camp Constitution’s Website:

We had 27.000 views for this period, and posted 147 blogs:  http://www.campconstitution.net

Camp Constitution Book Sales:                           

We have raised close to $3.500 from donated books from our Amazon, Facebook page, and on-line bookstore. http://campconstitution.net/shop/

  Article V Convention: 

We worked with legislatures to have an Article V rescission resolution introduced in the New Hampshire House in 2024. Despite the onslaught of Article V resolutions all over the U.S. not a single one passed. We helped defeat two Article V resolutions in New Hampshire, several in Maine, and authored articles on the subject in on-line and print media and participated in a national conference call hosted by Tamara Scott who hosts a show on Frank Speech. One article we published was an expose on the leadership of the Convention of States. https://granitegrok.com/mg_lakesregion/2023/04/poisoning-the-well-is-not-working-in-new-hampshire-but-we-cant-help-ourselves  We worked with legislatures to have an Article V rescission resolution introduced in the New Hampshire House in 2024.

 Radio and Cable TV: 

We were a first time guest on several radio shows including the Chris Arn Show based in Carliyle,  and returned to the  the Duke Pesta Show:  https://www.freedomproject.com/2023/05/30/dds53023/ and earlier  in the year, we were guests on “Chattin with Janine: a popular Cable TV Show hosted by NH State Rep and long-tine friend Janine Notter. And  appeared as a guest on Tamara Scott’s show on Frank Speech, https://frankspeech.com/video/tamara-scott-show-joined-hal-shurtleff-camp-constitution and an appearance on the Ed Martin Radio Show which is nationally syndicated:  https://www.phyllisschlafly.com/constitution/wynk-back-to-basics-with-hal-shurtleff/

      Camp Constitution Ladies Group:

The Third Annual Spring Fling took place May 5-7 at the Singing Hills Christian Camp. Speakers include Valerie McDonnell, the youngest elected official in the United States and former abortion nurse turned Pro-Life activist Julie Wilkinson. Julie played a role in the movie “Unplanned.”  


Julie Wilkinson                                                       Valerie McDonnell


Our friend and Camp Constitution camp parent Steve Wanager has relocated to Maine and donated one of his replica cannons to Camp Constitution. We are now the proud owners of a replica Revolutionary War howitzer. Contrary to the view of Mr. Biden, the 2nd Amendment does not prevent us from owning a cannon.

Camp Constitution’s 15th Annual Family Camp

We had another successful family camp with new guest speakers’ author and documentary producer Vince Ellison. And, for the first time in our history, a presidential candidate visited us. Mr. Vivek Ramaswamy spoke to the campers and took their questions.


Second Annual Family Retreat:

We just completed o our 2nd Annual Weekend Family Retreat which ran from Friday September 29 to Sunday October 1. Guest instructors were Jim Perloff and former Gubernatorial candidate Karen Testerman. Returning instructors included Catherine White, and Rev. Steve Craft. Jessica Whitworth conducted the program for the junior campers.


How you can help Camp Constitution grow:

* Keep Camp Constitution and our nation in your prayers.

* Become a donor. Monthly and/or one-time donations can be made via our PayPal account accessed from our website http://www.campconstitution.net

* Host one of our speakers

Host a Constitutional Study Course

*  Introduce Camp Constitution to family and friends.

*Author an article for our camp blog.

Thank you for all you did in the freedom movement, and for helping to make Camp Constitution possible.


Hal Shurtleff, Director
Camp Constitution



The Weekly Sam: The Gospel at War With the Yellow School Bus

This is a short and powerful presentation not just urging parents to get their children out of government schools but the evil ideology promoted in the government schools making the acceptance of abortion, gender mutilation and the destruction of the morals of a nation.

Sam Blumenfeld’s  work is well known to the folks at the Mid Atlantic Reformation Society, the organization that hosted this event https://www.midatlanticreformation.org/


Second Amendment Rally Newton, MA

Camp Constitution is having a busy and productive September with speaking engagements in PA, MA, NH, ME and MI and in a few days, our 2nd annual family weekend retreat.  This video is from the Sunday September 17 Constitution Day and 2nd Amendment forum sponsored by the Norfolk County Republican Committee.  I was one of the speakers and we also had a information table at the event.

