Camp Constitution’s Blumenfeld Archives Has Impact in Harare, Zimbabwe

Since the creation of the Sam Blumenfeld Archives several years ago,, thousands of people from all over the world but mainly in the United States, have taken advantage of this incredible resource.  In 2019, a special needs teacher in South Africa contacted told us that in only two weeks after using  Alpha-Phonics, most of her students became proficient readers.  And recently, we heard from a Mr. Godknows Matizofa of Harare, Zimbabwe:

“Blumenfeld is the best method to coach reading…. Nottingham Junior School opened its doors to the public in January 2019 to address the challenges the community was facing ranging from poverty and failure to transport their children to the nearest government schools which are 12 miles away.as a result, some children ended up staying at home so I started offering some home free lessons and when the number increased ,I decided that it should be a full time school. To fund the little requirements like chalks ,desks and some other materials ,I had to use my salary since I was still working for the government as a teacher. The enrolment increased from 6 students to the current one of 350. The school now has 10 teachers including me. These teachers get their salaries from the paltry fees that our students pay. The fees is $11 per month . The amount is too little to cater for the students needs and also to adequately cater for the teachers . We currently have been relying on ebooks for reading, of which to the students its a big challenge since most of them do not afford to have ICT gadgets like phones or tablets to read the books. Some students fail to even pay that little amount. I have mentioned some of the challenges we are facing , We are most welcome to any form of assistance that you may offer us. Feel free too ask anything .

Thank you in advance.

Yours Truly

Godknows Matizirofa

We donated a case of Sam Blumenfeld’s Phonics for Success, and plan to send them more. They need another 120 copies.  The cost of shipping a case of 25 books is $111.oo.  The books cost us $5.00.  If you would like to donate to this project, you can do so via our PayPal account accessed from our website’s homepage:  http://www.campconstitution.net   Here is a video of one of the teachers  at the school using Sam’s “Alpha-Phonics to teach these precious children the proper way to learn how to read:

 

 

Does the 2nd Amendment Give Us a Right to Keep and Bear Arms

   Supporters of the right to keep and bear arms will often say that they have a “2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms” or a “constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”  But they would be wrong.  The 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution did not give Americans the right to keep and bear arms.  That right already existed.  The 2nd Amendment which was adopted on December 15, 1791 simple restricted Congress from passing gun control laws:

“A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

   Supporters  of giving government agents a monopoly on firearms ownership argue that the 2nd Amendment only applies to members of the militia and not to the American people in general, but even if that were true, Americans would still have the right to keep and bear arms without the 2nd Amendment.

 What does New Hampshire’s Constitution which predated the U.S. Constitution read?  In its Bill of Rights, we read the following:

[Art.] 2. [Natural Rights.] All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights among which are, the enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting, property; and, in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by this state on account of race, creed, color, sex or national origin.
June 2, 1784,
Amended 1974 adding sentence to prohibit discrimination.

[Art.] 2-a. [The Bearing of Arms.] All persons have the right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property and the state.

The God-given right to self-defense is clearly enshrined in both the US and New Hampshire  Constitutions, and not only do the citizen of New Hampshire have the right to keep and bear arms, they have the right to defend life and liberty, and that doesn’t mean calling 911 and hiding under the bed or running out the door.

Let us look at a few other state constitutions:

Massachusetts which is the oldest extant constitution in the world:

PART THE FIRST

A Declaration of the Rights of the Inhabitants of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Article I.  All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness

 Article 17:  The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defense. And as, in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislature; and the military power shall always be held in an exact subordination to the civil authority, and be governed by it.

Maine, which had the good sense to break away from Massachusetts in 1820:

Section 16.  To keep and bear arms.  Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.

And Hawaii our 50th state which lifted their wording from the U.S. Constitution:

Article I, § 17 of the Hawaii Constitution states: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

 Over the years, thanks to ill-informed voters, who have a tendency to elect  people to office that habitually violate their oaths to both violate the U.S and state constitutions, the right to keep and bear arms is under attack.  Thankfully, many states have passed strong laws protecting that right including Maine and New Hampshire.

