Article IV, Part Third, Section 14 of the maine State Constitution

Article IV, Part Third, Section 14 of the Maine State Constitution says:

Corporations shall be formed under general laws, and shall not be created by special Acts of the Legislature, except for municipal purposes, and in cases where the objects of the corporation cannot otherwise be attained, and, however formed , they shall forever be subject of the general laws of the state ( emphasis mine)

Quote from the legislative Charter for Brunswick Landing Maine's Center for Innovation : The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is established as a body corporate and politic and a public instrumentality of the State to carry out the purposes of this article. The authority is entrusted with acquiring and managing the properties within the geographic boundaries of Brunswick Naval Air Station. [2009, c. 641,
§1 (AMD).]
1. Powers. The authority is a public municipal corporation and may:D. Exercise the power of eminent domain; [2005, c. 599, §1 (NEW).]


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

American Made Exporting

I got a kick out of Obama’s announcement that The United States is going to double it’s exports, which Obama proclaims like pulling a rabbit out the hat. I am sure this is going to be a piece of cake, what with all the taxes Obama is creating or hopes to create for doing business in this country. Not to worry- we have Obama at the helm with his profound academic experience to guide us, but I might feel a smidgeon more confident if Obama would at least make his academic records available to the public since academics is the primary foundation of his expertise.

Oh well, I know that Andersen stoneware is an exportable product but I am not holding my breath for assistance from either the federal government or the Maine State House of Lords- oops, I’m sorry, I meant to say, the Maine State “creative economy”. I have written to our state government on several occasions to inquire if they have information that would help us in this matter but they simply ignore my correspondences. I guess we flunked the “creativity” standards put out by the House of Lords- oops, sorry again, I forgot-the official name is “the creative economy”!

I have been watching our web statistics for a while and have noticed that the countries that visit our site on a regular basis include The Russian federation, Czech Republic, Poland, and China. I wonder what to make of that.

At the rate our administration is going, American made products will have to be exported as upper end items. I think this can be done, a point gleaned from Philip K Dick's novel, The Man in the High Castle. This is a novel about an alternate reality in which the Germans and Japanese won the second world war. The Germans had the East Coast of the United States, The Japanese had the West Coast of the United Staes, and the "fly-over zone", in between, seemed to continue to exist as America.

In this novel collecting "Americana" was all the rage for the japanese. This, to me , symbolozed, that after the demise of the American experiement, it will be longed for and valued. I think there is something to be said for the marketability of products that are representative of American individuality, which differs from other more identifiable cultural arts, suh as tradition American Indian, South American, African, and other cultures.