Norfolk County Republican Committee’s 2nd Amendment and Constitution Day Forum held of Sunday September 17, 2023 at the American Legion in Newton, MA. Hal Shurtleff of Camp Constitution, Toby Leary of Cape Cod Gun Works, Mike HARRIS Gun Owner’s Action League (GOAL) – Charlie COOK “Riding Shotgun with Charlie” – Committeewoman Lynne ROBERTS 2nd Amendment Sisters – Hal SHURTLEFF from Camp Constitution – Moderator Bob HISS – Toby LEARY of Cape Gun Works – Kerri Ann AUCLAIR from the DC Project – Jim WALLACE from GOAL



 Will You Go to Hell For Me?

No, I don’t want you to go to Hell for me? But I want to introduce the readers to a powerful documentary of the same name, and the writings of the man who produced the documentary- Mr. Vince Ellison who is both a friend and a Camp Constitution instructor.

One of my duties as Camp Director is to serve as a “talent scout” by being on the lookout for potential instructors at our annual camps, and speakers’ bureau.   I find these instructors in various ways:  meeting them in person at their speaking events, recommendations, and while watching and listening to media outlets.  Since our inception, we have been blessed with an incredible list of instructors including a British Lord, Christophen Monckton, one of the world’s top atmospheric scientists Professor Willie Soon, a pioneer in the modern home school movement Sam Blumenfeld, a pioneer in the Right to Life Movement Dr. Mildred Jefferson, and now and Vince Ellison.

Vince first came to my attention in an interview he did on the Tucker Carlson Show early last year where he was discussing his book The 25 Most Damnable Lies of the Democrat Party and How to Refute Them.  He and Tucker have become good friends.   I also saw him on NewsMax and listened to him on the Grace Curley Show which airs on WRKO.  I contacted Rev. Steve Craft, Camp Constitution’s chaplain and said that we need to reach out to him.    Rev. Craft visited his website, e-mailed him and shortly thereafter, had a lengthy phone conversation with him.  Vince told Rev. Craft that he was driving and listening to the radio when he heard the news of our lawsuit Shurtleff v Boston.  He was so excited to hear the news of the victory that he pulled the car over and did “A Holy Ghost Dance” which I wished he videotaped.

Vince lives near Lynchburg, VA where one of my daughters attends Liberty University.  We had to move our daughter in for her freshman year in August of 2022 so I was able to meet with Vince.  Our breakfast meeting lasted close to four hours and ended with the creation of a friendship.  Vince had a profound knowledge of the negative side of the Civil Rights Movement.  I learned from him that it was Communist Stanley Levinson that wrote Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and Vince learned from me that King was the first recipient of Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award.

Rev. Steve Craft (left) and Vince Ellison holding a copy of The Boston Broadside

Who is Vince Ellison?

Vince was born on a cotton plantation in Haywood County, Tennessee, where his parents were sharecroppers.  Vince was taught a love of God and Country from his parents.   His father became successful in the insurance industry which raised him and his seven siblings from poverty to the middle-class.

His family started the   Ellison Family gospel singing group and performed in black churches and the gospel music community through Vince’s young life. Through his experiences in gospel music, Vince gained intimate knowledge of the inner workings and failings of many of black churches and their ministers.

While he received a degree from Memphis State University, he says his real-world education came from working as a correctional officer at a maximum-security prison in South Carolina. Vince later worked with many black civic organizations in the nonprofit arena. In 2000, he ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 6th Congressional District of South Carolina.

In 2019, Vince wrote The Iron Triangle: Inside the Liberal Democrat Plan to Use Race to Divide Christians and America in their Quest for Power and How We Can Defeat Them, and 25 Lies Exposing Democrats Most Dangerous, Seductive, Damnable, Destructive Lies and How to Refute Them which both became Amazon #1 bestsellers. Vince’s upcoming book from Posthill/Simon & Schuster Crime Inc. will be released in early October.  He has appeared numerous times on Hannity, The Laura Ingraham Show, Newsmax, OAN, Tucker Carlson Show, The Joe Pags Show, The Brian Kilmeade Show, The Howie Carr Show, and many other radio and television programs. Vince is a member of Project 21 and has written numerous articles for American Greatness magazine, Bizpacreview.com, and other publications. Vince is also the producer and writer of the recently released documentary Will You Go To Hell For Me.