A Tale of two states:

Until December of last year, I was a life-long resident of Boston. MA.  Last May, I applied to renew my long-lapsed firearms ID card. I was told that I had to be put on a list.  We moved to New Hampshire in December and in mid-January my son and, I went to the New Hampshire’s Registry of Motor Vehicles to get our NH state issued drivers licenses.  Our first stop after getting our drivers licenses was a local gun shop where we purchased a few rifles and handguns.  It took less than 20 minutes to fill out the forms and get the instant check.  In mid-March I received an E-mail from the Boston Police informing me that I can now apply for a gun permit.  All I needed to do was take a firearms safety course, get fingerprinted and give them $100. to exercise a God given right.  I told them that I no longer lived in Boston.

I recommend that readers join and /or support groups that support the right to keep and bear arms.   I am still offering free pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution  My E-mail is campconstitution1@gmail.com

(Rev. Steve Craft at last years Flag Day Rally Auburn, MA)

The Weekly Sam: Exposing the NEA-An Interview of Sam Blumenfeld

 

Sam dedicated his life to literacy and exposing the deliberately dumbing down of America.  He wrote The NEA:  Trojan Horse in American Education in 1984.  Here is a radio interview he did shortly after the book was published.  Here is the link:https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2021-04-27T18_31_26-07_00

Camp Constitution hosts Sam’s archives:   http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/   We make this  resource free to the public but  appreciate donations to help maintain and promote the archives.  To help support our work, please consider a making a donation which can be made  via our PayPal account  which is accessed from our website’s homepage http://www.campconstitution.net

 

Graveside Memorial Service for Pastor Garrett Lear “The Patriot Pastor”

On Monday April 19– Patriots Day –in the birthplace of Pastor Garrett Lear–Lexington, MA–a graveside memorial service was held for our late friend and Camp instructor.  It was presided over by Richard Howell, historian and Camp Constitution instructor.  His widow, Cathy was presented a flag by the Henry Knox Color Guard of the Massachusetts Sons of the American Revolution, once led by Pastor Lear

 

Camp Constitution’s Ladies Spring Fling by Jessica Whitworth

Does a weekend retreat in the mountains of New Hampshire discussing the U.S. Constitution’s importance to our nation sound exciting? Surrounded by great minds and friends?  Women of course.  What did Abigail Adams say, “Remember the Ladies!”  Well, beautiful women from all around our amazing country met in one place to share, to pray, and to build together an army of dedicated Patriots to bring back the significance of our most important document known throughout the world as the U.S. Constitution.  Note: I say bring back the Constitution, why?  Because it protects us, and limits government.  Sound important – right!

Twelve women gathered in beautiful Plainfield, New Hampshire at the Singing Hills Christian Camp    on a Friday evening to develop a plan for a better future for our youth. https://www.singinghills.net/           Some of us were old friends, some meeting for the first time, but in the end we were all united.  Our first meal was a planned potluck and what a feast: baked ziti, turkey chili, chicken soup, garlic bread, dinner rolls, salad, and cookies.  I will share the amazing turkey chili recipe with you at the end of this article!

After our meal together with all of us safely settled in, we sat around the fire to talk about what is happening in the public schools.  All of us agree that schools need to fill their libraries with books on our Founding Fathers, the Constitution, and our true American history.  I shared my civics school project with the group and Libertyforme.net  (Liberty for ME).  With the name Liberty for ME, other states can create a program in their home state, for example libertyforMA.  Liberty for ME offers a monthly “Civics School” to kids accompanied by an adult at the Knox County GOP meetings in Maine.  I also shared my friend’s blog, www.libertytreemaine.com, which was started to give conservatives a voice. It is a place where people can publish articles, letters-to-the-editor, cartoons, and other pieces denied them by the local media. We no longer accept being silenced and canceled.  Again, other states can implement a similar blog for their conservatives to have a voice. (libertytreemass.com).

Saturday’s agenda was well planned, although other issues came up and we needed to rearrange our schedule accordingly.  Our heart and prayers were devoted to those in need, we prayed every hour on the hour as requested by our lovely friend, Sapphire. The day began with us working on our physical health by stretching, moving, and praying.  The rest of the day came together smoothly.  It was filled with devotions, a spring craft, meals (of course), laughter, a talk on “Useful and Common Plants for Our Everyday Lives”, and planning for Camp Constitution 2021!  We sadly omitted our practice on marksmanship skills; however, this gave us more time to dedicate to planning for Camp Constitution 2021. If you are unfamiliar with Camp Constitution, it is a family Christian camp filled with learning about the U.S. Constitution and our country’s history. Speakers come from all over the world to present information on the important issues we face today. http://www.campconstitution.net

We focused much of our time discussing ways we can improve the junior camp (ages 4-11) but we also discussed how we can improve the camp for the older crew.  This year’s junior group will be broken into two groups: ages 4-8 and ages 9-11 (I’m sure there is a bit of wiggle room for the ages).  The new middle-age group will be led by history teacher, Bonnie Manchester.  Kudos! History is what we need now and true history. We felt it vital that new campers have a foundation on the Constitution before coming to camp, so we came up with some possible solutions. Other ideas we mulled over were having boot camps on the Constitution (a weekend program), outreach school programs on civics, and replicating Camp Constitution in other states.  We all agreed we need to engage our teen group more at Camp Constitution and suggested some interactive ideas like a game of jeopardy. Another possibility is offering multiple programs at the same time so that the students could choose which to attend.  We looked at programs that would connect an activity with our studies such as offering a marksmanship session followed by a discussion of the second amendment.

In the end, we all agreed that coming together and sharing our ideas were extremely important. Sometimes it is challenging to attend a retreat like this because we are all busy, but we remind ourselves to trust in God.  We all felt truly blessed that we were able to spend such constructive and informative time together.  This weekend empowered us to go forward and do the work we were called to do.  There are so many great conservative Christian groups out there fighting for our freedom, and our collaboration will help us build the “army” needed to win our country back.  We have work to do, let us walk in POWER with God.  Hurray for Camp Constitution!  Thank You Ladies!

 

Turkey Chili

2lbs. Ground turkey

½ or whole onion diced

1 clove of garlic minced

1 bag of frozen spinach (chopped)

32oz can of Muri Glen puree + 32oz of water

16oz can of diced tomatoes

1 bag frozen green beans cut bite size

salt & pepper to taste

optional: rosemary, thyme, sage and cumin

Saute onions and garlic (add garlic once onions are browned – set aside), saute ground turkey, drain liquid.  Combine onion mixture and turkey.  Add tomato puree and water, diced tomatoes, chopped spinach, and green beans.  Add spices, and simmer for 30 minutes.  Enjoy.

 

Recipe by Maura Shurtleff

The Weekly Sam: Exposing the National Education Association Press Conference

Sam Blumenfeld, author and homeschool pioneer, conducted this press conference at Bob Jones University in the early 1980s.  In this timeless, press conference, Sam talks about the agenda of this anti-American organization and its evil influence on education and children in government schools.   A link a MP3 version of the conference:  https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2021-04-15T16_56_08-07_00

 

Can Men Get Pregnant and Is the Covid 19 Vaccine Safe? Trust the Science

If one goes to Google and ask the questions “Can Men Get Pregnant and Is the Covid 19 Vaccine Safe ?”, you will get a yes answer to both.  Mark Affleck, Camp Constitution’s camp newspaper editor, put together this flyer pointing out how fraudulent that so called “fact checkers” are. Mark did two screen shots which read:

 Common Question

    Is the Covid-19 vaccine safe?

     COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.  Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines and these vaccines will undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. History.  CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as you are eligible.  

   Can men get pregnant?

    Yes, it’s possible for men to become pregnant and give birth to children of their own.

And the Left calls us “anti-science.”

A link to a PDF version of the flyer  http://campconstitution.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Fact-Checker-Flyer.pdf

 

The Weekly Sam: The National Education and the Moral Decline of America

Sam Blumenfeld was perhaps the nation’s top critic of the National Education Association.  He authored The NEA:  Trojan Horse in American Education, an expose of this group whose leaders are promoting a radical, anti-American agenda.  A link to a PDF version of the book:  http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/

And a link to an audio presentation on the subject:

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2021-04-07T18_21_35-07_00

 

Get Out of Here You Nazis-Polish Pastor of a Canadian Church Tells Police

Last week during a service in a church in Calgary, Canada, a group of police with a health official responded to a complaint that this church was not Covid compliant.  Pastor Artur Pawlowski, originally from Poland who grew up under a communist regime wasn’t going to let police interrupt his service.  He told the police and city official, in no uncertain terms, to leave immediately.  They did.  Here is a link to the incident:

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2021-04-06T08_39_17-07_00