Vince is a member of Project 21 and has written numerous articles for American Greatness magazine, Bizpacreview.com, and other publications.

Here is a description of his book 25 Lies which I highly recommend:

Vince Ellison is America’s most fearless truth teller. Agree or disagree with his thesis, open-minded readers must grapple with the persuasive power of his arguments, his mastery of facts, and his passionate love for mankind and our Creator.

As a young man, Ellison began his career in the belly of the beast—as a prison guard working in the worst cellblock imaginable—the one housing mass murderers, rapists, child molesters, and others who would never be released, and whose crimes would never be redeemed in this world. Vince Ellison saw the face of evil up close. He knows it like few of us ever could.

And it was to his dismay and sadness that he has seen that same evil later in life. This time, not in the faces of hardened, incarcerated criminals. But rather in the eyes of the leaders of the Democratic party. In this stunningly persuasive work, Vince marshals his own experience and couples it with a learned and original analysis to conclude that the leaders of America’s “progressive” party aren’t just wrong on their policy stances—they are deliberately and intently destructive. Ellison painstakingly dismantles the twenty-five lies underlying Democratic policies and arguments and provides readers with the tools they need to understand and refute these myths and deceptions. Finally, Ellison implores his fellow Americans and Christians to open their eyes to the damage being done to the nation’s heart and soul in the name of progressivism.

Will You Go to Hell For Me?

This is a powerful documentary that exposes the pernicious grip the Democrat Party has on the inner-city black community. The major thesis of this documentary is that one cannot be a Christian while at the same time vote for Democrat candidates and support the anti-Chrisitan programs of the Democrat Party.  Doing so will send you to Hell.  Vince contends that the Democrat Party is the evilest institution in the history of the world and makes a strong case in defense of his claim.

Vince says that the Democrat Party controls every whorehouse and crack house in the black community.  He lays the blame of this control on three groups of people:  black politicians, the black clergy that deliver the votes (with notable exceptions), and black social workers who fuel the flames of racism and the idea that blacks are victims of white oppression.  It is necessary to point out that Vince isn’t a shill for the Republican Party.  Many Republicans support the agenda and have made an unwritten treaty with the Democrats to leave the black communities alone.  This is evident by the lack of support the Republican National Committee gives to black Republicans contesting Congressional seats in black communities.

The most controversial aspect of this documentary, and why readers may be hearing about it for the first time, is Vince’s condemnation of Martin Luther King.  While most Americans have been led to believe that King was a noble man, Vince isn’t afraid to condemn him.  Vince exposes King as a pro-communist and a supporter of Planned Parenthood.  King, as Vince reveals, was the first recipient of the Margaret Sanger Award named after the racist founder of Planned parenthood who launched the infamous “Negro Project.”  Sanger considered blacks to be inferior and enlisted black clergy and black doctors to promote birth control. The Negro Project has been successful beyond Sanger’s wildest dreams.

Vince tells the story of how liberal Democrat U.S. Senator Patrick Moynihan, concerned about the high rate of single parent households, about 20% in the mid-1960s, visited King and his fellow Civil Rights activists insisting that Civil Rights bills must promote the father in the household.  This idea was so widely rejected by King and his colleagues, that Moynihan said that he was lucky to get out of that meeting alive.  Today, thanks in part to the Civil Rights and Welfare reform legislation, black single parent households are close to 80%, and few have the political courage to discuss the issue.

Vince believes that if a sizable minority of black voters stop voting for Democrats, the party will never win national elections. This explains why Democrat leaders constantly promote racial division and hatred.   He is committed to bring black and white Christians together fully realizing that both groups have much in common, and by working together, our nation can be healed.

We are making plans to bring Vince to New England for some speaking engagements. Readers who would like to help make that happen are urged to contact me.  My E-mail is campconstitution1@gmail.com Tel # (857) 498-1309

Constitution Day September 17, 2023  “A Republic If You Can Keep It.


At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention September 17, 1787, Mrs. Elizabeth Powel, a friend of George and Martha Washington, asked Benjamin Franklin, the oldest delegate to the convention “Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy.”  Dr. Franklin replied, “A republic if you can keep it.”  How well have we done in keeping that republic.  A glance at the current occupant of the White House as well as the majority of members of Congress leads me to conclude that we have done a poor job of it.


 Is the U.S. Constitution an outdated relic?

  Critics and detractors of the United States Constitution believe that it is an outdate relic of our agrarian past which may have served us well 200 years ago but needs to be replaced.   Back in the mid-1990s, I was a guest on the Al Diamon Show- a talk show in Portland, Maine.  Mr. Diamon, and the vast majority of his audience did not share my worldview to say the least.  I had a very interesting conversation with one of his college age callers. This young man told me, in no uncertain terms, that the U.S. Constitution was outdated, and should be replaced.    I asked him if it was written in 1848, would it also be an outdated relic.  He replied in the affirmative and I told him that the Communist Manifesto was written in 1848 but oddly we never hear people on the Left demand that it be repudiated.   I then asked him if he believed that the 1st Amendment-the one that protects the right of free speech, the press, and the right to peaceable to assemble among other things be abolished.  He said that he wasn’t in favor of its repeal.    I followed up with asking him about the 4th Amendment that protects us against unlawful search and seizure, the 5th that protects an accused from self-incrimination the 6th that guarantees us a speedy trial judged by impartial jury and the 8th that protects us from being drawn and quartered.  He didn’t think that these amendments be repealed either.   This caller, like too many American like him are victims of a clique-potentially a dangerous one, that if enough Americans believe, could lead to the end of the liberties we take for granted.

I contend that the U.S Constitution which granted few, defined and specific powers to the United States Government is just as relevant today than when it was first ratified.   As King Solomon said, “There is nothing new under the sun.”   While we went from horse and buggy to the space age and the quill pen and the broadside to Twitter and Facebook, human nature stays the same.  Our Founders were learned men who knew history and understood man’s sin nature.  This is why they gave us a constitutional that granted limited powers to the U.S. Government.

  The U.S. Constitution has a preamble, seven articles and 27 amendments. 

Article 1 established the legislative branch, qualifications for office of members of Congress, and grants certain powers including the power to borrow money and declare war.

Article 2 concerns the executive branch which grants very few powers and duties to the president.  Being “the most powerful man in the free world” is not one of the duties granted to the president.  Nowhere in Article 2 do we read that the president is the most powerful man in the free world.

Article 3 concerns the judicial branch which established “one supreme Court” and gave Congress the power to regulate it.  The Supreme Court may be the highest court in the United States, but it is not the highest law of the land.

Article 4 concerns the states.  Article 4, Section 4, guarantees every state a “Republican Form of Government and shall protect them against Invasion.  Today, it is the official policy of the U.S. Government to aid and abet invasion.

Article 5 concerns the amending process which a made difficult for good reason.

Article 6 makes “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof…. shall be the supreme Law of the Land.”

Article 7 calls for the ratification of nine state before the Constitution will be established.   New Hampshire was the 9th state to ratify the Constitution on June 2, 1788, making it the law of the land.

The Constitution has 27 amendments but one-the 21st canceled out another-the 18th.   The first ten, known as the Bill of Rights were ratified on December 1791.  The 27th Amendment, which concerns Congressional pay raises, would have been part of the original Bill of Rights but wasn’t ratified until 1992.

Keeping this republic begins with us.   As is my habit, I am offering free pocket copies.  If interested in one, Email me at campconstitution1@gmail.com

What to learn more about this incredible document?  Why not attend our weekend retreat which runs from Friday September 29 to Sunday October 1 at Camp Sentinel in Tuftonboro

The Weekly Sam: Libertarians for Life

This letter from 1978 and the pamphlet was in Sam Blumenfeld’s papers.

August 23, 1978


An Open Letter to All Libertarians,

Libertarians for Life recognizes that many libertarians have given their support to abortion for one reason or another. Because of this, some of us have thought it necessary to commit some of our time, money and effort to the pro-life cause, all of which we would rather have been able to devote directly to furthering the general cause of libertarianism and the Libertarian[1]an Party.

We deplore the destructive divisiveness and ad hominem attacks which have in the past caused many people to retire from direct participation in the fight for individual liberty. We believe in the airing of reasonable expressions of disagreement wherever an error is seen, for liberty can triumph only if the philosophical foundation of libertarianism is as well constructed as is humanly possible. To help achieve this end, we have worked to publish this pamphlet. We hope that you will give some of your valuable time to consider what we have to say. We hope you also will consider the importance of revising the Libertarian Party’s platform in order to reflect a respect for human life at all stages of development (without, or course, adding to the unjust powers of the state). At the very least, the elimination of the current pro-abortion language and the drafting of a carefully reasoned and consistent pro-life plank should be included as part of the order of business at the next convention and platform hearings. Life, Liberty and Responsibility,

Doris Gordon
13424 Hathaway Drive
Wheaton, Maryland 20906
(301) 460-41

A link to the pamphlet from Sam’s archives:   http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Other/Libertarians%20For%20Life.pdf

U.S. Speaking Tour Dates for Charl van Wyk Author of “Shooting Back” and “Reloaded Shooting Back Again”

Charl van Wyk U.S. Speaking Tour begins next Saturday in Manheim, PA.  He has six engagements in New England and then several in Virginial and finishes his tour in California.  Camp Constitution is honored to sponsor his New England speaking engagements.  Here is his itinerary:


I’m, Lord willing, speaking at the following public meetings, in the United States:

September 15-17
Host: Future of Christendom Conference!
Theme: The Gospel at War
Venue: Spooky Nook Sports, in Manheim, PA
Details and registration at: https://futureofchristendom.org/

Monday September 18
Host: Camp Constitution Speaker’s Bureau
Venue: Lane House, 177 Waltham St., Lexington, MA.
Time: 12 Noon
Menu: Sandwiches are ordered from Bertucci’s – Cost $15 – No obligation to order from the menu. Feel free to bring your own lunch.
RSVPs required – Hal Shurtleff (857) 498-1309

Monday September 18
Host: Camp Constitution Speaker’s Bureau
Venue: The Stoppe House, 16 Gould Rd., Bedford, MA
Time: 7:00 PM

Tuesday September 19

Host:  Camp Constitution Speaker’s Bureau

Venue:  Loudon Congregational Church 7018 Church St.  Loudon, NH

Time:  11:00 AM

Tuesday September 19
Host: Camp Constitution Speaker’s Bureau
Venue: Community Church of Alton, 20 Church St., Alton, NH
Time: 7:00 PM

Wednesday September 20
Host: Camp Constitution Speaker’s Bureau
Venue: Union Baptist Church of Littleton, 1468 N Rd (Rt 10), Littleton, ME
Time: 7:00 PM (The event includes a potluck dinner.)

Thursday September 21
Host: Camp Constitution Speaker’s Bureau
Venue: Lee Mogul Pounders Snow Mobile Club, 108 Skunk Hill Rd., Lee, ME
Time: 8:00 AM

For all the above Camp Constitution meetings – admission is free – donations accepted.
For more info call: Hal Shurtleff (857) 498-1309

Sunday September 24
Host: Cross and Crown Church
Venue: Warrenton Community Center, 430 East Shirley Avenue, Warrenton, VA 20186 – https://crosscrownchurch.com/
Time: 10 AM

Sunday October 1
Host: Providence Baptist Church,
Venue: 1441 Erickson Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22803 – http://www.pbc1689.com/
Times: 10 AM and 11 AM

Sunday October 1
Host: Shenandoah Valley Reformed Presbyterian Church – www.svrpc.org
Venue: 1 Ruritan Road, Mount Crawford, Virginia
Time: 4:30 PM

Friday October 6
Host: Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Group
Venue: 5734 Lonetree Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95765
Time: 6:30 PM
RSVPs required – Steve Wisniewski at spw@oefcinc.com


PS. I’ll also be visiting the following towns and states, for personal visits, in case you’d like to meet over coffee: Damascus MD, Richmond, Lynchburg and Springfield VA, Wilmington NC, and Dallas/Fort Worth TX

See you soon!

We recently interviewed Charl:


And a link to an audio version of the interview:  https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2023-09-08T10_36_46-07_00